BCH Center Programs & Retreats


Spring 2024

Wild Tea with Jesus: A Day Retreat at BCH

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

Join Linden Rayton of Living Water Nature Programs on a day retreat at BCH where we will enter into Jesus’ Lenten journey by engaging in an ancient human tradition- making tea. Our tea will be created from wild ingredients on the BCH property. Through the ritual of foraging, brewing and drinking our tea, we will create an atmosphere where we can dig deep into two separate stories of Jesus staying close with God in his last days.

The day will start with a morning session, break for an included lunch, continue with an afternoon session, and finish with a closing prayer. Each session will include brewing a different kind of tea, and explore a different story of Jesus. All participants should bring outdoor-appropriate clothing and footwear, as we will be outside for two portions of the day, except in case of extreme weather. Outdoor terrain covered will be gravel paths and rolling woodland trails.

Meet your Facilitator: Linden Rayton is an environmental educator and Episcopal Christian from Hopkinton, New Hampshire. She has been active in the Episcopal church of New England for years alongside a career as a naturalist with many different organizations. As owner of Living Water Nature Programs, she hopes to inspire a deeper relationship between people and the outdoors through exploration, education and reflection, especially at the intersection of faith and nature.

This program is intended for participants 18 and up

Price: $40

Register Now: https://forms.gle/r2L6KDz2PpmkmtVx8
or email at: info@bchcenter.org

Spring Work Day/Work Weekend

May 11-12, 2024

Join us for a weekend of work (and play!) as we complete various projects around BCH. Bring yourself, your family & friends, your church, or your youth group to BCH for the day on Saturday, May 11th or stay over until Sunday, May 12th and help us prep the campus for Spring and Summer. All ages, stages, and abilities welcome!


Saturday, May 11th, we'll gather for breakfast in the dining hall starting at 8 am and then break into project groups for the morning. We'll gather back together for lunch at noon and then either begin more projects for the afternoon, or continue the morning's projects.

The work portion of our day will end around 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm, after which, we'll celebrate our time together with a campfire and reception Saturday evening.

For folks who choose to stay Saturday night, breakfast on Sunday will be at 8 am followed by a closing Eucharist service, which will wrap up our time together.

This is a no-cost event.

Register Now: https://forms.gle/GYnEYcSkvGQFJnfr9
or by e-mail: info@bchcenter.org

Coming in Fall/Winter 2024

Becoming an Episcopal Outdoorswoman - October 5, 2024

If you've ever been curious about expanding your outdoors skillset, or are looking to deepen the wilderness practices you already love, this is a day program for you. Facilitated by Episcopal women, come and spend the day learning how to forage for wild mushrooms, build a fire, cook with the coals, navigate, use a recurve bow, and so much more. Spend the day connecting with creation, one another, and learning, together, valuable skills in an environment of cooperation and community. This program is designed for female-identifying folks who are 18 and up.

Fall Work Day/Work Weekend- November 2-3

Blue Christmas Retreat - December 21-22, 2024

The Holiday season doesn't always feel like a time of joy and celebration. Whether because of the loss of a loved one, a general sense of heaviness that comes with the holidays, or a weariness about the hurts happening around the world, we invite you to come together with others on the longest night of the year here at BCH. In community, prayer, reflection, and conversation, gather with others in this time away. Come exactly as you are.

For Conference Center questions or to make reservations, please call (603) 547-3400 or email info@bchcenter.org