Drawing of the future cabin

Camelot Bunkhouse Project 2024

A core part of the MITOC community, and in particular our access to the mountains, continues to be our well-loved “Camelot” cabin, located in central New Hampshire. As you may know, Camelot was built in the 1970s (on a shoestring budget), and it is nearing the end of its useful life. Since 2013, the Outing Club has been working to build new, safe and modern sleeping quarters on the Camelot property, which will ensure that MITOC can fulfill our mission for decades to come.

MITOC partnered with Maclay Architects to design a new bunkhouse for Camelot which will be located approximately 100m from the existing cabin. The new bunkhouse will contain five bedrooms (sleeping ten persons each), a large central hallway, and a covered deck. We anticipate the cost of the new bunkhouse to be approximately $500,000.

With the design now complete, we are actively seeking donations. If you are able, please consider donating to help us hit our fundraising target in 2024. We are breaking ground on site preparation in 2024, and fundraising permitting, we will complete the new bunkhouse in late 2024 or early 2025. This project will ensure we can fulfill our mission for the next generation of MITOCers.

Club Trips

Each winter MITOC runs numerous ice climbing trips to crags in New Hampshire. These trips are open to beginers and all technical gear can be rented from the club. Typical destinations are Rumney, Flume Gorge and Kinsman Notch. Typically these trips are part of winter school but continue throughout the spring. Get in touch with the club if you aren’t a part of winter school but would like to get out on some ice!


MITOC owns a bunch of safety glasses, so there is no excuse to not wear eye protection during any MITOC trip. Participants should for sure be wearing either some of these glasses, some glasses of their own or some ski-goggles (in addition to always wearing a helmet). Also, in rock climbing situations there’s a chance a rock might come down so it’s wise to designate a “helmet zone”. In ice climbing, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have ice coming down (and perhaps other gear) so instead of just a helmet zone, be sure to also include a “no stand zone” with a pretty wide radius around the fall zone so that people aren’t inclined to belay / hang out / shuffle their packs in an unsafe location.


Climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.


Contact climbing-chair@mit.edu.