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.

Frigid New England winters are not what comes to mind when one pictures surfing, yet the region hosts a thriving surf community. World-class waves can be enjoyed among thin crowds within a culture of some of the most dedicated surfers willing to sport thick neoprene and surf even in harsh winter conditions.

Surfboard Trips

MITOC runs surf trips throughout the year to spots in the New England area. Surf trips are posted on the trips page and announced on the mitoc mailing list and surfers mailing list. We welcome surfers of all ability levels!

Looking for folks to surf with? Join the surfers mailing list.

Are you an experienced surfer interested in helping out with beginner surf trips or leading more advanced trips? Email the surf chair.

Surfboard Rental

MITOC has several 8ft soft-top surfboards available for rental with approval from the surf chair.

To rent surfboards on your own:

  1. Be a MITOC member. Check that your membership is active and your liability waiver is up to date.
  2. Be a boathouse keyholder. In order to access the boathouse, you will need to attend boathouse keyholder training. Check the upcoming trips page or email the boat chairs to find out when the next training is scheduled.
  3. Have deposit checks on file. In order to rent gear, you need deposit checks on file to cover any damage or theft of boathouse equipment. Drop off deposit checks at MITOC office during MITOC office hours, prior to your trip. You will need two deposit checks ($300 and $700 in value). These checks are kept for one year, and you can rent (any MITOC gear) as often as you like without writing more checks.
  4. E-mail the surf chair to check for board availability and fill out a surfing float plan form.
  5. After your trip: a brief report to the surf chair would be appreciated about any issues with the gear as well as any comments of interest about your experience. Please rinse wetsuits with clean, fresh water after use and hang to dry. Please only return wetsuit gear to the boathouse when it is dry and clean.

For more detailed information about renting surfboards, see the boathouse rental page.

You must be able to swim to rent a surfboard. Be aware that North Atlantic water is cold and conditions can change quickly, so be experienced and prepared.

Wetsuit Rental

MITOC has a small selection of wetsuits, boots, and surf gloves available for rent. Most of our wetsuits are suitable for New England water temps from about May to November. Our surf gear rentals include:

Please see the boathouse rental information for a price list and details on rental procedure.

Get Involved Beyond MITOC


Contact the surf chair.