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.

MITOC holds an annual trip to Acadia National Park on the central coast of Maine, usually on Memorial Day weekend. We stay at a group-site campground in Bass Harbor (with hot showers!). Acadia is on a beautiful island in Maine, 5-6 hours from Boston with hiking, rock climbing, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, beach bumming, lobster eating, and relaxing. The trips are loosely organized with participants expected to organize among themselves either before or at Acadia. Participants are expected to bring their own food, camping gear, and equipment. (some available to rent at MITOC).

Here’s Acadia’s official website.


Camping is $26/person for the weekend (there are no “daily” rates.) This only covers campground cost, not gear rental, gas, food, etc. Space is limited. You must pay for camping online (credit card) when you sign up for the trip. Signing up and paying is a commitment, there are no refunds.

Sea Kayaking

Ocean kayaking or nice lake if ocean conditions are too rough. The minimal requirement here is that you must be able to dress for cold ocean water (i.e. in non-cotton and have arms and legs covered), be able to swim, and be modestly physically fit.


Climbing at Acadia requires some experience: you must be able to competently top rope belay, climb 5.4 minimal, and for some areas, rappeling is required. There is: top rope climbing at ocean side cliffs like Otter Cliff, Hunter’s Beach, and Great Head. There is also trad climbing at Precipice or Bubble Mountain.

Other Activities

Dinner and Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

We hold an all-contribute/help-cook dinner Saturday evening at the campground. We also hold an all-contribute/help-cook pancake breakfast on Monday morning.