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.

Technical Review Sessions (TRS) are mini-lectures in the MITOC office to review and practice wilderness first aid, self rescue, mountaineering, and climbing skills. We recommend joining the MITOC mailing list or checking the calendar to stay informed. These sessions are a great way to refresh and practice skills which are easily forgotten after taking the respective courses. We aim to cover a scenario/skill at each session such as rescuing a follower with a ledge or without a ledge or for first aid run a few scenarios plus discussion. Sessions are run by people who have taken a course or would like to share their experiences. If you’re interested in running a session, please let us know at mitoc-bod@mit.edu.

Example Topics

Here are some sample notes from past TRS.


Most organizers and session leaders running Technical Review Sessions are not climbing guides, mountain guides, certified first-aid instructors, or medical practitioners. There will be no formal “teaching” or certification. These sessions are for practice and review. If you are interested in taking a formal course on self-rescue, general rope techniques, first aid, climbing, or mountaineering from a certified guide, we suggest you take an official course taught by certified professionals. Climbing, mountaineering, and general outdoor activities are inherently dangerous. In the event of a medical emergency, please recognize the limitations of your training and/or certifications, if any, when rendering assistance as a volunteer rescuer or race volunteer.