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.

Why does MITOC need climbing leaders?

Climbing is inherently dangerous. We want to make sure our leaders are prepared to lead climbing trips safely. This also allows for prospective climbing leaders to co-lead trips with leaders and to later become a full leader.

What are the leader benefits?

Note:Trips must be announced (on the mailing list) as well as posted to the MITOC Trips website at minimum 4 days before the trip in order to be eligible for reimbursement. The climbing chair must be notified of any trips lead as well as the number of participants.

How do I become a leader?

Due to the inherit risk involved in climbing and the variety of skills required, MITOC uses a leader rating system with different categories for different styles of climbing. MITOC leaders should be experienced and comfortable in the styles that they are rated for.

To get a new or upgraded leader rating, please submit an application and have two current MITOC climbing leaders with the desired rating submit a recommendation.

I want become a leader but I’m not ready yet

The best way to learn all the skills necessary is to co-lead some trips with leaders or the climbing chair. Let us know if you’re interested!


Contact climbing-chair@mit.edu