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.

Who are desk workers?

Desk workers are volunteers who staff rental office hours, field rental-related questions, and maintain the MITOC office and gear.

Who can become a desk worker?

Because desk workers are entrusted with significant power and responsibility, we look for people who are invested in MITOC beyond the rental desk. People who have participated in many MITOC trips/events will be considered. Most (but not all) desk workers are also trip leaders, boathouse keyholders, cabin keyholders, or club officers. Desk workers should also have rented gear from MITOC before and be familiar with the process.

What are the benefits of being a desk worker?

What are the obligations of being a desk worker?

To maintain card access to the office, you must work desk at least twice per semester (shifts worked during the summer and January can be counted toward either semester.) Desk workers who are inactive must be retrained to get their access back.

How do I become a desk worker?

Contact mitoc-deskcaptain@mit.edu to be considered. New desk workers must schedule a training session (roughly 30 minutes) with the desk captain.