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.

What is the MITOC Paddling Leader Program?

The goal of the MITOC Paddling Leader Program is to provide the proper training and resources to outstanding and dedicated members interested in leading or co-leading paddling trips with MITOC. Each paddlesport (sea kayaking, white water kayaking, canoeing, ect) offers a unique leadership development program with specific requirements. Prospective leaders will work directly with the chair of their respective paddlesport to further develop and demonstrate their on-the-water leadership skills. Those who complete the program will be designated as a paddling leader and will be welcome to lead/ co-lead MITOC paddling trips and enjoy leader benefits.

What is expected of a MITOC Paddling Leader?

What are the leader benefits?

How do I become a leader?

Please fill out this form and be sure to specify which paddle sport for which you are interested in taking a leadership role. This is an informal “resume” summarizing both your paddling experience and outdoor leadership experience. This form should be considered as a “sign-up” that will put you in contact with the appropriate paddling chair so that you can get started with your leadership development program. Prospective leaders will be assigned a “Leader” or “Co-leader” rating based on their completion of the program.

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

The MITOC paddling community offers a wide array of trips, sessions, and socials throughout the year. These are announced via email on the paddle list and on the MITOC trip sign-up page. The best way to develop your paddling skills and gain confidence as a prospective leader is to get involved! We’re here to help so let us know if you’re interested!