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 2023. We are breaking ground on site preparation in 2023, and fundraising permitting, we will build the new bunkhouse during 2024. This project will ensure we can fulfill our mission for the next generation of MITOCers.

The Intervale cabin is a few miles from North Conway, NH, and is a convenient base for MITOC members to go hiking, climbing, and skiing in the eastern White Mountains. Keyholder training is required to use the property. This training is typically offered 2-3 times per year and is announced through the mitoc@mit.edu mailing list and the mitoc-trips.mit.edu website.

WARNING: Due to serious ongoing access issues, access to the cabin is tightly controlled. The consequences for any unauthorized or incorrect/improper access to the Intervale property will be severe. Please see the Property Manual for details.

Any questions should be directed to (and only to) intervale-mgr@mit.edu. Please see the FAQ below before emailing.

Resources

Intervale General Information

Property Manual

Reservation Request Form.

Key-Holder Checklist


I am a keyholder and am familiar with the cabin; is it available this weekend?

Submit a request and the cabin managers will get back to you.

I am not a keyholder or property user, but I am a MITOC member, can I camp on the premises?

No, you must be either a keyholder or property user to request a reservation.

I want to become a keyholder when is the next training weekend?

There are usually at least two training weekends per year: one in the spring and another in the fall. Additional weekends may also be announced. All announcements will be sent at least a week in advance to the main mitoc list.

I attended a keyholder training weekend three years ago, can I stay at the cabin?

No, keyholder status expires after two years. You will need to attend another work weekend to renew.

I’ve heard of MITOC but am not a member, can I stay anyway?

No, you would be trespassing on private property (we have had people arrested for this in the past). There must be part of a valid reservation if you wish to visit the property.

Reservations Calendar