Drawing of the future cabin

Camelot Bunkhouse Project 2023

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 for 2022. With enough donations in 2022, we hope to break-ground on the new bunkhouse during 2023. This project will ensure we can fulfill our mission for the next generation of MITOCers.

Intervale is a rustic cabin located near North Conway, NH off Rt. 16. It is about a 3 hour drive from Boston, and located in the middle of some of New Hampshire’s best hiking and skiing areas.

Nearby Area

Intervale is about a 15-minute drive from rock climbing at Cathedral Ledge or White Horse Ledge, or swimming at Echo Lake. Many trailheads are within a half-hour’s drive, including the Presidentials and Mt. Washington, Mt. Kearsarge North, and Arethusa Falls (the tallest and most spectacular in the state). Downhill skiing is available at Attitash, 5 minutes away; Cranmore, 15 minutes away; and Wildcat, 20 minutes away.

What’s at Intervale

The Cabin

Intervale is our newest cabin and is modern and well-insulated. However, it has no electricity or running water, and users will have to bring all their own drinking water with them or use a spring near the cabin. There is a carpeted sleeping loft that will fit about 12 people. We recommend bringing a sleeping pad and sleeping bag. There is plenty of camping space outside. Intervale has a liquid propane gas stove and heater, cooking pans and utensils. There is also a dining table and plates and cutlery for about 10 people.

The cost for use is $7 per person per night.

The Yurt

In addition to the beautiful new cabin at Intervale (built in 1994-95) we also have our version of a traditional Mongolian dwelling called a Yurt, constructed in 2015 by cabin managers Kris Brewer and Jen Gagner as well as a diverse team of MITOC folks who volunteered. This yurt was built to replace the yurt built by prior MITOC members led by the illustrious Dave Maltz who completed construction in 1993.

It is a somewhat cylindrical single-room structure with a conical roof. Instead of the traditional Yak hides (difficult to obtain in New Hampshire) we used a prefab yurt this time around. This replaced the one originally built using tar paper.

The Yurt serves as extra sleeping space at Intervale, and a unique alternative to Western-style cabins.

The cost for use is $3.50 per person per night

Camping

There are no designated camp sites on the property, but there is plenty of space for approved groups to camp on the property, in the vicinity of the cabin and fire pit.

The cost for camping is $3.50 per person per night

Other facilities

In addition to the cabin and yurt, there are two pit toilets and a fire pit.