Camp News

Dear CRC community,

We know you're all eagerly awaiting delivery of your Winter issue of the Little Deer Dispatch. Delivery is running late, the root cause of which is that the printing company we had used for years was bought out by another company, so we have been encountering personnel, schedule and cost obstacles.

We hope to have the LDD copies in the mail by this Saturday, else Monday at the absolute latest. My sincere apologies for the delay, since we know many of you want to turn in the reservation requests for this summer. Please note you can still do that now or any time, by going to our Reservation pages on our website, which have all the instructions and where you can download/print the reservation request and AMC waiver forms. The reservation request routine is identical to last year.

Please share this news with others in the CRC community as you feel appropriate. One other thing we have discovered in the last month or so is that there may be email services (e.g., Comcast or Google) whose default spam filters treat CRC email as spam or junk, and depending on your personal email account settings you may never even see that email anywhere.

On a more positive note - we have first-hand eyewitness accounts as recently as a few days ago that Camp is still there and awaiting our arrivals later this year! Happy CRC Centennial!

Gary Munson CRC Committee chair

Camp is beginning a Manager Search for the Summer 2019 Season. For more details on how you can help, see the link here: Summer Manager Search

The Winter Cabin is also open for reservations for the 2018-19 winter season at $85/night for the cabin, which sleeps up to six.

We are still looking at potential changes to the kitchen and dining porch areas of Conant Lodge. To stay informed of the ongoing status of that work and also provide feedback if you wish, please see the Lodge Planning Projects page, which is accessed under the About CRC tab or here

Happy Trails!


The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Cold River Camp is a wonderful vacation destination for experiencing the charms of the White Mountains. Local hiking trails abound, from easy to challenging. Open summits, vast forests, cascading brooks, secluded pools. The Presidentials and North Conway are within striking distance for day trips, as are the Saco and Androscoggin Rivers.

Settle into your cabin for a week or partial week. Enjoy a hot breakfast in the lodge and make your trail lunch. Head out with other guests on one of the guided hikes offered daily and arrive back in time for a dip in the Cold River. Or do your own thing - hike, swim, paddle, bike or simply relax.

Discuss the day over a delicious dinner family-style in the lodge or sometimes picnic-style on the north lawn, then chat on the lodge porch, join in the evening activity or an impromptu board game, read a book in the library, play ping-pong in the rec hall, or prepare for the Friday night talent show.

Cold River Camp rests in the beautiful and undeveloped Cold River Valley, nestled in the White Mountains National Forest, a three to four hour drive from the Boston area. Community- oriented, family-friendly, guests have been enjoying outdoor adventures here since 1919

Last update 1/14/19