Camp News

Thanks to all of our Camp Opening Volunteers! If you would like a birds-eye view of the valley and getting camp ready for the season, see Jamie Doucett's video on Facebook, here. Thanks Jamie!

We’re getting ready for our 2018 season! July 1, 2018 will mark 100 years of Cold River Camp operation – a testimony to 100 years of dedicated volunteers. Camp’s centennial anniversary is 2019, and several things are in preparation to observe that anniversary in 2019.

Our 2018 Calendar and 2018 guest rates are now posted on this web site.

We are delighted that Laurie Barr and Jim DiCarlo will return as managers for Weeks 1-9, and Chris Clyne and Ned Beecher as managers for Extension, and Zachary Porter as our primary cook.

Some weeks are now booked to full guest capacity - check our Reservations page to see which weeks still have room and how to request a reservation. Weeks 1 and 2 (June 23-30 and June 30-July 7) we are once again running our Kids Free special

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

Guests will find a new Alice cabin this summer, replacing old Alice.

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 5/28/2018