Camp News

CRC has formed a new Sub-Committee for Conservation at CRC. We have identified good changes that have already occurred in Camp and we are discussing ways to make Camp more sustainable. We have a working list of short, medium, and long term goals. We would like to hear your suggestions as this project moves forward. Please submit your comments and ideas at the following link. You can include either written text (e.g. as a paragraph) or a separate file, such as a Word or PDF document. Thank you!

Cold River's Winter Cabin is open and has some availability left. See Reservations - Winter Cabin

Requests for full-week Summer 2020 reservations may be received starting January 1. See Reservations - Summer for the summer schedule, guest rates and how to send in a reservation request. There are no changes in the process from last year.


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

Lodge Planning Project

As many of you know, the Lodge Planning Committee this past summer proposed the ‘East’ design concept to the CRC Community through weekly in-Camp presentations and finally an open web presentation on Oct. 16. There was generally widespread and enthusiastic support, and so planning is proceeding accordingly. At present we are particularly exploring financial feasibility, since the bulk of the cost would need to come through donations. An official decision to proceed - with corresponding capital campaign - is yet to be made. Thank you for your patience and feedback on design options over the past two years as we have worked through the process. Please stay tuned, we’re not done yet! Please see Lodge Project Planning Page for more information.

Last update 12/10/19