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All AMC lodges, including newly renovated Cardigan Lodge,
offer year-round activities and accommodations, making them
ideal destinations for any and all seasons. Page 3



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AMC’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch has amenities and
activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels. Page 3



Enjoy all that AMC
destinations have to offer.
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                                                                                            Little Lyford Pond Camps,
                                                                                            Moose Point Cabin                                      F   rom the north woods of Maine to New Jersey’s Delaware Water
                                                                                                                                                       Gap, the Appalachian Mountain Club offers destinations and
                                                                                                                                                   accommodations tailored for every kind of traveler. You’ll experience
                                          High Mountain Huts
                                                                                                                         Echo Lake                 outdoor adventure at its best as a guest at any AMC destination.
                                                                      Pinkham Notch

                                                                            Cold River
                                                                                                Knubble Bay

                                          Highland Center
                                                                 Harvard
                                                                 Cabin
                                                                                 Swan’s Falls
                                                                                                           Beal Island
                                                                                                                                     AMC Destinations At A Glance
                                                  Cardigan Lodge,                                                                    Our roadside lodges range from shared room                         Our eight high-mountain huts, situated a day's
                                                  High Point Cabin
                                                                                                                                     and shared bath to hotel-style accommodations,                     hike apart along the famous Appalachian Trail
                                                                                                                                     all with delicious food and daily outdoor activi-                  in New Hampshire, offer hikers hearty meals,
                                                             Three Mile Island                                            LODGE      ties. Some offer campsites, too.                         HUT       educational programs, and one-of-a-kind views
                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the Presidential Range.

                                                                     Ponkapoag
                                                                                                                                     Our regional camps stretch from Acadia                             In New Hampshire's White Mountains,
                                     Noble View
                                                                                                                                     National Park to Fire Island in New York. Choose                   Maine's Mahoosucs, and the Berkshires of
                                                                                                                                     from full-service “family camps” or do-it-yourself-                Massachusetts, our campsites offer endless
                                                                                                                           CAMP      style cabins, cottages, and campgrounds.              CAMPGROUND
                                                                                                                                                                                                        options for outdoor adventure.
                            Northwest Camp




                                                                                                                  AMC Mission
      Mohican              Fire Island
      Outdoor Center
                                                                                                                  Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club, a nonprofit organization with close to 90,000 members, promotes
                                                                                                                  the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers, and trails of the Appalachian region. We believe that the
                                                                                                                  mountains and rivers have an intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunity, spiritual renewal, and ecological
                                                                                                                  and economic health for the region. We encourage people to enjoy and appreciate the natural world because we believe that
                          Design: CM Communications, Boston                                                       successful conservation depends on this experience.
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE                                                                                       Our destinations fall into three groups, corresponding to the type of experience for which you are looking.
                                                                                                            We have broken them into three separate colors for easy reference—look at the bar at the side of each page to
                                                                                                            quickly reference which experience is offered at each location. Keep in mind that some AMC destinations offer
                                                                                                            a range of all-inclusive activities and amenities, so check out the details to find the one that is right for you.

                      Be Our Guest                                                                         On Your Own                                                                           Roughing It
                      Friendly staff prepare and serve meals at these                                      At these quiet getaways, you plan and cook your                                       For campers who prefer rustic accommodations,
                      destinations. Blankets and pillows are provided.                                     own meals and plan your own excursions.                                               these spectacular settings offer endless outdoor
                      Most offer organized programs and activities.                                                                                                                              options, especially for paddlers.


              FACILITY & LOCATION                  PAGE      OVERVIEW                              GETTING THERE                ACCOMMODATIONS                                 WHEN TO GO           UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
      BE OUR GUEST
              Highland Center                      3         AMC’s newest destination for          car                          private & family rooms with private baths,     year-round           nestled in Crawford Notch; brand new
              Crawford Notch, NH                             adventure, learning & lodging in                                   shared rooms with shared baths; bed &                               lodge; all-inclusive outdoor programs &
                                                             the White Mountains                                                bath linens provided; wheelchair accessible                         activities; many lodging options; outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                                                    equipment for guests
              Pinkham Notch Visitor Center         3          gateway to White Mountain            car or bus                   bunk rooms & family rooms;                     year-round           within the WMNF, at the base of Mt.
              & Joe Dodge Lodge                               backcountry in all seasons for all                                shared baths; bed & bath linens                                     Washington; extensive programs &
              Pinkham Notch, NH                               skill levels & ages                                               provided; wheelchair accessible                                     activities for all ages; daily deli service &
                                                                                                                                                                                                    dining room open to public
              Cardigan Lodge &                     3         50 miles of ski and hiking trails;    car                          bunk rooms & private rooms; tent               June–October         secluded lodge atmosphere; newly renovated;
              Reservation                                    next to beautiful state park at the                                platforms & campsites                                               great hiking & skiing for all abilities;
              Alexandria, NH                                 base of Mt. Cardigan                                                                                                                   all-inclusive programs & activities
              Mohican Outdoor Center               4         on the AT in beautiful Delaware       car or hike                  bunk houses & private cabins; tent             year-round           weekend activities and workshops for every
              Blairstown, NJ                                 Water Gap Recreation Area                                          platforms & campsites                                               season; hiking, canoeing, swimming &
                                                                                                                                                                                                    skiing; Family Camp in Aug.; Teen Wilderness
                                                                                                                                                                                                    programs in July
              Little Lyford Pond Camps             4         surrounded by mountains &             car, ski or snowmobile;      log cabins; hot showers in summer              May–Oct. &           within the famed 100-mile wilderness;
              Greenville, ME                                 wilderness just 15 miles east of      road closed in winter        & cedar sauna in winter; bathroom              Dec.–March           fabulous backcountry skiing, snowshoe-
                                                             Greenville, ME                                                     facilities behind each cabin                                        ing, hiking, paddling & fly-fishing
                                                                                      HIGH MOUNTAIN HUTS ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL
              Madison Spring Hut 4,800’            4         AMC’s first hut; between              hike (more difficult)        all huts have co-ed bunk rooms,                June–Sept.           gorgeous sunsets; commanding
                                                             Mts. Madison & Adams                                               bathrooms & running water                                           setting; accessible via many trails
                                                                                                                                (no showers); dining areas/common
              Lakes of the Clouds Hut 5,050’ 4               highest hut; on southern              hike (more difficult)        rooms; no electricity; dinner &                June–Sept.           sweeping views; explore alpine garden;
                                                             shoulder of Mt. Washington                                         breakfast provided; daily interpretive                              easy access to summit & other huts
                                                                                                                                programs
              Mizpah Spring Hut 3,800’             4         on Mt. Clinton above                  hike (moderate)                                                             May–Oct.             surrounded by Southern Presidentials;
                                                             Crawford Notch                                                                                                                         on the edge of Dry River Wilderness
              Zealand Falls Hut 2,700’             4         4-season spot near waterfall          hike (easier)                                                               June–late-Oct.       see moose & beaver ponds; discover the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    vast Pemigewasset Wilderness
              Galehead Hut 3,800’                  4         most remote hut; great views          hike (more difficult)                                                       May–Oct.             climb to S. Twin for Presidential views; perched
                                                                                                                                                                                                    on edge of Pemigewasset Wilderness
              Greenleaf Hut 4,200’                 4         central location on loop              hike (moderate)                                                             May–Oct.             spectacular hiking along Franconia Ridge

              Lonesome Lake Hut 2,760’             4         great family destination              hike (easier)                                                               June–Oct.            great view of Franconia Ridge

                                                                                                             FULL-SERVICE CAMPS
              Echo Lake Camp                       5         waterfront camp in stunning           car                          tents with floors & beds; hot showers;         July–early-Oct.      hiking, rowboats, canoes, kayaks &
              Mt. Desert Island, ME                          Acadia National Park                                               library; rec room; indoor baths                                     sailboats—plus all Acadia has to offer!
              Three Mile Island                    5         shorefront cabins on                  boat from                    cabins with single beds;                       June–Sept.           fun family vacation: hike, swim, boat
              Lake Winnipesaukee, NH                         43-acre island                        Meredith, NH                 outhouses; sun showers                                              & relax
              Cold River Camp                      5         abundant hiking in                    car                          cabins; indoor baths; central                  July–Sept.           activities for children & adults: hiking,
              North Chatham, NH                              beautiful Evans Notch                                              lodge; wheelchair accessible                                        biking, canoeing & swimming
              August Camp                          6         hiking & camping in Southern          vans from Sea-Tac            2-person tents; no electricity or              July 16–Aug. 13      range of hikes from strenuous to casual
              Mount Rainier National Park,                   Cascades near Mount Rainier           airport                      plumbing                                                            walks in & near Mount Rainier National
              Packwood, WA                                                                                                                                                                          Park

      ON YOUR OWN
              Noble View Camp                      6         eastern edge of Berkshire Mtns.;      easily accessible by car;    farmhouse; cottages; campsites;                May–Oct.             summer hiking, whitewater kayaking,
              Russell, MA                                    360 acres; pristine mountain-top      farmhouse road open in       outhouses; no electricity or                                        nearby beach; nature trails; winter snow-
                                                             location                              winter; parking lot plowed   running water                                                       shoeing & ski touring
              Ponkapoag Camp                       6         15 miles from Boston on               car, public trans.           cabins with beds; woodstoves;                  year-round          hike, swim, canoe & ski in beautiful Blue
              Randolph, MA                                   shore of 230-acre pond                & hike                       outhouses                                                          Hills
              Moose Point Cabin                    6         9 miles from Little Lyford Pond       car, shuttle, or hike;       cabin with bed & bunks                         year-round           quiet, primitive camp; great view of Gulf
              Long Pond, ME                                  Camps                                 road closed in winter                                                                            Hagas mountains
              Knubble Bay Camp                     6         camp along Maine’s beautiful          car                          cottage with bunk rooms; tentsites             year-round           wheelchair-accessible launch area
              Georgetown, ME                                 coastline
              Cardigan Lodge &                     3         miles of hiking and skiing trails     car                          private and family rooms with private          Nov.–June           secluded lodge atmosphere; great base for
              Reservation                                    to local peaks and waterfall                                       baths; bunk rooms with shared baths;                               backcountry skiing & snowshoeing; down-
              Alexandria, NH                                                                                                    campsites                                                          hill ski packages with local areas
              Carter Notch Hut 3,288’              4         easternmost hut amid rock             hike (moderate)              separate co-ed bunk rooms; bathrooms           year-round           great base for exploring nearby
                                                             ramparts; great in winter                                                                                                              mountains & lakes
              Zealand Falls Hut 2,700’             4         plan day trips from the hut           hike or ski                  co-ed bunk rooms                               late-Oct.–May        backcountry skiing & snowshoeing

              Lonesome Lake Hut 2,760’             4         outstanding views                     hike or snowshoe             co-ed bunk rooms                               Oct.–May             located in Franconia Notch State Park
              Harvard Cabin                        7         southern end of scenic notch          car (then short hike)        loft-sleeping for 15; gas stove;               year-round           great base for skiing, hiking, climbing,
              Jackson, NH                                                                                                       well water; outhouse                                                biking & canoeing
              High Cabin                           7         southern shoulder of Mt.              snowshow or                  co-ed bunk room; bathroom; no electricity      year-round           newly renovated; views over southern
              Cardigan State Reservation                     Cardigan at treeline                  hike (easier)                or running water                                                    NH; secluded cabin
              Alexandria, NH
              Fire Island Cabin                    7         barrier island; only National         public trans., car           bunk rooms; hot outdoor showers                May–Oct.            activities for children & adults; hiking,
              Atlantique, NY                                 Wilderness area in NY                 to ferry                                                                                        sailing, canoeing & swimming

      ROUGHING IT
              Northwest Camp                       7         rustic log cabin                      hike                         cabin & tent platform; outhouse                year-round           secluded log cabin; lots of great hiking
              Salisbury, CT
              Swan’s Falls Campground              7         in pine forest along Saco River       car                          tentsites; lean-tos; wheelchair                mid-May–             wonderful canoeing, biking, hiking
              Fryeburg, ME                                                                                                      accessible                                     Columbus Day
              Beal Island Campground               8         coastal island; meadow                canoe or kayak               campsites; outhouse                            spring–fall          canoe rentals available
              Georgetown, ME                                 & woodland camping
              AMC Shelters and Tentsites           8         in beautiful White Mountain           hike                         shelters & tentsites                           seasonal &           most are located along Appalachian Trail
              WMNF, New Hampshire                            National Forest                                                                                                   year-round


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Please Keep in Mind...                                                                 Most rates quoted include state taxes and program charges. Please read
                                                                                       each description carefully.
1. Pets are discouraged at all locations and prohibited at most.                    6. All deposits quoted are in U.S. funds. Please include a self-addressed
2. At some locations there are minimum-age restrictions for                            stamped envelope (SASE) where noted.
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            Highland Center at Crawford Notch                                                                                                                     Highland Center Rates




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Be Our Guest
            Crawford Notch, New Hampshire
                                                                                                                                                                  The Highland Center American Plan includes: Overnight lodg-
                                                                                                                                                                  ing, breakfast and dinner, and daily guided hikes and activities.

F   or more than 150 years, visitors have come to Crawford Notch to experience a spectacular mountain environment. The
    Highland Center offers overnight accommodations and outdoor recreation activities that celebrate the natural world.
Mountain hospitality abounds at the Highland Center, where guests learn about the outdoors, experience nature firsthand, and
                                                                                                                                                                  Child rates apply for children 15 and under. (Rates include 8%
                                                                                                                                                                  N.H. state lodging tax.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Member            Nonmember
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Adult/Child       Adult/Child
relax and enjoy the comforts of an environmentally innovative building. Enjoy delicious meals in the dining room and meet fellow
guests as you take in stunning views of Crawford Notch. Relax in the living room, library, and game room.                                                         Off-Peak (April 1–April 30/Nov. 1–Dec. 23)
                                                                                                                                                                  Private Room-Single                         $124              $149
                                                                                • cancellations made less than 14 days in advance will forfeit the full           Private Room-Double                         $83/$37           $99/$44
www.outdoors.org, check availability online
                                                                                  payment amount                                                                  Shared Room                                 $57/$37           $68/$44
Reservations:                                                                   Transfers may be granted in the event of emergencies and severe weather
Call 603-466-2727, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through                             at the AMC’s discretion. In most cases, the severe-weather exception              Peak (Jan. 1–March 31/May 1–Oct. 31/Dec. 24–Dec. 31)
                                                                                applies to above-treeline situations. In either case, the Reservations Office
Saturday, fax 603-466-3871, or write AMC Reservations,                                                                                                            Private Room-Single                         $159              $191
                                                                                must be notified immediately.
P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581-0298.
                                                                                Restrictions: No smoking, no pets. Abuse of alcohol will not be tolerated.        Private Room-Double                         $109/$37          $131/$44
Season Dates: Open year-round                                                                                                                                     Shared Room                                 $64/$37           $77/$44
                                                                                Accommodations
Reservations & Policies                                                         • private rooms with private baths
                                                                                                                                                                  2-night minimum stay applies on weekends.
For Highland Center, Pinkham Notch, High Mountain Huts, Mohican                                                                                                   3-night minimum stay applies on holiday weekends.
                                                                                • family rooms with one double bed, two twin beds & a private bath
Outdoor Center & Cardigan Lodge
Required Payments: All reservations must be paid in full at the time the        • shared rooms with shared baths                                                  Shapleigh Bunk House (year-round)
reservation is made. Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa,                  • dining room serving breakfasts, hearty dinners & buffet lunches                 Shared Bunk Room                            $43               $49
MasterCard, American Express, or money order.                                   • living room with fireplace, library & conference rooms                          Bed & Breakfast                             $25               $29




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NH LODGES
AMC Chapters: Payment in full is required 4 weeks in advance of date of stay.   • information center with education displays
All Other Groups: Payment in full is required 8 weeks in advance of date        • complimentary day & evening programs
of stay.
                                                                                • year-round Discovery & Adventure Series—go to outdoors.org
Cancellations: Due to the remote location of our facilities, we plan for                                                                                          For information on special multi-day outdoor workshops
                                                                                  for details
your arrival weeks in advance. Therefore:
                                                                                • retail store for backcountry necessities & guidebooks                           and weekend activities requiring advance reservations, call
• cancellations received more than 30 days in advance will result in a
  full refund                                                                   • game room with ping-pong tables                                                 603-466-2727 or visit www.outdoors.org.
• cancellations received 14–30 days in advance will receive a refund less       • Shapleigh Bunk House offers 16 beds and shared bathrooms
  30% of the deposit amount


            Pinkham Notch Visitor Center & Joe Dodge Lodge                                                                                                        Joe Dodge Lodge Rates
            Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire                                                                                                                          Child rates apply for children 15 and under. (Rates include 8%
                                                                                                                                                                  N.H. state lodging tax.)


N     estled at the base of Mount Washington and commanding spectacular views, Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and Joe Dodge
      Lodge offer a unique entry into the White Mountain backcountry. Accessible by car and bus, the Lodge and Visitor Center
offer access to miles of trails from the doorstep—located within minutes of Gorham, Jackson, and North Conway.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Adult/Child
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nonmember
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Adult/Child

                                                                                                                                                                  Off-Peak (April 1–June 23/Nov. 1–Dec. 23)
                                                                                                                                                                  Family Rm., Breakfast, Dinner               $56/$34           $62/$37
www.outdoors.org, check availability online                                     Accommodations                                                                    Bunk, Breakfast, Dinner                     $51/$34           $56/$37
                                                                                • family rooms & double beds available
Reservations:                                                                                                                                                     Lodging Only                                $39/$23           $43/$25
                                                                                • comfortable bunk rooms for 2, 3, 4, or 5 people
Call 603-466-2727, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through                             • shared bathrooms with hot showers
Saturday, fax 603-466-3871, or write AMC Reservations,                                                                                                            Peak (Jan. 1–March 31/May 1–Oct. 31/Dec. 24–Dec. 31)
P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581-0298.                                            • dining room serving breakfasts, hearty dinners
                                                                                  & deli lunches                                                                  Family Rm., Breakfast, Dinner               $62/$36           $69/$39
Season Dates: Open year-round                                                   • living room, library & conference rooms                                         Bunk, Breakfast, Dinner                     $57/$36           $62/$39
                                                                                • information center with education displays
                                                                                                                                                                  Extended Stay Package *                     $54/$36           $59/$39
Reservations & Policies                                                         • retail store for backcountry necessities & guidebooks
Please see this page under Highland Center description.
                                                                                                                                                                  Lodging Only                                $45/$24           $49/$26
                                                                                • complimentary day programs on weekends, holiday periods &
                                                                                  everyday during summer months
AMC shelters, huts, and Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and Joe Dodge                                                                                                * 3 or more consecutive nights, not including Sat. night.
                                                                                • evening programs on Saturday nights, holiday periods & every
Lodge operate under a special-use permit in the White Mountain                    evening during summer months                                                      Available in June, September, and October.
National Forest. The AMC and the WMNF share a long-standing part-
                                                                                • year-round outdoor-skill workshops & guided trips                               Meals
nership in stewardship of the national forest, and both are equal
opportunity service providers.                                                                                                                                    Breakfast/Lunch                          $6.75/$4.75        $7.75/$5.75
                                                   Photo by Jen Powell                                                             Photo by Lou Goodman
                                                                                                                                                                  Dinner                                  $15.00/$8.25        $16.75/$9.50
                                                                                                                                                                  Trail Lunch                                   $7.75            $7.75




                                                                                                                                                                  Cardigan Lodge Rates
                                                                                                                                                                  Child rates apply for children 15 and under. (Rates include 8%
                                                                                                                                                                  N.H. state lodging tax.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Member            Nonmember
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Adult/Child       Adult/Child

                                                                                                                                                                  Full-Service (June 24–Oct. 31)
                                                                                                                                                                  Shared Room * (per person per night) $51/$32                  $62/$39
                                                                                                                                                                  3-Night Package *                    $49/$32                  $59/$39
                                                                                                                                                                  Prepaid 3 consecutive nights not including Sat.
                                                                                                                                                                  Private Room *
AMC lodges feature comfortable, private rooms for families and individuals      The Highland Center at Crawford Notch is the perfect destination for outdoor
alike, such as this one at Joe Dodge Lodge.                                     enthusiasts of all ages and abilities and offers a range of amenities to match.      Single Occupancy                         $67               $81
                                                                                There’s something for everyone, even if it’s just cozying up by the fire.            2+ Occupancy (per person)                $59/$32           $71/$39
                                                                                                                                                                  * Price includes dinner, breakfast, and trail lunch.

            Cardigan Lodge & Reservation
            Alexandria, New Hampshire                                                                                                                             Self-Service (Jan. 1–June 23/Nov. 1–Dec. 31)
                                                                                                                                                                  Shared Room (per person per night) $25/$19                    $30/$23
                                                                                                                                                                  Private Room
S  urrounded by 1,200 acres of AMC owned woodlands, Cardigan Lodge offers volunteer- and staff-led outdoor activities and
   workshops in a fantastic setting. Full-service is available throughout the summer. Stay in the comfort of the newly renovated
lodge, nearby at one of the campsites or tent platforms, or in the backcountry high atop Mt. Cardigan at High Cabin.
                                                                                                                                                                     Single Occupancy
                                                                                                                                                                     2+ Occupancy (per person)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     $51
                                                                                                                                                                                                     $33/$19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $61
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $39/$23

www.outdoors.org, check availability online                                     Accommodations                                                                    Camping (walking access from lodge parking lot only)
                                                                                                                                                                  Individual Campsite
Reservations:                                                                   • lodge has 2 private rooms with private bathrooms & 13 bunk rooms                (max. 2 tents/6 people)                     $17                $20
                                                                                  with shared baths; linens & blankets provided during full-service season
Call 603-466-2727, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through                                                                                                               Group Campsite
                                                                                • dining room with family-style hearty meals & trail lunches                      (max. 6 tents/36 people)                    $56                $67
Saturday, fax 603-466-3871, or write AMC Reservations,
P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581-0298.                                            • living room with fireplace, library, pack-up/gear storage room,                 Platform Tent
                                                                                  information desk & store                                                        (2 bunks)                                   $34                $41
Season Dates: Open year-round                                                   • 5 platform tents nearby with 2 cots each; linens & blankets
                                                                                  provided; showers and meals provided for a fee
                                                                                                                                                                  Meals
Reservations & Policies                                                         • 14-site campground with table & fire ring; no cots, no linens;
                                                                                                                                                                  Breakfast                        $6.50/$4.50               $7.50/$5.50
Please see this page under Highland Center description.                           shower & meals available for fee
                                                                                • complimentary weekend & weeklong programs; guided hikes &                       Dinner                          $14.50/$8.00              $16.00/$9.00
Restrictions: Pets are not allowed with lodge or platform tent guests,            evening activities in summer months                                             Trail Lunch                         $7.50                     $7.50
but may be permitted at campsites if on a leash.                                • one- and two-day outdoor-skill workshops taught year-round by                   Camper’s Special (all three meals) $25/$15                  $28/$18
                                                                                  AMC Education staff



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Be Our Guest                                                                                                              Mohican Outdoor Center
                                                                                                                          Blairstown, New Jersey


                                                                                                               L   ocated in the beautiful 70,000-acre wilderness setting of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Mohican Outdoor Center offers
                                                                                                                   weekend programs, camping, and recreation opportunities, including full-service Family Camp from July 31–September 2. Situated
                                                                                                               on a beautiful 60-acre glacial lake, the center includes a section of the Appalachian Trail with connecting loop trails available for hiking.
                                                                                                               For weekend events please see detailed listings in AMC Outdoors. Call to register with your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
                                                                                                               Mohican Family Camp offers families of all sizes and age ranges an opportunity to hike, paddle, relax, swim, and learn about the nat-
                                                                                                               ural environment in a family-oriented setting. Family Camp consists of 5 one-week sessions of staff- and volunteer-led programming.
                                                                                                               This is a great chance for families to enjoy the beauty and fun of the natural world with other like-minded families. Call 908-362-1221
                                                                                                               or visit www.mohicanoutdoorcenter.com for more information or call the reservations number below to register.

                                                                                                               www.outdoors.org                                                         Mohican Outdoor Center is operated by the AMC in cooperation with
                                                                                                               www.mohicanoutdoorcenter.com                                             the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area of the National
                                                                                                                                                                                        Park Service.
                                                                                                               Reservations:
                                                                                                               Call 908-362-5670, or write Mohican Outdoor Center,                      Accommodations
                                  All AMC destinations are a great choice for family vacations, such as        50 Camp Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825-9655 (include SASE).                  • main lodge with fireplace, library & multipurpose function room
                                  the Mohican Outdoor Center, which features a Family Camp in                                                                                           • boathouse overlooking Catfish Pond for meetings or workshops
                                  August that lets you explore the beautiful Delaware Water Gap                Season Dates: Open year-round                                            • winterized cabins are co-ed bunk rooms & fully equipped self-service
                                  Recreation Area.                                                                                                                                        kitchens
                                                                                                               Reservations & Policies
                                                                                                                                                                                        • private cabins sleep 3–6 people
                                                                                                               Deposit: Reservations are confirmed on receipt of a 100% deposit.
                                    Mohican Outdoor Center Rates                                               See cancellation policy under Highland Center, page 3.                   • walk-in campsites & tent platforms
  NJ LODGES, NH HUTS & ME CAMPS




                                                                        Member                  Nonmember      Inquiries: Email mohican@mindspring.com or visit                         • dining hall serving full breakfast, trail lunch & traditional AMC dinner
                                                                        Adult/Child             Adult/Child    www.mohicanoutdoorcenter.com.                                              during the summer season
                                                                                                               Restrictions: No pets permitted.                                         • Family Camp in August
                                    Bunks Midweek                        $17/$15                $19/$17                                                                                 • Teen Wilderness programs in July
                                    Bunks Weekend & Holidays             $21/$19                $23/$21

                                    Meals (available 7 days/week during summer season)                                                                        Photo by Rob Burbank                                                            Photo by Lou Lainey
                                    Breakfast                            $6/$4                  $6/$4
                                    Trail Lunch                          $6/$4                  $6/$4
                                    Dinner                               $14/$9                 $14/$9
                                    Campsites are priced based on camp location. Call for rates.

                                    Mohican Family Camp Rates
                                    (July 31–Aug. 5, Aug. 7–12, Aug. 14–19,
                                    Aug. 21–26, Aug. 28–Sept. 2)
                                                                         Member                 Nonmember
                                                                         Adult/Child            Adult/Child

                                    Weekly                               $350/$245              $389/$273
                                    Daily                                $70/$49                $78/$55
                                    Child rates are for children under 12. Rates include all meals, lodging,
                                    and programs. Some field trips may involve additional fees. Reservations
                                    for partial week stays will be confirmed after July 1, 2005.



                                                                                                               Little Lyford Pond Camps in Maine is the ideal destination for family,   AMC provides the activities and accommodations—nature
                                    Little Lyford Pond Camps Rates                                             friend, and small group getaways.                                        provides the incredible scenery. Echo Lake Camp provides
                                                                                                                                                                                        myriad waterfront activities set against the spectacular backdrop of
                                                                          Member                Nonmember
                                                                         Adult/Child            Adult/Child                                                                             Maine’s Acadia National Park.
                                    Winter (Jan. 1–April 2, Dec. 15–31)
                                    Cabins
                                    Bunkhouse
                                                                 $100/$75
                                                                 $77/$47
                                                                                                $120/$90
                                                                                                $92/$56
                                                                                                                          Little Lyford Pond Camps
                                    Other Fees                                                                            Greenville, Maine
                                      Snowmobile Transportation    $40                            $40
                                      Gear-only Snowmobile Trans. $25

                                    Summer (May 10–Oct. 30)
                                                                                                  $25
                                                                                                               S  ince the 1890s, Little Lyford Pond Camps has welcomed outdoor enthusiasts to this wilderness setting just 15 miles east of
                                                                                                                  Greenville, Maine. Bordering on the West Branch of the Pleasant River and within the famed 100-mile wilderness, you’re sur-
                                                                                                               rounded by mountain peaks and fresh water offering fabulous backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, paddling, and fly fishing.
                                    Cabins - Daily                       $77/$47                $92/$56        Located on 300 acres, it’s the perfect destination for family, friends, and small group retreats. A delicious and hearty breakfast, trail
                                    Cabins - 3-Night Package *           $56/$39                $67/$47        lunch, and dinner are prepared daily by the chef and served family-style in the main lodge. Extend your outdoor experience by
                                    Bunkhouse - Daily                    $56/$39                $67/$47        staying at our self-service Moose Point Cabin, located just 9 miles from Little Lyford Pond Camps (see page 6 for more details.)
                                    Bunkhouse - 3-Night Package *        $49/$33                $59/$39
                                    Other Fees
                                                                                                               www.outdoors.org, check availability online                              Accommodations
                                      KI Jo-Mary Forest Gate fee           $10                    $10
                                                                                                                                                                                        • seven log cabins that sleep 1–6 people
                                                                                                               Reservations:
                                    * 3 or more consecutive nights, not including Sat. night.                                                                                           • blankets & pillows provided
                                      Breakfast, trail lunch, dinner, and taxes are included.                  Call 603-466-2727, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday,
                                                                                                               fax 603-466-3871, or write AMC, P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581-0298.     • bathroom facilities located behind each cabin
                                      2-night minimum stay on holiday weekends.
                                                                                                                                                                                        • hot showers in summer; cedar sauna in winter
                                                                                                               Season Dates: Mid-December to March, and Mid-May to October              • woodstoves; gas & kerosene lamps
                                                                                        Photo by Brian White   Reservations & Policies
                                                                                                               Please see page 3, under Highland Center description.


                                                                                                                         High Mountain Huts
                                                                                                                         White Mountains, New Hampshire


                                                                                                               O    ur unique network of 8 mountain huts—each a day’s hike apart—stretches 56 miles along the Appalachian Trail through
                                                                                                                    the White Mountain National Forest, amid some of the most spectacular scenery in the East. Each hut offers bunk room
                                                                                                               accommodations, running water, and one-of-a-kind views! Seven huts offer full-service lodging, but you’ll still need to pack
                                                                                                               your warm clothes, water for hiking, snacks, and other backpacking essentials. The friendly and knowledgeable hut staff will
                                                                                                               prepare a hearty dinner and breakfast to satisfy the hungriest of hikers! Take a self-guided nature walk, hear about local natu-
                                                                                                               ral history during a daily interpretive program, or just relax and enjoy the mountain air. Join the company of fellow hikers on
                                                                                                               a guided hut-to-hut trip. Call 603-466-2727 for details.
                                  AMC’s network of high-mountain huts offers hikers convenience and
                                                                                                               For an affordable backcountry experience, Carter Notch Hut operates on a self-service basis year-round. Self-service huts
                                  comfort along the Appalachian Trail, so you can spend more time
                                                                                                               offer an equipped kitchen, partially heated common rooms, and unheated bunk rooms.
                                  enjoying the outdoors.


                                    Full- & Self-Service Hut Rates                                             www.outdoors.org, check availability online                              Reservations & Policies
                                                                                                                                                                                        Please see page 3, under Highland Center description.
                                                                         Member                 Nonmember      Reservations:                                                            Information on trail, hiking, and weather conditions is available at
                                                                         Adult/Child            Adult/Child
                                   Full-Service                                                                Call 603-466-2727, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday,            Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, call 603-466-2725. Proper equipment,
                                   Per Night                             $77/$47                $85/$52        fax 603-466-3871, or write AMC, P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581-0298.     lunches, snacks, and water are always necessary for a safe and comfort-
                                   Extended Stay *                       $56/$39                $62/$43                                                                                 able hike. When you make a reservation you’ll receive AMC’s safety and
                                                                                                               Season Dates: Full-service huts provide dinner and breakfast             equipment checklist.
                                   Self-Service (Carter Notch Hut & other Self-Service Huts)                   starting 6/1; Lakes and Madison remain open until 9/17; Lonesome,
                                                                         $25/$25                $27/$27        Galehead, and Greenleaf remain open until 10/15; Zealand and             Accommodations
                                                                                                               Mizpah remain open until 10/29. Self-service lodging (no meals or
                                   Shuttle     (6/2–10/16)               $10/$10                $12/$12                                                                                 • co-ed bunk rooms
                                                                                                               blankets provided) is available at Carter year-round, at Zealand from
                                                                                                               10/30 and at Lonesome from 10/16 both until the end of May 2006          • bathrooms with cold running water in season
                                   * 3 or more consecutive nights, not including Sat. night. Not available     and at other huts during the spring (5/13–5/29).                         • no linens, heat, or showers
                                     July or August. For reservations and information on our extended-stay
                                                                                                                                                                                        • lights in common areas run on propane gas or solar electricity
                                     rates, call 603-466-2727.                                                                                                                            (bring flashlights)

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            Echo Lake Camp                                                                                                                                         Echo Lake Camp Rates




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Be Our Guest
            Mt. Desert Island, Maine
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Member                   Nonmember
                                                                                                                                                                   Weekly Rates
                                                                                                                                                                   Adult                                $440                      $490
A   cadia National Park is one of America’s greatest natural treasures—a rare meeting of mountains and ocean that offers dramatic
    vistas and unbeatable hiking. The waterfront camp is an exceptional vacation spot amid this spectacular scenery. Optional day
and evening programs make camp life an ideal combination of recreation and relaxation.
                                                                                                                                                                   Juniors (11–15)
                                                                                                                                                                   Children (4–10)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        $374
                                                                                                                                                                                                        $286
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $418
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $320
                                                                                                                                                                   Rates include family-style meals, taxes, and AMC program charge.
www.amcecholakecamp.org                                                        made at least 30 days before arrival. Campers who give less than 14 days            Fee from Bar Harbor airport, $15. No credit cards accepted.
www.outdoors.org                                                               notice of cancellation will be charged the full rate of their reservation.          Lobsters not included.
                                                                               Restrictions: Camp facilities are not suitable for children under 4. No pets
Season Dates: July 2–September 3, 2005                                         allowed. Requests for single tents cannot be guaranteed. No accommoda-
                                                                                                                                                                Inquiries: Email inquiries can be sent to ECHOREG@aol.com, visit
                                                                               tions for special diets. No childcare available. All children under 18 must be
                                                                                                                                                                our website at www.amcecholakecamp.org, or call Mary Mitchell at
Reservations & Policies                                                        accompanied by a responsible adult.
                                                                                                                                                                978-448-2871. Fax number is 978-448-9208.
Reservations confirmed for full weeks only, Sat. to Sat. For leader list,      Mail to: March 1–June 15: Mrs. Lawrence F. Buck, 360 Main St.,
see our ad in the March issue of AMC Outdoors. For an update on fall           Wethersfield, CT 06109; 860-529-6333. Please include deposit and SASE.
                                                                               After June 15: Ned & Mary Mitchell, AMC Echo Lake Camp, P.O. Box 219,
                                                                                                                                                                Accommodations
programs see either website.
                                                                               Mt. Desert, ME 04660; 207-244-3747. Please include deposit and SASE.             • tents with board floors, beds, mattresses, pillows & bedding equipped for
Deposit: $100 nontransferable deposit per person per week required.                                                                                               2, 3 & groups of 4–6
Checks payable in U.S. funds to AMC-Echo Lake Camp. Echo does not              Important: All reservations will be assigned by lottery in early April. All
accept credit cards.                                                           applications postmarked between March 1 and April 1 will receive equal           • dining room, kitchen, library & recreation hall with fireplaces
Cancellations: Refunds of one-half of deposit made only if cancellation is     priority consideration.                                                          • shared bathhouse with hot showers
                                                                                                                                                                • rowboats, canoes, kayaks & Sunfish-type sailboats
                                                                                                                                                                • weekly lobster picnic & clambake
            Three Mile Island
            Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ME & NH CAMPS
                                                                                                                                                                   Three Mile Island Rates

S  ituated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, this shorefront camp offers families a delightful recreational experience in the
   heart of New Hampshire’s lake district. Exploration of the woods, swimming, boating, and conservation programs are just a sam-
pling of the pleasures this island getaway offers.
                                                                                                                                                                   Summer Season Rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Weekly                   Daily



                                                                                                                                                                   Adult Members
Start your day listening to the call of the loons. Take a prebreakfast paddle around the island—it’s just what you need to work up an
appetite for a hearty meal. There’s plenty to keep you busy or just take all the time you want to relax and soak up the beautiful sur-                               Double occupancy                   $418                      $84
roundings. And don’t miss the beauty of autumn on the lake—Three Mile stays open for weekends in September.                                                          Single occupancy                   $464                      $94
                                                                                                                                                                   Children
                                                                                                                                                                    Ages 4–9                            $259                      $51
www.3mile.org                                                                  Fall launch times mailed with confirmation.
                                                                                                                                                                    Ages 10–13
                                                                               After June 15: David Grace, Manager, Three Mile Island, AMC via U.S.
Season Dates: June 25–August 27; September, weekends only                      Mail Boat, Laconia, NH 03246. Please include SASE.                                     Double occupancy                  $291                      $62
                                                                               Important: Do not send any reservations before April 1. Those post-                    Single occupancy                  $333                      $69
Reservations & Policies                                                        marked April 1 have preference.                                                     Nonmembers
Deposit: Summer reservations require a nonrefundable $100 per per-
son deposit. Fall weekends require full payment. Please make payments          Accommodations                                                                        Additional guest fee               $83                       $23
separately. No credit cards accepted.                                          • 45 cabins & 5 tents on platforms, each with 2 single beds
Cancellations: Payment in full required if written cancellation not            • kerosene lamps, linens (summer season only)                                       Fall Weekend Rates                                Weekend
received 45 days prior to scheduled arrival.                                   • main house (electricity & running water) with reading & game rooms,               Per person (payment in full required at time of application)
Restrictions: No children under 4; no pets. Full-week reservations               fireplace, woodstove
                                                                                                                                                                   Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2–Sept. 5)                $144
from Sat. to Sat. are given preference. Summer and fall applications           • family-style dining
may reserve no more than 4 cabins or 12 people.                                • recreation hall                                                                   September 9–11; 16–18; 23–25                       $95
Mail to: Before June 15: AMC Three Mile Island Camp, c/o Sally                 • retreat cabin with fireplace
Hopkins Wilson, 730 Golf View Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Please               • outhouses & sunshowers
include SASE. Please indicate preferred launch time (summer only: 9            • waterfront with canoes, sailboats & kayaks
a.m., noon, 2 p.m. [Sat. only] and 5 p.m.) with your reservation.

                                                     Photo by Rick Tjader                                                             Photo by John Dean             Get a little know-how
                                                                                                                                                                         for your next
                                                                                                                                                                       great adventure!
                                                                                                                                                                    A    ppalachian Mountain Club is your connec-
                                                                                                                                                                         tion to the outdoors. Whether you’re on a
                                                                                                                                                                    local chapter outing
                                                                                                                                                                    or a guided hike                Photo by Dennis Welsh
                                                                                                                                                                    with your family
                                                                                                                                                                    in the White
                                                                                                                                                                    Mountains, you’re
Most AMC camps are located on or near a lake or river, providing               Some AMC camps, such as Cold River Camp, provide an                                  in the company of
some cool fun in the summer, like Three Mile Island on Lake                    extension season into the fall for more outdoor adventures
Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.                                                  and beautiful scenery.
                                                                                                                                                                    fellow outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                    enthusiasts who
                                                                                                                                                                    want to have fun.
            Cold River Camp                                                                                                                                         Year-round, AMC
            North Chatham, New Hampshire
                                                                                                                                                                    offers guided trips,
                                                                                                                                                                    activities, work-
J  ourney back in time for a vacation at a rustic camp on a 100-acre site, with all levels of hiking, in the Cold River Valley and the
   less-traveled Evans Notch area of the adjacent White Mountain National Forest. Bike miles of quiet country roads; canoe local
ponds, lakes, and the Saco River. Enjoy the dam pool in camp, or the nearby river, beaches, and trailside pools. Informal summer pro-
                                                                                                                                                                    shops, and outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                    destinations for all
gram offers daily volunteer-led hikes, naturalist activities, and varied evening programs. Up to 66 guests enjoy peaceful privacy in                                levels of experience. Become an AMC member,
individual cabins, sociability in the communal lodge, delicious family-style meals in the dining room, cookouts on the back lawn,
quiet in the library, and games and programs in the recreation hall. Extension weeks offer crisp days, great hiking, few bugs, and a
                                                                                                                                                                    or if you’re already a member and want to try
more informal schedule. Winter Cabin provides limited accommodations (no services) from October to April.                                                           something new, visit www.outdoors.org for all
                                                                                                                                                                    the information you need to get yourself out-
                                                                               Winter Cabin (October–April): call Winter Cabin registrar, Mag Wine,                 doors and having fun.
Season Dates: Summer, July 2–September 3;
                                                                               207-781-3244 before 9 p.m.
Extension season, September 3–September 17
                                                                               Mail to: Reservation forms are processed by lottery in postmark order
Reservations & Policies                                                        with postmarks commencing April 1. Do not mail before April 1.
                                                                               April 1–June 27: Lois Winkler, Registrar, 17 Southview Street, Pleasantville,
Deposit: $100/person/week required ($80/person for extension season            NY 10570.
reservations). Make checks payable to AMC-Cold River Camp. Please              June 27–Sept. 3: Bill and Kathy Waste, Managers, Cold River Camp                    Cold River Camp Rates
include business-size SASE. Use the reservation sheet provided.                AMC, 32 AMC Road, Chatham, NH 03813-5201.
Cancellations:                                                                                                                                                                       July 2–July 16      July 16–Sept. 3     Ext. (Sept. 3–Sept. 17)
                                                                               Sept. 3–Sept. 17: Extension Manager, Cold River Camp AMC, 32 AMC
• summer season: must be received by May 31 for 50% deposit refund             Road, Chatham, NH 03813-5201.                                                       Adult              $390/week           $445/week                 $45/day
• extension season: must be received by July 31 for 50% deposit refund
• no refunds after May 31 for summer or July 31 for extension                                                                                                      Youth (12–16)      $310/week           $370/week                 $35/day
  reservations
                                                                               Accommodations                                                                      Child (2–11) *     $230/week           $290/week                 $35/day
• campers who cancel within 2 weeks of scheduled arrival will be charged       • single, double & family cabins, most with fireplaces & kerosene lamps             * In same cabin as parents.
  in full                                                                      • central indoor bathroom facilities with hot showers                               Winter Cabin: October–April, no services                         $30/night
Restrictions: Maximum 10 guests per reservation. Summer season full            • linens provided (summer only)
week is Sat. to Sat. Reservations for partial weeks will be considered after                                                                                       All-inclusive rates include meals, rooms, firewood, ice, AMC program
June 27. Minimum stay is three nights in Summer Season. Extension sea-         • central lodge with living room, dining room & porch; recreation hall;
                                                                                 library; screened teahouse in woods                                               fee & taxes. Croo gratuity optional. Non-AMC members add 10%.
son reservations by week or day, two-night minimum. No pets allowed.                                                                                               Daily rate summer season is 20% of weekly rate. Camp can accept only
Parents responsible for child supervision.                                     • electricity in common buildings
                                                                                                                                                                   checks or cash, no credit cards.
Information by phone: Before June 27: call registrar, Lois Winkler,            • Winter Cabin (no services; sleeping accommodations only)
914-747-3194 before 9 p.m. July 2–Sept. 17: call camp office, 603-694-3291.

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Be Our Guest WA       August Camp Rates                                                                   August Camp
                                                                                                          Mount Rainier National Park, Packwood, Washington
                                                      Member                Nonmember

                      Two-Week Session                $1250                  $1300
                      Weekly (if available)
                      Rates do not include airfare.
                                                      $700                   $750             E   xplore the grandeur of Mount Rainier National Park at August Camp. Enjoy spectacular scenery and mountain wildflowers, hike
                                                                                                  in the shadow of the second highest peak in the lower 48, walk among towering hemlocks, and relive the drama of volcanic
                                                                                              Mount St. Helens. All levels of hikes will be offered from long, strenuous trips to short, interesting walks. Included are campfires,
                                                                                              singing, ranger talks, programs, and time to enjoy the splendor of Mount Rainier National Park.
                                                                       Photo by Peter Selig
                                                                                              www.augustcamp.org                                                              • Trip cancellation insurance encouraged, such as AMC’s policy with Travel
                                                                                                                                                                                Insurance Select, call 1-800-937-1387
                                                                                              Season Dates: Session 1: July 16–July 30, 2005,                                 Restrictions:
                                                                                              Session 2: July 30–August 13, 2005.                                             • Camp facilities/activities are not suitable for children under 10
                                                                                              Single weeks (if available): July 16, July 23, July 30, and August 6            • All children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
                                                                                              Preference given to a two-week stay.                                            Mail to: Trish Niece, Registrar, AMC August Camp, 810 North Farms
                                                                                                                                                                              Road, Wallingford, CT 06492. Please include day and evening phone
                                                                                              Reservations & Policies                                                         numbers as well as email address. Sorry, no credit cards. Please
                                                                                              Deposit: $300 non-refundable for 2 weeks and $200 non-refundable for 1          include a business-size envelope with 2 first-class postage stamps.
                                                                                              week due with application. Make checks payable to AMC August Camp.
                                                                                              All reservations will be assigned by lottery in early April. All applications   Accommodations
                                                                                              postmarked between March 1 and April 1 will receive equal priority              • 2-person tents
                                                                                              consideration. Final payment is due June 1, 2005.                               • family-style meals in dining tent
                   August Camp is a 115-year-old tradition affording a unique camping
                                                                                              Cancellations: All cancellations MUST BE done by U.S. mail.                     • sun shower/shower stalls
                   experience during July and August every year in a new and exciting
                                                                                              • No refunds given on balance due after June 5, 2005                            • no plumbing or electricity
                   wilderness location.
                                                                                                                                                                              • capacity: 64 (including volunteer staff)
                                                                                                          Noble View
                                                                                                          Russell, Massachusetts
                     Noble View Rates                        Member          Nonmember

                     Farmhouse – Exclusive Use               $70/night    $80/night
                                                                                              N     oble View consists of 360 acres of old New England farmstead and woodland, offering premier rustic lodging with breathtaking
On Your Own




                           2-bed Private Room                $25/night    $35/night                 views set in the heart of Western Massachusetts overlooking Pioneer Valley. This camp features a quiet, pristine mountaintop
                           3-bed Private Room                $35/night    $45/night           location offering hiking, cross-country ski trails, whitewater kayaking, and educational programs. The AMC volunteers who manage
                           Library; Per Bed                  $10/night    $12/night
                                                                                              Noble View are committed to providing a natural retreat for people of all ages and abilities. Consider reserving the North Cottage,
                                                                                              Farmhouse, or either wing of the newly rebuilt Double Cottage in the summer for your family or group. For programs and activities
                     North Cottage – Exclusive Use           $60/night    $70/night
                                                                                              check www.amcberkshire.org.
                     Double Cottage                          (opening summer 2005)
                     Day Use                                 $1           $2                  Season Dates: Open May–October (other times by special                          • 2 separate cottages
                                                                                              arrangement with registrar)                                                          • North Cottage, with 7 beds
                                                                      Photo by Norm Sims                                                                                           • Double Cottage (opening summer 2005), with 9 beds in each wing
                                                                                              Reservations & Policies                                                         • woodstoves for heating
                                                                                              Payment: Full payment in advance + $75 key deposit (refunded upon               • 1 location for camping
                                                                                              return of key)                                                                  • no electricity or running water
                                                                                              Contact: Michael Ripa at 413-572-4501 or email                                  • outhouses
                                                                                              nobleviewreservations@amcberkshire.org                                          • farmhouse road open during winter months, parking lot at entrance
                                                                                              Accommodations                                                                  • accessibility with winter time limitations (check with registrar when
                                                                                                                                                                                making reservations)
                                                                                              • 1831 farmhouse with sleeping space for up to 7

                                                                                                          Ponkapoag Camp
                                                                                                          Randolph, Massachusetts


                                                                                              T   he best of both worlds! Spread along the banks of 230-acre Ponkapoag Pond in the 8,500-acre MDC Blue Hills Reservation, the
                                                                                                  camp offers a wilderness experience just 15 miles from Boston. Enjoy a rustic environment and contribute to the preservation of an
                                                                                              Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Join in the stewardship with other volunteers in keeping the Ponkapoag spirit alive.
   MA & ME CAMPS




                   AMC “On Your Own” destinations, like Noble View in Russell,
                   Massachusetts, let you explore the wilderness at your own pace.            Season Dates: Open year-round                                                   Contact: Trisha & Paul Minton (Caretakers) 781-961-7007, office
                                                                                                                                                                              hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon or leave a message, or write Trisha
                                                                                              Reservations & Policies                                                         Minton, AMC Ponkapoag Camp, P.O. Box 582, Randolph, MA 02368.
                      Ponkapoag Camp Rates                                                    Advance reservations only, by phone, 781-961-7007, or by mail. Mail
                                                                                              all reservation requests to address below. Cabin use during the                 Accommodations
                      Cabins $140–$200/week in summer and $30–$50/                            summer is by the week. Advance summer reservations (last week                   • 20 cabins (sleep 4 to 6)
                      weekend during off-season. Reservations must be in by                   of June through Labor Day): write on envelope “Attention Summer                 • bunks with mattresses (bring your sleeping bag)
                      May 1. Please inquire for extended stay off-season rates.               Reservation” and mail postmarked between April 1 and May 1. All                 • woodstoves (bring your own wood, some wood available)
                                                                                              such advance summer requests will be processed in bulk during the
                                                                                                                                                                              • no electricity
                      Tentsites $15/night (nominal fee for day-use).                          week of May 1.
                                                                                                                                                                              • no running water in off-season
                                                                                              Deposit: $50 per week required.
                                                                                                                                                                              • outhouses
                                                                                              No weekend rentals in summer. Call for cancellations. Weekend
                                                                 Photo by Gerry Whiting       rentals in off-season require payment in full. Make checks payable to           • limited tentsites in summer
                                                                                              AMC Ponkapoag Camp.                                                             • year-round managers on-site


                                                                                                          Moose Point Cabin
                                                                                                          Long Pond, Maine


                                                                                              L   ocated on the southern shore of Long Pond, Moose Point cabin is a remote, primitive camp just 9 miles away from Little Lyford
                                                                                                  Pond Camps. Enjoy the spectacular view of White Cap and Gulf Hagas mountains while getting active outdoors with snowshoe-
                                                                                              ing, cross-country skiing, paddling, swimming, and fishing. After a stay at Little Lyford Pond Camps, take the trip to Moose Point
                                                                                              Cabin, relax in the quiet solitude of the area, and explore the miles of logging trails that surround the camp.

                                                                                              www.outdoors.org, check availability online                                     Reservations & Policies
                   Moose Point Cabin, located 9 miles from Little Lyford Pond Camps in        Reservations:                                                                   See page 3, under Highland Center description.
                   Long Pond, Maine, offers miles of trails for outdoor fun year-round.       Call 603-466-2727, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, fax               Accommodations
                                                                                              603-466-3871, or write AMC, P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581-0298.
                                                                                                                                                                              • cabin with 1 double bed, 2 bunks & 1 futon (sleeps 6)
                                                                                              Season Dates: Open year-round                                                   • blankets & pillows provided
                      Moose Point Cabin Rates                                                                                                                                 • wood stove for heat
                                                       Member                 Nonmember                                                                                       • fully equipped kitchen; propane cook stove
                      Winter                          $100/night             $120/night                   Knubble Bay Camp
                      Summer                          $77/night              $92/night                    Georgetown Island, Maine
                      Week-long (year-round)          $450/week              $540/week



                      Knubble Bay Camp Rates
                                                                                              P  erched on the shores of the Sasanoa River, the newly constructed cabin at Knubble Bay Camp is the home base for car, bicycle,
                                                                                                 sea kayak, and canoe exploration of the saltwater bays and beaches of this mid-coast Maine location. Knubble Bay serves as the
                                                                                              launch site for Beal Island. The beautiful post-and-beam camp accommodates groups, families, and individuals.
                      Minimum Cottage Rental (up to 3 people):
                                                      Member                Nonmember         Season Dates: Open year-round                                                   Mail to: Loretta O’Brien, Registrar, 150 South Walpole Street, Sharon, MA
                      2-day Weekend                   $130                   $150                                                                                             02067. Please include SASE.
                                                                                              Reservations & Policies                                                         Inquiries: Call 781-784-6971 or email lorettso@aol.com.
                      3-day Weekend                   $180                   $210             Reservations can be made online. To confirm reservations, a check for the
                      Weekday                         $65                    $75              full amount of rental fee must be received 10 days in advance of visit.         Accommodations
                      Parking $1/day, Canoe Rental $20/day                                    Special considerations: Accessible for canoeists and sea kayakers
                                                                                                                                                                              • bunks and futons sleep fifteen
                                                                                              with disabilities (wheelchair to beach). Cottage is not universally
                      Additional People: $11/night members, $12/night nonmembers              accessible. Cottage is rented exclusively to one party. Two-day minimum         • kitchen with cookware, propane stove & oven, refrigerator
                                         $2/night children                                    for weekend rentals. Carry-in, carry-out.                                       • woodstove, well with hand pump & indoor composting toilets
                                                                                                                                                                              • wheelchair accessible

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           Harvard Cabin                                                                                                                                         Harvard Cabin Rates




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           On Your Own
           Jackson, New Hampshire                                                                                                                                                                             Member           Nonmember

                                                                                                                                                                 Per Night                                    $6.50             $8.50

L   ocated off Route 16, north of Jackson, N.H., Harvard Cabin makes an excellent headquarters for skiing, snowshoeing, day hiking,
    climbing, bicycling, and canoeing on the Saco River. The Cabin is available for groups, not individuals. Please consider reserving
the cabin in the summer for your family or group.
                                                                                                                                                                 Exclusive-use rates during summer months available from registrar.



Reservations:       Contact registrar, see right                          Cancellations: Please inquire when making reservations.                              Accommodations
                                                                          Restrictions: AMC trips have priority for reservations in non-summer                 • loft sleeping space (bring sleeping bags/pads/air mattresses) for
Season Dates: Open year-round                                             months. No pets.                                                                       group trips up to 15
                                                                          Mail to: Thomas Giraud, Registrar, 14 Ray St., Providence, RI 02906;
Policies                                                                  401-831-4086 (weekdays, 8 p.m.–9 p.m. only).
                                                                                                                                                               • large living area with gas-heating stove
Deposit: There is a minimum payment of $85 per night. Make check                                                                                               • kitchen with 2 gas stoves, refrigerator, utensils
payable to AMC Harvard Cabin.                                                                                                                                  • well water with pump


           High Cabin
           Mt. Cardigan, New Hampshire                                                                                                                            High Cabin Rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Member             Nonmember


B  uilt in 1931, this rustic cabin high atop Mt. Cardigan has outstanding views over the lakes region of central NH and offers a self-
   service experience year-round. The cabin sits on rock ledges below the summit in the midst of hiking trails and at the top of the
Alexandria Ski Trail.
                                                                                                                                                                  Friday & Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday–Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                                     $80/night
                                                                                                                                                                                                     $40/night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $100/night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $60/night


www.outdoors.org, check availability online                               Season Dates: Open year-round                                                        Accommodations




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NH & NY CAMPS
Reservations:                                                                                                                                                  • 1 co-ed bunk room (sleeps up to 12); no linens or blankets provided
                                                                          Policies                                                                             • one composting toilet
Call 603-466-2727, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, fax         See page 3, under Highland Center description.
603-466-3871, or write AMC, P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581-0298.                                                                                               • woodstove
                                                                                                                                                               • no electricity; propane cooktop
                                                                                                                                                               • no running water; seasonal source nearby requires treatment
           Fire Island Cabin
           Atlantique, Fire Island, New York                                                                                                                     Fire Island Cabin Rates

E   xplore a beautiful barrier island designated as the only National Wilderness Area in New York State. Enjoy Atlantic Ocean beach-
    es or canoe, kayak, and sail on the Great South Bay—all one hour from New York City on public transportation. Volunteer man-
agers and leaders run weekend and midweek activities. Weekend guests share food prep and cleanup; midweek is self-service.
                                                                                                                                                                 $125/weekend (2 nights—with meals) May–Sept. *
                                                                                                                                                                 $90/weekend (1 night—with meals) October
                                                                                                                                                                 $30/night midweek (Sun.–Thurs., lodging only)
                                                                                                                                                                 * 3-day holiday weekend rates higher
www.amc-ny.org/fac-serv                                                   Payment: Full payment in advance with SASE.                                             Nonmembers are welcome when accompanied by an
                                                                          Cancellations: Weekends—Up to 4 weeks notice, full refund; 2–4                          AMC member; higher rates apply.
Season Dates: May–October                                                 weeks, refund minus $25; 1–2 weeks, refund minus $25 if replaced;
                                                                          under 1 week, no refund. Midweek—48 hours notice or charged for
Reservations & Policies                                                   minimum of one night. All cancellations incur 20% administration                     Accommodations
To reserve weekends call 212-606-2293 after April 15, leave               charge.
name, phone number, dates. We will call you to confirm avail-             Restrictions: Children over 6 welcome midweek (Mon.–Thurs.)                          • two 12-bunk dorms with mattresses, blankets & pillows (bring linens
ability and request payment. To reserve midweek call 631-583-             with adult supervision. Dedicated family weekends and midweek all                      and sleeping bags)
5366 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. after May 9,                  ages. No smoking, no pets, no cell phones.                                           • communal kitchen, screened porch, library, decks, shared bath-
2005. To accommodate high demand, registration for peak                   Information: For more details send 4.5 x 11 SASE to AMC-FIC-Info,                      rooms, hot outdoor showers & outdoor BBQ
times (July and August) limited to one weekend each month                 P.O. Box 301, Ft. George Station, New York, NY 10040-0301 or visit
and one week each month.                                                                                                                                       • canoes, sailboats (Sunfish), kayaks, beach umbrellas & chairs
                                                                          our website at www.amc-ny.org/fac-serv.

                                                   Photo by Nancy Zizza                                                           Photo by Chris Thayer                                      Photo by Rod Parlee/NW Camp Committee




Harvard Cabin in Jackson, New Hampshire, is a favorite                    For a self-service experience with extraordinary views of New                        The four-mile hike to Northwest Camp in Salisbury, Connecticut, leads
destination for groups who need a central base for their                  Hampshire’s Lakes Region, stay at High Cabin atop Mt. Cardigan,                      to a secluded, peaceful outdoor setting, with plenty more hiking nearby.
outdoor activities.                                                       where great hiking is right outside your door.


           Northwest Camp                                                                                                                                         Northwest Camp Rates
           Salisbury, Connecticut                                                                                                                                 Payment in full is required 2 weeks after reservation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Roughing It
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Member               Nonmember

T   his is a rustic and secluded log cabin in rural northwestern Connecticut. The cabin is open year-round, and there’s lots of
    hiking nearby.
                                                                                                                                                                  Weekend (Fri. & Sat. night) $60/weekend
                                                                                                                                                                  Holiday Weekend (3 nights) $90/weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $70/weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $105/weekend
                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday–Thursday             $20/night                   $25/night
Season Dates: Open year-round                                             hiking directions are provided with the reservations confirmation.
                                                                          Call: Danny Greene at 203-287-8046.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Marny Ashburne
Reservations & Policies
Reservations are accepted from all AMC members on a first-come, first-    Accommodations
served basis. Nonmembers may make reservations for Northwest Camp         • cabin, maximum 6 people
between April 1 and September 30.                                         • nearby tent platform, maximum 4 people
Access: A four-mile hike in is required to reach the cabin. Parking and
                                                                          • privy


           Swan’s Falls Campground
           Fryeburg, Maine


T  he Swan’s Falls Campground offers tentsites in a pine forest along the Saco River. Half of the campsites are secluded and inacces-
   sible by car, and all provide access to wonderful canoeing and the White Mountains. Swan’s Falls is especially quiet during the
                                                                                                                                                               Swan’s Falls Campground is situated along the banks of the Saco
                                                                                                                                                               River, which is a favorite destination for paddlers and kayakers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CT & ME




week, and becomes a busy put-in during the weekends.
                                                                                                                                                                  Swan’s Falls Campground Rates
Season Dates: May 10–Columbus Day                                         Mail to: Campground Manager, AMC-Swan’s Falls Campground,
                                                                                                                                                                  $5/night members, Scout & youth camp leaders
                                                                          P.O. Box 378, Fryeburg, ME 04037-0378; 207-935-3395.
Reservations & Policies                                                                                                                                           $6/night nonmembers
Reservations are confirmed on receipt of payment in full along with the   Accommodations                                                                          $3/night children 15 and under, Scouts & youth campers
approximate number of people and tents and estimated arrival time.        • 18 tentsites, 1 lean-to, fireplaces at 15 sites (stoves recommended for cooking)
                                                                                                                                                                  Special shelter rates are available. Please contact
Cancellations: No refunds.                                                • picnic tables
Important: Reservations are not processed until after April 15.                                                                                                   campground manager for details.
                                                                          • self-guided nature trail
Restrictions: No admittance after 10 p.m. (11 p.m. on Fri.). Quiet                                                                                                $7.00/day parking members (includes Saco River map)
                                                                          • toilets
hours after 10 p.m.
                                                                          • potable water                                                                         $9.00/day parking nonmembers (includes Saco River map)


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                                           Beal Island Rates                                                               Beal Island
                                                                          Member               Nonmember                   Georgetown, Maine
Roughing It
                                           Adults                         $11/night            $12/night
                                           Children under 12              $2/night

                                           Parking $1/day (at Knubble Bay Camp)
                                                                                               $2/night
                                                                                                               T    he AMC’s only coastal destination offers secluded meadowland surrounded by more than 60 acres of woodland and rocky
                                                                                                                    shore. Access to the island is by canoe or kayak from Knubble Bay Camp. Canoes must be reserved through the registrar.

                                           Canoe rental $20/day                                                Season Dates: April through November                                         Mail to: Gail Fenson, Registrar, 52 Mooers Road, Nottingham, NH
                                                                                                                                                                                            03290. Please include SASE.
                                                                                                               Reservations & Policies                                                      Inquiries: Email gailrond@comcast.net.
                                                                                   Photo by Robert J. Kozlow   Reservations can be made online. To confirm reservations, a check for
                                                                                                               the full amount of the rental fee must be received 10 days in advance of     Accommodations
                                                                                                               visit.                                                                       • primitive campsites   • 2 tables, fireplace on beach
                                                                                                               Restrictions: Fires permitted in beach fire pit only. Carry-in, carry-out.   • outhouse              • no water
                                                                                                               Rental limited to two groups. No more than 30 people.


                                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Gail Fensom                                                      Photo by Ashish Patel
   ME & NH CAMPSITES




                                                                                                               Knubble Bay Camp (see page 6) features a newly constructed                   For an even more secluded setting, canoe or kayak from Knubble Bay
                                                                                                               cottage and access to plenty of canoeing and kayaking along                  Camp to Beal Island Campground, where you’ll find AMC’s only
                                                                                                               the Maine coastline.                                                         coastal island destination and miles of paddling.


                                                                                                                          AMC Shelters & Tentsites
                                                                                                                          White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire




                                        AMC Shelters and Tentsites are situated throughout the White
                                                                                                               T   ickets for Hermit Lake Shelter at Tuckerman Ravine must be purchased in advance at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center.
                                                                                                                   Hermit Lake Shelter is open year-round, with a caretaker present. Inquire about AMC-operated shelters and tentsites within
                                                                                                                          .
                                                                                                               the WMNF Many of the heavy-use sites along the Appalachian Trail have summer caretakers who provide low-impact camping
                                        Mountain National Forest and are based at stunning wilderness          guidelines and collect a nominal fee to defray maintenance costs. Shelters and tentsites are first-come, first-served. Hikers should
                                        locations, such as this one at the AMC Ethan Pond Shelter.             always be prepared to follow an alternate plan if the desired site is full. Call 603-466-2721 ext. 116 for more information.



                                        2005 Camp Reservation Instructions
                                        With more than 26 wonderful destinations to visit, selecting your getaway spot
  2005 AMC Reservation Form for Camps




                                                                                                                                                       • To help expedite your reservation, please provide all information requested. List
                                        may not be easy. But who says you have to choose? Photocopy the reservation
                                                                                                                                                         and rank three sets of dates that you would be able to spend at camp. If space is
                                        form and make plans for as many outdoor escapes as you’d like!
                                                                                                                                                         filled for your first choice, you then will receive immediate consideration for
                                        This form is only necessary for the following: August Camp, Cold River Camp, Echo Lake Camp,                     additional choices you’ve listed. If you are submitting a reservation for Cold
                                        Knubble Bay Camp, Ponkapoag Camp, and Three Mile Island.                                                         River or Three Mile Island, reservation forms postmarked April 1 will receive
                                        To make reservations for all other camps and locations, please refer to the reservations and policies            priority. Echo Lake and August Camp reservations postmarked March 1–April 1
                                        listed in each description.                                                                                      receive equal consideration.
                                        Camps that offer programs as part of the experience may require campers to sign a waiver of liability          • It’s past April 1 and you still want to join in on the fun? No problem. We may be able
                                        before confirming reservations. This liability waiver can be downloaded at:                                      to accommodate late requests due to last-minute cancellations. Many registrars main-
                                        www.outdoors.org/pdf/upload/camps-liability-waiver.pdf                                                           tain a waiting list—don’t hesitate to check in with any of your destination choices.

                                        NAME OF CAMP: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                        For period of (please give your choices):                                                               Preferred location at camp (if applicable):
                                        1st: ___________________ to ___________________                                                         1st: ______________________________________
                                        2nd: ___________________ to ___________________                                                         2nd: ______________________________________
                                        3rd: ___________________ to ___________________                                                         3rd: ______________________________________
                                        PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE
                                        Names                                                                                                    AMC Membership                                                                 Age (if under 21)
                                        (Please attach separate sheet with additional names)                                                     (Number and type if applicable)                                                (As of July 1, 2005)

                                        1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                        2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                        3. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                        4. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                        5. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                        6. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                        Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                        Home phone ____________________ Work phone _____________________ Email address __________________ License plate no. _________________

                                        Registration fee enclosed (see specific camp description) $ _______________

                                        MC/VISA _____________________________ Exp. date __________________ (Not accepted at all facilities; check camp descriptions)
                                        Self-addressed stamped envelope enclosed?                                             Yes______ No______
                                        Can you provide transportation for someone else in your area?                         Yes______ No______
                                        Do you need transportation?                                                           Yes______ No______                    Signed _________________________________________________

                                        Launch time desired (Three Mile Island only) _______________________________                                                Date ____________________________

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