Camping at Acadia for Juneteenth Weekend 2022

Aneeqa Muzammil, Asha Park-Carter, Daniel Montgomery, Florian Pagnoux, Oomi Pammit
Trip date
Friday, June 17th, 2022
Difficulty rating
Being a MITOC member


A three-day, multi-activity tent camping holiday weekend/


Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, a 108 square mile island off the coast of Maine.


Our campground reservation begins at noon on Friday, June 17 and ends at noon on Monday, June 20.

Action Dates

  • Wednesday, May 25: Trip sign-up begins at 9:00
  • Friday, June 3rd: Trip sign-up closes and lottery runs at noon
  • Wednesday, June 8th: Trip fee payment deadline at noon for participants that cleared the lottery at the first run. Participants added from the waitlist have 3 days to pay the fee to secure their spot on the trip
  • Wednesday, June 15th: Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting at 6:00 pm in 1-190.
  • Friday, June 17th: Trip departure!


You must be a MITOC member to participate in this trip. If you are not yet a member, click here to join.

About the Lottery

The trip has a capacity limit of 80 participants. When the lottery runs at noon on Friday, June 3rd, an initial population for the trip will be selected and placed on the cleared list by the lottery. Anyone not selected by the lottery will be placed on a waitlist. As participants withdraw or are removed from the cleared list (as always happens) during the next ten days, participants from the waitlist will be cleared to replace those who have withdrawn or been removed.


The $45 non-refundable trip fee includes 3 nights of camping at our reserved campsite. The trip fee does not include food or transportation or firewood), nor does it include rental fees for gear (tents, sleeping bags and other gear available for rent from MITOC at below-belief prices). To provide transportation, we organize a rideshare through which members who have cars share space and operating costs of their cars with members who need rides to, from and on the island. MIT students, faculty and staff can rent cars for the rideshare under an MIT corporate discount program as described here. If you are an MIT student and the trip fee and/or gear rental fees prevent you from participating in this trip, please contact


Popular activities during this tent camping weekend may include hiking, climbing, biking, boating, surfing, sailing, swimming (if you dare), bird watching, whale watching, sky watching (mostly at night), people watching (anytime), eating, sleeping, and invent-your-own activities in the company of 80 other outdoor-driven MITOC members. MITOC will provide the organizational energy and resources necessary to make the Acadia Weekend Trip happen, including participant registration, rideshare organization, and a reserved group campsite (with hot showers), but scheduling activities and deciding what to do on a day-to-day basis will be left to you and other participants to develop either individually or collaboratively. More information about activities and opportunities for collaboration will be provided at the pre-trip meeting on Wednesday, June 15th.

About the Island

Acadia's bold mountains and stunning coastal scenery make it one of the most unique hiking and climbing destinations on the East Coast. Only in Acadia can you scale sheer cliffs that rise precipitously out of the sea. From an ecological standpoint, Acadia is one of the most diverse national parks in America. With elevations ranging from sea-level to 1,500 feet, the landscape boasts rugged mountains, forests, lakes and wetlands. Outside of a tropical rainforest, there are few places in the world with so much natural diversity packed into such a small space. Check here for updated information from the National Park Service, including maps, regulations, temporary trail closures, and current conditions for specific activities. Check here for a map of the island with links to points of interest and commercial support services and facilities.


Have questions about the trip? Fill out this form, or bring them to the Pre-Trip Meeting on Wednesday, June 15th


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
May 25, 2022, 9 a.m.
Signups closed at
June 3, 2022, noon
Signups for this trip are closed.