Camelot Keyholder Training and Work Day

David Lawrence (Camelot Manager)
Trip date
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Difficulty rating
Wear work clothes (not your $600 puffy jacket) and be prepared to work outdoors rain or shine.

The keyholder training consists of a work day where we will perform maintenance on the cabin and grounds. During the day, we will take a break for the cabin managers to explain how the cabin works. After you attend this training, you can reserve and use Camelot whenever you want. Existing keyholders are also welcome to attend.

Please plan to arrive at the cabin by 9:30am on Saturday. This means leaving Boston no later than 7am. If there are any drivers who want to head up on Friday night, the cabin will be open. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the cabin. We'll wrap up by 5pm at the latest. Typically some folks will head home right away and others will stay through Sunday in order to go hiking or climbing or just relax around the campfire on Saturday night.

There are a wide variety of projects planned for the weekend. We have to take down some trees, split our heating wood for next winter, stabilize the entry trail against ongoing erosion, and clear blowdowns from around the property. Inside the cabin, we'll be organizing the kitchen, cleaning out the lost and found, installing a new lock on the front door, and continuing the ongoing improvements to electrical infrastructure and lighting.

After lunch, we'll take a break from work for a brainstorming session about the new bunkhouse to be built on the property in the next 5-10 years. This project is in the earliest stages of planning and we are seeking community input about all aspects of the project. More details will be provided during the discussion.

Signups for this trip close on Tuesday, May 16. We will attempt to facilitate ride sharing between drivers and car-less individuals -- please watch for an email to this effect on Wednesday, May 17. If you need to drop out of the trip for any reason, please do so on or before May 16. Dropping out after May 16 makes things much harder to organize and may jeopardize your ability to become a keyholder in the future.

You must have signed a MITOC liability waiver in order to attend this trip. MITOC membership is not required to come to the keyholder training, although you will have to become a member before you can reserve the cabin.


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
May 5, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Signups closed at
May 16, 2017, 7 p.m.

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