Cold River Camp

Cold River Camp

Since 1919, Cold River Camp has offered guests an authentic New England hiking camp experience in the White Mountains, great for all ages. Surrounded by the mountains of Evans Notch, Cold River Camp is within striking distance of The Presidentials and the Saco and Androscoggin Rivers.

Full-week reservations open January 1. Partial-week reservations open April 1.

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Season Dates

Full Season Dates
June 25, 2022 – August 27, 2022

Extension Season Dates
August 27, 2022 – September 5, 2022

Winter Cabin
October 12, 2022 – May 4, 2022

 

Hike by day in the surrounding mountains of Evans Notch, or venture further afield, returning each night to your woodland cabin and a community dining experience in the Conant Lodge. Go for a swim in the Cold River, followed by a hot shower and evening programs.

 

Accommodations

Charming rustic cabins offer single, double, and family occupancy. Kerosene lamps, wood stoves or fireplaces, and lovely views make each cabin unique and welcoming. A historic central lodge with living and dining rooms, recreation hall, library, and tea house. Delicious homestyle meals served family style at breakfast and dinner, and a trail lunch daily. Indoor bathroom facilities with hot showers or baths. Linens provided during the summer season. Several cabins are wheelchair accessible as are the bathroom/shower. For more information on accommodations and camp amenities.

Accessibility

Cabins are wheelchair accessible as are the bathroom/shower, central lodge, dining hall, and recreation hall.

Rates

Member
Summer (weekly rate): $700 per adult (17 and older); $525 per youth (12 to 16 years); $350 per child (2 to 11 years); Free per young child (under 2)

Extension Season (daily rate): $90 per adult (17 and older); $75 per youth (12 to 16 years); $45 per child (2 to 11 years)

Non-member
Summer (weekly rate): $840 per adult (17 and older); $630 per youth (12 to 16 years); $420 per child (2 to 11 years); Free per young child (under 2)

Extension Season (daily rate): $108 per adult (17 and older); $90 per youth (12 to 16 years); $54 per child (2 to 11 years)

Rates include meals, cabin, cabin firewood, ice, taxes, and AMC service charges.

2022 Specials

Kids Stay Free Weeks 1 + 2

Up to two children, under 12, per paying adult can stay for free at Cold River Camp for one week, either June 25 – July 2 or July 2 – July 9. This offer is good for all CRC camp guests during these first two weeks, old time campers or new first-time campers.

Winter Cabin 
$94/per night for a six-bunk cabin. Learn more about Winter Cabin at the Cold River Camp website. Rates include cabin, cabin firewood, ice, taxes, and AMC service charges.

Reservations & Policies

January 1 – January 31: Full week reservation requests are accepted via mail and grouped as part of a lottery.

February 1: Full week reservation requests are accepted via mail, first come, first serve.

April 1: Partial week and Online reservation requests are accepted with a 3 night minimum, starting or ending on a Saturday. Online reservation only will support payment using credit cards.

Reservation Information and Forms

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

(Last Updated 12/19/21)
To provide an environment that allows Cold River Camp to operate during the pandemic while mitigating risk for all guests and staff, we have modified our operations based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), input from AMC’s medical advisor, and in response to specific guidance in the states in which we operate.

AMC requires Cold River Camp guests to be fully vaccinated or share the results of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival date. Any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) is an acceptable vaccine for the purposes of this policy. Fully vaccinated is defined by the CDC here. Guests aged 2-5 currently ineligible for a COVID-19 vaccine will be required to submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. Guests under the age of 2 are exempt from testing requirements.

Guests who plan to participate in any volunteer-led outings, such as hikes led by our volunteer hike leaders, will be required to complete AMC’s Confidential Medical Form, which includes a field and associated attestation form to verify vaccination status. Guests not planning to participate in any volunteer-led outings do not need to complete the Confidential Medical Form.

To Make a Reservation

  1. Complete the reservation form (up to 10 people per request)
  2. A completed AMC Liability-Waiver Form for each member of your party.
  3. If you do not plan to go on volunteer led outings/hikes: A completed Vaccine Policy Form, up to 4 people per form.
    If you do plan to go on volunteer led outings/hikes: A completed Confidential Medical Form, which includes a field and associated attestation form to verify vaccination status.
  4. Mail your check, reservation form, liability forms, and self-addressed, stamped envelope to:Before June 20:
    Registrar Lois Winkler
    17 Southview Street
    Pleasantville, NY 10570
    Phone: 914-747-3194 (before 9:00 p.m. EST)After June 20:
    Cold River Camp Managers
    32 AMC Road
    Chatham, NH 03813
    Phone: 603-694-3291

 

Cancellations

Cancellations received prior to May 1 will receive a 50% deposit refund. No deposit refunds will be made after May 1.

In fairness to those denied space, payment in full is required if a cancellation request is not received at least 14 days prior to scheduled arrival.

Payment in full is required if a cancellation request is not received at least 14 days prior to scheduled arrival.

 

Getting Here

Cold River Camp is located in Chatham, N.H. off Route 113/Main Road. From NH-16 North, take the NH-25 East ramp to Center Ossipee/Portland, Maine. Continue for 5 miles, then turn left onto NH-153 North. Continue on NH-153 N for 12.5 miles, then turn right onto Stark Road. In 3 miles, turn right onto NH-113 East and follow that to the camp (approximately 24 miles). The camp itself will be on the right-hand side of the road and is marked by a large stone mill wheel, but it’s easy to drive by. Look for the sign that says AMC Cold River Camp. Be aware there is also a public campground a little farther north called Cold River Campground. This is not us. If you reach the Baldface parking lot or the National Forest Campground, you’ve gone too far north.