2021 COLD RIVER CAMP RESERVATIONS - Summer Season and Extension

To view weeks for the summer season and extension, see our calendar, here: 2021 CRC Calendar

If you are looking for reservation information for our Winter Cabin or Offseason (non-summer/extension) please see:
Reservations - Offseason
Reservations - Winter Cabin

After careful research, the Summer Planning Committee has created a plan for safe access to Cold River Camp while the pandemic continues. The basics include reduced guest capacity, 3 homemade take-out meals/day, modifications to bathrooms along COVID guidelines, and hike consultants. We will keep abreast of the AMC, CDC, and State of NH guidelines and adjust accordingly. Hiking, blueberry picking, swimming in the Cold River, and relaxing in Camp – please read the Covid Plan FAQ sheet that follows! We hope you, your friends, and family can take advantage of this opportunity in 2021 as we look forward to being altogether again in 2022. See below for the latest reservation information, updated 2/15/21. This has been updated since emails were sent out in the fall and early winter, so please review for the latest changes!

2021 CRC Covid Plan / Frequently Asked Questions

2021 Specials

Special Family Offer - Kids Stay at Cold River Camp 50%!

Weeks 1 &2 only (June 27 - July 3 and July 4 - July 10, 2020)

We are resuming this special which has been popular in recent years to bring families new and old together. 2021 represents unique challenges to the camp. Instead of Kids Stay Free we are offering Kids Stay 50% off for each of the first two weeks of camp. For the weeks of June 27 – July 3 and July 4 – July 10, 2021 any paying adult guest may bring up to two children under the age of 12 50% off. This offer is good for all Cold River Camp guests during these first two weeks, old time campers or new first time campers. Offer is limited to one full week only per family, cannot be be used with a partial week.

                                                                    2021 Rates*





Adults (17 years & older)



Youth (12 -16 years)



Child (3 - 11 years)•



Young Child (1 - 2 years)•



Infant < 1•



'Summer daily rate is 1/5 weekly rate; reservations accepted by CRC Manager after June 20.

* Rates include a one-time $20 fee (summer) and $10 fee (extension) for extra costs associated with COVID-19. All rates are with the AMC member discount benefit. Non-member rates are 20% higher.   Join AMC/renew AMC membership now.

• In same cabin with parent/s or adult/s.  Age is as of 1/1/2021.

For cabin information go to the cabin table.

Summer, Extension, and Sampler rates include all meals, lodging, taxes, firewood, ice and support of AMC programs.

Reservation Policy and Process

Summer Season Full Week Reservations:

·      NEW: Full week reservations will consist of six nights instead of the usual seven, with Sunday arrival and Saturday morning departure. This will allow the Croo and staff the extra time necessary to thoroughly clean cabins, bathrooms, the kitchen and other spaces. 

·      NEW: Full week reservation requests are accepted by mail beginning March 1st

·      Reservation requests postmarked from March 1st through March 20th are co-mingled and processed using a lottery system.

·      Applicants excluded from their first choice of dates will receive immediate consideration for any alternative dates they have listed. Inclusion of alternative dates will not reduce your chance of getting your first choice.

·      Reservations postmarked starting March 21st are welcome and will be considered in the order in which they are received, and after all those postmarked in March have been processed.


Summer Season Partial Week Reservations:

·      Reservation requests for partial weeks are accepted beginning April 19th subject to availability. 


Extension Season Full Week Reservations

·      The same registration process is used for the week of Extension that surrounds Labor Day as during the Summer Season (see above). However, due to much lower demand for this week, openings are likely to be available right up to the very week itself in September. If you are checking for availability after June 20, we strongly advise you to contact the Camp Manager directly (see bottom of this page for contact information). 


Extension Season Partial Week Reservations:

·      Partial week reservation requests, with a required two night minimum, are accepted beginning April 19th subject to availability. 


All reservations require a deposit.

·      Regular season: $200 per person.

·      Extension season: $100 per person.

·      Reservation deposits are not transferrable.

·      Cash or checks are accepted; please make checks payable to AMC Cold River Camp. 

·      At this time, Cold River Camp cannot accept credit cards or electronic payments.

·      The entire deposit is applied to your bill; the remainder is payable at camp.



·      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. 

·      If, within 14 days prior to arrival to Camp, you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or have been exposed to COVID please do not come to Camp. If you experience COVID symptoms while at Camp, you will be asked to leave. The Manager will discuss your reservation options at that time. 

·      If the entire Camp season is cancelled due to state or AMC regulations, the full amount will be refunded. 

·      Cold River Camp recommends that campers purchase travel insurance to cover expenses in the case of personal cancellation and in the case of Camp cancellation.  

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


How to Request a Reservation:

To request a reservation you must mail these five items:

1.     A completed Reservation Form, up to ten people per form.

2.     A completed  AMC Liability-Waiver Form for each member of your party.  (Without this completed form we cannot process your reservation request.)

3.     A completed AMC Cold River Camp Common Safety Expectations Agreement Form

4.     A check payable to AMC Cold River Camp to cover a deposit of $200 per person per week for summer, $100 per person for Extension Season.  Remainder of bill is payable at camp (no credit cards).

5.     A business-size self-addressed stamped envelope.


Summer Season and Extension Reservation requests from March 1st to June 20th:
Lois Winkler, Registrar, 17 Southview St., Pleasantville, NY 10570

 (914) 747-3194, before 9 PM, please.

Reservations requests after June 20th:
Managers, AMC Cold River Camp, 32 AMC Road, Chatham, NH 03813-5201

(603) 694-3291

Last update 2/21/2021
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