Ponkapoag Camp Local Website

This is the local website of Ponkapoag camp, which is part of the Appalachian Mountain Club. The main Appalachian Mountain Club website can be found by clicking here..


General Information about Ponkapoag Camp:

The best of both worlds! Spread along the banks of a 230-acre Ponkapoag Pond in the 8,500-acre MDC Blue Hills Reservation, the camp offers a wilderness experience just 15 minutes from Boston. Here you'll enjoy a rustic environment, be able to help preserve this critical area, and have the chance to volunteer to keep the Ponkapoag spirit alive!

Season Dates
Open year-round.


 20 cabins (sleep four to six).

 Bunks with mattresses (bring sleeping bag).

 Wood stove (firewood is available for purchase, or may be gathered on-site).

 No electricity.

 No running water. Bring your own drinking water.


 Limited tent sites.


Activities: Hiking, paddling, swimming, skiing, camping.


To make a reservation please fill out the this form.


Current users of the camp can access a private portion of this website to share exchange photos and other detailed information on camp activities. The private portion of this website can be entered by clicking here, password required.


For more information, contact Trisha Minton (caretaker) at 781-961-7007, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., or write Trisha Minton, AMC Ponkapoag Camp, P.O. Box 582, Randolph, MA 02368.