We invite all alumni and alumnae of Dartmouth College or any of its graduate programs and any current student to join the DOCNC, use the cabin and participate in our club activities. We're also always grateful for help from those with useful expertise, whether that be in fundraising, firewood stacking, or home repairs.
As of January 1, 2018 we eliminated membership dues for the DOCNC. The only requirement to rent the cabin will be participation in ONE of the DOCNC Cabin work weekends over a 24 month period. Work weekends are held in the Spring and Fall of each year in order to do routine maintenance on the cabin and prepare it for the change in seasons. Work weekends are free to attend, and include lots of food, fun and good company along with a little bit of sweat.
Only DOCNC members can reserve the cabin. Members also receive periodic DOCNC emails/newsletters, advance notice of club events and occasional discounts and insider tracks on out-o-doors stuff!
The DOCNC community and cabin are incredible assets for all Dartmouth alumni/ae and their friends and families. The cabin is a truly magical place, a piece of New Hampshire transplanted to California. It has served as the entry point to Dartmouth on the West Coast for countless new students and graduates, and it provides a way of reconnecting with the Dartmouth community for more "mature" alumni/ae.
Although the club has nurtured the cabin through decades of Sierra storms, but maintaining a cabin in the woods can be hard (and costly!) work.
We have a close relationship with the College, but we do not receive any funding from them. We run the club and manage the cabin based solely on donations and rental fees. Our budget has historically been small, as our needs have been few aside from property taxes and liability insurance.
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