|In a world that is becoming more and more homogenized, it can be difficult to find a place with beauty, character, and antiquity; a place that welcomes new experiences, yet has its own rich story to tell.|
Originally started in 1904 as a farming camp for city boys, Medomak has been a place for adventure and exploration for over four generations.
Throughout the first part of the century, its founder, Frank Poland, strove to create a challenging and rewarding outdoor experience for boys. In the early 60's the camp was extended to include girls, at which point Holly Stone, under whose leadership the camp currently stands, was to have her first experience as a camper. By the 70's she became head counselor, and when given the opportunity in 1994, Holly chose not to let the Medomak tradition fade.
For over a century, the 250 acre property, located just outside the small town of Washington, has maintained its founding purpose of providing respite from the complexities of our everyday lives. Generations of young men and women have grown up with the Medomak philosophy: expand yourself; compete with your own abilities and standards; set your own strategies and vigorously pursue your goals--but always remember the other person.
Today, Medomak's campus is home to three distinct but interconnected entities: a one hundred acre expanse of warm blueberry fields, pristine lake shoreline and cool pine forest which enfolds the Medomak Retreat Center, a non-profit girl's camp on a knoll facing sunsets over the lake, and Medomak Family Camp which includes fields of stars rising above the lake with its own private lakeside sandy cove.