April 3, 2006
Brits are Discovering Travel in the US is Affordable, Fun and Family Friendly
Several British families have discovered a perfect vacation spot in the Northeastern United States. According to the “Discover New England” website, the northeastern U.S. attracts a little less than 10% of all British visitors to the United States. Families from London, Cambridge and Essex have vacationed at Medomak Camp in Washington, Maine. With the value of the dollar strong and camp tuition being all inclusive, more and more Brits are finding it an affordable way to not only visit but experience the United States.
Medomak Camp, founded in 1904, is a traditional American summer camp that today has a unique twist; we welcome the entire family! We offer eight, one week sessions of camp fun for ages 2 to 102! Families sleep on comfortable beds in spacious pine cabins, eat delicious hearty meals prepared by our chef (using fresh herbs and vegetables from our organic gardens) and enjoy activities such as archery, arts and crafts, tennis and naturalist activities. For our adult campers we also offer yoga, gallery walks, Maine beer and cheese tasting as well as offering massages by a certified massage therapist on staff. Our camp boasts a sandy cove on a pristine lake where campers can sail, swim, fish, kayak, scull, canoe or participate in a daily lakeside arts project. Campers enjoy nightly campfires as well as dark starry skies (including star walks!). Of course, the essential campfire treat of s’mores, a toasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker “sandwich”, is a staple at Medomak!
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Our second summer at Medomak, we just couldn't stay away! I only wish we could stay longer. My children and their camp friends were practically inseparable and the laughter and childlike enthusiasm was a wonderful thing to behold. We are all looking forward to coming back next year!