What is the ideal age of a camper at Medomak?
The best age for a camper at Medomak is five and older. A child needs an attention span of at least an hour to enjoy our morning activities. However, during scheduled morning activities children 2-4 can participate in supervised preschool activities. Please be aware during all other times all children are expected to be under the care of their parents.
How are your groups divided for activities?
We divide our campers into groups according to ages of the campers each given week. Each morning is spent getting to know your peers while participating in age appropriate activities.
Do adult campers have to attend activities?
No. This is your vacation, and we want you to enjoy yourself. That means being as active or as relaxed as you want. Some adults end up being our most enthusiastic campers and participate in every activity we can throw at them. Other adults feel perfectly content to read a book in a chair by the lake. We encourage both and there is never any pressure.
Do my children have to attend activities?
We highly encourage your children to participate in activities. However, if they choose not to participate, they must be supervised by a parent.
Can I attend activities with my children?
Absolutely, that’s why we’re a family camp!
What type of activities do you offer?
Every summer our activities include arts & crafts, archery, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, massage, nature, land sports and multiple other activities that vary depending on the talents of our staff.
Is this a good setting for family reunions or multiple families attending together?
Yes. Many families have come to camp with a related family or neighbor. When planning to bring multiple families to the camp, please consider a few things. We ask that multiple families attending as a group understand that they are part of a larger group of family campers that may or may not already know each other. Our goal is to create a community of all the families attending and we require family groups be aware of this dynamic. Our retreat center is also a wonderful setting for family reunions or groups that don’t necessarily require a lot of programming and desire exclusivity. Ask us about available dates.
Do you provide babysitting services?
Are the cabins on the lake?
Medomak has over 250 acres including a mile of private shoreline. Although our cabins do not have a lake view, a short 3-5 minute walk down the swim path from the cabins takes you to the lake and our private sandy cove. A dirt road also offers access to the lake.
What are your cabins like?
Each pine, one-room cabin is clean, bright and spacious. They feature a bathroom, separate shower and an extra vanity sink in the main cabin area. Simply put, our cabins are simple, in the New England tradition. There are creature comforts like reading lights, rocking chairs, comfortable beds (queen mattress and box spring for the parents/twin mattresses for the kids), and a writing table. Outside, you will find two adirondack chairs to enjoy the warms days and good books.
Can I bring my hair dryer?
You can bring it, but you can’t use it. Our cabin’s electrical wiring just isn’t designed to handle high-current appliances like hair dryers. You can always tell when someone sneaks in a hair dryer because the lights go out in a whole row of cabins 🙂
What is Out of Camp day? Does the camp schedule trips on these days?
Every Wednesday is Out of Camp day. We offer bag lunches to our campers and encourage them to explore Maine. We do not plan group trips for these days but will assist you in planning a fun day out of camp. See our area attractions page for great ideas on places to explore.
How far is Medomak from the ocean?
Camp is a short 30-minute drive to more than five port towns.
Can I bring a musical instrument with me to camp?
Yes! We strongly encourage our campers to bring their instruments and voices with them to the campfire each night.
What is there to do at night at camp?
Nightly campfires are held. Stargazing is great. Sing-a-longs, sharing with new friends, toasting marshmallows, catching fireflies and shadow puppets are a common occurrence. A screened-in library is available for your reading pleasure. Finally, a hand-built lean-to is open to campers for a beautiful overnight on the lake.
What are your meals like?
This is not your typical camp experience. Our chefs cook fresh, delicious and hearty meals served family style. We take pride in our local produce and seafood, and overall quality and variety. Is the food good? It better be! We eat it all summer long! Typical meals are as follows:
Breakfast – a selection of cereals, fruit, yogurt, toast and one hot entree is offered each morning (pancakes & bacon, eggs, oatmeal…).
Lunch – typically a soup and sandwich, salad and sandwich or bar-b-que is on the menu at noon.
Dinner – one entree, pasta, chicken, fish or meat, along with a salad, vegetable, starch. And, of course, dessert!
Can you accommodate kids who are picky eaters?
If ever a meal is served that makes a parent go, “mmmm!” and a kid go, “what is it?”, there will of course be a children’s alternative. And for the most picky of eaters, we always have good old Peanut Butter and Jelly available.
Can you accommodate special diets?
We provide well-balanced, varied meals. With notice, we can accommodate vegetarian/vegan diets. All meals have essential components that are gluten-free, but folks with celiac disease may be concerned that our kitchens cannot account for cross-contamination. Folks that prefer to eat gluten-free (or other special diets) may wish to bring along personal items to supplement their preferences.
Do campers have access to refrigeration for medications, special foods…?
Yes, a common refrigerator is located in the dining hall for campers to refrigerate necessities.
What is your alcohol policy at camp?
We do allow adults to have alcohol in camp: however, please remember that we are all role models – someone may be looking up to you – are your actions something you want to teach someone younger than yourself? Please keep this in mind if you are consuming alcohol. Strict moderation is OK. Getting drunk is not. For safety reasons we also ask that you refrain from consuming alcohol when boating and swimming. To put it plainly, alcohol & water activities don’t mix.
What is your smoking policy at camp?
Smoking (including pipes and cigars) is ONLY allowed in a designated area. For the enjoyment of other campers as well as their safety (think FIRE HAZARD), we ask that you respect this policy.
Does tuition cover everything at camp?
Tuition covers lodging, food and activities. We do NOT charge a rental fee for our boats or equipment. The only additional costs at camp are for massages and items purchased at our camp store (T-shirts, penny candy, post cards, etc.)
What are the check-in and check-out times?
Camp begins on Sunday with lunch (campers may check-in after 11:30 a.m.) and ends after breakfast on Saturday (checkout is 10 a.m.)
Does the camp provide linens and towels?
Yes, bedding and towels are covered in the price of tuition.
Are there laundry facilities at camp?
Yes, campers are welcome to use our washer and dryer for $2 per load. There is a common dtergent available in the laundry room.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express
Are campers allowed to bring their pets?
While we realize that your pet is another member of your family, for the safety of our capers, we ask that you leave your pets at home. We will be happy to put you in touch with local kennels, if needed.