Medomak Family Camp History | Medomak Family Camp

Established 1904. Reimagined 1994.


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 experience, 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 Cub camp at Medomak became Medokawanda Camp for girls, the sister camp of Medomak. At this point Holly Stone, current owner of Medomak, 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 achievements–but always remember the other person.

Today, Medomak’s campus is home to three distinct but inter-connected entities: Medomak’s Family Camp which includes fields of stars rising above the lake with its own private lakeside sandy cove, a rental site on a knoll facing sunsets over the lake, and a one hundred acre expanse of warm blueberry fields, pristine lake shoreline and cool pine forest which enfolds the Medomak Retreat Center.