New Trend: Vacationing at a Family Camp
over Mickey - a unique twist on the summer family
vacation has been around for over a decade but is
quickly catching on as the ultimate in family bonding
experience. Vacationing at a Family Camp is a new
trend thats appeal can't be overstated, yet most
practical, free-time adoring adults don't quite
grasp the idea of going to camp with their
kids. Family camps (think grown-up-friendly summer
camp with one-week-long sessions, comfortable beds
and good food) are known for wholesome, unplugged,
old-fashioned fun, and are becoming a popular option
for the typical modern-day, overscheduled family.
Parents and kids, busy going from school to soccer
games to dance lessons to scout meetings to tutoring,
want a chance to unwind in a pristine setting far
removed from the daily grind. And families really
like the idea once exposed to it, with camps averaging
a fifty percent return rate.
Camp is one of the fastest growing segments in the
camp industry. This alternative vacation choice
gives overscheduled families a chance to slow down,
unwind, reconnect and try something new. Medomak
Camp, located in the mid-coast region of Maine,
is one of the first original Family Camps and has
been a leader in this industry. Medomak has been
in the camp business for over a century and for
the last decade has dedicated their eight week summer
season exclusively to Family Camp.
arts & crafts, photography, lakeside activities,
and campfires every night are just the beginnings
of activities offered each week. How does the thought
of a chef preparing three healthy hearty meals a
day sound? Were not talking about your traditional
camp food. Think lobster, mussels, and homemade
muffins replete with fresh picked blueberries, pancakes
or cobbler enhanced with more of those blueberries,
salads made from just picked vegetables from the
about sagging tents, blowing up air mattresses or
sleeping on the cold, hard ground? Worry no more.
Clean pine cabins equipped with rocking chairs,
queen and twin size mattresses and box springs,
reading lights and private bathrooms with hot showers
offer welcome creature comforts. Adirondack chairs
strategically placed outside each cabin in the sunshine
entice you to enjoy a good book or a glass of wine
Mom and Dad "campers" at Medomak Camp
say that the main reason they come back is that
they leave content and relaxed, like they just had
a "real" vacation; a feeling strangely
absent after a week at the beach or Disney World.
As for Medomak's kid campers, their biggest complement
is that they don't want to leave camp at the end
of the week.
For more information about Medomak's Family Camps
(one of the first in the nation and an original
in the camping world), visit www.medomakcamp.com
or call 1-866-MEDOMAK.