Children’s Summer Arts Colony
Camp Med-O-Lark seeks to supplement the home and school in providing children a fun, safe environment for social, mental, cultural and physical development.
Founded in 1967 as a non-competitive, non-traditional arts camp, Camp Med-O-Lark opened its arms to the creative, the curious and those free spirited. Ours is a place where everyone is encouraged to embrace their individualism, and where their unique talents will be nurtured to grow. Our philosophy incorporates the belief that exposure to the arts promotes positive self-expression in children, and that supporting artistic endeavors helps to build positive self esteem and a foundation for lifelong creativity. Additionally, in order to provide a harmonious balance in children’s pursuits, a wide array of recreational and physical activity electives are offered to ensure stimulation of both body and mind. Camp Med-O-Lark’s carefully constructed, diverse community draws from all walks of life and attracts campers from across the globe, as we feel this embodies the path for learning, growing and living most meaningfully.
Situated on 50 acres within peaceful, natural surroundings in the Maine woods, Camp Med-O-Lark exemplifies the ideal setting for spiritual and educational uplift. Our camp is located on a pleasant lakefront property that also houses a historic farm, creating a magical village which awakens the senses like few places can. It’s an atmosphere filled with arts, activities, laughter and fun. It’s an environment where friendships and memories form to last a lifetime.
Camp Med-O-Lark’s All-Elective activity schedule is designed for children to maximize choice and freedom. Campers choose five, one hour programs for a two-week session block. There is a two day drop/add period for curriculum adjusting. There are two, one hour free periods specifically designed each day for children to socialize, play, discover, relax, read, write, breathe, or most anything else they wish to spend time doing. There is a trip day and lazy day once weekly.