From almost anywhere on the Med-O-Lark campus there is a view of Med-O-Lark’s beautiful, crystal clear, three mile lake. The lake is the heart of the camp’s extensive waterfront program. Med-O-Lark campers enjoy a pristine and quiet lake. There is little development on the lake’s banks, and there is no commercial activity permitted on it. As a result, Med-O-Lark has the good fortune of having nearly the entire lake to itself for its activities. During the summer, the lake reaches a refreshing 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Safety is the top priority on Med-O-Lark’s lake. Certified life guards are on duty at all times while campers are participating in waterfront activities. In addition, Med-O-Lark employs a “buddy system” whereby campers must always swim in pairs. While at the waterfront, campers are subject to constant supervision and are accountable to staff.
A diving board dock and slide dock frame the swimming area. Swimming lessons are available for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers. Only staff who have qualifications in Water Safety Instruction and CPR/ First Aid are utilized as instructors. Med-O-Lark’s waterfront program is outfitted with a full line of top-quality equipment to ensure fun, safe and educational camper experiences. Four Mastercraft/Mailbu speedboats are the workhorses behind the excellent waterskiing, wakeboarding and knee-boarding program. With specialized equipment and individualized instruction designed for first-time to advanced skiers, Med-O-Lark provides the best opportunity for beginners to learn and for more advanced riders to perfect their techniques and learn new tricks. All staff operating the power boats are licensed power-boat operators.
Med-O-Lark offers sailing for the beginner with Sunfish and Windsurfers. For the more experienced sailor, Lasers are used. Crew rowing is practiced with three, five-person boats. A large number of sea kayaks, canoes and river kayaks are always in use at camp. Pontoon boats are available for fishing and pleasure boating, and the paddle boats are always popular.