Dear Medomak campers and retreat participants,
It is with a very heavy heart that we are cancelling our summer 2020 season. In order to inhibit the spread of Corona virus, the Governor of Maine has extended through the month of August a 14-day quarantine period for ALL people entering the state. The specifics of the quarantine are such that no stays shorter than 14 days are permitted, thus impacting every one of our programs. While we are devastated, we fully support the Governor’s decision, as the health and welfare of our campers and participants, staff, and local community is, has, and always will be, of our upmost concern.
In the 116 year history of Medomak, never has there been a summer where the camp was unable to open its doors, and these past six weeks have been frenzied with developing contingency plans and imagining various scenarios of how we could best operate safely amidst a pandemic. Ultimately the decision was made for us. And while we are feeling a small sense of relief, knowing that the weight is off our shoulders, we are also grieving. Grieving for you and your missed experiences at camp, grieving for the staff we cannot employ, and grieving for the lasting impact COVID-19 will have on the local, national, and global community.
It is our sincere hope that from this experience we will all safely emerge. The decision to close for the season helps ensure that we do. Rest assured our resolve moving forward is to focus on the future of Medomak and our summer community— including how best to adapt to possibly changing requirements and standards, meeting the needs of our campers and participants, and maintaining our meaning and purpose. We will remain in contact to keep you apprised of our progress and status. Please stay tuned, stay in touch, stay safe, and remember the other fellow.
The Medomak Team
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.