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RAQUETTE LAKE, NEW YORK

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Program #16454RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Sagamore is at 1900 feet.

Equipment Requirements
Bring your own kayak, paddle, PFD, spray skirt, etc. or use the ones provided. See packing list please.

Itinerary for Sep 29 — Oct 2, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: Sagamore’s authentic buildings dating from 1897 are situated on a peninsula jutting into pristine and picturesque Sagamore Lake. The Adirondack Forest Preserve surrounds the entire 27-building Sagamore estate owned by the Alfred Vanderbilt family from 1901-1954. Its wood and stone buildings are the vernacular rustic architecture on which our National Park lodges were modeled. Sagamore’s remote location removed from the normal hubbub will allow your full concentration on learning, the camaraderie of the people at hand, the extraordinary beauty of the land, and the history that envelops you.

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.sagamore.org.

Room amenities: All rooms are historic.

Facility amenities: As a guest at Sagamore, you will be accommodated in our historic buildings in (mostly) double occupancy rooms with twin beds and bathrooms, many with footed tubs, in the hallways. Most of our guests are housed in one of our three lodges each sleeping 20. There are no telephones in rooms, no cell service, and no TV so your relaxation is assured. Our chef will carefully prepare buffet meals from which you will make your selections. The buffet is served in our paneled dining room with splendid views of Sagamore Lake. Everyone is called to meals by the bell. One of the highlights of our dining experience is our excellent water. Please do not bring bottled water with you. You may purchase beer and wine to accompany your meal. The dining hall seats 84. During free time many of our guests enjoy our 20 miles of hiking trails, playing giant lawn games, and canoeing. Sagamore also recommends its history-based DVDs. Porch-sitting is also highly recommended.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Baths are often in hall ways.

Additional nights before: 99
Please call for availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 29 - Arrival/Orientation
Arrive To: Check in is from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 P.M. The chef will carefully prepare buffet meals provided in our paneled dining room with splendid views of Sagamore Lake. Dinners typically include selections such as: a hot entry, like creamed chicken over biscuits, veggie lasagna, pot roast, spaghetti/meat balls, roasted turkey, stuffed pork loin, or ham; salads, along with several dressing choices; potatoes, rice or pasta; a vegetable choice; bread or rolls; milk or juice. Coffee & tea are always available Note: Sagamore's buffet line is bountiful and varied. If you do not think that you can choose the foods you need for your special diet from the buffet, please supplement with your own that may be stored for your convenience in our walk-in cooler and/or cooked in an available microwave. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Sagamore's water is pure and delicious. Please do not bring bottled water.

Evening: After dinner there will be introductions, orientation, and a schedule overview. There will also be a 15 minute DVD about Sagamore's history. Sagamore was the wilderness retreat of the Alfred Vanderbilt family for over 50 years. There is also a video presentation on kaykaing.

Lodging: Sagamore

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Sagamore’s authentic buildings dating from 1897 are situated on a peninsula jutting into pristine and picturesque Sagamore Lake. The Adirondack Forest Preserve surrounds the entire 27-building Sagamore estate owned by the Alfred Vanderbilt family from 1901-1954. Its wood and stone buildings are the vernacular rustic architecture on which our National Park lodges were modeled. Sagamore’s remote location removed from the normal hubbub will allow your full concentration on learning, the camaraderie of the people at hand, the extraordinary beauty of the land, and the history that envelops you.

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.sagamore.org.

Room amenities: All rooms are historic.

Facility amenities: As a guest at Sagamore, you will be accommodated in our historic buildings in (mostly) double occupancy rooms with twin beds and bathrooms, many with footed tubs, in the hallways. Most of our guests are housed in one of our three lodges each sleeping 20. There are no telephones in rooms, no cell service, and no TV so your relaxation is assured. Our chef will carefully prepare buffet meals from which you will make your selections. The buffet is served in our paneled dining room with splendid views of Sagamore Lake. Everyone is called to meals by the bell. One of the highlights of our dining experience is our excellent water. Please do not bring bottled water with you. You may purchase beer and wine to accompany your meal. The dining hall seats 84. During free time many of our guests enjoy our 20 miles of hiking trails, playing giant lawn games, and canoeing. Sagamore also recommends its history-based DVDs. Porch-sitting is also highly recommended.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Baths are often in hall ways.

Additional nights before: 99
Please call for availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 30 - Class/Class on the water/Lecture
Note: Lectures and hands on

Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8:00 A.M. All breakfasts are served in the Vanderbilt dining hall, with lovely views of the sun rising over the mountains of the Blue Ridge Wilderness. Breakfast choices typically include selections such as: one hot entry, like blueberry pancakes, egg strata, french toast, or scrambled eggs; hot & cold cereal & milk; a variety of donuts, bagels & pastries; and several juices. Coffee, tea, and very pure Sagamore water are always available to guests.

Morning: Begin with boat house orientation followed by equipment and gear explanations. The history of kayaking will be followed by basic paddling instruction.

Lunch: Lunch is at noon in the Sagamore dining hall. Lunches typically include selections such as: sandwich meats, cheeses, breads and condiments: a hot entree like macaroni & cheese or soup; various salads, like cole slaw or potato salad; cookies or granola bars; a variety of fresh fruits; milk and a variety of juices or lemonade. Coffee, tea, Sagamore water are always available.

Afternoon: Continuing instruction and paddling around Sagamore Lake.

Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 P.M.

Evening: Tonight we will learn a bit about Sagamore OR will have a special kayaking lecture by our instructor.

Lodging: Sagamore

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Sagamore’s authentic buildings dating from 1897 are situated on a peninsula jutting into pristine and picturesque Sagamore Lake. The Adirondack Forest Preserve surrounds the entire 27-building Sagamore estate owned by the Alfred Vanderbilt family from 1901-1954. Its wood and stone buildings are the vernacular rustic architecture on which our National Park lodges were modeled. Sagamore’s remote location removed from the normal hubbub will allow your full concentration on learning, the camaraderie of the people at hand, the extraordinary beauty of the land, and the history that envelops you.

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.sagamore.org.

Room amenities: All rooms are historic.

Facility amenities: As a guest at Sagamore, you will be accommodated in our historic buildings in (mostly) double occupancy rooms with twin beds and bathrooms, many with footed tubs, in the hallways. Most of our guests are housed in one of our three lodges each sleeping 20. There are no telephones in rooms, no cell service, and no TV so your relaxation is assured. Our chef will carefully prepare buffet meals from which you will make your selections. The buffet is served in our paneled dining room with splendid views of Sagamore Lake. Everyone is called to meals by the bell. One of the highlights of our dining experience is our excellent water. Please do not bring bottled water with you. You may purchase beer and wine to accompany your meal. The dining hall seats 84. During free time many of our guests enjoy our 20 miles of hiking trails, playing giant lawn games, and canoeing. Sagamore also recommends its history-based DVDs. Porch-sitting is also highly recommended.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Baths are often in hall ways.

Additional nights before: 99
Please call for availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 01 - Class trip on the water/Relaxing evening
Note: Hands on and field trip

Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8:00 A.M.. We will pack out our lunch for our out trip. Pack lunches consist of cold-cuts, chips or pretzels, fruits and vegetables, yogurt, juices, and cookies or other snacks,

Morning: This is an outtrip on one of the many waterways near Sagamore. The goal for this session will be practice, practice, practice . . . that feels like fun, fun, fun as we visit a larger, neighboring lake in the Raquette Lake area. The group will decide when to stop for lunch.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Afternoon: After lunch and more paddling we will head home to Sagamore. There will be a bit of time for rest before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 in the dining hall.

Evening: Tonight we will be entertained by a storyteller or learn more about the history of the camp or the Adirondack Park region. Afterwards, there will be time for board games, jig saw puzzles, or a campfire at Sagamore's rustic lean-to. .

Lodging: Sagamore

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, October 02 - Program Overview
Breakfast: After 8:00 A.M. breakfast we will meet one more time for water work, evaluations and wrap-up.

Morning: Kayaking overview, including a Q&A with the instructor. We'll say our good-byes by 10:00.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Sagamore Institute-Raquette Lake, NY
Adirondack MuseumCalled the "Smithsonian of the Adirondacks" and located in nearby Blue Mountain Lake.
For additional information, visit: www.adirondackmuseum.org

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences

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