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RAQUETTE LAKE, NEW YORK

Grandmothers and Granddaughters: Outdoor Adventures, Campfires and Creativity

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Program #9543RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.

Itinerary for Jul 7 — Jul 12, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: National Historic Landmark

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Po Box 40
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.sagamore.org

Room amenities: We do not have telephones or televisions in any rooms. Each room has a bedside lamp and an overhead light. Internet access is available for those with laptop computers.

Facility amenities: Great Camp Sagamore is located on Sagamore Lake, with an established swim area in season. Two of the lodges have a lounge area with working fireplaces. There is an outdoor firepit at our lean-to and access to 15 miles of hiking trails on State Land. We have great WIFI service for free.

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

Bathroom: Bathrooms are shared and in the hall. Some have claw foot tubs instead of showers.

Additional nights before: $99 per person per night.
Based on availability. Must call in advance to arrange.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 07 - Registration/Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Registration begins at 4:00PM at Great Camp Sagamore.

Dinner: 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. For Intergenerational programs, we try to meet the needs of both children and adults. 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: Welcome meeting and orientation to facility includes introductions and itinerary discussion. This program includes a variety of hand crafts. In the past we have knitted, decorated tee shirts with leaf prints, pressed flowers, made paper, collected pine cones and natural materials to adorn picture frames, and learned to quilt. Expect crafts similar to these and more!

Lodging: Great Camp Sagamore

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: National Historic Landmark

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Po Box 40
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.sagamore.org

Room amenities: We do not have telephones or televisions in any rooms. Each room has a bedside lamp and an overhead light. Internet access is available for those with laptop computers.

Facility amenities: Great Camp Sagamore is located on Sagamore Lake, with an established swim area in season. Two of the lodges have a lounge area with working fireplaces. There is an outdoor firepit at our lean-to and access to 15 miles of hiking trails on State Land. We have great WIFI service for free.

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

Bathroom: Bathrooms are shared and in the hall. Some have claw foot tubs instead of showers.

Additional nights before: $99 per person per night.
Based on availability. Must call in advance to arrange.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 08 - Outdoor activities, crafts, barn dance tonight.
Breakfast: 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: Morning options may include: BOATING. A boathouse orientation to prepare you for the canoeing trip. GAMES on the Playhouse lawn. You will learn Kubb, Bocci, ladder golf and croquet. Interpretive lake trail hike involving plant and animal identification and local history. We commonly find salamanders, frogs and toads. SINGING. Enjoy learning some favorite camp songs with an Adirondack folksinger. DANCING. You may also learn some steps in preparation for tonight's barn dance. Grandchildren dance with grandparents.

Lunch: Lunch 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: Options may include: CRAFTS & MUSIC (age-appropriate and based on the outdoor lessons we share this week). Craft and music sessions are about an hour long and scheduling often permits one class to follow the next on the same afternoon. SWIMMING or free time follows the two afternoon activities. At about 4:30PM each day, all the grandchildren in camp play games, lead by the outdoor education staff and give the grandparents a chance to rest and socialize.

Dinner: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Evening: BARN DANCE. Grandparents and grandchildren are partners for these fun and lively square dances and you will get to know everyone else in camp.

Lodging: Great Camp Sagamore

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: National Historic Landmark

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Po Box 40
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.sagamore.org

Room amenities: We do not have telephones or televisions in any rooms. Each room has a bedside lamp and an overhead light. Internet access is available for those with laptop computers.

Facility amenities: Great Camp Sagamore is located on Sagamore Lake, with an established swim area in season. Two of the lodges have a lounge area with working fireplaces. There is an outdoor firepit at our lean-to and access to 15 miles of hiking trails on State Land. We have great WIFI service for free.

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

Bathroom: Bathrooms are shared and in the hall. Some have claw foot tubs instead of showers.

Additional nights before: $99 per person per night.
Based on availability. Must call in advance to arrange.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 09 - Hike on the lake trail, crafts/music, campfire to...
Breakfast: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Morning: Morning options may include: STREAMWALK to investigate the aquatic life stream. We usually find crayfish, spiders and a variety of insects. CANOEING to the beach and walking along the sandbar.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Afternoon activities may include: CRAFTS or NATURE DISCOVERY where we will look for the variety of animals that inhabit the area around camp. Typically we will see deer and their fawns, snowshoe hares and cottontail rabbits, moths, butterflies, salamanders, snakes and frogs. MUSIC: your group will learn a song to share at Creativity night.

Dinner: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Evening: CAMPFIRE tonight. We will sing a number of favorite old camp songs and may learn a few new ones. Grandchildren will share stories about their families that they have learned from their grandparents and we will finish the evening with a favorite campfire treat.

Lodging: Great Camp Sagamore

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: National Historic Landmark

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Po Box 40
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.sagamore.org

Room amenities: We do not have telephones or televisions in any rooms. Each room has a bedside lamp and an overhead light. Internet access is available for those with laptop computers.

Facility amenities: Great Camp Sagamore is located on Sagamore Lake, with an established swim area in season. Two of the lodges have a lounge area with working fireplaces. There is an outdoor firepit at our lean-to and access to 15 miles of hiking trails on State Land. We have great WIFI service for free.

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

Bathroom: Bathrooms are shared and in the hall. Some have claw foot tubs instead of showers.

Additional nights before: $99 per person per night.
Based on availability. Must call in advance to arrange.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 10 - Canoeing, free time this afternoon or an optional...
Canoeing, free time this afternoon or an optional craft in camp, concert tonight.

Breakfast: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Morning: CRAFT, MUSIC and OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, will be juggled so that each participant gets to enjoy each of the activities for the week.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: FREE TIME: The Adirondack Park is the size of Vermont, so we try to allow families at least a little time to explore the region, if they desire. Families may spend the day out of camp exploring local venues or choose to participate in a special crafts project in camp (extra fee incurred).

Dinner: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Evening: CONCERT tonight by our own musicians.

Lodging: Great Camp Sagamore

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: National Historic Landmark

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Po Box 40
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.sagamore.org

Room amenities: We do not have telephones or televisions in any rooms. Each room has a bedside lamp and an overhead light. Internet access is available for those with laptop computers.

Facility amenities: Great Camp Sagamore is located on Sagamore Lake, with an established swim area in season. Two of the lodges have a lounge area with working fireplaces. There is an outdoor firepit at our lean-to and access to 15 miles of hiking trails on State Land. We have great WIFI service for free.

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

Bathroom: Bathrooms are shared and in the hall. Some have claw foot tubs instead of showers.

Additional nights before: $99 per person per night.
Based on availability. Must call in advance to arrange.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 11 - Outdoor activity, finish crafts, prepare for Crea...
Outdoor activity, finish crafts, prepare for Creativity Night and a closing ceremony.

Breakfast: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Morning: Morning options may include: CRAFTS or NATURE EXPLORATION, an interpretive lake trail hike involving plant and animal identification and local history. We commonly find salamanders, frogs and toads.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Afternoon activities may include: NATURE GAMES learning about characteristics of Adirondack animals and the concept of camouflage. Complete your CRAFTS project or practice MUSIC in preparation for tonight's Creativity Night.

Dinner: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Evening: CREATIVITY NIGHT. Show the favorite craft you made this week, sing a song or tell a joke, and be ready to applaud for everyone else! It is a great way to round out our time together.

Lodging: Great Camp Sagamore

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 12 - Good-byes
Breakfast: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Morning: Say good-bye to the friends you have spent the week with. Check-out is at 10A.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Raquette Lake
Adirondack MuseumRegional museum of very high quality.
For additional information, visit: www.adkmuseum.org
Raquette Lake NavigationBoat Tour of Raquette Lake.
For additional information, visit: www.raquettelakenavigation.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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