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RAQUETTE LAKE, NEW YORK

Boat-Building and Canoe Skills: Grand's Camp at Adirondack Great Camp

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Program #4978RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Elevation Note
Sagamore is at 1900 feet.

Itinerary for Jun 30 — Jul 5, 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.

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, June 30 - Registration/Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Registration begins at 4:00PM at Great Camp Sagamore.

Dinner: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Evening: Welcome meeting and orientation to facility includes introductions and itinerary discussion and a brief tour.

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.

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 01 - History. Building and repair techniques/safety. B...
Note: Hands on today.

Breakfast: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Morning: LECTURE: We will learn the history of this classic canoe. In general, morning classes will focus on boat building techniques throughout the week. Applying canvas for the canoe, steam bending and installing/repairing ribs, placing/replacing strips and installing/repairing gunwales, caning seats, and paddle making will all be discussed. There will also be a discussion of safety in using hand tools and a full orientation to the boatshop.

Lunch: Lunch.

Afternoon: ACTIVITY: Afternoons each day may include crafts, canoeing, swimming, hiking, music or the continuation of boat refurbishing.

Dinner: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Tonight is a barn dance for everyone in camp. FUN!

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.

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 02 - Boat building techniques, outdoor activity. Campf...
Note: Hands on again today.

Breakfast: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Morning: ACTIVITY: Morning classes will focus on Boat Building techniques throughout the week.

Lunch: Lunch.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Afternoons may include crafts, canoeing, swimming, hiking, music or the continuation of boat refurbishing.

Dinner: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Tonight, we'll have a campfire at the historic Sagamore lean-to, with songs, stories and 'smores!

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.

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 03 - Boat building techniques, optional free time this...
Boat building techniques, optional free time this afternoon or craft project in camp. Concert tonight.

Note: More hands on.

Breakfast: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Morning: ACTIVITY: We will continue to work on our boat.

Lunch: Lunch.

Afternoon: FREE TIME: Group may spend the day out of camp exploring local venues or choose to participate in a special crafts project in camp, including the option to carve your very own canoe paddle! (additional fee for paddle).

Dinner: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Evening options may include starlight paddling with the instructor or other Sagamore staff, or music

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.

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 04 - Completing techniques. Tonight is a closing celeb...
Note: We'll complete our hands on experience.

Breakfast: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Morning: ACTIVITY: This morning we will work on completing our boat project.

Lunch: Lunch.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: This afternoon's activities may include canoeing, swimming, hiking, music or the continuation of boat refurbishing.

Dinner: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: After dinner, we will plan to be on the water for a Regatta, weather permitting, or will go inside for our celebration if it is stormy. Our closing celebration tonight will include many well deserved pats-on-the-backs of our fellow classmates.

Lodging: Great Camp Sagamore

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 05 - Farewells mid-morning.
Breakfast: Meal served in Dining Hall.

Morning: A wrap-up/clean-up session will close the week. 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

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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
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