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RAQUETTE LAKE, NEW YORK

Adirondack Great Camp Adventure: Sagamore's Family Program

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Program #21022RJ
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 Aug 11 — Aug 16, 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, August 11 - Registration, orientation
Afternoon: Registration begins at 4:00 PM at Great Camp Sagamore.

Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 in the dining hall overlooking Sagamore Lake. A bell calls you to your meals at Sagamore. 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. You and your family will go through the buffet line together and sit together for this (and all) meal/s. 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. Please note that itinerary plans are subject to change if we feel we can improve this program for you. Generally speaking the morning is for outdoor activity, the afternoon for crafts and music, and the evening for special events. Educationally, we try to link outdoor activities with age-specific crafts. Depending on the number of participants in your session, you may find yourself joining the 'moose,' 'bear,' or 'deer' group for activities. This way, everyone gets a chance to cycle through the activities in small (12-ish/6 adults and 6 children) groups. Grandparents, parents and grandchildren participate in the activities together. Evening activities will include all three generations while other activities may be grandparents and grandchildren or parents and children. During kids club in the afternoon we will entertain the youngest generation allowing parents and grandparents some time on their own. Weather, availability of materials, input from you, costs, and many unpredictable things can cause itinerary changes. We are sure you understand. Sagamore and Road Scholar have been intergenerational partners for over a decade and we are proud of our success together. Our aim is to help you, your children and grandchildren build memories, develop appreciation for nature, and strengthen the bond between generations. We hope you will enjoy your experience.

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, August 12 - Hiking on the lake trail, crafts, barn dance toni...
Breakfast: All breakfasts are served at 8:00 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: We'll start with an all-camp meeting to review the activities of the day. Next we'll have a song or two. Now our group/s will be ready for an outdoor activity like streamwalking, canoeing, hiking, nature discovery, or camp games. Activities are age appropriate, instructive, and fun.

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: Groups visit the craft house and then switch to an outdoor activity. Sessions are about an hour. Crafts are age-appropriate and fit the theme/s presented during the week in outdoor activity sessions. Crafts are taught by a certified art teacher. Music is taught by Adirondack musicians who are teachers and recording/performing artists. At about 4:00, the grandkids will attend "Kids' Club" and the grandparents and parents have a break. It may be a time for a nap or socializing with adult family member or other adults in the program.

Dinner: Dinner in the Vanderbilt Dining Hall.

Evening: BARN DANCE tonight after a scrumptious dinner. Promenade and swing-your-partner! No previous experience necessary. Just listen to the music and the calls. You'll be dancing with the best of them in no time!

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, August 13 - Canoeing on Sagamore lake, crafts and music, camp...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Sagamore Dining Hall. Today there is the possibility that you will make your lunch to take with you on the outdoor activity.

Morning: We are ready for another outdoor activity after our camp meeting and songs.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Crafts and music in our groups.

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 in the Dining Hall.

Evening: CAMPFIRE. Everyone who has been to camp has a wonderful memory of a campfire. Ours is held at the lean-to.

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, August 14 - Outdoor activities in the morning, optional free ...
Outdoor activities in the morning, optional free time (or craft project in camp) this afternoon, concert by our music instructor/s tonight.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Sagamore Dining Hall. Possible pack-out lunch.

Morning: Additional Outdoor Activities. The goal of the program is to allow every participant the opportunity to engage in each of the activities for the week.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: FREE TIME: Families may spend the day out of camp exploring local venues, or choose an in-camp activity to do on your own, or choose to participate in a special crafts project in camp (pre-registration and fee explained during camp orientation).

Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 in the Dining Hall.

Evening: CONCERT. Tonight is a concert by your music instructor/s. Be ready. You might be invited to sing along!

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, August 15 - Outdoor activities in the morning, completion of ...
Outdoor activities in the morning, completion of craft project/s, and optional practice for tonight's Creativity Night.

Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8:00. Possible pack-out lunch.

Morning: Outdoor activities may include streamwalks, canoeing, hiking, and/or camp games.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Finish crafts. Ask the music instructors to help you get ready for creativity night. Play games at "Kids' Club." Or do a combination of all three!

Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 in the Dining Hall.

Evening: CREATIVITY NIGHT. This is the night we have been waiting for: Creativity Night. Show the craft you made this week, tell a joke, sing a song with your grand/child/parent, or play a ditty. Whatever you do, expect warm applause. This is our last evening together and we know we will always remember it.

Lodging: Great Camp Sagamore

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 16 - Good-byes
Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8:00 in the dining hall.

Morning: Check out is at 10:00. Good-byes to all with plans to "see you next year!"

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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4 Field trips
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