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RAQUETTE LAKE, NEW YORK

Grands Camp at an Adirondack Great Camp: Sagamore's Intergenerational Program

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Program #4977RJ
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 Jun 22 — Jun 27, 2014

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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. Children $49/night.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 22 - Registration, orientation
Afternoon: Registration begins at 4:00PM at Great Camp Sagamore.

Dinner: Dinner is at 6P in the dining hall overlooking Sagamore Lake. A bell calls you to your meals at Sagamore. You and your grandchild will go through the buffet line together and sit together for this (and all) meal/s.

Evening: ORIENTATION AND INTRODUCTIONS: 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 (roughly 10 adults and 10 children maximum) groups. Grandparents and grandchildren participate in the activities together. 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 and your grandchild/ren 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. Children $49/night.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 23 - Morning Nature Walk, Crafts Projects, Evening En...
Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8A in the dining hall.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: We’ll begin the day with a field trip (weather permitting) to look for the warblers and other songbirds that are migrating back to the Adirondacks from warmer climates.

CRAFTS PROJECT: We'll head in the screened porch to work on bird nests from tweedy brown wool. The skills learned in braiding and lacing the nests are the same basic skills used in learning to make larger rugs,assuring that this nearly-forgotten folk art will be taken back to their homes.

Lunch: Lunch at noon.

Afternoon: ACTIVITY: After lunch, groups will head up to Sagamore's Hen House where Sagamore's arts-and-crafts director will assist participants in finishing their nests and forming the eggs in the appropriate colors for their chosen birds. We'll also begin constructing puppet heads, for a puppet show on monarch butterflies to be held later in the week using the puppets the group will be constructing.

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

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Tonight we'll enjoy some music and stories told by a well-known regional story-teller. Stories, often put to music, are the way that cultural traditions are handed down from one generation to the next.

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. Children $49/night.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 24 - Memoir-Writing, Craffts, Evening Camp Fire
Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8A. Today there is the possibility that you will make your lunch to take with you on the outdoor activity.

Morning: MEMOIR-WRITING ACTIVITY: Granddaughters will iwill learn how to interview their grandparents, using a list of 60 questions, and instruction in the art of listening and recording the traditional lore of home stories. Many of these stories survive from chants, rhymes, songs, superstitions and maxims and the grands will learn how to bring out memories their grandparents have forgotten. These stories will be written down and copied so that by the end of the program, you'll have a collection of memories, put into a book you'll make yourself in the Hen House. Grands will keep in mind that songs their grandparents remember singing as children may be put to use for the Day Five Performance and during the interviewing sessions may teach others the intricacies of their grandparent’s lives.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: CRAFT ACTIVITY: The group will go to the craft house to start making the book for their grandparent’s memoir. A walk on the nature trail may prove to be the place to find bark, leaves, and twigs for the cover of the book. This will be a personal choice as pictures may be glued on the front or pictures painted or drawn may be the choice of the grand. If the puppet heads are dry they will need a coat of paint and perhaps hair glued on. Outfits can be sewn at this time.

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

Evening: CAMPFIRE. Everyone who has been to camp has a wonderful memory of a campfire. Ours is held at the historic lean-to, overlooking the outlet stream of Sagamore Lake.

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. Children $49/night.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 25 - Work on Crafts Projects, Free Time, Evening Singi...
Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8A in the dining hall. Possible pack-out lunch.

Morning: MEMOIR WRITING ACTIVITY: Interviewing the grandparents will continue. Shared stories and shared poems and songs will help grandparents bond with their grandchildren. Independent time is imperative for close listening and the stories they hear during breakfast and dinner and by the camp fire can be jotted down. Stories will be told with initiative coming from the questions. Notes will be taken as once a spark of interest is shown there is no end to events remembered.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: FREE TIME. Some of you will want free time this afternoon to see more of the Adirondacks. Other may choose to stay in camp and enjoy hiking, canoeing or an optional craft project.

Dinner: Dinner is at 6Pin the dining hall.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Songs and stories from Grandparents performed in conjunction with their granddaughters. This will be a joint effort as songs from today’s will be performed by the younger generation after their grandmothers perform popular songs from long ago. Grands will learn that times really don’t change much as far as love, relationships, work and families are concerned. We might be using different language but, the themes are the same!

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. Children $49/night.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 26 - Completion of Craft Project, Practice for Creativ...
Completion of Craft Project, Practice for Creativity Night Performances.

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

Morning: CRAFT AND PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP: We'll finish work on our puppet stage and on the play in order to be ready for tonight's Grand Opening performance, to be performed by both generations with group of four people “on stage” at one time.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: CRAFT ACTIVITIES: The puppets will be finished and the memoir books will be in the last stages of building. If grands choose they can take a day out of camp to explore local venues.

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

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Tonight is the night we have been waiting for: Creativity Night. The puppet performances will be performed applying the Monarch Butterfly Theme and milkweed seeds will be given out to the audience with instructions on planting given by the puppets.

Lodging: Great Camp Sagamore

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 27 - Good-byes
Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8A in the dining hall.

Morning: Check out is at 10A. Grandkids will play games with staff while grandparents pack the car. 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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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
11 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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