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America's Treasures: Three Adirondack Great Camps of the Gilded Age

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Jeffrey Flagg

Dr. Jeff Flagg is the assistant director of the Sagamore Institute, and has been at Sagamore since completing a doctoral internship in 1997. A scholar of the Adirondack region, he received his Ph.D. in American culture studies from Bowling Green University in 1999, and also has degrees in business and literature. He is deeply invested in the history of the camp, the region and the park, and has taught at several colleges in the area, as well as innumerable Road Scholar programs.

Dr. Michael Wilson

Dr. Michael Wilson created the Adirondack Studies Program at the State University of New York, Potsdam. As the associate director of Sagamore, he trains the historic interpreters annually and has received kudos from the Michelin Guide, the Upstate History Alliance, and the New York State Arts and Business Partnership Association. A scholar and teacher, his love of his subject is immediately evident.

Mr. Dan Berggren

Rooted firmly in the Adirondacks, Dan Berggren is an award-winning musician and educator who grew up on land farmed by his mother's family for generations. Having worked as a forest ranger and on survey crews, Dan’s style captures the spirit of the mountains. He has entertained audiences from New York State to Vermont, Kentucky and Texas, and overseas in the British Isles, Eastern Europe and Central Africa. His original music has been featured nationally on public radio and television.

Dr. Jack Berkley

Dr. John Berkley is a geology professor emeritus from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He is an expert on Martian meteorites on earth, but has also done extensive research on Adirondack geology. As a petrologist and planetary scientist, John centered his research on a certain class of meteorites called achondrites, and accepted a NASA fellowship in 1998 to study a Martian meteorite at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. His current research focuses on black sandstone in the Canadaway Creek in Fredonia, which may have implications for life processes on other planets. John has taught courses in volcanoes, planetary astronomy, petrology, mineralogy and environmental geology.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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