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The Illusion of Roughing It: The Vanderbilts' Great Camp Sagamore

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Program #14875RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Jane from San Diego, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/14/13 - 10/17/13
I highly recommend this program. The site is unique and beautiful. The knowledgeable instructors pack a lot in without overwhelming you.

Mary Jo from North Kingstown, RI Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/09/12 - 10/12/12
I do not think any ethnicity ? is appropriate.

Patricia from Des Moines, IA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/28/12 - 10/01/12
Great Camp Sagamore is a beautiful property, and we enjoyed meeting so many well-traveled peers during this adventure. Walking tours led by the assistant director (Jeff) are excellent, and go forward despite the constant rain and mist our group faced in late September. Lodgings at the camp vary from dormitory quality to cozy fireplaced suites, and assignments are made at random for Road Scholar participants, causing some concern for our group. Food is fairly hearty but focuses on low-budget ingredients in keeping with Sagamore's limited financial resources, so be sure to bring healthy snacks to supplement the meals. A boat trip on the lake would have added to the overall experience at Sagamore, but it did not fit into the program schedule.

Glenn from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/29/12
Excellent presenters were very knowledgeable and passionate about their topics. The accommodations were great. The pace of the days’ schedules was very good, with wonderful sessions interspersed with enough time between so that we did not feel rushed. The presenters not only imparted great info, but also challenged us to think through the ethics of maintaining and restoring places of historical significance like Great Camp Sagamore. I would highly recommend this trip.

Robert from King City, ON Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/29/12
Just returned home,and I have already described it to several friends and some family members. For me i was "a sentimental journey" and did not disappoint.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
2 Performances


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