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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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. 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.
In isolated Adirondack communities, music and story-telling provided not only respite from work but a means of passing along traditions and values. Barn dances were entertainment, recreation, and a way to connect with neighbors. Relive these traditions as you get your rhythm on in an Adirondack music and dance workshop at Great Camp Sagamore. Develop your talents and abilities, discover those you didn’t even know you had, join in lots of shared activities, and enjoy a grand finale group show where everyone is guaranteed a standing ovation!


• Receive expert instruction in a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitar, lap dulcimer, and banjo.
• Learn how to write stories and songs, take voice lessons with tips on how to present them, and perform alongside your fellow participants. (Performing is optional!)
• Enjoy the blossoms of spring or the beautiful fall foliage at an iconic “great camp” in the heart of the Adirondacks.

Program Notes

Designed to complement the annual Sagamore Mountain Music and Dance weekend festival it precedes, this special Road Scholar-only workshop is limited to 24 participants, providing closer interaction with instructors including John Kirk and Trish Miller, Dan Berggren, Dick and Carmen Gilman, legendary Adirondack storyteller Bill Smith, and others.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Camp Sagamore is unpaved, with stairs into all buildings. The extent of your physical activity will depend on the program elements you choose to engage in.

Date Notes
This date focuses on Irish music, stories and dance, and includes performers including Dan Berggren, John Kirk & Trish Miller, Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn, and several young up-and-coming folk musicians. 10/4/2016
Designed to complement Sagamore's annual Mountain Music and Dance weekend festival which it precedes, this special Road Scholar-only workshop is limited to 24 participants, providing closer interaction with instructors including John Kirk and Trish Miller, Dan Berggren, Dick and Carmen Gilman, and legendary Adirondack storyteller Bill Smith.

Coordinated by Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
9 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances


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