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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 10 - 13 years of age.

Let’s rough it! Bring your grandchild to the wilderness of the Adirondack Park to hone your outdoor skills together while learning about the unique history and ecology of the largest park in the lower 48 states. Take on a different outdoor adventure each day and spend your evenings around the campfire soaking up the history and rustic atmosphere of Great Camp Sagamore, summer retreat of the Vanderbilt family. Go canoeing on Sagamore Lake, paddle up the South Inlet of larger Raquette Lake, and encounter old ruins and wildlife on hikes in the forest. Plus, carve your very own paddle to take home!


• Paddle your canoe on Sagamore Lake for a breathtaking view of Camp Sagamore and the surrounding forest.
• Swing your partner during a evening hoedown in Sagamore Barn designed especially for grandparents and grandkids.
• It’s not camp without a campfire! Spend an evening around the fire’s glow while you sing songs and gaze at the stars.

Program Notes

Each session runs concurrently with Program #4977, "Grands Camp at an Adirondack Great Camp: Sagamore's Intergenerational Program," which is for grandchildren ages 6-9.

Activity Notes

Paddling and hiking, plus a paddle-making session.

Date Notes
This session includes a traditional Adirondack Guide Boat presentation. 7/31/2016
This session includes a traditional Adirondack Guide Boat presentation.

Coordinated by Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks.

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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