Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 pm, and the ring of the bell will tell us dinner is ready. The chef prepares buffet meals provided in our dining room with splendid views of Sagamore Lake. Dinners typically include a hot entrée along with salads, with several dressing choices; potatoes, rice or pasta; a vegetable choice; bread or rolls; milk or juice. Coffee & tea are always available Note: Sagamore's buffet line is bountiful and varied. If you do not think that you can choose the foods you need for your special diet from the buffet, please supplement with your own that may be stored for your convenience in our walk-in cooler and/or cooked in an available microwave. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Sagamore's water is pure and delicious so there is no need to bring bottled water.
Evening: After dinner there will be a Boathouse and Camp Orientation, introductions, and a schedule overview. There is a short video about Sagamore, and also a video presentation on kayaking.
Activity note: Lectures and hands on
Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8:00 A.M. All breakfasts are served in the Vanderbilt dining hall, with lovely views of the sun rising over the mountains of the Blue Ridge Wilderness. Breakfast choices typically include selections such as: one hot entry, like blueberry pancakes, egg strata, french toast, or scrambled eggs; hot & cold cereal & milk; a variety of donuts, bagels & pastries; and several juices. Coffee, tea, and very pure Sagamore water are always available to guests.
Morning: We will begin the day with a boat house orientation followed by equipment and gear explanations. The history of kayaking will be followed by basic paddling instruction to make sure you're all set for the week. You'll have an opportunity to speak one on one with your instructors for any clarifications.
Lunch: Lunch is at noon in the Sagamore dining hall. Lunches typically include sandwich meats, cheeses, breads and condiments: a hot entrée like macaroni & cheese or soup; salads; a variety of fresh fruits; milk and a variety of juices or lemonade. Coffee, tea, Sagamore water are always available.
Afternoon: The afternoon will be spent continuing instructions, reviewing safety and rescue procedures and paddling around Sagamore Lake. After we've had enough of our intro to kayaking, we'll have a guided historic tour of Great Camp Sagamore. Learn about the buildings and grounds and how they were once used by the Vanderbilt family and their famous guests!
Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 pm.
Evening: Video Presentation of "The Adirondacks - A Paddler's Paradise" given by our instructors Scott Locorini and Paula Wanzer.
Activity note: Hands on and field trip
Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8:00 am. We will pack out our lunch for our day trip.
Morning: This is an off-site trip on one of the many waterways near Sagamore. The goal for this session will be practice, practice, practice . . . that feels like fun, fun, fun as we visit a larger, neighboring lake in the Raquette Lake area. Lunch will be incorporated into our paddle.
Lunch: Packed lunch on our outing.
Afternoon: After lunch, there will be more paddling and possibly a short hike. We will head back to Sagamore where we will have a bit of time to rest before dinner.
Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 pm in the dining hall.
Evening: Cap off the night with either a local musician to serenade us into a comfortable relaxed state after a day on the water, or possibly a campfire at our historic lean-to.
Activity note: Field trip in the region
Breakfast: We'll have breakfast in the Sagamore Dining Hall. Pack out a lunch for another kayak excursion.
Morning: We'll take another trip to a local waterway. Each nearby waterway has unique characteristics, and our choice of trip will be determined based on skill level and the day's weather!
Lunch: Packed lunch on the water or great site found along the paddle.
Afternoon: After lunch, we'll continue to explore and paddle our waterway. We will take time to enjoy the scenery and be in the fresh Adirondack air.
Dinner: At 6:00 pm in the Dining Hall
Evening: Presentation by our leaders Scott and Paula on "Kayaking the Cedar Key", and then our closing celebration.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.
Morning: At 9:00 am - Memory Postcards with instructors, and check-out at 10 am.