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

Hear the story of the Adirondack’s Gilded Age from experts as you visit the Great Camps, learning about three lavish properties, their architecture and the people who lived there.
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Program No. 20944RJ
6 days
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Wow! This was my first Road Scholar trip and it was absolutely wonderful. So impressed with the exceptional instructors who truly enjoyed sharing their knowledge of this beautiful historic area with us. The program was so well planned. the perfect amount of teaching, experiencing, free time, etc. Plus excellent meals and accommodations. Planning my next RS trip now!


This trip was so enjoyable with great people leading the groups, interesting field trips, plenty of time in the outdoors, with free time for yourself. The attendees were a fu group of people. The hiking boating were great; and to be free of the phone and technology was a pleasure. On top of all that, the food was very good!


Fun program in a beautiful setting with friendly, informed staff, great food, & a nice mix of outdoor activities, educational presentations, a variety of field trips to interesting locations, & relaxing, entertaining performances. Don't miss this one! 5 Stars!


I found the Great Camps of the Adirondacks awesome. I learned so much about the lifestyle and the area in general. I also made some new friends


A great American treasure that you should not miss! Great Camp Sagamore will capture your heart and have you yearning to return.


Outstanding program with a fine balance of lectures and activities. Sagamore is a gem to be experienced in this fashion.


America's Treasures and the Great Camps of the Adirondack was one of the best vacations I have ever taken. What a wonderful history! The staff, educators, accommodations and meals were top rate. You will not want to miss this opportunity!


Such fun exploring the Great Camp origins, as well as the stunning beauty of the Adirondacks


An excellent program with good instructors and supporting staff. Be prepared for rustic setting and accomodations


This program provided the unique opportunity of staying at Great Camp Sagamore and visiting other Great Camps over a period of several days. It allows the Adirondack experience to "sink in" in a way that a 1-2 hour tour simply cannot.


I don't like to do this.


Learn about the Gilded Age; live at a great camp; feel the peacefulness of a bygone era!


Great trip. A "snapshot" of the more rustic aspects of The Gilded Age. Got to see them and actually live in them!


Here's your chance to stay in an historic home of the Vanderbilt's and to experience roughing it the woods with staff to take care of all the basics. Nothing beats having your own private lake (already outfitted with canoes) secluded in the woods and right at your doorstep.


Just completed a week at the Great Camps of Raquette Lake-- Camp Sagamore. All the participants were friendly, welcoming and helpfu. The Camp itself is just breathtaking!! Takes you back to the early 1900's.

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We enjoyed the entire experience and learned a great deal about the entire Adirondack area. Although having been through that area and hiking in that general region before, we knew very little of its rich history.


America's Treasures: Adirondack Great Camps is a wonderful experience and truly a treasure that must be experienced. Highly recommend that you try and enjoy this "roughing it"!

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