Walking on uneven dirt roads, trail walking, water activities require appropriate footwear. Have insect repellent readily available. Afternoon water activities are weather dependent, and alternative activities are planned if weather prohibits us from being in the water.
All breakfasts are served at 8:00 am 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 pancakes, scrambled eggs, french toast; hot & cold cereal & milk; and several juices. Coffee, tea, and very pure Sagamore water are always available to guests.
We start each morning with an optional Nature Walk at 6:30 am! After breakfast, get out on Sagamore Lake with a guide. Learn about the wilderness areas surrounding the camp while paddling across the calm, remote lake and practicing your stokes.
Lunch in the Sagamore dining hall. Lunches typically include selections such as sandwich meats, cheeses, breads and condiments; a hot entree like macaroni & cheese or soup; various salads, like cole slaw or potato salad; and a variety of fresh fruits. Milk, coffee, tea, and Sagamore water are always available for meals.
We'll go out for a short walk on Sagamore's grounds to collect wild berries and learn about the animals that enjoy them as well. We'll use the berries to hand-churn homemade wildberry ice cream for an afternoon treat. Afterward, we'll take a music lesson to prepare for the evening barn dance. The rest of the afternoon will include leisure time to go swimming, play lawn games, or just hang out. Comfortable Adirondack chairs are arranged on the lake shore so that guests can relax and read a book, or watch the activities!
Dinner in the Vanderbilt Dining Hall. Important announcements will be made each evening as needed.
We'll get together at the barn for an old-fashioned barn dance. Our musicians will play folk instruments, such as acoustic guitar and fiddle, while calling the dance. They'll talk us through easy steps so that everyone can join in and dance.