21022
Raquette Lake
Adirondack Great Camp Adventure: Sagamore's Family Program
Celebrate the great outdoors with your family at the former wilderness estate of the Vanderbilts, where you’ll hike, canoe, stargaze and learn the story of the Adirondacks.
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Program No. 21022RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
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DAY
1
Registration, Orientation
Raquette Lake
D
Great Camp Sagamore

Afternoon: Registration begins at 4:00 PM at Great Camp Sagamore.

Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 in the dining hall overlooking Sagamore Lake. The bell will ring when dinner is set and ready. Dinners typically include selections such as: a hot entry, like creamed chicken over biscuits, veggie lasagna, pot roast, spaghetti/meat balls, roasted turkey, stuffed pork loin, or ham; salads, along with several dressing choices; potatoes, rice or pasta; a vegetable choice; bread or rolls; milk or juice. Coffee & tea are always available. You and your family will go through the buffet line together and sit together for this (and all) meal/s. 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. Please do not bring bottled water.

Evening: Welcome meeting and orientation to facility includes introductions and itinerary discussion and is required. Please note that itinerary plans are subject to change if we feel we can improve this program for you. Grandparents, parents and grandchildren participate in the activities together.

DAY
2
Historical Tour, Outdoor Adventures, Kid's Programs
Raquette Lake
B,L,D
Great Camp Sagamore

Activity note: Walking on uneven dirt roads, trail walking, and outdoor environment.

Breakfast: All breakfasts are served at 8:00 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.

Morning: We'll start each day with an all-camp meeting to review the activities offered this day. Our overall itinerary is built once registration is complete in order to accommodate all the different age brackets. Activities are age appropriate, instructive, and fun. This morning will have outdoor activities for all ages, including an Historical Tour of the Sagamore complex.

Lunch: 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; a variety of fresh fruits. Milk, coffee, tea, Sagamore water are always available for meals.

Afternoon: Groups will sign up for activities including crafts, hikes, paddles, music or games. Most sessions are about an hour in length. Activities are set up to work with parents and are age-appropriate and fit the theme/s presented during the week in outdoor activity sessions. At 4:30 every day most kids can take part in the "Kids Club", which is a Sagamore Staff-led hour of fun activities for kids, so parents/grandparents can have a breather and relax by the lake, or take a nap!

Dinner: Dinner in the Vanderbilt Dining Hall.

Evening: Our evening activities will vary throughout the week, and may include campfires with roasting of marshmallows, musical evenings, stargazing, night hikes, and more. These programs are family oriented, and parents, grandparents, and kids will be together for each event.

DAY
3
Craft projects, water fun and nature activities.
Raquette Lake
B,L,D
Great Camp Sagamore

Activity note: Outdoor activities - weather can change so be prepared for all possibilities.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Sagamore Dining Hall.

Morning: We'll start each day with an all-camp meeting to review the activities offered this day. Our overall itinerary is built once registration is complete in order to accommodate all the different age brackets. Activities are age appropriate, instructive, and fun. This morning will have outdoor activities for all ages.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Hall at noon.

Afternoon: Our afternoon may consist of a stream walk, ice cream making, paddleboarding, or a new art project (all age-dependent).

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Our evening activities will vary throughout the week, and may include campfires with roasting of marshmallows, musical evenings, stargazing, night hikes, and more. These programs are family oriented, and parents, grandparents, and kids will be together for each event.

DAY
4
Free Time for Family Adventures!
Raquette Lake
B,L,D
Great Camp Sagamore

Activity note: An afternoon of Family Free Time to explore local attractions.

Breakfast: In the Dining Hall. Be sure to make a pack-out lunch for every one in the family!

Morning: Outdoor activities may include stream walks, canoeing, hiking, and/or camp games. The goal of Sagamore's Family Program is to allow every participant of every age the opportunity to engage as many activities for the week, while keeping in mind that not every activity will be appropriate for every age group.

Lunch: Pack out lunch for all - eat wherever you may be!

Afternoon: FREE TIME: Families may spend the day out of camp exploring local venues. Many participants choose to visit the nearby Adirondack Museum (30 minute drive) or Wild Center Natural History Museum (60 minutes). Perhaps you'll want to do some exploring on your own, either in or out of camp.

Dinner: Back in the Dining Hall at 6:00 pm.

Evening: Our evening activities will vary throughout the week, and may include campfires with roasting of marshmallows, musical evenings, stargazing, night hikes, and more. These programs are family oriented, and parents, grandparents, and kids will be together for each event.

DAY
5
Nature programs and activities.
Raquette Lake
B,L,D
Great Camp Sagamore

Activity note: Programs will be outside, so bring clothing to be comfortable outside.

Breakfast: In the Dining Hall.

Morning: After our morning meeting, we'll break into groups once more. Activities might include water activities, nature hikes and exploration, or other staff-led activities.

Lunch: In the Sagamore Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Environmental programs fill the afternoon while we take part in hikes, using kick nets, trying to catch insects and butterflies, and much more.

Dinner: In the Sagamore Dining Hall.

Evening: Our evening activities will vary throughout the week, and may include campfires with roasting of marshmallows, musical evenings, stargazing, night hikes, and more. These programs are family oriented, and parents, grandparents, and kids will be together for each event.

DAY
6
Finishing up any projects, revisiting favorite activities.
Raquette Lake
B,L,D
Great Camp Sagamore

Breakfast: In the Sagamore Dining Hall.

Morning: After our meeting to review the activities offered this day, we will enjoy the outdoor environment, Sagamore Lake, and maybe work on some craft projects.

Lunch: In the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Activities that have been the favorites of the week will be revisited this afternoon!

Dinner: Outdoor Barbecue at Sagamore's Lakeside picnic area.

Evening: Our evening activities will vary throughout the week, and may include campfires with roasting of marshmallows, musical evenings, stargazing, night hikes, and more. These programs are family oriented, and parents, grandparents, and kids will be together for each event.

DAY
7
Group Photo and Goodbyes!
Raquette Lake
B

Breakfast: A good breakfast for the road in the Dining Hall.

Morning: We'll take a photo of the group following breakfast on the Main Lodge front steps. Then it's time to pack up and ready for the travels. Check-out is at 10 am.






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