There are many ways to experience Sagamore, whether by taking a tour, attending a concert, coming to our benefit, or just reading about it -- but we think staying at our singular Great Camp is the best way to really "experience" a place like ours. Sleep in our rooms, share coffee with friends, and take the time to talk, to walk, to paddle, to play. Take a hike around the lake or finish up an active afternoon on the water with supper and a campfire. Luxuriate in one of our deep, claw-footed tubs and then snuggle in for a nap. The best schedule at Camp is the one you don't have. Give it a try. Turn off the phone (c'mon it doesn't work here anyway), put that laptop back in the car, and take a little time to recharge yourself for a change.
All stays at Sagamore are designed as residential programs, and include equal opportunities for learning, adventure and relaxation. Sagamore does not offer single night accommodations. And while we do host a number of private events each year, we also offer several opportunities for anyone to come and stay, either for a structured, thematic program or during one of our introductory "Simply Sagamore" weekends.
Sagamore also offers programs throughout the season in organized by our many education and travel partners, many of which are open to the public. Click here for a listing of our program partners and their offerings at Sagamore.
***Things to Know Before Making a Reservation***
Sagamore is not a hotel, motel, or resort; it's a living piece of history, located in an incomparable natural setting. See our FAQs under the Experience and Stay tab. Many questions can be answered by browsing that link, including notes about meals, finding camp, check-in and rooming basics. Basic room pricing includes all meals and overnight accommodation, and includes shared baths, generally among 2 or 3 rooms, much like a bed & breakfast. Sagamore does have a limited number of rooms with private baths, available for an additional charge; also, due to the limits of our kitchen and small seasonal staff, our kitchen is NOT able to accommodate special food/dietary needs, though we nearly always have vegetarian options at every meal. If you have questions beyond those answered here, please call our registrar at 315-354-35311.
Hamilton County Birding Festival Weekend
Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 12, 2016 -- 3 nights
Hamilton County covers over one million acres of the Adirondack State Park. With over 60% being classified as either Wilderness or Wild Forest, it is one of the best locations to watch boreal birds. Now in its 12th year, the Hamilton County Birding Festival brings together bird watchers from all over the United States to explore and discover the amazing birds of the Adirondacks. Hamilton County provides your birding activities (click here to register), and Sagamore provides the rest! Friday night includes a dinner cruise on the W.W. Durant, along with an outdoor BBQ on Saturday night, complete with live music and complimentary beer. Finally, enjoy a special Sunday brunch before heading out. Please call us at 315-354-5311 to register for the Sagamore weekend, $349.00 per adult.
Black Fly Challenge Biking Weekend
Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12, 2016 -- 2 nights
Great Camp Sagamore hosts an exciting weekend for participants and spectators of the annual Black Fly Challenge bike race between the nearby hamlets of Inlet and Indian Lake. Enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the WW Durant boat on Raquette Lake on Friday night before the race. After the race on Saturday, relax and enjoy an outdoor BBQ back at Sagamore, along with music and beer compliments of the Adirondack Pub and Brewery. On Sunday, enjoy a special Brunch during Sagamore's Community Open House. Click here for more information Please call the Registrar at 315-354-5311 x 1021 to register, $279 per adult, $249 discounted price for all riders.
Fathers Day Fly Fishing with J. P. Ross of Trout Power Thursday, June 16 - Sunday, June 19, 2016 -- 3 nights Adventure fly fishing weekend to catch and release fly fish the streams around the Great Camp in an effort to survey the streams to check their health. Work with JP Ross Fly Rods, Trout Unlimited, Trout Power and the NYS Museum to collect information to help us protect our rebounding ecosystem, while having a ton of fun at the camp. It's An adventure you don't want to miss and an experience that needs to be documented. Bring your best bug dope, because when the black flies are biting so are the big trout. For more information download the Trout Power Father's Day Weekend guide here. Please call the Registrar at 315-354-5311 to register, $475 for the weekend
Basket Making Classes with Linda Allen -- Berry Picking Basket/Purse Thursday, June 23- Friday, June 24, 2016 -- 1 night Interested in learning a new skill or sharpening some old skills? Join instructor, Linda Allen for any of her basket making classes during our 2016 season. June's course creates a small Berry Picking Basket/Purse. All materials and tools will be provided. Please call the Registrar at 315-354-5311 to register or click here for more information. $195 per student. Wait list only!
5th Annual Black Fly Craft Beer Camp Weekend
Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26, 2016 -- 2 nights with Thursday night optional add-on
In keeping with our commitment to regional efforts that support ecologically- and economically-sustainable activities in and around the Adirondack Park, Great Camp Sagamore is pleased to be hosting the 5th Annual Black Fly Adirondack Craft Beer-Making Camp. This program has sold out; thank you to everyone who has registered! Please email the Registrar -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- to add your name to our waiting list.
Four for the Fourth Special (Independence Day Weekend) Friday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 -- 4 nights
Join us for a family fun weekend to celebrate our nation's independence with this four night stay with the fourth night free and kids 12 and under half off! Activities for all ages -- including music, hikes, crafts, star-gazing and of course, fireworks! -- will be sure to keep you busy during this fun-filled holiday weekend. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311 to register for this special weekend, or register online today! $449 per adult and $224.50 per child 12 years and under.
Grands Camp at Great Camp Sagamore
Sunday, July 17 - Friday, July 22, 2016 -- 5 nights
With activities designed for grandparents with grandchildren of varied ages between 6-14 to do together, outings include hiking, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Grandparents have an opportunity to rest and relax during the late afternoon, while children attend ‘kids club’ with Sagamore staff. Evening activities include a square dance, ‘talent’ night, and campfires. Expect nature discovery, crafts, music, campfires, stars, fresh air and lots of laughter. Grandparents can bring one or more grandchildren of any age to this session; no parents allowed. All of our "grands camp" experiences are designed to bring the entire family together in a safe and beautiful natural setting. Time Magazine has described Sagamore’s as “the granddaddy of intergenerational programs.” Early registration is recommended because of the popularity of this offering. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311 to register.
Gift certificates are available for both grandparents and grandchildren. We will not be sending separate mailings to the children, so grandparents must be sure to share all necessary information they receive with the children and their parents. $789 per adult, $769 per child
Sunday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- 4 nights
Join professional photographer Tom Dwyer for this 4-night program, shooting in a variety of natural environments in camp with time to relax and enjoy your time at Great Camp Sagamore. For more information and to register for this camp >>
Basket Making Classes with Linda Allen -- Small Adirondack Pack Basket + Pine Needle Basket Friday, July 22- Monday, July 25, 2016 -- 3 nights Interested in learning a new skill or sharpening some old skills? Join instructor, Linda Allen for any of her basket making classes during our 2016 season. July's course creates a small Adirondack Pack Basket along with an optional Pine Needle Basket. All materials and tools will be provided. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311 to register. Cost for this course is $600 per student for all three nights and both baskets, or $435 for two nights (Friday-Sunday) to make just the Pack Basket . Click here for more information.
Simply Sagamore: Adirondack Classics Weekend Friday, July 8th- Sunday, July 10th -- 2 nights
Friday, July 15th- Sunday, July 17th -- 2 night
Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21 -- 2 nights Friday, September 23rd- Sunday, September 25th -- 2 nights waiting list only
Friday, September 30th- Sunday, October 2nd -- 2 nights call for availability An all-inclusive weekend for the Adirondack historian in you! Stay at Camp while enjoying a trip to the Adirondack Museum up the road in Blue Mountain Lake. Take a narrated cruise of Raquette Lake on on the W.W. Durant, as well as an in-depth tour of Sagamore itself. And be sure to find time to relax. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311 to register. $350 per adult and $175 per child.
Plein Air Days with Plein Air ADK (PAADK) Tuesday, September 6- Friday, September 9 -- 3 nights Join the painters of Plein Air ADK (PAADK) for a relaxing 4 day retreat painting in Sagamore's natural surroundings! A relaxed schedule gives you a chance to go at your own pace in the company of fellow artists. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311 to register or click here for more information.
Women in the Woods Weekend
Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18 -- 2 nights A long-standing Sagamore tradition once led by "woodswoman" Anne LaBastille, this weekend is for women to explore and reconnect with the natural world. Activities vary each year, but will include hiking, canoeing, spiritual renewal and bonding with other women and in the fresh air of an Adirondack autumn. Wait List Only. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311 to register. $349 per participant (age 18+). New to this year is the option to stay a third night! Start your weekend off on Thursday, September 15th for an additional $99.
Simply Sagamore: Dark Skies
Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2016 -- 2 nights
Join astronomy experts in this inaugural program at one of the darkest spots in New York State! Whether you want to learn more about the mysteries of the universe or take advantage of the dark skies for excellent start gazing, you’ll enjoy the benefits of Great Camp Sagamore in both the daylight and darkness. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311; waiting list only.
Basket Making Classes with Linda Allen -- Large Adirondack Pack Basket Friday, September 23- Sunday, September 25, 2016 -- 2 nights Interested in learning a new skill or sharpening some old skills? Join instructor Linda Allen for any of her basket making classes during our 2016 season. September's course creates a large Adirondack Pack Basket. All materials and tools will be provided. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311 to register, or register online today! $475 per student. or Click here for more information.
Mountain Music & Dance (Columbus Day Weekend)
Friday, October 7 - Monday, October 10, 2016 -- 3 nights
A three-day musical extravaganza over Columbus Day weekend!
Instructors: John Kirk & Trish Miller, Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren, Dick & Carmen Gilman and Alex Smith.
There are not enough words to describe the amount of musical inspiration you will experience during this 3-day learning weekend. Sing, write your own songs, clog, fiddle, or play the guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, or penny whistle. Go to a performance, enjoy a square dance and join in on “talent” night. Sign up for courses on an instruction grid that allows you to focus on one instrument or to develop skills on several. Faculty recommends this course for everyone from beginners (including children), through those trying to pick up an instrument again, to accomplished amateurs wanting to polish their talents. This program has sold out; thank you to everyone who has registered! Please email the Registrar at email@example.com, to add your name to our waiting list.