Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Sagamore open year-round? A: Great Camp Sagamore is open late May to mid October. We look forward to welcoming you, your family, and friends this Spring!
Q: Can we stop by and tour Sagamore on our own? A: We would love to have you visit for a tour; however, due to our unique status as both a National Historic Landmark and a residential facility, tours of Great Camp Sagamore must be with a Sagamore Historic Interpreter as your guide. Tours are approximately two hours long and are offered at set times during the season. Click here for more info.
Q: Can I stay here?
A: Yes! Guests can stay overnight while participating in one of our programs, which range from a loose to a very structured itinerary adhering to our camp mission statement.
Q: Can I use my credit card at Sagamore? A: For your convenience, our Registrar and Gift Shop accept MC/Visa.
Q: Is the Great Camp Sagamore tour accessible for those with physical disabilities? A: Great Camp Sagamore is a National Historic Landmark built in 1897 that has limited physical accessibility for visitors with disabilities. Our daily tour lasts two hours and goes throughout the campus on paths of mixed surfaces with some irregular features such as the occasional root or stone. We strive to make the experience accessible for all and will work with anyone who requests assistance. Some of the things that we can provide are physical assistance in moving through the site, alternative schedules for those with limited endurance and reduced admission fees. That said, some of our buildings are not easily accessible to those who cannot negotiate stairs or non-standard doorways. For the best experience we recommend that you call in advance of your tour and work with the staff to plan an experience that meets your needs within the limitations of the site.
Q: Can I bring my pet with me to Sagamore?
A: Except for service animals, pets are not permitted on the property.
Q: Is food available?
A: All meals for program participants and other residential guests are included in your overnight accommodations fees. Our meals are delicious; however, with the exception of special events, you must be a registered guest to eat in our Dining Hall. For the convenience of tour guests, Landmark Cafe is located in the chalet (where tickets are purchased), offering sandwiches, beverages and a variety of snacks.
Q: Do I pay extra for Sagamore activities? A: All in-camp activities are included in Sagamore's program fees. Some groups do wish to include optional in-camp activities -- music, storytelling, or educational lectures -- or excursions to nearby attractions, such as a narrated lunch or dinner cruise on Raquette Lake. Sagamore has wonderful contacts in these areas, and our staff is happy to help you with integrating these activities into your schedule.
Q: Do you have a gift shop? A: Yes, we offer many items including warm sweatshirts for chilly evenings, t-shirts and excellent reading material for all age levels as well as Sagamore memorabilia.
Q: Do you have an ATM machine? A: No; however, if you need an ATM machine while staying at Sagamore, there are two located in nearby Raquette Lake.
Q: Should I bring my own bottled water? A: No bottled water is needed, Sagamore's drinking water is excellent. We do recommend bringing your own water container for refilling for hiking or other camp excursions.
Q: Do you offer a military discount? A: Yes, Sagamore welcomes active military personnel with a 10% discount; please let us know when making a reservation. Guided tours are also offered at a discounted rate for active military personnel.
Q: Is the Adult rate and Child rate the same? A: Depending on the program, typically the fee for children age 12 and under is 50% the Adult rate. Please call the Registrar for program details or questions on reserving Sagamore for your family.