2018 Weekend Programs

We often get asked if anyone can stay at Sagamore, given it's National Historic Preservation status, and the answer is:  Yes, you can stay!  Sagamore offers week long and weekend overnight programs with lodging throughout the summer and fall.  We invite you to join us for one or more of these weekends!  Many dates and programs are available ...

Simply Sagamore Weekends                                                                                                                                                                                           Spend your weekend in a quiet setting, exploring the grounds, reading books on the boat dock, and just about whatever else you want.  The weekend is yours!  Complimentary W.W. Durant scenic cruise is available to all guests - inquire at the Office for your ticket.  Cost is $398 per person for the weekend, lodging and meals are included (choose from dates listed below).                                                                                    Call to register:  518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).                                                                                              June 15-17, 2018             (Special rate of $299 per person)                                                                                                                                      June 29-July 1, 2018      (Special rate of $299 per person)                                                                                                                                        July 13-15, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                August 24-26, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                          August 31 - September 2, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                  September 7-9, 2018

Paddle Making Weekends                                                                                                                                                                                              Make your own wooden canoe paddle during this weekend stay at our historic lodge.  Expert boat builder Pat Smith will teach participants how to make a canoe paddle using good ol' fashioned tools (spoke shaves, planers), explain how to varnish it at home, and divulge a lot of historic boat building/paddle making information!  All-inclusive cost is $495 per person (lodging, all meals, paddle making supplies and instruction).  Limited to six participants.    Call to register:  518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).                               July 13-15, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                August 31 - September 2, 2018

Basket Making Weekends                                                                                                                                                                                                Four wonderful weekends of basket making with Linda Scherz.  Please see our separate page on the 2018 Adirondack Basketry Programs.

Wellness Weekends                                                                                                                                                                                                         A weekend of all things good for you!  Classes and instruction in yoga, sound healing, mindful meditation, herbal walks and herbal uses for your health, nature immersion, and healthy meals.  Pick the activities that best meet your needs, and soak in the beautiful location of Great Camp Sagamore.  All-inclusive cost is $440 per person, which includes lodging, all meals, and all classes and workshops for the weekend.  Call to register:  518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).                                                                                                August 10-12, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                        August 24-26, 2018

Herbals, Foraging, or Outdoor Skills Weekends                                                                                                                                                          Weekends spent in the outdoors - no better place than in the middle of the Adirondack mountains!  Our Herbals and Foraging weekend focus on identifying common plants and herbs, and learning to use them in your everyday teas and meals.  Participants will walk and find locally growing herbs and plants and learn how they help our bodies.  The group will forage and collect some of the plants to add to our dinner in the evening.  Our Outdoor Skills weekend will focus on learning basic skills for camping, hiking, setting up tents, and cooking in the outdoors.  Although designed for beginners, anyone looking to hone their skills is welcome to attend!  Cost for either weekend program is $440 per person, and includes lodging, all meals, and all program workshops and supplies.                                                                                August 10-12, 2018 - Click Here to register for Herbs and Foraging Weekend                                                                                                      September 21-23, 2018 - Outdoor Skills Weekend Call to register:  518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).  

Volunteer Opportunities                                                                                                                                                                                            May 25-27, 2018 - Spring Volunteer Work Weekend                                                                                                                                          Opening the camp for the summer season.  Always a lot of work, and always a lot of fun!  Members and Invitation only.   (Please see our Donate & Member page if you are interested in becoming a Member of Great Camp Sagamore.)                                                                   June 1-3, 2018 - Sagamore Trails Weekend                                                                                                                                                                Work on adjacent trail systems to develop connecting links from Sagamore to other passing trails.  Members only.                                      October 12-14, 2018 - Fall Volunteer Work Weekend                                                                                                                                            Closing the camp for the season - Again, a lot of work and a lot of fun!  Members and Invitation only.                                                                  Call to register or become a member:  518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).

Downton in the Mountains - Vanderbilt Weekend
September 28-30, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                 Celebrate your weekend with Gilded Age food, drink and history!  Throughout history as the Vanderbilt's wilderness retreat, Sagamore was known as a place where guests could enjoy the beauty of the region and have all the comforts of home. Come for this weekend of fine dining and explore the history of America's Gilded Age in one of the most authentic locations possible while enjoying camp activities.  Our weekend includes a wine pairing for Saturday evening's dinner,  and our chefs will prepare special meals based on historical research.  Staff will lead tours of the camp, as well as nature walks to the sites of many of Sagamore's outlying buildings.  All inclusive fee of $440 per person includes 2-night double occupancy lodging, all meals and the Vanderbilt wine pairing dinner, and all weekend activities.                              Call to register:  518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).

* W.W. Durant complimentary scenic cruise tickets are offered and redeemable based on the boat's availability.