What to Expect

Sagamore is a uniquely magical place. Each stay is set up as a program, ranging from a loose to a very detailed and structured itinerary adhering to our camp mission statement. Each program boasts an educational element, and a chance to see and interact with the beautiful natural surroundings.

Typical Weekend Stays: 

Friday: Arrive for check-in at 4pm. Dinner is at 6:30pm followed by our general camp and boathouse orientations. 

Saturday: After our 8am breakfast, guests can go for a paddle, hike, or take a trip to one of our local museums. Lunch at noon can be followed by a complimentary tour(available to all registered guests) with our historic interpreters at 1:30pm (also available at 10am until Labor Day!) Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed with time to relax from the days adventures. 

Sunday: Guests get breakfast at 8am, and then prepare for check-out by 10am. We will also be offering a Sunday morning hike for guests post check-out for most of our season. 

NOTE: Weekday stays are also available. Sagamore offers a few programs on top of partnering with groups such as Road Scholar and various family reunions and weddings! For more structured and educational stays links can be found for registration under our "Experience" tab. 

***Things to Know Before Making a Reservation***

Expect for a few short days to live in community in an authentic great camp. Expect to enjoy the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. Expect astonishing views of the stars, the scent of balsam in the air, and lack of traffic noise.  

Also expect no smoking in any building, no pets, no maid service, no hard liquor (beer and wine are available at Sagamore). Expect children to be supervised by you at all times. Expect to be unplugged! Expect superb water—bring a refillable water bottle, but please don’t bring bottled water.  Expect casual dress (no heels please—nothing is paved) at all times.

Great Camp Sagamore is an iconic great camp—not a hotel, motel, or resort. Expect instead, a complete experience in learning and living a “bit of history” in an incomparable setting. Great Camp Sagamore guests come for programs, not specific rooms. Almost all rooms have single bed lodging (double, triple and quad occupancy).  Expect that we will meet as many requests as possible, but can never make housing guarantees. Sagamore is able to offer you the rare privilege of staying in and learning at a National Historic Landmark. Expect a one-of-a kind experience.

See our FAQ under our Experience & Stay tab, many questions can be answered by browsing that document, including notes about meals, finding camp, check-in and rooming basics. Basic room pricing DOES NOT include a private bath. This is an extra fee; we are a historic camp and unfortunately have limited facilities. Shared baths are generally between 2 rooms, sometimes 3.