SagaStaff Life – Connections at GCSagamore

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Sagamore Staff Life | One Comment
SagaStaff Life – Connections at GCSagamore

Thanks to Burdette Parks for use of the above photo. “‘Apple blossom afternoon’,” I said, looking up from my knitting. “I like that.” The line was from a poem Frankie had just read from an Adirondack anthology. There was a murmur of agreement from the staff members lounging around the Wigwam parlor – Helen seated […]

SagaStaff Life – The Benefit of a Good Crew

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Sagamore Staff Life | 2 Comments
SagaStaff Life – The Benefit of a Good Crew

“Oh, wait, Andrew!” “Bridget?” “Fizzies good?” I ask a little breathlessly. It’s the Saturday of our Benefit weekend, the biggest event of Sagamore’s year, and it’s raining and I’m carrying three clipboards, a calculator and a change of shoes up to the Playhouse. This is the first time Andrew, assistant outdoor program director, and I […]

SagaStaff Perspective – The Punkies are Out

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Sagamore Staff Life | 2 Comments
SagaStaff Perspective – The Punkies are Out

In honor of our Black Fly Challenge guests this weekend, here are some thoughts on bugs and the ADKs.   Over the course of four summers back in the woods at Great Camp Sagamore, I’ve found my vocabulary expanding (rather than contracting from lack of use, as some might anticipate in Hamilton County, the least […]

SagaMoose and Sagamore at Syracuse’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Events, SagaMoose, Sagamore Staff Life, Volunteer | One Comment
SagaMoose and Sagamore at Syracuse’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

SagaMoose had a blast last weekend at the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Great volunteers and a nice visit from Garet and Mary Livermore and their black lab Nevis, a wonderful new friend for our Moose. A special thanks to volunteers for making the float possible and a special thanks to Debbie and Bear for […]

SagaStaff Graduating Class of Summer 2013

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Sagamore Staff Life | No Comments
SagaStaff Graduating Class of Summer 2013

Upon the close of our rather emotional final rendition of Dan Breggren’s Sagamore Song, Tour Supervisor Kate defended her tears by saying it felt too strangely like a graduation song. (Check out our Facebook page for footage.)  In keeping with the idea of graduation, here’s a thank you and good luck to junior staff members […]

SagaStaff Perspective – Music at Camp

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Sagamore Staff Life | No Comments
SagaStaff Perspective – Music at Camp

In preparation for our week of folk music October 8 to 14, Registrar Bridget offers some thoughts on music at camp.  “Now let’s see if we can’t make Bridget feel at home,” Dan Berggren said over the still-echoing words of the previous song. He flipped through a binder of song sheets and, when he reached […]

SagaStaff Perspective – Staff Regatta and the Season So Far

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Sagamore Staff Life | No Comments
SagaStaff Perspective – Staff Regatta and the Season So Far

“Bridge, he said ‘switch canoes.’ He didn’t say we had to get in the water to do it.” Lindsay’s reasoning came too late – I was already in the lake and looking up at my two canoe-mates. “Geez. Office people,” Christian sighed. “No name-calling, program staff,” Lindsay, our office intern, scolded Christian with a smile. […]

GCS Intern Adventures: ADK Museum and Old Forge Art Walk

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Sagamore Staff Life | One Comment
GCS Intern Adventures: ADK Museum and Old Forge Art Walk

Lindsay is our registration office intern. This is her first season at camp. Thanks to tour supervisor Kate for the cover photo. I’ve been at Sagamore a whole 28 days now! My training is done and I am flying (semi) solo in the registration office, I canoed for the first time (a whole 14 miles!), […]

Up a 14-mile Creek with a Paddle – Sagamore Staff Orientation

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Sagamore Staff Life | No Comments
Up a 14-mile Creek with a Paddle – Sagamore Staff Orientation

Our guest writer Kate is Tour Supervisor. Photos provided by Upper Complex Manager Loretta. This is the second season at Sagamore for both. One of my fondest memories from intern training week my first year at Great Camp Sagamore was the day-long canoe trip that follows the same path Sagamore’s earliest visitors did from the […]

Sagamore Summer Staff

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Sagamore Staff Life | No Comments
Sagamore Summer Staff

It’s mid-May and we’ve officially wrapped up our search for interns this year! We had a great pool of talented applicants, making the final decision tricky but now we’e got a great crew from around the country. We’re looking forward to getting started. We don’t have a huge staff at camp – about 20 in […]