On August 5, 2023, the stars aligned as a spirited crowd of nearly 170 individuals rallied together to champion the preservation of the National Historic Landmark and nonprofit, Great Camp Sagamore. Deep in one of the most remote areas of the Adirondack Park, near the hamlet of Raquette Lake, NY, this annual gala was more than just a gathering, it was a union of history, nature, and community.
The journey to Great Camp Sagamore took attendees 4.2 miles up a winding dirt road to a secluded 17-acre haven adorned with 27 historic buildings in the middle of the Historic Great Camps Special Management Area. Tucked away on the shore of Sagamore Lake, surrounded by the vast Adirondack Forest Preserve, Great Camp Sagamore became for the evening a retreat from the bustling world.
Over the weekend, participants who lodged on-site immersed themselves in a range of experiences: savory meals in the historic dining hall, exploring the surrounding natural beauty through hikes and canoeing, and enlightening historic tours of the property. Each moment was an opportunity to connect with Great Camp Sagamore’s essence.