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Emily Martz Joins Sagamore as Executive Director to Lead 2019 Season 

Great Camp Sagamore today announced the hiring of Emily Martz as the organization’s next Executive Director, to begin on April 1, 2019.  The Institution makes this announcement after a multi-month search that attracted over 90 applications for the position from around the country.
            “Leading this educational institution and National Historic Landmark is a vital role in the Adirondack Park, and Emily rose above a very competitive field of candidates.  We are thrilled for her to join us and show Sagamore to the next generation,” said Board Chair Matthew Melewski.
Emily Martz was recently a candidate for public office in the Park and before that Operations and Finance Director at the Adirondack North Country Association. In addition to being an experienced non-profit administrator, she holds a PhD in history from the University of Delaware and has taught at both Clarkson University and Paul Smith’s College. She resides in Saranac Lake, NY. 
            “I am drawn to Sagamore because it’s a unique place of learning and an essential partner in the Adirondacks,” Emily said. “I’m excited to join this community of dedicated staff, board members, and volunteers, and look forward to meeting the visitors and to expanding the diversity of programs we can provide” 
Garet Livermore, the current Executive Director, announced his resignation in December, but will continue to work with Sagamore in a variety of roles.  Commenting on Ms. Martz’s selection he said:
            “Over the past few years, Sagamore has grown its audience and initiated new partnerships with organizations throughout the Adirondacks. I look forward to working with Emily over the next few months to carry these forward and I am excited to see where she will lead Sagamore in the future.”

Looking to Get Involved at Sagamore?
Come work for us as a Road Scholar Group Leader

We are recruiting individuals with a passion for history, art and culture for paid positions as Road Scholar Group Leaders. Group leaders facilitate Road Scholar courses by attending all lectures and workshops, helping to ensure that the programs run smoothly. Group leaders help run programs as varied as “America’s Treasures: Three Great Camps of the Gilded Age,” “Hiking and Paddling” and “Mountain Music.” Road Scholar programs vary from 3 to 5 nights and occur throughout our season.   

These unique positions are appropriate for individuals who enjoy the Adirondacks and interacting with groups of highly motivated learners from across the country. Group Leaders are paid a competitive wage, stay and eat with our guests in our National Historic Landmark campus and are assigned to lead Road Scholar programs that match their interests. Training in how to work with Road Scholar participants and lead programs at Great Camp Sagamore will be provided in May. 
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to addressed to Jen Maguder, Program Director. 

Roots & Branches: Sharing Adirondack Music Traditions

Sagamore is committed to preserving the traditional arts of the Adirondacks from Basketry to Folk Music. Thanks to the generous support of members and donors we are able to offer a free weekend workshop for young musicians interested in continuing the tradition by studying with some of the best performers of the Adirondacks, including:  Dan Berggren; Peggy Lynn & Dan Duggan; Sara Milonovich; and John Kirk & Trish Miller.

The Roots & Branches musicians share their deep experience in performing and will share Adirondack musical traditions including singing and songwriting, guitar, dulcimer and other instruments.  Participants will explore classic Adirondack music while developing their own style and technique.

All participants selected for this workshop receive a full-scholarship from Great Camp Sagamore's Music and Trails Fund. This fund was established to continue the spirit of good music in the out-of-doors at Sagamore.  Scholarships include 2 night lodging accommodations, all meals served in our Dining Hall, instruction and activities. 

For questions or to apply, send an email to and include your name in the subject line.  

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