2018 TR Weekend will take place September 14, 15 and 16 Celebrating:
125th Anniversary of Camp Santanoni
The Newcomb History Museum
Wagonrides into Santanoni.
Reserve a seat on the calendar please. Choose the day and fill in the boxes with first and last name, email, phone no. and number of guests. Participants will be chosen on a first- come, first served basis. Note: we would like to ask previous participants to refrain from signing up again this year. To reserve, click on either the 15th or 16th of September. Then we will confirm your reservation, providing seats are available. If none are available, email us here and you’ll be put on a standby list for cancellations.
Meet at the Santanoni Gate House no later than 8:45am (look for event sign on 28N-west end of town). Tour lasts approximately 4 hrs. Bring a bagged lunch & beverage. A one-hour tour of the great camp will be conducted by former Santanoni interns.
If you have small children, we request that they sit on your lap. Thank you.
Days until TR Weekend “Bully!”
Reserve your Sunday, Sept 16th Tahawus Mine tour here:
Both buses are full. For those looking for standby list placement, please email number of seats desired, and phone no for a standby list notification. Plans change and we have had several cancellations, so we pull names from the standby list as needed. And you will be notified promptly if you are added as an active reservation.
Friday14 Sept 2018
- Theme – 125th Anniversary Celebration of Great Camp Santanoni
- 10-5pm: “The Pruyns of Camp Santanoni” New Exhibit at the Newcomb Historical Museum marking the 125th anniversary of the completion of Camp Santanoni. Walk the rooms of the museum wit Joan Burke, Museum Director, where many artifacts, photos and displays bring back vivid memories of the Great Camp and how the Pruyn family impacted life in the Town of Newcomb
- 4:30-6pm: Dinner at Newcomb Central School sponsored by Class of 2021. School Cafeteria. BBQ featuring Buffalo burgers and regular burgers, hot dogs, salads, beverage and gourmet s’mores for dessert.
- 6-8pm: “Family Fun Night-Rockin’ Through the Ages”–Games for all ages and music by DJ Nate Bush, including your favorite “oldies” and the latest hits.
Saturday15 Sept 2018
8-10am: Pancake breakfast hosted by NCS Class of 2020 – Breakfast includes choice of blueberry, buttermilk, or chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, coffee & juice. School Cafeteria
8am: Start your day off with a freshly roasted cup of coffee, some good conversation, and Newcomb’s “Million Dollar View” of the High Peaks. Look for Ed LaCourse’s Kiosk at the Newcomb Overlook Park.
9am: FREE Wagon Rides to Camp Santanoni. Meet at the Gate House no later than 8:45am (look for event sign on 28N west side of town.) Tour lasts approximately 4 hrs. Bring a bagged lunch & beverage. Reserve seats above. Participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: we would like to ask previous participants to refrain from signing up again. There is limited space on the wagons and we’d like to offer this opportunity to people who have not previously visited the camp. Walkers and bike riders can walk or ride to the camp (the route is a 9.8 mi. round-trip) and are welcome to join the 1:00 pm tour of the Great Camp.
10-4pm: Newcomb’s Mountain Quilters 13th Biennial Quilt Show & Quilt Raffle. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 28N–look for event sign. Browse through the many beautiful quilts on display created by members of Newcomb’s Mountain Quilters.
10am-4pm: Craft Fair – Newcomb Fire Hall. Local and regional crafts for sale.
9-11am: Fishing Derby – Coach Winslow’s Pond on 28N. Pre-K-3rd Grade – Prizes. Look for event sign
10am-3pm: Float Plane Rides piloted by Tom Helms, Helms Aero Services, Long Lake. Newcomb Town Beach Dock. Rain Date Sunday, 9/16
9:30-10:30am: Running of the Colors (runners, joggers, walkers–All Ages)—Event takes place throughout the Winebrook Hills neighborhood streets. Sign in at St. Barbara’s Episcopal Church, 28N. Be a spectator & help color the runners by tossing non-toxic, powdery hues at participants as they pass by on the route. Run finishes at St. Barbara’s with hydration and a snack, and some really colorful selfies and pictures.
9-10am: Blacksmithing Demonstration with Blacksmith Dan King (Tupper Lake). Newcomb Overlook Park, 28N.
10-5pm: Newcomb Historical Museum, 28N. New Exhibit: “The Pruyns of Santanoni” This year marks the 125th of Great Camp Santanoni located on the shores of Newcomb Lake in the Town of Newcomb. Walk the rooms of the museum with Joan Burke, Museum Director, where many artifacts, photos, and displays bring back vivid memories of the Great Camp and how the Pruyn family impacted life in the Town of Newcomb.
10:00am-3pm: Goodnow Mountain History hosted by Mike Gooden, ESF Forester. A family-friendly hike with panoramic views of the High Peaks.
10am-2pm: Car Wash hosted by Class of 2020. Newcomb Health Center Parking Lot.
10:30am-12pm: SUNY ESF and Paul Smith’s College Timber Sports Teams Scrimmage. Newcomb Overlook Park, 28N.
11:30-1:00pm: Pulled pork lunch hosted by NCS Class of 2019. Beverage & dessert included.
12-2pm/2-4pm (2 showings): PBS American Experience episode “Into the Amazon”– Teddy Roosevelt’s post-presidency trip with Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon into the heart of the So. American rainforest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon. NCS Auditorium. [The trip will also be discussed by President Roosevelt (aka Joe Wiegand) and Prof. Roy Ginsberg after dinner in the auditorium.]
12-2pm: Local Boat Builders Demonstration of Light-Weight Solo Canoes. View a display or take a short demo paddle in these incredible canoes. Meet the boat builders at Ruth & Dave Olbert’s Cloud Splitter Outfitters, 28N (east end of the Hudson River bridge).
1-2pm: Back by popular demand! Log Rolling Competition hosted by ESF & Paul Smith’s Timber Sports’ Teams. Pres. Roosevelt (aka Joe Wiegand) will attempt to prove to students that even he is up to this feat—Bully! Bring your suit and try your skill! Town Beach, Lake Harris. Look for event sign.
2:30-3:30pm: “Go Fly a Kite!” and Ice Cream Social – Sponsored by the Class of 2020. KIDS-make a kite that is guaranteed to fly! Free ice cream sundae afterward. Newcomb Overlook Park.
4-4:30pm: President Roosevelt stops by the Newcomb Historical Museum. TR was a great friend of the Pruyn family and visited Santanoni when he was Governor of New York. The President will share his memories of Santanoni.
6pm: Italian dinner hosted by class of 2020. Gondolieri studente (student condoliers) will be your waiters/waitresses. Lasagna, Baked Ziti with Sausage, Pasta Primavera (vegetarian), Salad and assorted Desserts will be served. As you enjoy your dinner you will be serenaded with beautiful Italian music by Newcomb’s own Signore & Signora Damasevitz. Take a selfie in the NCS Gondola and then head to the auditorium for a fascinating presentation with Pres. Roosevelt and Prof. Roy Ginsberg.
6:30-8:00pm: EXPANDING HORIZONS: TR AFTER HIS PRESIDENCY. Join TR and Prof. Roy Ginsberg to discuss TR’s incredible African Safari and Amazon Expedition in two parts: (1) Traveling Abroad with the Former President: TR retraces/retells his hazardous journeys. Slides and audience participation accompany the talk; (2) The Journey Continues: TR reflects on the legacy of his expeditions—scientific knowledge gained in wilderness areas; hunting, wildlife protection and conservation; the influence presidents have after leaving office. Audience participation welcome.
Sunday16 Sept 2018
- 8-10am: Breakfast hosted by Class of 2021. Enjoy an Egg Mc“Newcomb”– a breakfast sandwich with egg, ham, and cheese. Beverages also provided. Newcomb Overlook Pavilion, Rt. 28N.
- 9am: FREE Wagon Rides to Great Camp Santanoni. Meet at the Santanoni Gate House no later than 8:45am (look for event sign on 28N-west end of town). Tour lasts approximately 4 hrs. Bring a bagged lunch & beverage. A one-hour tour of the great camp will be conducted by former Santanoni interns. Reserve seats above. Participants will be chosen on a first- come, first served basis. Note: we would like to ask previous participants to refrain from signing up again this year. Due to limited space on the wagons we would like to offer this opportunity to those people who have not been to Santanoni before. Walkers and bike riders can walk or ride to the camp (9.8 mi. round trip) and are also welcome to attend the 1:00 tour of the Great Camp.
- 9-10am: Ty Yandon 5K Race. Meet at the Newcomb Health Center parking lot, 4 Santanoni Drive, across from Newcomb Overlook Park. Call the Health Center at 518/582-2991 or email email@example.com to register. Registration Fee/$15
- 10-4pm: Newcomb’s Mountain Quilters 13th Biennial Quilt Show and Quilt Raffle. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 28N -look for event sign. Browse through the many beautiful quilts created by Newcomb’s Mountain Quilters. Winner of Quilt Raffle to be announced at 3pm.
- 10am-12pm: Guideboat Regatta, Rich Lake. Enjoy the beauty and craftsmanship of antique & contemporary guide boats. Talk with owners and take a “test-row” in any of a series of authentic Adirondack Guide Boats. Park at Rich Lake public access, then follow signs for guide boats. Look for event sign west of town.
- 10am-2pm: TR Weekend Golf Tournament hosted by the NCS Class of 2019. Lunch provided. Call 518/582-3341 to register.
- 10-11:30am: Open House at the former Archer & Anna Huntington Lodge on Arbutus Lake. The lodge has been completely renovated and restored to its former glory. Refreshments will be served. Look for event sign west of town.
- 1-3pm: Tahawus Mine Tour #1 – A guided tour at the site of the former National Lead Company Mine, now owned by Mitchell Stone. Bus transportation will be provided for the tour (personal cars not allowed in the site). Minimal walking involved. Go to discovernewcomb.com to reserve a seat (first-come, first-served) and to receive further directions. We have about 60 seats available. Include your name, phone no., time preference (1-3pm or 3-5pm), number of seats reserving, and email address. RESERVATIONS HERE:
- 3-5pm: Tahawus Mine Tour #2 – Same as above.