Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day Camp

On a board that I frequent, there was a discussion of day camps with some ladies saying they would enjoy their children's programs.  But then some of us started fantasizing about the perfect adult day camp.

Personally, my ideal adult day camp would be at a luxury resort from the turn of the last century where I could enjoy wide verandas with cushioned wicker chairs [for stitching], afternoon tea served daily, a ragtime piano bar in the evenings. And boating, swimming, lawn tennis and croquet to fill in the time in between. Oh, and beautiful gardens for strolling would be an absolute must. I am thinking The Sagamore Hotel Bolton's Landing, Lake George, NY, in its heydey.  Eva put in a vote for The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which, if I recall correctly, is where the movie Somewhere in Time was filmed.

I'd even go so far as to wear long white dresses and wide brimmed hats though I admit I would be very relaxed about lacing the corset.  My name isn't Scarlett, after all!

What would your perfect adult day camp look like and what would be on the program?  

I'll close with a photo or two from the Sagamore where I enjoyed a long weekend in the off-season at prices closer to my budget.

Stitching on the veranda, overlooking Lake George
The view from the veranda

A shot of the veranda and the terraces leading down to the grand lawn.


Eva said...

definitely, no corsets!

CalamityJr said...

French Link, Indiana, fits your description perfectly!

Edgar said...

Sounds like a perfect place to get away!! Love the snaps!!

Julie said...

What a view from the verandah

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sounds good to me!
I did a Woodland Art project with my son once. We all collected different colours natural things on a walk then stuck them onto a big rainbow shape. After about 10 minutes we realised all the children had wandered off and just the adults were making the rainbow! It did look good, very neat!

diamondc said...

My perfect day would be to stay at the Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island San Diego, that is where the Wizard of Oz was written by Frank L Baum, and the movie (one of my favs) Some Like It Hot was filmed the verandas are similar to the on in your picture,
lots of fresh air and wonderful views of the water.
Happy Stitching.

Maggee said...

Verandas, with a water view, nice soft breezes, average temperature of 75-80 degrees, sunny, nearby walking paths through lovely gardens, NO CORSETS, and no clocks! I'm sure there are plenty of places like this around... I want to go to all of them! Hugs!