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ACA Camp at Lake Sebago and Sebago Canoe Club Cabin - New Fees and Rules for 2014

Sebago Cabin Reservation Calender

If you maintain membership in the American Canoe Association and Sebago, you have access to the American Canoe Association’s lovely private camp on the shores of Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park. The ACA camp is a great place to paddle, and people from all over the metro area come to spend a few hours, have a workout, take a swim, and go home again or possibly stay overnight. While all Sebago members are encouraged to become members of the ACA, those members wishing to use the Cabin and grounds at Lake Harriman must be ACA members. Please bring your ACA card as proof of membership. To join the ACA ( , select membership type Paddle of America Club (PAC) and select Sebago. Dues are $30 for an individual; $40.00 for a family, and $25.00 for senior and students.

To get there, take the New York State Thruway north to Exit 15A, Sloatsburg/Suffern. Take Route 17 north to Seven Lakes Drive. Turn right and go exactly 3.2 miles. After you have passed the entrance to Harriman State Park, the ACA camp will be down the first road on your left. The sign says SB2: ADK and Nawakwa. If you are on Seven Lakes Drive and you see the lake on your left, you have passed the entrance to the camp

You MUST SIGN IN and PAY ACA CAMP FEES at the Pavilion at the top of the hill each and every day you are there. NO PETS of any kind are allowed in the ACA camp.

There is a day usage fee at the camp: $10 for each adult and $5 for each child, up to a maximum of $20 per family. These are the fees for ACA members. If you bring a guest with you, and s/he is not an ACA member, the fees are $15 for an adult and $5 for a child. Why more? The additional fee is for insurance while your guest is in the camp itself or on the water. Lucky for you, as an ACA member your insurance while at the camp and on the water is covered.

If your guest is going to come with you several times in a season, you may decide to purchase ACA membership for them instead of paying the higher non-member fees. An individual membership costs $40, and a family can join for $60. You can find information at, at the Pavilion, or from the camp director, Linda Peterson, in cabin C-25 up the hill.

If you find yourself at the camp frequently, you may purchase a season pass instead of paying every day you visit. It costs $65 for an adult, $50 for a Senior (over 65), $30 for a child (under 18), or $125 for a family, and is good from May 1 through October 15. You can get an application at the Pavilion, from the camp director, or you can download one at: Remember, you must still sign in to the camp every day, even if you have a season pass.

If you plan to spend the night at the lake, you have several options. Like several area clubs, Sebago Canoe Club has its own cabin, and you can have the key if you are a Senior member. You can still use the cabin as a Conditional member, but you must be there overnight with a Senior member. You must make a reservation to spend the night at the club's cabin. You may not make any reservation any earlier than April 1st of the current season. There is also a calendar that will show bed availability as well as all events that are taking place at the lake that are open to all ACA members and/or Sebago members.

The calendar is at: This is to ensure that there is room for you, as there are sometimes classes at the lake that take up all seven beds!

No one can reserve the cabin for exclusively for his or her group. You have to be ready to share with anyone who may show up. There are three bedrooms: two rooms with two twin beds each and one room with a queen-size bed, plus there is a single bed in the main room. You should bring all bedding with you, as none is provided except a mattress. There is a refrigerator, a stove and oven, a microwave, and electricity, but no running water in the cabin. Toilets and showers are available in a camp facility that is close by.

If you would rather reserve a bed on a need to basis rather than in advance, then members may reserve a bed for the following weekend starting the prior weekend unless there is a prior reservation for that space. Members may reserve a bed for the following non-weekend week starting the prior Monday unless there is a prior reservation for that space. All reservations must be cancelled prior to 5:00 pm on the Thursday of the reservation otherwise the reserved party will be billed for the beds that were not used. This is to ensure that the cabin is used to full occupancy whenever possible.

In order to reserve a bed in the cabin in advance you may not reserve a bed for more than three weekends during the current season with only one of those weekends being a major holiday weekend (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July weekend) or for more than three non-weekend weeks in that season. A weekend is defined as Friday at 5:00 pm until Sunday at 5:00 pm or any part thereof. A non-weekend week is defined as Monday at noon until Friday at noon, or any part thereof.

No member, including those with approved cabin reservations, can deny reasonable use of cabin facilities to other members and their guests. This includes the living room and kitchen areas, refrigerator and freezer space, cooking facilities and outdoor area. All cooking activities are to be conducted in a timely manner to accommodate any other members who may wish to use the cabin facilities including cooking, kitchen, and refrigerator facilities in a timely manner. All lights and sound must be diminished after 10 pm by request of any member who is also residing in the cabin.

All users of the cabin are expected to follow reasonable standards of behavior as arrived at by common consent of the other residents at that time. Definition of “reasonable use” and “reasonable manner” as used above are based on common usage as interpreted by the Cabin Steward if required.

Fees for using the Sebago Canoe Club cabin overnight are $10 per person for Sebago members, with a maximum per family of $20 each night. Non-members pay $10 per day whether they are sleeping in the cabin or just using it for day use, with a maximum per family of $25.00 each day/night. A family consists of 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age. Non-Sebago members are required to pay a $10 equipment usage fee per person. You must pay your fees in the box in the cabin, using the envelopes provided. Remember to SIGN IN at the CABIN, noting your dates of arrival and departure. The fees and sign-in are IN ADDITION to fees and sign-in for the ACA CAMP. You MUST PAY your ACA CAMP day usage fee separately from your payment for using the CABIN. We cannot do it for you.

If the cabin is full, or if you are interested in having your own space, the ACA camp has several facilities that can be rented for a night, a weekend or a few weeks. These include four rental cabins and a tent site. Complete information on what is available and how to apply can be found at Make reservations as early as possible. There are also several motels in the area.

Whether you visit for a day or a week, take advantage of your access to Lake Sebago. It is an incredible resource, just one hour away from the city. You will meet people from all over the world who have lots in common with you: paddling and love of the outdoors. The camp has been around since the Great Depression, and many families have been paddling and roughing it there for generations. Visitors often say they feel like they are in the Adirondacks when they are there.

Exceptions to these rules are allowed at the sole discretion of the Cabin Steward on an individual basis as per reasonable requirements reviewable by the Sebago Board of Directors. Violations of any of these rules may result in termination of your cabin privileges by the Cabin Stewart, as reviewable by the Sebago Board. Paid fees will not be refunded pending Board review.

If you have any questions, if you are a Senior member and you would like a key to the cabin, or if you want to make reservations, please contact the cabin steward, Linda Peterson, at

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