Membership

Due to unprecedented demand, we are unable to accept any additional membership applications for our 2022 season. However we have reserved spaces for potential members from the local community (zip code 11236). To inquire about community memberships or to be put on a waiting list for 2023, please contact. membership@sebagocanoeclub.org

Look for our Open House events in the summer of 2023 for a chance to tour the club, get out on the water, and meet our members!

ANNUAL INSURANCE WAIVER 4/1/22- 3/31/23 *
» CLICK HERE to sign your electronic annual waiver for the 2021 Season.
All members must sign a waiver each year.
(Our insurance policy requires that all members fill out an annual liability waiver each year. The terms of the policy requires those waivers to be on file by April 1. Please make sure you complete your waiver annually. Noncompliance means that you will not be considered a member in good standing).

We appreciate your interest in Sebago. We welcome all those interested in kayaking, canoeing and sailing, from novice to expert, as well as those interested in rowing and racing. We are a recreational co-op and expect all members to contribute 15 hours of volunteer work to support club activities and maintain our grounds and equipment.

We offer group paddles as well as introductory coaching to all our members, though we do not have volunteer capacity to offer comprehensive training. We expect that all members will develop the proficiency to paddle independently and will seek out additional training through the American Canoe Association or other accredited instructional programs. Membership are entitled to use club equipment (sailboats require certification) when participating in a club sanctioned group activity. Boat storage is available, as space allows, for active club members in good standing.

Our kayak paddles and classes are not appropriate for children under 16. A parent must accompany all minors during club activities.

Our website offers much information about our club. We suggest you check our calendar for the range of club activities. You may also want to check the kayaking, sailing, canoeing, rowing, and racing sections of our website and contact the chairs of those committees. (Be sure to review the sailing page if you are particularly interested in sailing.*)

You are welcome to come to the Sebago Canoe Club any Saturday or Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to take a tour of the facilities. There is always an “officer of the day” on site to show you the grounds and answer questions.

Join us for one on our monthly Open House events during the summer of 2023. Prior reservations only.

Review the membership details and fees below.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:

1.    To join, prospective members must come to Sebago Canoe Club to sign up. Please review the membership information below. Contact membership@sebagocanoeclub.org for available sign-up times.

Membership Type Dues Boat Storage
Family $315.00 Fee Schedule: see below in Section 5
Individual, 18 and over $235.00

Family memberships consist of two adults and children 16-18 (or 22 if full-time student) living at the same address. Most of our activities are limited to those 16 and older. Younger children are welcome to join family activities, but do not consider a family membership with the expectation of family boating opportunities.

The calendar year at Sebago runs from 10/1 to 9/31.  Annual membership renewals are sent by 10/15 of each year.


Sebago Canoe Club is a Paddle America Club (PAC) member of the American Canoe Association (ACA). All members are strongly encourage to support the ACA. If you choose membership type PAC and select Sebago, you will be eligible for discounted rates: $30 for individuals; $40.00 for families and $25.00 for seniors and students. The ACA has a long history of advocating for human-powered boating.

Sebago Canoe Club maintains a cabin on the ACA grounds at Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park. If you wish to use the Sebago cabin, you MUST have a current ACA membership.

To join the ACA, go to www.americancanoe.org

2.    Upon joining Sebago, members are granted Conditional status with limited privileges for a probationary period of at least a year.

3.    Sebago Canoe Club is an all-volunteer club and members are required to contribute a minimum of 15 work-hours annually. To assist members in finding eligible tasks, jobs are regularly announced on the club email list, or a member may contact the Commodore or Vice Commodore for onsite or remote assignments. To receive credit for volunteer hours, all tasks must be logged in club workbook.

Members who fail to meet the above work-hour requirements will be assessed additional fees upon renewal as follows: More than 7.5 hours completed but less than 15 hours: $75.00. Less than 7.5 hours: $150.00

The Board of Directors may grant work-hour exemptions for such reasons as health, age or distance.

4.    All members agree to read and to comply with Sebago’s Operating and Safety Rules and the information outlined in the Membership Handbook. These two documents must be read BEFORE participating in any club activities.

5.   Self-storage for kayaks, canoes, rowing shells and sailboats is available for an additional fee, subject to availability and the approval of the appropriate Committee Chair or their designee. Contact admin@sebagocanoeclub.org

INSIDE (and sailboat) STORAGE SPACE: OUTSIDE STORAGE:
1 slot: $125 1 slot: $75
2 slots: $275   ($150 increment) 2 slots: $175   ($100 increment)
3 slots: $450   ($175 increment) 3 slots: $300   ($125 increment)

Boat storage is not guaranteed.

Sebago Membership Handbook

⇒ SCC Operating Safety Rules, 4/6/2018

Join the SCC Members Only email list.

For additional questions, submit an inquiry through our contact form:

*If you are interested in sailing at Sebago, please review the sailing page of our website to get an idea of the scope of our program and the scheduled activities. We like to meet and interview any potential sailing member, schedule a time for you to visit the club, tour the facilities, speak to a sailing representative, and see if our program is right for you BEFORE YOU JOIN the club. Contact sailing@sebagocanoeclub.org for questions and to schedule a tour.

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