NBCB Cabin at the ACA Camp at Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park

NBCB has a cabin at ACA Camp Lake Sebago; the season typically runs from May 1 through October 15. Use of the cabin is reserved for NBCB members who belong to the American Canoe Association.

Sebago cabin


Basic Camp Sebago rules:

It is expected that guests follow all of the general rules for stay at Camp Sebago. Some of these include:

  • No pets
  • All visitors must register upon arrival and sign in on a daily basis thereafter
  • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m.-7 a.m.
  • PFDs are required for every person in a boat!

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NBCB rules:


  • When you register on the NBCB calendar, you will pay the club’s $10 daily fee NBCB (through our website).
  • Camp Sebago also has a $10 daily fee, which you need to pay directly to the camp director, Linda Peterson, during your stay.
  • Children are welcome at the cabin. Each child costs an additional $5 per day. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times according to camp rules.

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Prerequisites for cabin use:

  • Cabin use is strictly limited to NBCB members.
  • Any member staying at the cabin must have previous paddling experience with NBCB.

Sebago kayaks

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Making reservations:

  • The cabin has an 8-person maximum capacity. Reservations must be made at least 72 hours in advance of your stay.
  • Steering committee and board members can make reservations with 24 hours notice.
  • Maximum length of a stay is 5 consecutive days.
  • Reservations can be made via the NBCB events calendar. Every Saturday has an event listing that can be used for reservations for the week ending that Saturday. Cabin stays that span two calendar weeks require separate registrations. Each member staying at the cabin must make a separate reservation.
  • Cabin and gate keys can be collected from the boat yard. Arrangements can be made by e-mailing Erica Pajerowski.
  • Make sure to sign in at the parking lot immediately when you arrive, and each day you are present at the camp.
  • Sign in to the register in the NBCB cabin; we have to submit our records to the camp at the end of the season, so this is extremely important!

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Cabin cleaning and maintenance:

In addition to all Camp Sebago rules regarding garbage disposal and cleanliness please remember the following:

  • There is no recycling system at the camp; it is advised that you carry out garbage that can be recycled.
  • Complete the checkout checklist before leaving the camp at the end of your stay; this will help ensure a good experience for the next paddlers to stay there.
  • NBCB cannot take responsibility for any personal items left behind in the cabin.
  • We encourage visitors to follow the seven “Leave No Trace” principles.
  • If any damage or mess is found at the cabin, the last guest will be considered responsible for it; this could result in having cabin-use privileges curtailed.
  • NBCB reserves the right to deny access to the cabin to anyone who fails to follow these rules.

Sebago path to water

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Directions to Lake Sebago:

By Car: 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 can also cross the GWB and take Rt. 4  North then Rt. 17 North to NY I 87 and back onto Rt. 17, then follow the above directions through Sloatsburg to Seven Lakes Drive.

The camp is also accessible by train or bus to the nearest town, Sloatsburg. You would need to make arrangements to get from the bus or train stop to the camp (approx 3 miles).

By bus from Port Authority: Shortline Bus http://bit.ly/1GwUOvq

By train from Penn Station: http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainTo

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Additional Sebago info:

Our cabin sleeps 8 people. It cannot be reserved for one person or group’s exclusive use.  Please be prepared to share the space with whomever else reserves a spot while you are there. 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 https://sites.google.com/site/acalakesebago/home.

To see what’s going on at the camp, see the camp calendar.

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Boat use info:

We have both canoes and kayaks available at the lake. You can find more information about the club’s boats and storage locations at the cabin.