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Become an ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor

Are you ready to become an ACA certified Coast Kayak instructor? Chris Raab will be teaching Levels 1, 2 and 3 and give updates as needed
May 16, 17, 18    (IDW)
June 14, 15         (ICE)

Location: ACA Camp at Lake Sebago, Harriman State Park, New York

Assessment Overview: To become an ACA certified instructor you must satisfactorily complete both an Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE).

Below are the ACA links to the requirements for each level.  It is highly recommended that all participants attend all five days of instruction since assessment is ongoing throughout the entire instructional period.

Level 1 Requirements

Level 2 Requirements

Level 3 Requirements

Cost:  $640 which includes:  3 lunches, 1 camp potluck, a dinner and Divisional fees.

RSVP ASAP to Linda Peterson at

Make Your Own Greenland Paddle

Greenland Style Paddle Making Workshop!
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9am – 5pm
Pavilion at Lake Sebago (ACA camp in Harriman State Park)

Chris Raab of Tuktu Paddles is going to conduct a Greenland style paddle-making workshop at the ACA camp located in Harriman State Park, on Saturday, May 10.  Fee is $130 for ACA members and $135 for Non-ACA members which includes supplies and lunch. The workshop is limited to 15 people so please register quickly.
*Deadline for registration is April. 10*.

*If interested, contact Linda Peterson at*

No special special skills are required to participate in this class, anyone can make a paddle. The workshop will be held outside so please dress appropriately.

What will be provided:

Instruction and guidance throughout the day. A cedar paddle blank (unless you have requested other materials) Tools as needed (if possible, please try to bring your own tools. A list will be submitted when you register).

Any questions regarding on paddle making, please refer to Chris Raab’s website:

When you register, you will get more more instructions on what needs to be done before the class starts.

Linda Peterson  Camp Director of Lake Sebago

Get Ready for Camp Workdays

This season, prior to May 1, our goal is to get at least one dock completed with 2 more docks to be rebuild before Memorial Day weekend, get the rental cabins cleaned and ready to be used, along with all the general maintenance that is always need to open the camp.

The only way all of this can get accomplished in such a timely manner is through our dedicated volunteers (this means you :) so please attempt to come into camp on the scheduled workdays even if it is only for a couple of hours. And enjoy the fresh air and the scenery.

Dates:  April 12th,   April 13th, April 26th and April 27th.

See Tom Ubel for your work assignment.


City of Water Day Festival

Mark your calendars for the City of Water Day Festival on July 12, 2014 — a free, day-long event that features on-the-water fun, free boat tours, a Waterfront Activity Fair with many children’s projects, great food and music, and much more!

The purpose of City of Water Day, hosted by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (, is to focus wide-scale public attention on the potential of the New York-New Jersey Harbor. More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the festival this year at its two main locations — Governors Island and Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, NJ — and thousands more will visit City of Water Day “In Your Neighborhood” festivities at waterfront venues all around the metropolitan region. For more information, please visit