ACA Camp SB-2 Rules

2022 Season

Welcome

  • ACA Camp SB-2 on Lake Sebago, Harriman State Park, is unique in offering ACA members an opportunity to engage in paddle sport in a setting rich in both natural and manmade resources. We encourage you to visit and use the facilities. While members and guests do use the camp at their own risk, certain agreed-upon rules and regulations will promote and enhance the well-being of anyone visiting the camp.
  • Therefore, to a) encourage paddle sport, b) enhance and promote the safety, well-being and enjoyment of each individual in the use of the camp, c) preserve and protect the camp’s natural and manmade resources for current and future generations, and d) comply with applicable federal, state and local regulations, the Camp Committee of the Atlantic Division of the American Canoe Association hereby establishes the following rules and regulations to govern the conduct of ACA members and guests during their stay at ACA Camp SB2.

Camp Director

  • The camp director is a ready source of information and assistance for members and guests. The Camp Committee is pleased to have as this season’s camp director Beth Bloedow. Her cabin is 525 and is located up the hill from the main parking lot.
  • The camp director supervises on all camp matters. The camp director approves all camp events, programs, races and group activities. Anyone wishing to hold an event, program, race or group activity at the camp must obtain permission from the camp director by applying one month in advance.

Season

  • ACA Camp SB2’s season extends from May 1st through October 15th of each year. Boating is not allowed in the off-season.
  • Anyone on camp property during the off-season without prior permission is trespassing. State Park Police will remove and may fine such individuals. Members may also lose camp privileges.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Discriminatory or otherwise inappropriate behaviors or speech will not be tolerated, including but not limited to those based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and mental or physical ability or appearance.
  • A person’s or group’s perceived identity or appearance must not be the basis for questioning their presence at camp. Any questions about who belongs in camp should be directed to the camp director.
  • If any member or guest feels that they have been treated inappropriately, they should report the incident to the camp director or a member of the camp committee, and/or through the on-line incident report form.

Entrance Procedure

  • ACA members are responsible for bringing their membership cards, in physical or digital form.
  • Entrance to the camp is via the cable gate located on Seven Lakes Drive. The cable gate must always be kept locked.
  • Immediately upon arrival everyone must sign in at the pavilion or a parking lot.
  • Each season everyone must have a current signed waiver on file with the ACA and with the camp. Every member, including all minors, must have a signed waiver on file with the ACA and with the camp.
  • Daily use fees are charged for the May 1st through October 15th camp season.
  • Fees must be paid upon arrival, unless the member has already purchased a season pass.
  • Anyone renting a facility needs to have the daily/guest fees or season pass paid in advance. The consequence for not paying in advance is cancellation of reservation.
  • Fees should be placed in the envelope provided and placed in the box located at the parking lots, unless otherwise instructed by the camp director.
  • You must provide all fee envelope information so the fee may be properly processed.
  • Anyone staying overnight must sign in each morning at the pavilion or at one of the parking lots so that an accurate daily camp census is maintained, per PIPC regulations.
  • The camp director or designee is available to assist members and guests with filling out registration information, paying daily use fees, obtaining season passes, filling out waivers, and filling out ACA membership applications.

Enjoying and Preserving the Camp’s Resources

  • Fires are only permitted in pre-approved fireplaces or on camping stoves. A responsible adult must always attend to the fire. Sand or water should be kept near approved fireplaces for extinguishing fires. Ground fires are prohibited.
  • Fishing is permitted except from the swimming dock. Fishing is subject to the regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • Individuals are responsible for throwing out their trash in the green dumpster located in the main parking area. Littering is prohibited.
  • Dish washing at the lake or latrine is prohibited.
  • Disturbing animal or plant life is prohibited. Cutting down any vegetation is prohibited. Changes to docks, paths, roads, parking areas, buildings, or any facility are prohibited without prior written permission from the camp committee. Members and guests should respect the rights and privacy of others and shall maintain quiet between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am.

Overnight Stay

  • Those wishing to stay overnight must use an assigned cabin, tent platform or the designated camping area. This is arranged through the Rental Cabins Committee or by permission of the camp director.
  • Cabin rental overnight attendees, who are not season pass holders, arriving into camp after 6 pm will have their daily fee for that day waived.
  • Overnight sleeping is prohibited in cars, vehicles or any public facilities or rooms. Overnight sleeping on any dock is prohibited.

Boating Regulations

  • The camp does not supply boats or equipment.
  • Clubs and members may bring their own boats and boating equipment to camp, subject to camp rules and regulations.
  • Boats are to be stored above ground on assigned racks as designated by the camp director.
  • All boats stored in camp must have an “ACA” insignia or “ACA SB2” in three-inch high letters affixed to the exterior.
  • There must be one PFD in the boat for each person in the boat. Any individual under the age of sixteen must wear a PFD while in any boat.
  • Any individual age of thirteen or under near the waterfront or on any dock other than the swim dock must be accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult.
  • Docks must be kept free of boats, paddles, and personal property except when launching or recovering boats.
  • Launching or recovering boats is only allowed from an ACA camp dock. Boats are not to be fastened to or placed upon the swimming float. Boats may be launched from any dock except the main swimming area, with one exception: handicapped individuals may secure their boats to the swimming dock while swimming, with the prior approval of the camp director. Otherwise, boats are prohibited from the swimming area.
  • Wind surfing is prohibited.
  • Boating after dark is prohibited.
  • Gasoline engines are prohibited.

Swimming Regulations

  • Swimming is only permitted during supervised swim periods. Supervised swim periods are supervised by either a) a certified lifeguard or b) two responsible adults, one of whom must remain on the swim dock to monitor water activities. The supervising adults must be obeyed.
  • Minors (under 18) must be always supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • Swimming is only allowed in the designated swimming area or in the crib area. Diving is only allowed from the float or the end of the swimming dock.
  • Members and guests must exercise care in and around the swimming dock. Running and horseplay are not allowed.
  • Children less than eighteen years of age must, without exception, pass a deep-water swimming test before they will be allowed in the deep water. The swimming test is given by the lifeguard on duty. Children who successfully complete the swimming test will have their names recorded in the swim book.
  • The use of PFDs, the use of inflatable water devices including tubes, rafts or inflatable swimming aids, and the use of skin-diving equipment including masks, fins and snorkels are prohibited. Swim goggles are permitted.
  • Swimming alone or at night is prohibited.
  • Swimming is not allowed from any boat.
  • Fishing and boating are not permitted from the main swimming dock.
  • Food, beverages, soap, and shampoo are not permitted near the swimming dock.
  • Failure to follow the swimming regulations may result in penalties including loss of swimming privileges or suspension of camp privileges.

Vehicles

  • Vehicles must obey the posted ten-mile-an-hour speed limit.
  • Vehicles may only be parked in designated parking areas. Your vehicle must be parked completely off the blacktop road when in camp.
  • Boat trailers may be stored in an area designated by the camp director. Mobile campers are only permitted with the advance permission of the camp director.
  • Any boat trailer, mobile camper, commercial vehicle coming into camp must have a road permit obtained from the PIPC. The camp director has the needed paperwork.
  • The camp director has the authority to direct traffic and parking as needed for the good of the camp.

Prohibited Activities

  • Hunting and the carrying of firearms, air guns, slingshots, bows and arrows, or harpoon-type equipment are not allowed.
  • ACA camp visitors are not allowed to enter the grounds or swimming areas of neighboring camps.
  • Bicycles, roller skates, rollerblades and skateboards may not be used at the pavilion. Bicycling is allowed in other areas provided that the bike operator and any passenger are wearing helmets

Penalties

  • Infractions of rules may result in suspension of camp privileges by the camp director and fines and/or arrest by the Park Police.