Join the ACA
The American Canoe Association supports paddlesports – including competition, recreation and the environment.
What does the ACA Do?
The ACA is committed to making the world a better place to paddle! We support our grassroots paddling communities in state and local advocacy efforts as well as partnering with many national organizations to broaden access to and protect public lands and water.
The ACA supports teams across many different paddling disciplines, including the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines of Sprint, Slalom and Paracanoe, and other International Canoe Federation disciplines such as Freestyle, Wildwater, Stand Up Paddling, Canoe Polo, and more.
Another great ACA benefit
Sugar Island is located in the heart of the Thousand Islands in Gananoque, Ontario Canada, which is an international tourism destination near the St. Lawrence Islands National Park. The 35 acre island is privately owned by the ACA and is available to all members for year round use.
Like Lake Sebago, ACA members may rent cabins or camp on this pristine island, owned by the ACA since 1901. You will find more information on Sugar Island including the history, natural environment, maps and how to register for a cabin here.