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Sugar Island - a unique ACA member benefit. Photo courtesy of Kathy Kempson.A spectacular ACA member 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.

Getting to Sugar Island is as much of part of your trip as your stay. The island is located approximately two miles from the Canadian Mainland. You can paddle out to the island or the great folks at Misty Isles Lodge in Gananoque, Ontario offer a water taxi service to the island.

What to do on an island you might ask? The island is rustic, with no modern amenities. It is a pristine, pure environment with crystal clear water, clean air, and beautiful night skies. Swim, snorkel, fish, paddle, sail, or simply relax.

ACA National Encampment: TBA, 2017

2017 Encampment Schedule:

  • Opening ceremony
  • BINGO night!
  • Trustees Meeting 4:00 pm
  • Camp work day 
  • Sugar Island Camp Meeting – Following Colors
  • Swim around the island 10:00 am 
  • Encampment Dinner 6:00 pm
  • Island Campfire (headquarters)

Encampment Sailing Race Schedule:

  •  - 2pm all classes (open canoe)
  •  - 10am and 2 pm 5 meter race
  •  - 10am and 2pm ACA Class Race

Arts and Crafts will be Monday – Wednesday – Friday of the first week: Time TBA

Additionally, an island clean-up run by Leslie Mengersen is scheduled for the second week run: Time and Date will be announced at the camp dinner!



Sugar Island offers all ACA members the opportunity for a unique paddlesport camping experience.

Stay for a weekend, a week, or a month!


Camaraderie at Sugar Island

Overview of Sugar Island

A great family outing


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