Lakeside Experiences


Sebago Lake Cookouts

Kick back and enjoy our weekly backyard barbecues at the lake—farm-to-table style. Our weekly lakefront cookouts will offer a farm-to-table meal experience for the whole family, prepared outdoors with live action fire cooking by culinary artist Chef Katharine Karam using foods foraged nearby and sourced from Lakes Region farms. Watch your food being prepared right in front of you, and then enjoy it on picnic tables by the lake or bring your own blanket to spread on the grassy expanse where lawn games are sure to unfold. Pack a bathing suit and go for an after-dinner dip; the lakefront will be open for swimming, along with a newly constructed bathhouse with restrooms and changing rooms.


         Food and beverage items sold a la carte. (Average spend is $20 per person.)
         Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase

2019 Schedule

         Tuesdays, 5PM May 11 - September 24, open to all



This summer, let our chefs pack you a picnic like no picnic you’ve had before. Reserve your picnic basket online, pick it up at Baggot Street café, and take it anywhere on campus to enjoy—whether it’s down by the lake under a canopy of trees before you take a swim, in the courtyard of the Stone Barn overlooking a pasture, or in a secluded area in the woods off one of our trails. Crafted by chefs Mary Paine and Katharine Karam, our farm-to-table picnic menu offers a variety of options for you to customize your picnic experience. Experience a Mediterranean-inspired mezze picnic with salads and specialty hummus or order a cheese and charcuterie board. Complimentary maps of trails and lake access are provided with highlighted picnic destinations so you can choose your own adventure. All you’ll need to bring is a blanket!


         Baskets range from $15–$75

         Availability: June 10th- August 23rd, Monday–Friday, 11AM-7PM

         Reserve your picnic basket 48 hours in advance


Guided Full Moon Paddles

Experience the magic of Sebago Lake at night with a guided moonlight paddle. Soak up the beautiful night sky and shining full moon from a kayak or paddle board. The evening will begin an hour before moonrise with a campfire on the beach where guests will meet  their expert guide who will share safety and logistical information, hand out headlamps and life jackets, and share a brief history the lake. The group with then depart together toward the middle of the lake to watch the full moon rise over the water. Join us for a memorable night under the stars


         $20 per person ($15 if you bring your own kayak)

         Headlamps/kayak lighting will be provided

         Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and water

         Dress for the weather and for comfort during physical activity


         June 17th at 9:00 PM

         July 16th at 7:45 PM

         August 15th at 7:45 PM

         September 14th at 7:00 PM

Star Parties

Join us this summer under the night sky to enjoy lakefront stargazing led by our very own faculty astronomer, Dr. Ryan Dorland. Guests of all ages will enjoy looking through telescopes set up along the shore of Sebago Lake, giving attendees a clear view of star clusters and planets. Dr. Dorland will provide information and answer any questions stargazers might have. Star parties will happen on select Tuesdays, following Sebago Cookouts, so stick around for a fun night of astronomy!


         This is a free admission event. Please contact our events department for bookings. Ice Cream will be available to purchase


         Coming Soon!