Schuylkill River Sojourn

Save the Date!

June 4-10, 2016

The 18th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn

Program Theme is 100 Years of National Parks

Registration opens April 1, 2016

Registration Details
  • Registration information will be sent via email when registration opens April 1.  Sign up here for email updates
  • During the first week in April we will accept registrations from full-trip registrants only. Registration for all other participants will open April 8! This ensures that people who wish to do the full trip don't miss out on the first two days, which fill up very quickly.  
About the Schuylkill River Sojourn

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is an annual 112-mile guided canoe/kayak trip on the Schuylkill River that begins in rural Schuylkill Haven and ends seven days later in Philadelphia's Boathouse Row. Participants paddle 14-18 miles per day and can register for the entire trip or as little as one day. Sometimes it is wet and wild. At other times it is peaceful and inspiring. There are a few rapids, calm water, plenty of laughs, songs at the campsites, and celebrations in the river towns. There is a little bit of everything for paddlers throughout the week-long sojourn that begins the first weekend of June. And though the same route is paddled every year, a different river greets us every June.

Read our Blog posts

Highlights from the 17th Annual Sojourn

Highlights from the 16th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn

Sojourn Fees

Full Trip $550 per adult; $420 per child ages 8-15. Not recommended for children under 8.

Individual Days $85 per adult for Sat-Thurs. (Friday is $75, since no dinner is included); $65 per child ages 8-15 for Sat-Thurs. ($55 for Friday).

Members receive a 10% discount. All registrations received after May 12 will be charged a $10 late fee. No registrations accepted after May 25.

Registration includes:

Three meals a day and water/Gatorade at water stops ~ Expert guides ~ Camping arrangements ~ Shuttle back to cars ~ Complimentary T-shirts ~ Gear and boats transported for multi-day participants ~ Educational programs and/or musical entertainment at all lunch and evening stops. Click here for more sojourn details

Sign up here for newsletters and sojourn email notifications, or call 484-945-0200 or send request to

Guides and Outfitter info
Kayak rental info

If you wish to rent a kayak, please visit the Take it Outdoors website for rental information and kayak reservation form.

Special thanks to our 2015 Sojourn sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor: Reading Blue Mountain & Northern R.R.

Silver Paddler Sponsor: Borough of West Conshohocken

Bronze Paddler Sponsors: Pennsylvania American Water • Canoe Susquehanna • The Bad Adventure Company • Trace Pheasantry • Lifetime Products Inc. • McTish Kunkel & Associates • PPL Corporation

Kayaker Sponsors: Wrigley's Office Supply • Montgomery County Community College • Peter Johnston & Associates, LLC • Warrick Jewelers

Patrons: Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation • Traffic Planning & Design, Inc. • Cabela's • National Penn Bank • B&G Glass

Donors: The Swisher Studio • Campbell Thomas & Co • O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei PC • Evans Network of Companies • Ateeco, Inc. • Bird Control Services Inc. • Campbell Thomas & Co. • BCM Engineering • LYNX Computer Technologies, Inc. • Wilson Consulting Group, Inc. •

Friends: Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau • Bause Catered Events • DiCello Chiropractic •

The Sojourn is also made possible through funding from the PA Organizatation for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), and the National Park Services.

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, the Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation