Aerial photo by Ted Danforth

Schuylkill River Sojourn

 

 

The 16th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is now over

The sojourn ended on June 13. Despite some rainy weather, we had an overall terrific week, full of fun, adventure and a lot of great paddling (and great paddlers!) on the Schuylkill River. We'd like to thank all those who participated and all who assisted to make our 16th annual sojourn a truly exceptional event!

Read our blog post: Highlights from the 16th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn

 

Save the Date!

Our 17th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is scheduled for June 6-12, 2015!

 

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 2013 blog post Highlights from the 15th 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
  • Gear and boats transported for multi-day participants. (Please limit gear to 2 medium or large duffels per person, waterproof preferred).
  • Educational programs and/or musical entertainment at all lunch and evening stops.
  • Complimentary T-shirts

Click here for more sojourn details

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

Guides and Outfitter info

Our Sojourn Outfitter is Doug Chapman, owner of Take it Outdoors Adventure Group.

Our Sojourn guides are Allan, Betsy and Jeremy Quant from Canoe Susquehanna, accompanied by Matt Stan of The Bad Adventure Company

Special thanks to our 2014 Sojourn sponsors:

Gold Paddler Sponsor: Reading Blue Mountain & Northern R.R.

Gold Paddler Sponsor: Pennsylvania American Water • Lifetime Products Inc.

Bronze Paddler Sponsors: Middleton, Kreitz & Associates at Merrill Lynch • Wrigley's Office Supply • PPL Corporation • Bill & CandyTrace

Kayaker Sponsors: Peter Johnston & Associates • Gold Advanced Metals USA, Inc.

Patrons: Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation • Traffic Planning & Design, Inc. • National Penn Bank • Cabela's • The Swisher Studio

Donors: Bird Control Services • Campbell Thomas & Co • Reinhart & Company • O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei PC • Bause Catered Events • Barwiss Construction, LLC • Ateeco, Inc. • Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts • Delaware River Basin Commission • Evans Network of Companies • First Niagara Bank • Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts • TE Carroll Designs & Consulting Services • The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce • Video Ray

Friends: Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau

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