Schuylkill River Sojourn
June 6-12, 2015
17th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn
Program Theme is
Schuylkill Canal: Legacy & Landmarks
We're sorry! The first three days of the sojourn(June 6-8) are now filled to capacity, and full-trip registration is closed. However we still have plenty of room left on Tuesday through Friday June 9-12. Read our blog to find out what happens on each of those super fun paddling days!
Prefer not to register online? Click Here for mail-in registration form
Please remember that all registrants must download and mail in original copies of the waivers for the American Canoe Association, Canoe Susquehanna (our guides) and Bad Adventure Co (also a guide) and the medical history form on the left sidebar.
Click here for 2015 Sojourn Itinerary with distances per day and program information.
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:
10 Reasons to Sign Up for 17th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn
Highlights from the 16th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn
Highlights from the 15th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn
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.
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 email@example.com.
Guides and Outfitter info
Our Sojourn guides are Allan, Betsy and Jeremy Quant from Canoe Susquehanna, accompanied by Matt Stan of The Bad Adventure Company
Our Sojourn Outfitter is Doug Chapman, owner of Take it Outdoors Adventure Group.
Kayak rental info
New this year: 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.
Bronze Paddler Sponsors: Pennsylvania American Water • Canoe Susquehanna • The Bad Adventure Company
Kayaker Sponsors: Wrigley's Office Supply • Montgomery County Community College • Peter Johnston & Associates, LLC • Warrick Jewelers
Patrons: Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation • Traffic Planning & Design, Inc.
Donors: The Swisher Studio • Campbell Thomas & Co • O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei PC • Evans Network of Companies
Friends: Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau
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