Schuylkill River Sojourn
Save the Date! The 16th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn will take place from June 7-13, 2014. Sojourn Theme is Schuylkill River: Pennsylvania's 2014 River of the Year!
Help us design the 2014 Sojourn T-shirt and River of the Year logo by entering a design in our River of the Year Logo Contest. Deadline is March 14.
Registration opens April 1 for full-trip registrants, April 15 for all others. Registration brochures will be sent out April 1. Once again this year, during the first two weeks in April we will accept registrations from full-trip registrants only. This is being done to ensure that people who wish to do the full trip don't miss out on the first two days, which fill up very quickly. Registration for all other participants will open April 15! Click here for our Save the Date notice.
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.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guides and Outfitter info
Our Sojourn Outfitter is Doug Chapman, owner of Take it Outdoors Adventure Group.
Our Sojourn guides are Alan, Betsy and Jeremy Quant from Canoe Susquehanna.
Special thanks to our 2013 Sojourn sponsors:
PA Organizatation for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) • Reading Blue Mountain & Northern R.R. • PPL Corporation • PA American Water • Emotion Kayaks/Lifetime Products Inc. • Middleton, Kreitz & Associates at Merrill Lynch • McTish, Kunkel & Associates • Peter Johnston & Associates LLC • Swisher Studios • Candy & Bill Trace • Evans Network of Companies • The Weston Center for Dental Health and Affordable Implants • The H&K Group • DESCCO Design & Construction • Montgomery County Community College •Cabella's • Miller Designworks • Wade, Goldstein, Landau & Abruzzo, P.C • Traffic Planning & Design, Inc. • B&G Glass/Gallen Insurance • Ateeco • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce • Barwis Construction • Bause Catered Events • Bird Control Services • Main Line Financial Advisors LLC • O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei PC • Carroll Engineering • Reinhart & Company • Patriot Environmental Management LLC • Russell Plywood, Inc. • Wrigley's Office Supply • DiCello Chiropractic • TE Carroll Designs and Consulting Services • VideoRay • Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation • Cabela's • Wilson Consulting Group PC • Campbell Thomas & Co • Steve Moyer Subaru • National Penn Bank • Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau • Herbein & Co.
Learn how you can become a sojourn sponsor
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.