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Trip Registration is Now Open for Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn, Scholarships Available

Apr 04, 2018 • by Schuylkill River Greenways NHA
Schuylkill River Sojourn

Full Trip Registration is Now Open for the 20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn June 2-8, 2018 Register Now

The 2018 Sojourn Theme: Celebrating 20 Years 

Click here for Daily Itinerary

From April 2-8 we will accept registrations from full-trip registrants only.  This is being done to ensure that people who wish 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 9!

 To register please visit: After  registering, you will still need to download several waivers and medical forms that must be filled out and mailed in with original signatures. Links to these forms will be available on your registration confirmation. They can also be found on our website: If you do not wish to register online, please download both a mail-in registration form & a confirmation form. If you choose this option, you must still download the waivers and medical history form at Our 2018 Sojourn outfitter is Doug Chapman, owner of Take it Outdoors Adventures, which is responsible for all kayak rentals.

If you wish to rent a kayak click here for the   Take it Outdoors Adventures kayak rental form. 

Our guides will once again be Allan & Jeremy Quant from Canoe Susquehanna. and Matt Stan from the Bad Adventure Company.For more information or to view photos of past sojourns click here or contact the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at 484-945-0200, or [email protected] 

Long Sleeve Dri Fit Tech T-shirts! Our dri fit t-shirts were so popular last year that we decided to offer a long sleeve version this year, available for $15.

Full-trip shuttle: Reserving a space on the full-trip shuttle from Philadelphia to Schuylkill Haven is once again part of the registration process, with a $25 fee (to cover our costs). This option is for full-trippers only and there are a limited number of spaces available. The daily shuttle is still included automatically.

Once again we have Several Opportunities to Participate for FREE! 


Bill Trace Scholarship for First Time Sojourners:

In memory of Bill Trace a longtime sojourner and devoted member of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, a fund has been established through the generosity of his family and friends enabling us to offer

a free one-day trip on the annual Schuylkill River Sojourn to two people who have never before been on the sojourn.

To apply please fill out this one page application.

Schuylkill Action Network Sojourn Steward:

The Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) will provide a full-week scholarship ($655 value) for an enthusiastic individual with paddling, photography, and social media experience to photo-document and help identify plants and wildlife along the river during the week-long sojourn excursion. The steward will be asked to present his or her findings on the final evening.

Click here for sojourn steward application

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