Registration open for Sojourn
WEST TRENTON, NJ — Interested paddlers are invited to register for the 24th annual Delaware River Sojourn taking place June 15 to 23.
The Delaware River Sojourn combines the experiences of guided paddling excursions with interpretive programs, camping and camaraderie. Participants can sign up for the entire trip or for the day(s) of their choice; all skill levels are welcome.
This year’s theme is “Still Wild After All These Years,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Over 60 miles of the Main Stem Delaware River will be paddled in 2018, split into daily trips ranging from nine to 13 miles. The sojourn will also paddle a section of the Lackawaxen River on June 18, and sections of the Crosswicks and Watson creeks, two New Jersey tidal tributaries, on June 23.
Registration fees in 2018 are $80 per day for adults and $50 per day for children (ages 15 and under). There is an additional one-time insurance fee of $5 per person for this American Canoe Association (ACA)-sanctioned event, except for current ACA members. Fees cover the guided river trip, single or tandem kayak rental (with paddle and life jacket), shuttle transportation, educational programs, most meals, a souvenir T-shirt, and optional overnight camping sites. Participants may bring their own river-worthy boat, but note that neither aluminum nor wooden canoes are recommended.
Registration details, itinerary overview, sojourn partners and sojourn guidelines are available at https://delawareriversojourn.com/. Sojourners can register online using Paypal. Registration-related questions and first-time paddler discount availability inquiries should be directed to Dejay Branch at 646/205-2724 or info@riv ersojourn.com.