Delaware River Sojourn: June 14-22, 2019

The Delaware River Sojourn is an eight-day guided paddling trip on the nationally-designated wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping (optional), educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. The Sojourn is designed for people of all ages & experience levels; our guides from the National Canoe Safety Patrol provide basic paddling guidance & safety instruction. Paddlers may join the entire trip or selected days of their choice. The Sojourn is sanctioned & insured by the American Canoe Association.

The Delaware River Sojourn is celebrating 25 years in 2019! Planning is underway, and here are a few itinerary details:

---Volunteer river cleanup on a five-mile stretch of the Upper Delaware River (June 14)
---Paddling three days on the Upper Delaware River (June 15-17)
---Paddling two days in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (June 18-19)
---Paddling two days on the Lower Delaware River (June 20-21)
---Paddling one day on the tidal Delaware River (June 22)

Our exact theme is still being finalized, and programs will be planned around the theme.

Daily paddles on the Sojourn average about 10 miles, with stops for lunch, educational lessons, and swim breaks. Registration fees cover the guided river trip, single or tandem kayak rental (with paddle and life jacket; tandem kayaks come with seats), shuttle/livery transportation to and/or from launch and take-out sites, educational programs, meals, a souvenir T-shirt, and camping sites. Participants may bring their own boats and must bring their own camping equipment. Registration fees are by the day and include up to three meals and one night of camping.

The Sojourn's purpose is to heighten awareness of and appreciation for the Delaware River and its watershed, which flows through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Guided by the philosophy that by getting people out on the water and experiencing it firsthand, they too become its stewards, the Delaware River Sojourn helps protect the river and its environs for present and future generations.

Part of the Sojourn's stewardship focus involves introducing youth to paddling the river through the Delaware River Sojourn Youth Paddle Program. We are asking group leaders who may be interested in taking advantage of this funding opportunity in 2019 to please email Clarence Gardiner at Information on the program can be found at

Join the Delaware River Sojourn and experience a fun, recreational adventure, which celebrates family, friends, and the great outdoors! Come out and paddle the Delaware River, the longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi.

For complete information, including registration details, please visit the Delaware River Sojourn web site at If you are interested in joining our email notification list, please email

For reference, the below map details the 2018 Delaware River Sojourn (Put-In, Take-Out, and Camping Locations). *Note: this will be updated for 2019 as stretches are finalized.*

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Event Dates

6/14/2019 – 6/22/2019

Admission Fee (if any)

Registration fees for 2019 are not yet finalized. 2018 fees were: Adults - $80/day (over 15) & Children - $50/day (15 & under). There is a one-time $5 ACA insurance fee for every participant that is not a current ACA member.

Ages Event is Appropriate For

The Delaware River Sojourn is a paddling trip (kayaking/canoeing). It is geared for folks of all ages and experience levels, but children must be old enough to be properly fitted with a life jacket.

Accessibility Notes

As this is a paddling and camping trip, there is limited accessibility for those who may be in need. However, we have had prior experience making accommodations for those with limited mobility; contact us for more info.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed on the Delaware River Sojourn.

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