Delaware • New Jersey • Pennsylvania
New York • United States of America
For Immediate Release May 3, 2012
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2012
(WEST TRENTON, N.J.) -- Early bird savings are available for participants registering by June 15 for the 18th Annual Delaware River Sojourn taking place June 24-30, 2012.
The Delaware Sojourn, one of the oldest river sojourns in the nation, combines the experiences of guided paddling excursions with interpretive programs, camping, and camaraderie. Participants may sign up for the entire seven-day trip or for the day(s) of their choice.
"This year's theme, Adventures on the Delaware, will help highlight the fun one can have on and along the Delaware River, for example, paddling sections with rapids and hiking local trails," said Richard Egan, chair of the 2012 steering committee.
Close to 75 miles of the main stem Delaware River will be paddled in 2012, split into daily trips ranging from eight to 15 miles. In brief, the sojourn will include the following stretches:
Sunday, June 24: Callicoon Access (Pa.) to Milanville (Pa.)
Monday, June 25: Milanville to Ten Mile River Access (N.Y.)
Tuesday, June 26: Smithfield Beach Access (Pa.) to Driftstone on the Delaware Campground (Pa.)
Wednesday, June 27: Driftstone on the Delaware Campground to Martins Creek Access (Pa.)
Thursday, June 28: Martins Creek Access to Easton's Scott Park Access (Pa.)
Friday, June 29: Easton's Scott Park Access to Riegelsville (N.J.)
Saturday, June 30: Bristol (Pa.) to Palmyra Cove Nature Park (N.J)
The cost for sojourners who register by June 15 is $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 event sanctioned by the American Canoe Association (ACA), except for current ACA members. Further discount opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis for adult paddlers new to the Delaware River Sojourn. Add $10 to the daily rates for registrations made after June 15.
Registration fees cover the guided river trip, single or tandem kayak rental (with paddle and PFD), shuttle transportation, educational programs, most meals, a souvenir T-shirt, and optional overnight camping sites. Participants may bring their own river-worthy boat, but please note that aluminum canoes are not recommended.
The Delaware River had the distinction of being Pa.'s River of the Year in 2011 and received a grant to hold activities and events geared towards connecting individuals to the river. A small portion of that funding remains and is being used in 2012 to support adult first-time paddler discounts and reduced children's fees, which are $10 less this year than in 2011. The Delaware Sojourn also received a grant from the Pa. Organization for Watersheds and Rivers to further help subsidize the 2012 event.
Space is limited, so please register early! Additional information, including registration details, itinerary overview, sojourn guidelines, photos, and more, is available at http://www.delawareriversojourn.org/. We are again offering the ability to register online using Paypal. Registration-related questions and discount availability inquiries may be directed to Dejay Branch at (646) 205-2724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The non-profit, annual event is organized by a steering committee comprised of representatives from federal, state, and local agencies, non-profit organizations, and individual volunteers, all of whom work and/or live within the Delaware River Basin. This year's committee is chaired by a volunteer with the National Park Service's Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
Contact: Kate O'Hara, DRBC, 609-883-9500 ext. 205, email@example.com