Please note: The 2013 Registration Form is available in an online version HERE
to submit hard copies of the forms by mail click and print the .pdf files below:


Registration Form

2013 Documents:

The 2013 Registration
Form can be submitted
online using
the form HERE

Otherwise please
save this
.pdf, complete
it and submit
it as described
on the form

Medical Forms -
Please download all of the
following forms and bring 2
completed copies of each
form to the sojourn:

Southern Tier
Kayak Waiver

American Canoe
Association Waiver -
/ Youth

USC/ Canoe Susquehanna Release of Liability

Bad Adventure Company
Medical History Form

Sojourn Policies

2013 Sojourn

Sojourn Letter

2013 Sojourn Q & A

What is a Sojourn? Consider the Sojourn as a mini-summer camp, for adults and youth alike. This is a group-oriented event that emphasizes environmental and cultural education, sharing stories and experiences, and enjoying the river. On the water, we keep the group together and go at the pace of the slowest paddler. Even experienced paddlers are surprised to discover the unique opportunities for reflection and community that this kind of group river journey offers.

What are the camp sites like? Mostly these are “primitive” camp sites, where camping is normally prohibited. This means that on some stops, no plumbing is available. Port-a-johns are provided for each camp site. For those who consider showers a priority, consider purchasing a sun-shower kit for the trip.

Can I go for just one day? Yes. But will it be enough? This year’s sojourn was designed as a long getaway, and we hope you can join us for the entire trip!

What does my fee include? Registration includes overnight camping, three meals per day, vehicle shuttles, activities, programs, guiding, and safety services and a t-shirt.

Do I need to be an experienced paddler? Experience is helpful, but the pace of most Sojourn days is suitable for new paddlers. See estimated daily mileage, if you have questions, contact us. Paddling skills session will be offered on Kick-off day.

What do I need to bring? You will need to bring or rent a canoe or kayak, paddles, Personal Flotation Device, overnight camping gear, water bottles and personal items. A complete list of gear and items will be included in a packet e-mailed to you after you register. See box below for local outfitters offering canoe or kayak rentals.

Do I need to bring food? Three meals are provided. We will provide vegetarian options if requested on the registration form. You should bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for between meals. Ice tea and lemonade will be provided during meals. Potable water will be provided at campsites. Bring a drinking cup and enough refillable water bottles to equal a gallon per person per day.

Where do I leave my car? We request that participants paddling for the whole sojourn use the kick-off day shuttle. Cars are left at the end of the trip: you, your boat and gear are shuttled to the beginning. We provide a secure, dry, gear truck to shuttle your equipment each day. For those on the water for one or two days, a shuttle will allow you to move your car to the next camp most days. Cars might not be moved every day, depending on location and parking availability. Detailed shuttle information will be provided in the confirmation packet.


Erin Heard
Outreach Coordinator/River Trail Manager
Upper Susquehanna Coalition
(607) 346-2727