Volunteers Sought for Planning 2022 Schuylkill Sojourn

POTTSTOWN PA – Planning is under way for this year’s edition of the Schuylkill River Sojourn (at top), currently scheduled for June 17-24 (2022; Friday through Friday) by canoe and kayak on the river from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia. The dates are somewhat later than in earlier years, which Pottstown-based sponsor Schuylkill River Greenways hopes will offer more opportunities for first-timers to join.

This event has been added to The Posts’ calendar.

The Sojourn Planning Committee said it is “seeking committed volunteers who would like to help make this event extraordinary.” Committee members will:

  • Attend monthly meetings by Zoom from February through August;
  • Help with event-planning details, such as T-shirt design, food arrangements, scholarship programs, river route inspections, clearing landings, and other tasks;
  • Help solicit sponsors and corporate support;
  • Help with event preparation a week before the Sojourn’s start; and
  • Help with various tasks during the event, such as registration, and assisting paddlers at portages.

Anyone interested in joining the committee, is asked to attend a kickoff planning meeting Feb. 23 (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. Call Alex Shandera at 484-945-0200, or send an e-mail to ashandera@schuylkillriver.org for details.

Video and photo provided by Schuylkill River Greenways