2018 JUNIATA RIVER SOJOURN

JUNE 14TH-17TH, 2018

DO YOU ENJOY PADDLING DOWN LAZY RIVERS? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FANTASTIC PADDLING TRIP TO JOIN THIS YEAR? IF SO, THE JUNIATA RIVER SOJOURN IS THE EXCURSION YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! THIS TRIP SPANNING 4 DAYS WILL ALLOW SOJOURNERS TO CONNECT WITH NATURE BY PADDLING 59 MILES OF THE JUNIATA RIVER FROM HUNTINGDON, PA TO MIFFLIN PA. CAMPING AND FOOD IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEES. PARTICIPANTS CAN CHOOSE TO PADDLE ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE TRIP. 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!

DAILY REGISTRATION FEES: 

NATURE ABOUNDS MEMBER: ADULT$45 / CHILD (AGE 15 AND UNDER) $35

NON-MEMBERS: ADULT $55 / CHILD (AGE 15 AND UNDER)$35


REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The theme for this year's Sojourn is Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Presentations each night of the sojourn will be centered around the restoration initiatives happening in the Juniata Watershed and how they relate to the overall Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Presenters will discuss historical, cultural, and natural resources of the area, environmental issues facing the region, and ways that Sojourners can participate in restoration activities. 

Become a sojourn sponsor today

Trip itinerary

Thursday, June 14th

  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM: Check in/Shuttle
  • 10:45 AM: Opening Ceremony/Safety Talk
  • 11:15 AM: Put-On the River
  • 1:00 PM: Lunch on the River
  • 5:00/5:30 PM: Arrive at Mt. Union Takeout - Mile Markers 75/74
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner/Presentation

Friday, June 15th

  • 8:00-9:00 AM: Breakfast 
  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM: Check in/Shuttle
  • 10:45 AM: Opening Ceremony/Safety Talk
  • 11:15 AM: Put-On the River
  • 1:00 PM: Lunch on the River
  • 5:00/5:30 PM: Arrive at McVeytown Takeout - Mile Marker 62
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner/Presentation

Saturday, June 16th

  • 8:00-9:00 AM: Breakfast 
  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM: Check in/Shuttle
  • 10:45 AM: Opening Ceremony/Safety Talk
  • 11:15 AM: Put-On the River
  • 1:00 PM: Lunch on the River
  • 5:00/5:30 PM: Arrive at Lewistown Takeout - Mile Marker 50
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner/Presentation

Sunday, June 17th

  • 8:00-9:00 AM: Breakfast 
  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM: Check in/Shuttle
  • 10:45 AM: Opening Ceremony/Safety Talk
  • 11:15 AM: Put-On the River
  • 1:00 PM: Lunch on the River
  • 5:00/5:30 PM: Arrive at Mifflintown Takeout - Mile Marker 34
  • 6:00 PM: Closing Ceremony

become a sojourn volunteer today!!!

BECOME A SOJOURN SPONSOR TODAY

WHY SPONSOR?

The Natural Biodiversity program of Nature Abounds invites you to become a sponsor of the Juniata Rivers Sojourn, a four-day river trip scheduled for June 14-17th, 2018. Not only is this a great way to promote your business but also a tax-deductible donation!


Outdoor recreation enthusiasts are an important group to attract to our area. They invest in the local economy while they visit, helping to support local businesses like restaurants, recreational outfitters, and many others. Our sojourners come from all over the state and even other parts of the country to participate in this event. 


This year, sojourners will paddle 59 miles of the Juniata River over 4 days, from Huntingdon to Mifflintown, with overnight stays at campgrounds in various towns along the way. While visiting, they learn about the area and other opportunities that exist such as local festivals, hiking trails, and historic places. 


By promoting local assets, we spur excitement for people to revisit the area again and again. Additionally, our sojourn reinvests into the local community by utilizing local food vendors, transportation services, and other suppliers to provide crucial services to event. 


Unfortunately, without the help of dedicated partners like you, we cannot afford to put this event together. Your sponsorship helps underwrite event expenses such as food, transportation, and insurance. Your support allows us to maintain affordable registration fees, enabling us to introduce area families to our region’s natural, cultural and recreational assets. 


FILL OUT THE ONLINE FORM BELOW OR DOWNLOAD THE SPONSOR REQUEST LETTER/FORM TO MAIL IN A CHECK PAYABLE TO NATURE ABOUNDS. 

Sponsorship levels




All Sponsorships are 100% Tax Deductible