15th Annual Delaware River Sojourn - No One Left Inside
June 21 - 27, 2009
2009 marks the 15th year of the Delaware River Sojourn, a week-long paddling excursion on the wild and scenic Delaware River. This year, the Sojourn theme is No One Left Inside, which stems from the popular book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv.
Too many people, adults as well as children, have what Louv calls "nature-deficit disorder" from not spending time in the great outdoors. Further, this disconnect between people and the outdoors limits their contact with nature, thereby reducing their interest in the environment. The Delaware River Sojourn wants to be a part of changing that, of getting individuals outside and appreciating all that Mother Nature has to offer.
The purpose of the Sojourn is to heighten awareness of, and appreciation for, the ecological, historical, recreational, and economic significance of the Delaware River, which flows through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Sojourn combines canoeing, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation,and more.
Almost anyone can come on the Sojourn: adults, families, kids, and grandparents. The Sojourn is for novice to experienced paddlers, or those who are simply curious about the outdoors. Travelers can sign up for the entire event or for the section or day(s) of their choice.
Visit www.delawareriversojourn.org for more information as it becomes available.