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Calendar of Events

August Events

Mon, Aug 21 From the 'Hood to the Woods
Tue, Aug 29 New Student Orientation

October Events

Tue, Oct 3 Monarch Release

Monarch Release

When

Tuesday, October 3

Where

Monarch Butterfly Garden
3700 Rudderow St
Pennsauken
NJ
08110
Wed, Oct 4 Assateague Island Expedition

December Events

Wed, Dec 27 Washington DC Expedition

January Events

Wed, Jan 31 Winter Outdoor Leadership Training: Senior Rites of Passage Preparation

Winter Outdoor Leadership Training: Senior Rites of Passage Preparation

When

Wednesday, January 31

What

Seniors who hope to be selected for the spring Rites of Passage trip must participate in these pre-requisite outings to prepare them for their Rites expedition. They will work on wilderness skills and spend time on self reflection and vision casting. Students will stay in cabins. 

February Events

Fri, Feb 9 UrbanTrekkers Staff Leaders Retreat

March Events

Sat, Mar 10 Urban Hike: All Grades
Wed, Mar 21 Spring Outdoor Leadership Training

Spring Outdoor Leadership Training

When

Wednesday, March 21

What

This expedition serves as preparation for the summer expedition team or as an invitational leadership training for student leaders in the UrbanPromise Academy.  Students gain experience in camping, backpacking, hiking, and team building. 

May Events

Sat, May 12 Pedal for Promise 2018

Pedal for Promise 2018

When

Saturday, May 12

What

A premier, early season charity ride to raise money for experiential learning at UrbanPromise Ministries. UrbanPromise Academy will be forming an Elite Cycling Team which will consist of students who commit to a twelve week training and conditioning regimen in preparation for the bike ride. Students not part of the Elite team will help with the event day operations. 

Sat, May 19 Senior Rites of Passage

Senior Rites of Passage

When

Saturday, May 19

Where

Adirondack Mtns, NY

What

A 6-day intensive outdoor expedition for invited graduating seniors. Students will canoe through the Saranac Lakes of New York and participate in hiking, rock climbing, and extensive reflection and journaling. The trip culminates in a 24-hour solo on individual islands in Lower Saranac Lake.

Wed, May 30 Sedge Island (Invitational)

Sedge Island (Invitational)

When

Wednesday, May 30

Where

Barnegat Bay

What

A three day, two night marine biology-focused expedition for the freshmen class at Barnegat Bay in New Jersey.  Students will study the natural marine habitats of the Barnegat Bay and present oral reports on a marine related topic at the end of the trip.

June Events

Sat, Jun 2 UP Dragon Boat Team Regatta (Independence Dragon Boat Regatta)

UP Dragon Boat Team Regatta (Independence Dragon Boat Regatta)

When

Saturday, June 2

Where

Schuylkill River
Kelly Drive
Philadelphia
PENNSYLVANIA

What

In 2016, UrbanPromise competed in the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta for the 2nd consecutive year and placed 1st in the 500M C Major Final in the mixed division with a team of UP youth, staff, and volunteers.  For the 2016 race, the UP Dragon Boat Team was able to practice in UP's very own dragon boat, built by the graduating classes of 2018 and 2019 from UrbanPromise Academy.  In 2017, UrbanPromise hopes to compete with a team in both the youth and mixed divisions.  

Sat, Jun 9 Urban BoatWorks Boat Launch

Urban BoatWorks Boat Launch

When

Saturday, June 9

Where

Cooper River Yacht Club
250 S Park Dr
Collingswood
NJ
08108

What

Each year, upon the completion of the academic year, the students of Urban BoatWorks are invited along with their friends and families to launch the boats they have made onto the water.  Following a brief ceremony, participants spend the morning paddling their crafts on the Cooper River Lake and enjoying the fruit of their year-long labor in the boat shop.  For many participants, this is their very first time on the water, especially in a vessel they have built themselves!