UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat, May 13 Pedal for Promise 2017

Pedal for Promise 2017

When

Saturday, May 13

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. 

Fri, May 19 Senior Rites of Passage

Senior Rites of Passage

When

Friday, 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 31 Sedge Island (Invitational)

Sedge Island (Invitational)

When

Wednesday, May 31

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.

Sat, Jun 3 UP Dragon Boat Team Regatta (Independence Dragon Boat Regatta)

UP Dragon Boat Team Regatta (Independence Dragon Boat Regatta)

When

Saturday, June 3

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 10 Urban BoatWorks Boat Launch

Urban BoatWorks Boat Launch

When

Saturday, June 10

Where

Camden County Boathouse
7050 N Park Dr
Pennsauken
NJ
08109

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 build themselves!

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News & Events

UrbanTrekkers' Key Events for 2015-2016

May 13, 2017

Pedal for Promise

 

Pedal for Promise is a 15-, 30-, 41-, or 65-mile bike ride in South Jersey. All proceeds from this event support the UrbanPromise mission: to equip Camden children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management and spiritual growth. Your participation helps us reach that goal. We pedal to support our Promise to the youth of Camden.

June 11, 2016

Boat Launch

In late spring or early summer each year—after months of toil, sweat, sawdust, and epoxy—Urban BoatWorks concludes the build season with a launch celebration. Students, families, staff, and volunteers attend the annual event to enjoy the fruits of eight months of long, arduous labor.

June 30 & July 1, 2017

Paddle for Promise

Paddle for Promise is.....