Join us on a youth-led guided paddling trip down the tidal Cooper River through Camden to learn about the fascinating ecological and industrial history of this piece of the Delaware Watershed. The route finishes with stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline from the back channel of the Delaware River. Throughout the summer, each trip is led by our trained RiverGuides, all of whom are Camden youth. The trip is fully outfitted with boats and equipment. Contact Rachel Abbott to learn about additional environmental education paddling field trip opportunities and private tours for your students, after school program, or conservation group. Please note: at present, our group maximum for paddling trips is 15 participants. If your group is larger than 15 individuals, please contact our office directly to inquire about scheduling an alternate experience or event. Also, all paddlers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
UrbanPromise offers its Ecology History Paddle program to the public, including those living in- and outside Camden City. All participants must register at least 24 hours prior to the launch.
Spring and Fall paddles: contact Rachel Abbott to schedule a paddling trip for your group.
Summer paddles: the 2019 paddling schedule is posted in the early spring. Registration books up quickly, so if you want to know as soon as it goes live, let Rachel know!
- All paddlers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- Ecology History Paddle trips meet at the Kaighn Avenue Dam on Park Avenue behind the Sneaker Outlet
- Everyone is welcome!
- Trip is somewhat strenous, paddling 2-3 hours and lifting canoes
- Basic instructions and parking information can be found here