Ecology History Paddle Trips

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. Each trip is led by our trained Urban BoatWorks RiverGuides, all of whom are Camden youth.  The trip is fully outfitted with boats and equipment. Contact Vicki Carberry, UrbanTrekkers Environmental Educator to learn about additional environmental education paddling field trip opportunities and private tours for your students, after school program, or conservation group.

 Individual Registration  Group or Corporation Registration 




Tuesday, June 20th 10:00 am Booked 
Friday, June 23rd 1:00 pm Booked 
Wednesday, July 5th 11:00 am Open 
Saturday, July 8th 1:30 pm Booked 
Monday, July 17th 7:30 am Booked 
Friday, July 21st 11:30 am Booked
Monday, July 24th 2:30 pm Open 
Tuesday, August 1st 9:00 am Booked 
Thursday, August 3rd 10:30 am Booked
Tuesday, August 8th 2:30 pm Booked 




Important Information

  • All trips meet at the Kaighn Avenue Dam on Park Avenue behind the Sneaker Outlet
  • Contact Vicki Carberry for more information
  • Everyone is welcome!  
  • Trip is somewhat strenous, paddling 2-3 hours and lifting canoes
  • Basic instructions and parking information can be found here

From Our Blog...

Camden Teens Rediscover the Cooper River

Apr 7, 2017
RiverGuides: Camden teens rediscover the Cooper River from UrbanTrekkers on Vimeo.