This summer, UrbanPromise is partnering with the Cooper's Ferry Partnership, the Delaware RiverKeeper Network, and the New Jersey Tree Foundation to offer two exlusive paddling trips on the Cooper River (8:30 AM, July 21st, 2018) and Newton Creek (9:00 AM, June 23rd, 2018).
Through environmental education programming and on the water activities, UrbanPromise aims to provide community members with positive and meaningful experiences with local natural resources and spaces. These initiatives are based in the belief that we care for and protect the things in our lives that are important to us, and through meaningful experiences in Camden's natural spaces, specifically on its waterways, their importance begins to take root in the communtiy's minds and hearts. To this end, these paddles are for Camden City residents only. All paddlers must register at least 24 hours prior to launch in order to participate and all paddlers must be 16 years of age or older to participate unless accompanied by an adult.
Important Information for the Newton Creek “I Paddle Camden” (June 23rd)
Schedule: Everyone must be ready to start on June 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Gloucester City Little League Majors Baseball Field. This is an out-and-back paddle, so we will be arriving back to our original departing location after 2.5 to 3 hours of being on the water.
Parking: Paddlers should park their vehicles in the parking lot of the Gloucester City Little League Majors Baseball Field. Locations of key points are indicated on this map.
UrbanTrekkers will provide: Canoes, paddles, and life jackets.
Important Information for the Cooper River “I Paddle Camden” (July 21st)
Schedule: Everyone must be ready to start on July 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM at the Kaighn Avenue Dam. We typically arrive at our destination, Pyne Poynt, 2.5 to 3 hours later, at which point we will shuttle all paddlers back to their cars.
Parking: Paddlers should park their vehicles along North Park Drive by the Kaighn Avenue Dam, behind the "Sneaker Locker". Locations of key points are indicated on this map.
UrbanTrekkers will provide: Canoes, paddles, life jackets, and a ride back to your departure location.