Phone Number: 570-265-1528
Admission Price: $125
**TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2020**
Three-day, two-night event begins at 5 p.m. on May 28, and ends at 4 p.m. on May 30.
Freshmen through senior students are invited to partake in a three-day paddle down the beautiful Susquehanna River, while learning about kayaking safety, environmental stewardship, and the history of this remarkable natural resource that we are fortunate enough to have flowing through our region. It is led by Towanda Area School District teacher and Endless Mountains Outfitters owner, Keith Brown.
The schedule of events includes:
Day 1: Thursday, May 28 – Arrive at Camp Lackawanna between 5 and 6 p.m. for registration. We will be setting up camp, demonstrating kayaks and paddle boards, eating dinner, playing games and listening to a guest speaker talk about the history of the Susquehanna River.
Day 2: Friday, May 29 – 12 river miles: After eating breakfast, we will shuttle to Endless Mountain Outfitters in Wyalusing and pick up paddlers joining us for the day. Then we will begin our paddle to Laceyville. We will be stopping along the way for lunch and another educational presentation. The evening will consist dinner, hiking, and an educational presentation by Rebecca Lesko on wildlife along the river.
Day 3: Saturday, May 30 – 14 river miles: After breakfast, we will be breaking down camp. We will be paddling from Laceyville to Camp Lackawanna. It is common to see eagles and other birds on this section of the river. We will be eating lunch along the river and participating in a river clean up and discussion about environmental stewardship. Paddlers will be participating in a culminating activity and presenting different topics they have discussed while on the river to wrap up the trip.
Start/Finish – Wyalusing to Camp Lackawanna in Tunkhannock
River Miles – 26-30 miles
Safety Plan – River guides will be giving a safety talk every morning before paddling, talking about potential dangers and things to look out for on the trip. There will be plenty of adults and guides on this trip to ensure it is safe and there are no issues.
This event is open to all high school-level students in the counties served by the EMHR, which includes Bradford, Wyoming, Sullivan, and Susquehanna. The event is $125 per student, covering the cost of the kayak rental, meals, camping site, and insurance. To register students from your school district, contact Keith Brown at (570) 764-7102 or send an email to KBrown@tsd.k12.pa.us.