Delaware River Run

delaware water gap

Boys & Girls Entering Grades 6-8 | August 10-13, 2022

The Delaware River Run is our second trip geared right towards middle-school-age campers. It takes place about two hours away in the scenic Delaware Water Gap Recreational Area. This four-day, three-night trip is led by experienced Susque staff members trained specifically in leading Wilderness Trips.

The Trip is designed as an intro to our week-long, high-school-age Wilderness Trips, specifically our Chesapeake and Adirondack Trips. Campers will spend a majority of their time canoeing on the Delaware River as they travel through the Water Gap region. The Trip features "backcountry" camping, zero light pollution, hikes to vistas, and lots of swimming!

In addition to the physical challenges of the Trip, chapels, meals, and campfire time are all geared towards helping campers grasp a sense of community, awareness, and responsibility. Group dynamics are a key focus of our Wilderness Trips. Leaders take the time to guide conversations and help campers think through how they can contribute to Christian love and unity. 

Delaware River Run Highlights:

  • Canoeing on the mighty Delaware River
  • Deep, starlit skies
  • Breathtaking vistas overlooking the Delaware Water Gap
  • Enjoying a cool dip as you swim along the border of two states
  • Cooking your own food over the fire

If this is the first time you are sending a camper to camp or you have any questions, please read our FAQ for Wilderness Trips and don't hesitate to give us a call (570-998-2151) or email us a question (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We look forward to working with you to make sure the trip experience is safe, fun, and successful!

Projected Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive at Susque. Take swim tests, participate in canoe training, and set up camp for the night at Camp Susque. Enjoy your first chapel message and first round of hot seat.
Day 2 Wake up early and travel to Smithfield Beach. Meet the outfitter and shuttle to the start. Canoe to campsite, set up camp, hot seat.
Day 3 Paddle and enjoy the dramatic, changing scenery. Arrive at Smithfield Beach, meet the outfitter, and return to Camp Susque. Once at camp, enjoy your last evening together hiking, swimming, or doing other activities.
Day 4 Complete ACEs, eat breakfast, and depart Susque.
Sample Daily Schedule
7:00 Wake-up/Quiet Time
7:30 Pack-up/Breakfast
8:30 Hit the watery trail!
12:00 Lunch 
3:00 Arrive at next campsite and set up camp
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Chapel/Hotseat
9:00 Sleep
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." Revelation 4:11