ROP: River Canoeing

In COROP (Columbia Outdoor River Orientation Program) you will be canoeing thirty-five miles down the Delaware River on the New York/ Pennsylvania/ New Jersey border for four days, alongside 6-8 other freshmen and two leaders. You’ll also be accompanied for most of the journey with a similarly sized cross-group. As a ROPer, you will camp on islands, sandbars, and other primitive riverbank campsites, as well as encountering all the splendid sights and sounds the river has to offer. Each day involves paddling or floating roughly 9-14 miles followed by a meal and a fire at night. All of the food and gear you need will be carried in your canoe. The only requirement is an ability to swim (doggy paddle suffices!), as no camping or canoeing experience is necessary. For more information about the river you can visit the Delaware Water Gap website.

Check out our ROP Leader page to see the current fall trip leaders!

If you’re planning on coming on the trip, make sure to take a look at our ROP packing list for a detailed account of what you’ll need.