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Friday, July 29, 2016

A Mindful River Sojourn

A Mindful River Sojourn

FRIDAY: July 29, 2016:


If you want to take some time on your own before check in at 1PM, please choose from the following:

  • >>Neal Thorpe Trail<<
    • Easy/Intermediate hiking trail that follows a beautiful small gorge upstream.
    • View slideshow.
  • >>Schuylkill River Trail<<
    • Intermediate/Advanced biking trail that parallels the Schuylkill River.
      • Bikers are encouraged to bring their own bike and helmet. Bike rentals are available on a limited first come first serve basis. Please email illumanofpa@gmail.com for more info.

LUNCH ON OWN: We recommend Fitzwater Station for it’s beautiful canal view but there are plenty of options in town.

1:00 – 3:00 pm                   CHECK IN & CAMP SETUP

4:00 pm                               OPENING RITUAL & DRUM CIRCLE

5:00 pm                               DINNER

6:00 pm                               RIVER SAFETY TALK

6:30 pm                               COUNCIL CIRCLES >>Learn More<<

8:00 pm                              BONFIRE / OPTIONAL YOGA

SATURDAY: July 30, 2016

6:00 am                              YOGA

7:00 am                              CONTEMPLATIVE SIT

8:00 am                              BREAKFAST

9:00 am                              KAYAKERS SHUTTLE TO RIVER LAUNCH SITE, BIKERS & HIKERS                                                          DEPART FROM CAMPSITE

4:00 pm                             RETURN TO CAMPSITE

5:00 pm                             DINNER

6:30 pm                             COUNCIL CIRCLES

8:00 pm                             BONFIRE / YOGA

SUNDAY: July 31, 2016

6:00 am                             YOGA

7:00 am                             CONTEMPLATIVE SIT

8:00 am                             BREAKFAST

9:00 am                             KAYAKERS RIVER LAUNCH FROM CAMPSITE, BIKERS & HIKERS                                                            DEPART FROM CAMPSITE

11:00 am                           RETURN TO CAMPSITE

12:00 pm                          LUNCH AT CAMPSITE

1:00 pm                             COUNCIL CIRCLES

2:30 pm                             CLOSING RITUAL & DRUM CIRCLE

3:30 pm                             PACK-UP / DEPART

from Friday, July 29, 2016 10:00 AM
thru Sunday, July 31, 2016 4:00 PM


Illuman of PA announces their first annual fundraising event: A Mindful River Sojourn. This event is a peaceful 3-day camping, hiking, biking and kayaking exploration of the Schuylkill River between Pottstown and Phoenixville, PA. The event is open to both Men and Women. Families and children over age 12 are welcome. There are two participation options: kayaking and hiking and/or biking. Hikers and bikers will be grouped into small groups based on ability level and/or desired length of ride. Yoga sessions will also be offered for all levels throughout the weekend. We can accommodate 50 kayakers and 50 non-kayakers for a total of 100 people at the campsite.

Date & Location:

July 29th-31st, 2016

St. Michaels Campground

Mont Clare, PA 19453

Weekend Activities:

>>See full schedule<< 

  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Opening/Closing Ritual & Drum Circle
  • Council Circles
  • Contemplative Sits
  • Yoga
  • Bonfire


$300.00 for Kayak Rental & Camping. Includes campsite fee (Rest Rooms & covered Dining Pavillion), all meals, kayak rental, personal floatation device (PFD), shuttle bus to River Launch & River Safety Guides.

$260.00 for Kayakers with their own kayak/canoe & Camping. Includes campsite fee (Rest Rooms & covered Dining Pavillion), all meals, shuttle bus to River Launch & River Safety Guides. Must bring your own personal floatation device (PFD).

$195.00 for Biking/Hiking & Camping. Includes campsite fee (Rest Rooms & covered Dining Pavillion), all meals. Interested in renting a bike? Please email illumanofpa@gmail.com for more details.

Limited Space: We are limited to 50 people on the river and we anticipate that this event will sell out.

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