Juniors Summer Learn-to-Row Camp

Learn rowing at Capital Rowing Club in a one-week summer camp! No previous experience is needed. The camp will run for a half-day Monday – Friday.  You can sign up for any of the weeks.
Camp Dates: 
– Session 1:  Monday, July 22- Friday, July 26, 9-12pm
– Session 2: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2, 1-4pm
– Session 3: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 9-12pm
Location: Anacostia Community Boathouse, 1900 M Street SE
Ages: Rising 7th through 10th graders (or 12 – 16 years olds)
Cost: $25
Sign-up with the participant’s information in Mindbody under the Juniors Tab by scrolling down to Juniors Summer Learn to Row Camp Session 1, 2, or 3. 

Capital Rowing Club’s Summer Learn-to-Row camp offers three- one week-long sessions and meets Monday through Friday.  Sessions 1 and 3 are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and session 2 is 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All sessions are at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. Summer Learn-to-Row offers boys and girls, ages 12–17, the chance to learn rowing for the first time, to explore the Anacostia riverfront, and to build teamwork and friendships with students from across all eight DC wards.

The program is taught in a fun and supportive environment, with a goal of developing a solid foundation of rowing skills. Over the course of the week, students:

  • are introduced to basic measures of fitness and strength on the rowing machine (i.e., erg),
  • learn rowing terminology and how to handle equipment, and
  • develop a basic set of rowing skills.

Training takes place on CRC ergs and on CRC barges (i.e., eight-person training boats). The daily schedule includes warm-ups, on-the-water instruction and practice, and land-based team- and strength-building activities. On the last day of camp, students have an opportunity to race in a friendly, intramural environment. Afterward, we celebrate our achievements with an outdoor pizza party at the boathouse.

Capital Rowing strives to ensure cost doesn’t preclude participation.  If you need a Scholarship for this program please email juniors_rep@capitalrowing.org