Save the Date: Capital Juniors Ergathon is Feb 18, 2017

Read more about the Ergathon and get involved!

1. Donate to the Capital Juniors Ergathon — every $1000 over $10,000 raised, takes 12,000 meters off the total.

Designate your donation to all of the juniors or a particular Junior rower

2. Buy a ticket to participate — $20.

3. Buy a shirt designed by the Juniors! — $20 in advance, $25 at the event. (Or participate & buy a shirt.)

4. Volunteer at the event.

Now premiering: Lights! Camera! Row!

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Learn the art of rowing at Capital Rowing Club and be a part of a production and editing workshop. Each day includes water time on the Anacostia River and developing a short video as a crew.

General Information

  • Monday, June 20- Friday June 24
  • 9am-4pm
  • Ages: Rising 7th grader or 12 years old – 16 years old
  • Cost: Free
  • To register, email


Kids will have the opportunity to purchase computers refurbished by Phoenix Computers after the week. Thank you for your help Phoenix Computers!


After just one year with Capital Juniors…

 From the parent of a 1st year rower after 1 year with Capital Juniors:

My son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 9. 
For the past couple years, my son attended a private special education middle school in Maryland along with participating in a host of therapeutic intervention.  When we discovered Capital Rowing, my son tried the sport without hesitation.  You made him feel welcomed from the start and helped him build confidence in his athletic ability, become comfortable on the water, and work on social skills.
While participating in Capital, my son became less awkward and more independent and self aware.  It’s the first time I have ever seen him so dedicated to a sport. 
He always looked forward to attending practices, I never had to remind him to attend rowing.
I consider CRC and rowing part of my son’s therapy, growth and development.  My son has successfully transitioned out of special education and will complete High School in a mainstream school.
He is also looking forward to continuing to row, hopefully on varsity one day.  Thank you again for doing what you do so well.  Capital Rowing Juniors was far more than just a sport for my son. I believe in the Nigerian Proverb, made popular by Hillary Clinton,  ‘It takes a whole village to raise a child.’ Please know that Capital Rowing was and will always remain a part of my son’s village.”

Summer Rowing Camp – Spread the News!

12As a result of a grant through DC Trust, Capital Rowing Club is pleased to offer a 6-week free summer rowing camp targeted to African American youth ages 13-18 in wards 6, 7, and 8. The camp will run from 9:00am – 2:30pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00am – 1pm on Fridays. Students will arrive at 9:00am at Capital Rowing Club located at 1900 M Street, SE. Students will end the day at Jan’s Tutoring House located at 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.


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Capital Juniors & District Crossfit

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Featured on Active Life DC:


Novices Start First Day at District Crossfit

Washington, DC: Two fitness powerhouses, District Crossfit and Capital Rowing Club, begin a three-month partnership this week to bring improved fitness education to DC youth.  For the first time, District Crossfit will open its doors three days a week to youth enrolled in Capital Juniors, a program at Capital Rowing Club for middle school and high school students.

Capital Juniors combines competitive rowing and academics to build in Washington, DC’s young people discipline, camaraderie, fitness, and stewardship for the Anacostia River. District Crossfit combines weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardiovascular activities to give DC residents real world and functional fitness skills whether they aim to lose body fat, gain strength or compete at a high athletic level. Together, the organizations, both located in DC’s ward 6, will work to better meet a community need—especially for DC’s young people who want to improve their talents both academically and athletically.

The union also brings together two former rowers and Cornell graduates: Andrew Killion, Owner of District Crossfit, and Harlan Trevithick, Executive Director of Capital Juniors and Adaptive Programs.

It had been Mr. Killion’s longstanding interest to engage DC youth in Crossfit. When Ms. Trevithick contacted Mr. Killion, he was pleased to accomplish his goal and help a growing organization meet its programming needs.

A DCPS teacher, Ms. Rachel Blessing, and other members of Capital Rowing Club founded Capital Juniors just over four years ago with just a handful of athletes.  Today, it represents over 50 rowers from all of DC’s 8 wards and over 12 schools, including Anacostia High School. It is free for students who cannot afford the program and is seeking more athletes from DC’s wards 7 and 8.

Want to get fit through Crossfit or Capital Rowing? Know a young person who could benefit from this partnership? or

You can follow the partnership on Facebook and Twitter (@DistrictCF and @CRCRowDC) with #FitJuniors.