Summer Competitive Program

Capital Juniors Summer Competitive Program provides DC-area rowers and coxswains with the complete competitive summer racing experience. The program’s goal is to instruct athletes in all aspects of rowing (sweep and sculling) and coxing in order to prepare them for high-stakes racing at the national level.

The Summer Competitive Program is not a recreational rowing camp. It is an intensive seven-week training camp that culminates in participation at two regattas: Robert E. Day Jr. Capital Sprints in Washington, DC, and Philly Youth Regatta. The Summer Competitive Program is ideal for high school rowers and coxswains who are dedicated to improving their rowing or coxing skills and to competing at a high level. Incoming 9th graders are welcome to join us.

Rowers and coxswains will receive over 90 hours of coached practice time in which they will refine their rowing and coxing skills. Athletes will train as a group five days each week (Monday, Tuesday, ThursdayFriday, and Saturday), working toward individual and team goals throughout the duration of the camp. Starting the week of June 17, the program will transition to two-a-day practices (i.e., morning and evening).

Our staff of highly experienced coaches will promote learning, teamwork, and competitiveness by providing athletes with dedicated instruction, holding athletes accountable to their development goals, and establishing an environment that recognizes teamwork, discipline, and mental toughness.

Fill out the program registration below, and email juniors_rep@capitalrowing.org if you have any questions.

2021 Program

The 2021 program has been modified to accommodate D.C. regulations and U.S. Rowing guidance related to COVID-19.  Rest assured that Capital Rowing Club will be following health safety protocols throughout camp.  For more information on these protocols or more information about the program, please contact michelehill@capitalrowing.org and juniors_rep@capitalrowing.org.
Focus for the 2021 camp will be small-boat rowing to start with the potential to move to bigger boats depending on the current COVID-19 situation.  In addition to meeting COVID-19 related requirements, small-boat rowing fine tunes rowing skills that translate immensely into large boats.
Regattas will likely not occur this summer due to COVID-19 restrictions.  If an optional regatta is scheduled, cost is separate from program registration.

Practice Dates and Times

  • First Practice: Monday, June 7, 2021
  • Last Practice: Saturday, July 24, 2021
  • Practice Days and Times*: Weekdays 4:00-6:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM-12:00PM

Practice Location

Anacostia Community Boathouse