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 if you have any questions.

Program Fee

There are two options. The first includes all practices, including morning practices beginning June 17, and possible entries at both Capital Sprints and Philly Youth Regattas. The second includes only afternoon practices and possible entry at Capital Sprints Regatta.

  • $900 (including afternoon and, beginning June 17, morning practices, and possible entries at both Capital Sprints and Philly Youth Regattas)
  • $450 (including afternoon practices and possible entry at Capital Sprints Regatta)

Capital Rowing strives to ensure cost doesn’t preclude participation.  If you need a Scholarship for this program please indicate in the application.

Sign up using the form at the bottom of the page.

Practice Dates and Times

  • First Practice: Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Last Practice: Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Practice Days and Times*: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:00-6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am-11:30 pm.
*Two-a-day practices will start the week of Monday, June 17,  and will include practices Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Regatta Dates


Practice Location

Anacostia Community Boathouse