2017 Summer Rowing Camps

Since 2004, Row New York has taught summer rowing camps to 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Camps run out of the beautiful Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan and our newest rowing location, the Paerdegat Basin Launch in Brooklyn.

We offer two types of rowing camps throughout the summer: a novice Crew Camp for kids new to the sport and a competitive camp for seasoned high school students looking to take their rowing talent to the next level.

Fees from our summer camps help support Row New York’s mission-based programs. By signing up for our camps your fee helps support our free rowing programs for youth and people with disabilities. Thank you!


During Crew Camp your rowers will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Harlem River in Manhattan or the Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn. Our 2 and 3-week camps are lead by experienced coaches who will teach basic rowing techniques and boat moving skills, on and off the water. No experience is necessary to join, but those who have participated in our spring season are encouraged to sign up!

Session 1: Brooklyn
June 19 – 30 

Session 2: Manhattan
July 10 – 27 

Session 3: Manhattan
August 7 – 24

– Three week camp
– Mon – Thurs, 9am-12pm
– Age range: 12-18
– Cost: $750
– Maximum of 20 participants


Questions? Email teichler@rownewyork.org for more information.


For experienced* high school rowers, this summer-long competitive camp meets 5 days a week, Monday – Friday, from 6:30am – 8:30am, on the historic Harlem River.

Athletes train with experienced coaches from a variety of competitive collegiate rowing programs. Rowing is a great way to distinguish your child’s college resume, and our seasoned coaches are always available as a resource to discuss rowing at a higher level. We work on enhancing rowing skills and technique in both sweep and sculling boats.

Along with rigorous training, participants compete in select regattas throughout the summer season. For those who are considering rowing at the collegiate level, this camp is the perfect addition to develop their talent.

*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and race experience in at least 4 high school level regattas.

Program Details:
– Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 8:300am
– June 26 – August 11; Note, the first week of practices will be held in the afternoon, from 4:15 – 6:15pm. Starting July 3rd, practices will be held 6:30 – 8:30am.
– Age range: 14-18
– Cost: $1,000

*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and/or race experience in at least 4 high school level regattas. All participants are selected for this program at our coaches discretion.


Questions? Email teichler@rownewyork.org for more information.


What do I bring?
Please bring sunscreen, water, and a small snack. Lunch is not provided. ​Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early, prepared to take advantage of the whole lesson.

Where are the boathouses/launch located?
Manhattan’s Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse: Here ​you will find driving directions and detailed instructions on how to walk from the subway. Closest trains are the A and 1 to Dyckman Street.
Brooklyn’s Paerdegat Basin Launch: Here ​you will find driving directions and detailed instructions on how to walk from the subway.

What clothing is best to wear?
Athletic form-fitting clothing is best, as loose clothes can be caught in the rowing equipment. Please wear sneakers with socks, and bring layers that you can take off/put on depending on the weather, as well as a hat. Showers and lockers are available at the Manhattan boathouse.

We will row if there is slight rain. If weather conditions are extreme, with high winds, lightning, and/or thunder, we will have a land training session on that day.

How do I register?
All camp registration is through RegattaCentral. You will need to create an account with RegattaCentral before purchasing a camp.

Safety is a priority at Row New York. Our safety goal is for participants to feel safe and comfortable and to ensure that the environment allows everyone to perform at their best. We achieve this by following extensive land and water safety procedures and employing highly trained rowing coaches. Additionally, all coaches and staff must have completed CPR and First Aid training.

Who do I contact for more information?
For more information about our summer camps and competitive rowing program, please contact Director of Youth Rowing, Tom Eichler, at teichler@rownewyork.org.