2018 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 Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan and the Paerdegat Basin Launch in Canarsie Brooklyn.

We offer two types of rowing camps throughout the summer: a novice Learn-to-Row 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!


Novice Rowing Camps

Our 2 and 3-week day camps are designed for beginners and novices. We focus on the fundamentals of the sport and build a foundation for rowing in the future. Rowing camps are a great way to spend time outdoors, discover an exciting new sport, make friends, all in the heart of New York City. Ages 13-18.

June 18 – 29
— Week 1, $600: Register through Regatta Central
— Week 2, $600: Register through Regatta Central
— June camps run Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm

July 9 – 26
— 3-weeks, $1,200: Register through Regatta Central
— July camps run Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 12:00pm

August 6 – 23
— 3-weeks, $1,200: Register through Regatta Central
— August camps run Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

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Summer-Long Rowing Camp

Our Summer-Long Rowing Camp is a low-pressure environment that aims to turn any weaknesses into strengths. We achieve this by an individualized focus on a variety of rowing techniques including sculling, sweeping, and cross training. The program prepares participants for continued improvement for the upcoming fall season.

Schedule*
— June 25 – August 12, 2018
— Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 8:00am
— Saturday: 7:00am – 9:00am
*Times are subject to change based on participant availability.

Race dates
Participation at the below regattas will be tentative based on participant experience and availability.
— July 21: Row New York Scrimmage – Paerdegat Basin, Brooklyn NY
— July 28: Overpeck Summer Sprints Regatta – Leonia, NJ

Those who wish to join
Those who wish to join should have at least one season of on-water rowing experience and should be prepared to commit to the full scope of the program. Depending on which borough location makes the most sense per your location, participants can join our Manhattan, Queens, or Brooklyn program.

Register
— June 25 – August 12, $1,500
Register through Regatta Central

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Competitive Summer Racing Program

Rowers in our Competitive Summer Racing Program learn what is necessary to reach collegiate and national level competition. This summer-long specialized camp will challenge participants to grow their fitness, their technical ability, their mental toughness, and their ability to work with others on a team. Athletes will be provided exposure to a variety of racing opportunities including Club Nationals and Canadian Henley, coaching feedback, and rowing experience. Candidates will be accepted into program on rolling basis.

Schedule & Cost
— June 18 – August 12, 2018
— Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 8:00am
— Saturday: 7:00am – 9:00am
— There will be occasional supplemental practices sessions held in the afternoons through the Summer, to be scheduled based on participants availability.
— Total cost: $2,000

Race dates
— July 11 – July 15: Club National Championships (participation tentative based on selection), Camden, NJ
— July 21: Philadelphia Youth Regatta, Philadelphia, PA
— August 7 – 12: Canadian Henley Regatta (participation tentative based on selection), St. Catherine’s, ON

Those who wish to apply
Please look through the below guidelines, and if interested submit this form. Candidates will be accepted into program on rolling basis.

Age/experience guidelines
— High school sophomore, junior, and seniors who were born in 2000 to 2002 and have at least 1 full year of sweep or sculling experience should apply, and will be in the U19 category.
— High school freshmen and sophomores born in 2002 or 2003 with at least 1 racing season of sweep or sculling experience should apply, and will be in the U17 category.

Erg guidelines
2k Erg Scores should be at or below the following times
Meeting the below guidelines does not guarantee acceptance into the program, and those who do not meet the below guidelines but believe they are still a good fit for the program should apply.
— U19 Men – 6:45; Ltwt (150lb max) – 6:55
— U17 Men – 7:00; Ltwt (150lb max) – 7:10
— U19 Women – 7:45; Ltwt (130lb max) – 7:55
— U17 Women – 8:05; Ltwt (130lb max) – 8:15

If you are interested in joining, submit this form. Candidates will be accepted into program on rolling basis.


Frequently asked questions

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.

Weather
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
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.