Summer Writing Corps & Rowing Program

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This summer Row New York is turning the “I kind of like to write” writers into “I am a storyteller” writers during our 5-week Summer Writing Corps program. In our writing workshops, students will complete a personal essay (just in time to use for college applications for all those rising seniors out there). In addition to becoming storytellers, students will participate in our Summer Rowing Program – for those new to Row New York, no rowing experience is necessary! See below for details.

By the end of the course, not only will students acquire writing skills essential to college success, essays will be compiled into both a print and e-book. Row New York’s Summer Writing Corps will culminate with a celebration introducing our book to the larger community at a book launch party. Writers – say hello to your moment of fame!

Workshops will build critical writing skills on:
– Brainstorming
– Outlining
– Drafting
– Peer Review
– Grammar
– Voice


Current Row New York Athletes

When: July 10 – August 11th, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (directly after practice)

Where: At locations near your usual boathouse in Queens, Brooklyn or Manhattan

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New and Interested Students

In addition to our writing workshops, new students will join our rowing program which will introduce them to the sport, teach them the basics and get them out on the water.

Students who participate in our summer program will be qualified to try out for Row New York’s free year-round competitive rowing team – which includes a range of benefits, from SAT prep, swim lessons, to college visits and travel.

When: 

July 10 – August 11th, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Rowing Program, 7:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast, 9:30 am
Writing Corps Workshop, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Where:

Brooklyn: Rowing practice takes place at the Row New York Paerdegat Basin Launch (1310 Paerdegat Ave North Brooklyn). Directly after practice, we head to neighboring PacPlex (1500 Paerdegat Ave N, Brooklyn, NY) for breakfast and our writing workshop.

Manhattan: Rowing practice takes place at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse (3579 Harlem River Drive). Directly after practice, we head to the writing workshop, the location is to be determined.

Queens: Rowing practice takes place at the Meadow Lake Boathouse (30 Meadow Lake Rd. W). Directly after practice, we head to neighboring Beacon Program at JHS 190 (68-17 Austin Street Forest Hills, NY) for breakfast and our writing workshop.


Questions? Contact Bailey Griswold, Row New York’s Director of Academics and College Readiness at bgriswold@rownewyork.org.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND STUDENTS MUST APPLY. APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 12TH. CLICK HERE TO APPLY