Wakefield Crew offers an introduction to the sport of rowing to incoming freshmen to Wakefield as well as rising 7th and 8th graders in Arlington. Each week-long camp is held at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. Rowers have two rowing sessions with a lunch break in-between. The camp will be led by Wakefield Coaches along with varsity rowers as Assistant Counselors.
These sessions introduce the basics of rowing, including language, how to handle the equipment, and the technique needed for the rowing stroke. We invite everyone to come out for a week of Learn to Row Camp to try crew, without having to commit to a full season. No previous experience needed.
The camp covers:
Basics of the rowing stroke
Fundamental rowing topics such as ratio and timing
Practice rowing together as a boat
Introduction to training and racing
Boat safety, identifying the parts of the shell, and oars and how to handle them
Introduction to crew terminology
A range of rowing-based workouts
A typical practice includes stretching, land coaching on the ergs (rowing machines), light erg workouts to work on fundamentals of the rowing motion, and rowing on the water as a boat. Includes two rowing sessions per day as well as a Wakefield Crew t-shirt.
Here are the dates for the summer Learn to Row camp for 2023:
Registration will open soon. To be notified when registration opens, please complete this summer camp interest form.