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Summer Learn to Row and Sculling Camps

Learn to Row Camp

Wakefield Crew's summer Learn to Row camp offers an introduction to the sport of rowing to incoming freshmen as well as rising 7th and 8th graders in Arlington. Each week-long camp is held at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. The camp will be led by Wakefield Coaches along with varsity rowers as Assistant Counselors.

Camps are Monday through Friday, 9 am to noon. The cost is $250 per week. 

2024 Dates:

June 17-21

August 12-16

August 19-23

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here to register. 

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

‚ÄčA 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. 

Summer Sculling Camp

Sculling camps are offered in summer to allow athletes to become confident single scullers. The camps are designed for experienced sweep rowers (at least one spring season of sweep rowing) who have never sculled before and for those rowers with some sculling experience who want to improve their technique. The camps are not designed for complete novice rowers. The sculling camps will offer experienced rowers:

  • An orientation to the sculling equipment, boat handling and safety.
  • An in-depth course in rowing all types of sculling shells, including a 4x (quad), a 2x (double scull) and a 1x (single) scull.

Rowers will alternate between water, erg and land workouts for this camp. There will be two sessions each day, one for novice scullers from 5:45 - 7:45 am M-F, and one for experienced scullers from 7:45 to 9:45 am, during the following weeks. 

2024 Dates:

June 17-21

June 24-28

July 1 – 5

July 8 – 12

July 15-19

August 12-16

August 19-23

The cost is $150 per week. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here to register.