Learn to Row at Albany Rowing Center
Learn to Row Summer Camp
The learn to row summer camp program offers instruction in rowing to boys and girls entering 6th to 12th grade (ages 11 to 18). Albany Rowing Center (ARC) teaches young athletes about the sport of rowing through participation in a fun and educational setting. Students will learn water and boat safety, stroke mechanics on the ergometer (rowing machine) and the basic techniques of sweep rowing and sculling. While the majority of time is spent on the water, there is also fitness training on land and education about boats and equipment. Campers learn how to work as a team. Those who would like to continue rowing may join our competitive rowing program. For athletes looking for something new, this coed camp is a great way to find out if rowing might be a good fit.
Camp runs Monday through Friday; hours are 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM except on Friday when camp ends at 12:30 PM.
On Friday, weather-permitting, parents are invited to come at 11AM and watch. Afterwards, parents and athletes will enjoy lunch with their coaches and other rowers. At that time, ARC staff will be available to answer any questions about the club, the sport, and/or getting involved in our fall rowing programs.
Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 1-6
Session 4: July 8-12
Session 5: July 15-19
Session 6: July 22-26
Session 7: July 29 to August 2
Session 8: August 5-9
Session 9: August 12-16
Session 10: August 19-23
Session 11: August 26-30
The cost is $225 per week, with $50 discount for each additional week. Camp fee includes an ARC T-shirt and pizza lunch on the last day of each session (parents are invited). In order to ensure the safety of our program, each camp requires a total of 6 youth registered. Should a camp session be canceled, fees will be refunded or applied to another camp session.
Swim Test Certification
All participants must know how to swim. A swimmer affirmation must be checked off at registration. Please make sure your child is able to perform the activities listed in the Swim Test Certification. You do not need to submit this form, but it is suggested that you fill it out and keep it with your registration material.
What to Bring
It is highly recommend that participants bring the following each day: sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat; drinking water in a reusable water bottle; a snack for mid-morning break; change of clothing (sneakers, socks, shirt, shorts) and a towel; any inhaler or other medication needed.