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Learn to Row Summer Camp

Wakefield Crew is offering an introduction to the sport of rowing to rising 9th, 8th, and 7th graders. Each camp will be a week-long at the Anacostia Community Boathouse with bus transport provided from Wakefield. Rowers will have two rowing sessions with a lunch break in-between. Each day a bus will leave Wakefield at 8:30AM and return at 3:00PM. These sessions will introduce the basics of rowing including language, how to handle the equipment as well as technique needed for the rowing stroke. We invite everyone to come out for a learn to row to try crew, without having to commit to a full season. No previous experience needed.

Check back in Spring for 2020 dates.

Week 1: TBD

Week 2: TBD

Week 3: TBD



The Camp Will Cover:

  • Basics of the rowing stroke

  • Fundamental rowing topics such as ratio and timing

  • Practice rowing together as a crew

  • Introduction to training and racing

  • Boat safety, identifying the parts of the shell, oars, and how to handle them

  • Introduction to crew terminology

  • Gain familiarity with rowing-based workouts

A typical practice will include 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 2 rowing sessions per day as well as a Wakefield Crew t-shirt.


Price is $300 per session. Scholarships available if need be. Wakefield Crew does not want there to be any financial barriers to the sport.


Please contact Coach David Noyes for additional info, questions, or to register:


Coach David Noyes