Learn to Row Summer Camp

Wakefield Crew is offering 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 will be held at the Anacostia Community Boathouse with bus transport provided from Wakefield High School. Our bus will leave Wakefield at 8:30AM and return at 3:00PM each day. Rowers will have two rowing sessions with a lunch break in-between.

These sessions will introduce the basics of rowing including language, how to handle the equipment, and 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.


Week 1: June 22-26

Week 2: July 13-17

Week 3: August 24-28



The Camp Will Cover:

  • 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, 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 week of camp. Scholarships are available if needed. 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



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