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Since 2004, Row New York has taught rowing summer camps to 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Our camps run out of the beautiful Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan and our newest rowing location, the Paerdegat Basin Launch in Brooklyn.

Campers join for many reasons – fitness, discovery of a new sport, a competitive college application – but ultimately find one common result, a team to call their own.

We offer two types of rowing camps throughout the summer: a novice Crew Camp for kids new to the sport and a Competitive Rowing Camp for seasoned high school students looking to take their rowing talent to the next level.  


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Why Rowing?

“I HAVE LEARNED THAT I AM STRONG, THAT I HAVE TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF, AND THAT I CAN ACCOMPLISH BIG THINGS.” - Row New York Student-Athlete


At Row New York, we wholeheartedly support the idea of getting kids involved in sports – any sport – as we firmly believe that in addition to health and academic benefits, sports also build character. That said, we hold a special place in our hearts for the sport of rowing;  it is the ultimate team sport. There are no obvious superstars, there is only a team, working together for a common goal: to move the boat forward.

Unlike ball sports where a single person can change or essentially win the game, in rowing, if one person is off  the whole team is off.  A strong sense of teamwork as well as discipline and tenacity are the hallmarks of a rower.

 

Crew Camp

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During Crew Camp, your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Harlem River in Manhattan or the Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn. Our 2 and 3-week camps focus on fun, fitness, and teamwork while prioritizing safety on the water. Campers are led by experienced coaches while learning basic rowing techniques and boat moving skills, on and off the water. No experience is necessary to join!


Three sessions to choose from:


Session 1: June 19 – 30

Location: Paerdegat Basin Launch, Brooklyn

Ages: 14 – 18

Camp Details:

  • Two week camp

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm

  • Maximum of 12 participants

  • Cost: $600


Ready to register? Sign up here for our Brooklyn Crew Camp, June 19 – 30


Session 2: July 10 – 27

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, Manhattan

Ages: 12 – 18

Camp Details:

  • Three week camp

  • Monday – Thursday, 9am – 12pm

  • Maximum of 20 participants

  • Cost: $750


Ready to register? Sign up here for our Manhattan Crew Camp, July 10 – 27


Session 3: August 7 – 24

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, Manhattan

Ages: 12 – 18

Camp Details:

  • Three week camp

  • Monday – Thursday, 9am – 12pm

  • Maximum of 20 participants

  • Cost: $750


Ready to register? Sign up here for our Manhattan Crew Camp, August 7 – 24


*Sign up for two Manhattan sessions, and save $100.



Competitive Rowing Program

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For experienced* high school rowers, our summer-long Competitive Rowing Camp meets 5 days a week, Monday – Friday, from 7:00am – 9:00am, on the historic Harlem River.

Athletes train with experienced coaches from a variety of competitive collegiate rowing programs. Rowing is a great way to distinguish your child’s college resume, and our seasoned coaches are always available as a resource to discuss rowing at a higher level. We work on enhancing rowing skills and technique in both sweep and sculling boats.

Along with rigorous training, participants compete in select regattas throughout the summer season. For those who are considering rowing at the collegiate level, this camp is the perfect addition to develop their talent.

Summer-long session: June 19 – August 11

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, Manhattan

Ages: 14 – 18

Program Details:

  • Eight week program

  • Monday – Friday, 7am–9am, with occasional weekends and evenings

  • Previous rowing experience required

  • Cost: $1,000


*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and/or race experience in at least 4 high school level regattas. All participants are selected for this program at our coaches discretion.


Ready to register? Sign up here for our Competitive Rowing Program, June 19 – August 11




Frequently Asked Questions


What do I bring?

Please bring sunscreen, water, and a small snack. Lunch is not provided. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early, prepared to take advantage of the whole lesson.


Where are the boathouses/launch located?

Manhattan’s Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse: Here you will find driving directions and detailed instructions on how to walk from the subway. Closest trains are the A and 1 to Dyckman Street.

Brooklyn’s Paerdegat Basin Launch: Here you will find driving directions and detailed instructions on how to walk from the subway.


What clothing is best to wear?

Athletic form-fitting clothing is best, as loose clothes can be caught in the rowing equipment. Please wear sneakers with socks, and bring layers that you can take off/put on depending on the weather, as well as a hat. Showers and lockers are available at the Manhattan boathouse.


Weather

We will row if there is slight rain. If weather conditions are extreme, with high winds, lightning, and/or thunder, we will have a land training session on that day.


How do I register?

All camp registration is through RegattaCentral. You will need to create an account with RegattaCentral before purchasing a camp:

Sign up here for our Brooklyn Crew Camp, June 19 – 30

Sign up here for our Manhattan Crew Camp, July 10 – 27

Sign up here for our Manhattan Crew Camp, August 7 – 24

Sign up here for our Competitive Rowing Program, June 19 - August 11


Safety

Safety is a priority at Row New York. Our safety goal is for participants to feel safe and comfortable and to ensure that the environment allows everyone to perform at their best. We achieve this by following extensive land and water safety procedures and employing highly trained rowing coaches. Additionally, all coaches and staff must have completed CPR and First Aid training.


Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about our summer camps and competitive rowing program, please contact Director of Youth Rowing, Tom Eichler, at tom@rownewyork.org.



About Row New York


At Row New York, we welcome anyone interested in rowing – the first timer who has yet to step a toe in the water (or a boat!) or the hardcore rower looking for an intense workout and sense of camaraderie. But the reason we exist goes back to our mission, which is to support our Youth Programs that are offered free of charge, as well as our Adaptive Rowing Programs. Our fee-based rowing – such as our rowing summer camps – exist to help us fund and support our kids and their programs.


Row New York was founded in 2002, based on the simple premise that the discipline of competitive rowing when combined with rigorous academic support yields a powerful return. We have seen our programs positively impact the lives of thousands of NYC teens over the past 15 years, instilling the hard-won values of tenacity, focus, teamwork, and confidence. In turn, these values build strong and confident young people, ready to tackle the demands of college and adulthood.


For more detailed program information, check our website at www.rownewyork.org.






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