Rowing 101 Summer Camps are designed for kids ages 13 - 18 who have never rowed and think that they might like to try something new. The sport of rowing not only builds athleticism in a fun environment, but also determination, focus, leadership, and teamwork. There are two seperate camp sessions and youth can join one or both.
Coaches work closely with rowers on ergometers, in WYRA’s indoor rowing tanks, and on the water in our 60’ racing shells. This is a great opportunity to decide if crew is for you! Unfortunately the restaurant that used to provide us with lunches has closed, so campers will now need to bring a bag lunch. A cook-out and races on the Christina River are held the last day of camp.
Rowers are between 13-18 years old. No experience necessary!
Session 1: June 17th - June 21st, 2024
Session 2: August 5th - August 9th, 2024
Rowing 101 Summer Camp is held at the WYRA Boathouse, 500 E. Front St, Wilm, DE, 19801.
Rowing 101 Summer Camps are held Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Please provide a bag lunch for your camper.
Rowing 101 is $450 per session. Enroll for both at the same time and save! Sign up for both sessions and pay only $650!
All participants receive a free camp t-shirt.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should rowers bring to camp?
Rowers should bring a water bottle and bag lunch. It's highly encouraged to bring sunscreen and apply it throughout the day.
What should rowers wear?
A lightweight, comfortable t-shirt that can be tucked in. A baseball cap is great for keeping the sun off your face. Sunglasses are also recommended. Rowing shells (the boat), use a sliding seat so though you want to wear comfortable shorts, you don't want anything too lose otherwise you may get oil on your shorts and the fabric might get caught in the tracks.
Though flip flops can be wore on land, the boats have sneakers attached so rowers will need to wear socks while rowing.
Rowing 101 2024
Rowing 101 is designed for kids ages 13 - 18 who have never rowed and think that they might like to try something new. The sport of rowing not only builds athleticism in a fun environment, but also determination, focus, leadership, and teamwork.