Our youth rowing program blends urban and suburban participants who practice and race together, giving both groups the opportunity to learn from one another in our own version of a magnet school for rowers. We offer both recreational programs and competitive racing teams. Past rowers have earned rowing scholarships to college, participated on US Junior National Development Teams, and earned invitations to the prestigious USRowing Youth Nationals.

Youth Rowing Programs, Summer 2018 


Rowing for Beginners
Hartford: 6/25 - 6/28, Glastonbury: 7/24 - 7/27
This four-day camp introduces rowing to those with no previous experience. It’s a great way to get a head start if you’re planning to row in high school, or simply to try something new. We’ll get on the water and learn the rowing stroke, rowing terminology, and boat handling skills. Open to boys and girls ages 12-18 with no rowing experience. All campers must know how to swim. (This camp will be offered as a two-day clinic in Hartford, August 4 & 5)

Intermediate/Experienced Rowing
Hartford: 6/25 - 6/28, Glastonbury: 7/24 - 7/27
Rowing is a sport that may be easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Continue to improve your technique during this four-day camp that will also show how to improve your 2k time, cross training and college admissions. Open to boys and girls ages 12-18 with rowing experience. (This camp will be offered as a two-day clinic in Hartford, August 4 & 5)


Session 1: Tuesday, May 29 - Thursday, June 21

Session 2 and 3 youth membership, Monday June 25 - Thursday Aug 23

Session 2 Sweep: Tuesday July 10 - Thursday, July 19
Session 2 Sculling:  Monday, June 25 - Thursday, July 19

Session 3: Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 23

2018 Fall Racing Team: This is a varsity-level club team that Starts either Tues Aug 28 or Tues Sept 4 and ends Friday Nov 2. View our Competitive Page for details This is an eight to ten week program, depending on the year, that is open to beginners, intermediate and experienced rowers and coxswains. Beginners are strongly encouraged to try rowing during our summer programs or our two or four day rowing for beginners camps.  Any high school student who attends public schools in Hartford or East Hartford can row at no charge, thanks to our partnerships with the city and town, corporate and foundation grants, as well as civic support.



Ahearn Family Foundation

Berkshire Bank

SBM Charitable Foundation








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