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2017 Summer Learn To Row Camp, Week 3

Monday, July 17, 2017, 8:30 AM until Friday, July 21, 2017, 11:30 AM
LGRC Boathouse Lexington Reservoir
10000 Alma Bridge Road
Los Gatos, CA  95030
Jaime D Velez
Junior Learn-to-Row
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
Registrants & Fees
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Junior Learn to Row Summer Camp 2017


Beginner rowers, male and female, age 12-18 (entering 8th-12th grade). No prior experience necessary.

Program Description

These week-long camps are designed to introduce middle school and high school boys and girls to the sport of rowing. Each camp will run from 8:30AM - 11:30AM Monday throughThursday, and 8:30AM- 12:30PM on Friday. The camp will focus on learning to row in eight-oared shells (boats), team building, and different methods of training: running, erging (rowing machine), and water rowing.

Each day athletes will participate in two water practices.By the end of the week each athlete will be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Recognize a boat and all necessary parts (seat, rigger, oarlock, oar, foot stretchers); understand the rowing stroke.
  2. Differentiate between rowing Port and Starboard
  3. Recognize the value of a coxswain
  4. Lift, transport, and row in an eight-oared shell

Participants are expected to be energetic and bring a positive attitude. Athletes will be interacting with a variety of other athletes, coaches, and staff and should be intent on learning and having a great time!

For 8th graders or high school athletes looking for something new, this coed camp is a great way to find out if rowing might be a good fit. Participants attending for a second week will be introduced to sculling (boat with single rower, two oars) and returning athletes may be grouped together in an 8-oared shell to refine technique, etc.

There will be one coach and one experienced high school rower for every 15 participants. Minimum participants: 12, maximum: 40.

On Friday, parents are invited to come at 11AM and watch the final inter-camp regatta. Afterwards, parents and athletes will enjoy lunch with their coaches and other rowers. At that time, LGRC staff will be available to answer any questions about the club, the sport, and/or getting involved in our high school rowing programs.


The cost is $300 per week. Athletes are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks. Camp fee includes an LGRC Learn To Row T-shirt, and an awards and pizza lunch on the last day of each session (parents are invited).


All participants must bring a hard copy of a completed 2017 USRowing Waiver AND Swim Waiver to their first day of camp.


Program Director - Jaime Velez
Assistant Coach - LGRC Coaching Staff
Camp Interns - Experienced LGRC Junior Rower, selected through an application process.