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Junior  Learn to Row Summer Camps 2020

Be on the water, make new friends and try the best team sport going!   This ultra-active ten-day camp is for teens aged 13-17 who have never rowed before, would like to find out what rowing is all about and decide whether they'd like to do it more.   Each day there will be approximately 2 hours of on-water activity, with breaks for eating snacks and lunch, plus fun dry-land activities with your new crew.

The whole experience is led by two of our dedicated Junior Program coaches, plus coxswain/athletes who are currently in our competitive Junior Program.

Once a camp is successfully completed, athletes interested in continuing will be provided with information regarding membership at VRC in our Junior Novice Program.  Selection of crews is done by coaches to maximize program composition in relation to team goals, and often balances ages, genders and aptitudes.

Program Goals

Junior athletes are learning the skills and training necessary to enter into the Fall Junior Novice Program.

Camp Details


Each camp is two weeks of sculling in either coxed quads or straight quads (four rowers).  This is ten (10) days of 3.5 hours per day, for a total 35 hours of camp time.  Duration: 2 weeks - Monday to Friday (inclusive)


All participants should be 13-17 years of age and be at least 5'2" and 110 lbs in order to fit well in the boats.   They  must be generally healthy, know how to swim and be comfortable with the (unlikely) possibility of capsizing.  Interest in joining fall Junior Novice Program.

Program Cost

$459 (includes GST and Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fees)


JULY Session:
Weekdays, Monday to Friday
July 13th - July 24th, 12:00pm to 3:30pm each day

AUGUST Session:
Weekdays, Monday to Friday
August 2nd - August 15th, 12:00pm to 3:30pm each day


Spaces are on a first come, first serve basis and the number of spaces is firmly capped.
Please contact the Rowing Coordinator at to reserve your space.
Include in this email the teen's name, age, gender and which session/month you wish to reserve.
***Please Note***
All prices for Learn to Row classes are subject to change without notice.
The Vancouver Rowing Club's Rowing Section reserves the right to cancel and Learn to Row sessions due to lack of enrollment, or alter class plans at the last minute due to unsafe weather conditions.