Summer Programs

“Intro to Rowing” – Full & half day rowing programs offered throughout the summer for 7th-9th & 10th-11th graders. Maximum four (4) rowers per session, so consider reserving a place soon!

Lunch included with full-day programs (day sessions only; no overnight accommodations). *Special 3-day program following the 4th of July weekend. Other activities may include: kayaking, visiting Greenwave to learn about “3D Ocean Farming,” visit to Waucoma Yacht Club, hike to Quinnipiac Meadows. Confirm a place today; write to:


Full-Day Programs
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Half-Day Programs
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
June 19-23    (7th-9th grades)
July 10-14     (7th-9th)
July 24-28     (10th-11th)
Aug. 14-18    (7th-9th)
*July 5-7             (7th-9th)
July 31- Aug. 4  (10th-11th)
August 21-25    (7th-9th)


CDBi Intro to Rowing programs are for 7th-9th & 10th-11th graders. No prior sculling or rowing experience is necessary! Kids will learn to scull in single shells, watch rowing videos, learn plyometric & stretching exercises, row on Concept2 ergometers, and have fun exploring the Quinnipiac River in New Haven. Each coach will work with a maximum of four (4) rowers per session. By the end of week-long sessions rowers will have learned the basics of sculling, including: how to carry a single shell, how to launch and land from a fixed dock, turning and maneuvering techniques, and how to clean and properly care for the shells and oars.

Quinnipiac River Marina: 309 Front St., New Haven, CT, 06513

CDBi will open its new $40 million Canal Dock Boathouse at the end of 2017. Prior to the new boathouse opening, CDBi will continue operating all sculling programs from the picturesque and newly renovated Quinnipiac River Marina, 309 Front Street, in New Haven.

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The Quinnipiac River Marina, as seen from the main dock, and CDBi’s launching area.

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CDBi dock, ramps & boat tent above, and the Boat House Cafe, where parents can have

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coffee, eat breakfast, lunch, or just hang out and watch rowing!

Program Fees:

    • $575 for one week, full-day programs
    • $350 for one week, half-day programs
    • $250 for the *special, Fourth of July week, 3-day/half-day program

Fees include:

    • 2017 CDBi Student Summer Membership fee ($100 value)
    • Four rowing/fitness sessions per day (full-day)
    • Two rowing/fitness sessions per day (half-day)
    • CDBi t-shirt
    • Lunch (full day sessions only)

Activity schedule (subject to change based on weather, tide and other considerations):

    • 8:00 AM: Drop-off
    • 8:00-8:15: Group Meeting
    • 8:15-9:45: Rowing & fitness
    • 9:45-10:30: Break/Water/Snack
    • 10:30-11:30: Rowing & fitness
    • 11:30-12:00 PM: Wash and store equipment (half-day sessions end)
    • 12:00 PM -1:00 PM: Lunch at the Boat House Cafe
    • 1:00-1:30: Video review or other activity
    • 1:30-3:00: Rowing & fitness
    • 3:00-3:30: Break/water/snack
    • 3:30-4:30: Rowing & fitness
    • 4:30-5:00: Cleanup and stowage of equipment
    • 5:00 PM: Pickup

Additional details:

Required forms and USRowing membership procedures are linked below. Please submit forms electronically as PDF’s to, or by mail to:
Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. (CDBi), PO Box 124, New Haven, CT 06501

CDBi Summer Program Registration 2017 • CDBi Safety Manual
CDBi Swim Test Certification • CDBi Waiver of Liability
CDBi Media Release • USRowing membership & online waiver instructions

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