Youth Summer Camps

“Intro to Rowing” Youth Camps

Canal Dock Intro to Rowing programs are for 9th-12th graders. No prior sculling or rowing experience is necessary! Kids will learn to scull in single shells, learn plyometric & stretching exercises, row on Concept 2 ergometers, and have fun exploring the New Haven Harbor and Quinnipiac & Mill Rivers in New Haven. By the end of one week beginners will become “rowers” and 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. Maximum six (6) kids per session; consider reserving a place soon!

Register Below!

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Six 1-week sessions available, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (be sure to check dates to confirm time). Snacks and hat or t-shirt included, morning sessions only, no overnight accommodations. Other activities may include: dry land rowing and workouts.

Camp Sessions:

June 27th – July 1st, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

July 11th – 15th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

July 25th – 29th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

August 1st – 5th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

August 8th – 12th, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

August 15th – 19th, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM _CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Once registered, please complete the following waiver forms:

Summer Camp Registration Form • Safety Manual
Swim Test Certification • Waiver of Liability • Media Release

Please submit forms electronically as PDFs or JPEGs to or by mail to Canal Dock, PO Box 8442, New Haven, CT 06530

Canal Dock Boathouse: 475 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT, 06511

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Program Fees: 

  • $350 per session, half-day programs, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Limited scholarships are available to New Haven public school students; write to to apply

What’s included?

  • 2-3 rowing/fitness sessions per day
  • Canal Dock hat or t-shirt
  • Snack

General Activity schedule (subject to change based on weather and safety considerations):

  • First 15 Minutes – Drop-off, Group Meeting and Snack
  • 60 Minutes: Rowing & fitness
  • 15 Minutes: Break/Water/Snack
  • 90 Minutes: Rowing & fitness
  • 45 Minutes: Warm down and wash and store equipment
  • 15 Minutes: Break/Water/Snack & Pick-up

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