Summer Camps – Youth

“Intro to Rowing” Youth Camps

Canal Dock offers half-day rowing programs for 9th-12th graders. No experience necessary. 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, 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Snack and hat or t-shirt included, morning sessions only, no overnight accommodations. Other activities may include: dry land rowing and workouts.

Camp Sessions:

June 21st – 25th, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

June 28th – July 2nd, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

July 12th – 16th, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

July 26th – 30th, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

August 9th – 13th, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

August 16th – 20th, 7:30 AM – 12:30 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 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.

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):

  • 7:15 – 7:30 AM: Drop-off
  • 7:30 – 7:45: Group Meeting
  • 7:45 – 9:30: Rowing & fitness
  • 9:30 – 10:00: Break/Water/Snack
  • 10:00 – 11:45: Rowing & fitness
  • 11:45 – 12:30: Warm down and wash and store equipment
  • 12:30 PM: Pick-up

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