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, 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 – Full! Enrollment is closed!

July 26th – 30th, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Full! Enrollment is closed!

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 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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