Summer Rowing for Kids

“Intro to Rowing” for Kids

Full-day rowing programs offered for 8th-9th & 9th-10th graders. No experience necessary. Maximum four (4) kids per session; consider reserving a place soon!

Lunch included; day sessions only, no overnight accommodations. Other activities may include: kayaking, paddleboarding, visiting Greenwave to learn about 3D Ocean Farming, and hiking to Quinnipiac MeadowsConfirm today; write to: nicole@canaldock.org

intro to rowing '17

Seven, one-week sessions are available, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • June 18- June 22
  • June 25 – June 29
  • July 9 – July 13
  • July 16 – July 20
  • July 23 – July 27
  • August 6 – August 10
  • August 13 – August 17

 

Description:

Canal Dock Intro to Rowing programs are for 8th-10th 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 New Haven Harbor and Quinnipiac & Mill Rivers in New Haven. By the end of one week kids 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.

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

QRM river side IMG_5535
Quinnipiac River Marina seen from the main dock, and Canal Dock’s launching area.

IMG_5561 Boat House Cafe river side
Canal Dock ramps & boat tent above, and the Boat House Cafe, where parents can have

Boat House Cafe IMG_5557
coffee, eat breakfast, lunch, or just hang out and watch rowing!

Program Fees: 

  • $575 for one week, full-day programs ($100 non-refundable deposit required)

What’s included?

  • Four rowing/fitness sessions per day
  • Canal Dock t-shirt
  • Lunch

Activity schedule (subject to change based on weather and safety 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
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
  • 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 are linked below. Please submit forms electronically as PDF’s to nicole@canaldock.org, or by mail to: Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc., PO Box 124, New Haven, CT 06510

Summer Program Registration 2018 • Safety Manual
Swim Test Certification • Waiver of Liability • Media Release

Coming Soon! Canal Dock Boathouse, 475 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT, 06511CDB & dockCanal Dock will open the new $40 million Canal Dock Boathouse sometime during the summer of 2018 and kids will row to this site from the Quinnipiac River Marina to check out the final product from the water!

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