Summer Youth Recreational Programs

Summer is great time to experience rowing on the Charles River. Our youth recreational summer programs offer boys and girls the chance to learn rowing for the first time or to continue to develop their rowing skills.

Covid-19 Update: For the safety of our community in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, CRI will only be offering sculling programming in single-person shells until further notice. Learning to row or developing skills in a single-person boat offers a highly engaging opportunity for new rowers to begin their introduction to the sport! They will learn and practice the basics of the rowing stroke, as well as balance and navigation, in stable, single person shells.
CRI offers two youth recreational summer programs - Summer Learn to Scull and Summer Skills.

Both of these programs offer 2-hour sessions that meet twice per week, and run for 2 weeks. Days and times vary: please see the registration links for specifics on days and times. Class sizes are small, and may fill up quickly!

Youth Summer Learn to Scull is for boys and girls ages 12-18 years who have not rowed before, or who participated a previous session of Learn to Row but have never been introduced to sculling (rowing with an oar in each hand, instead of both hands on the same oar). This is an introductory course where kids try the sport of rowing in a fun and safe environment. They will learn rowing terminology, learn to handle equipment and develop a basic set of rowing skills. Training will take place in flat, stable singles.

Summer Skills Development is for kids who have completed a learn to row program or who have already rowed recreationally. In skills development sessions, rowers will continue to develop their knowledge of the fundamentals of sculling, building on their rowing technique. They will gain a deeper understanding of boat skills, safety rules of the river, navigation and balance. 


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