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Youth Programs

Youth Learn To Row

 Rowing is a sport that encases so many great attributes.  Its teaches commitment, team dynamics, enhances great work ethic and above all, strengthens overall fitness. The Youth Rowing Programs offered at the Don Rowing Club is a perfect opportunity to learn about the sport of rowing in a safe and fun environment.  Why not have your son or daughter start by enrolling in our introduction sessions or summer camps to give them the chance to learn the basics of the rowing stroke. If the sport of rowing is the right fit and they have met all the requirements, the opportunity to enroll in the Junior Competitive program is availible.

Please note that the following programs listed are for youth, so registrants must be between 12/13* – 18 years old.

If you are interested in an adult Learn-to-Row program for someone over 18 there is also an Adult Program availible.

*Please note that the requirement for joining the Junior Competitive Program starts at age 14.
(Further details below in our FAQ)

How To Register


To register, click the Register For Program button along the right. Create an account, and then purchase the appropriate ‘package’ for the session of your choice.

After the payment has been made on ClubWorks for your desired Learn-to-Row Session, please proceed to the Rowing Canada website (using the link below) to register there to be added to our insurance policy. Create a new Rowing Canada profile and join the 2018 Youth Learn to Row / Summer Camp.

Rowing Canada: https://membership.rowingcanada.org/JoinProgram?id=229

Youth Summer Camp


The Summer Youth Rowing Camp is geared towards youth who want to learn how to row. The Camp sessions are one week long, run from 9am – 4pm, Monday through to Friday. All participants are asked to bring their own lunches.

Over the five days participants will learn and build rowing skills indoors using our rowing machines (ergs), indoor tank, and then progress to rowing on the Credit River. Please wear athletic clothing, bring a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Additionally, we row rain or shine – so bring rain gear if required.

We encourage youth to sign up for multiple sessions! Attending several camp sessions is a great way to quickly develop your rowing skills. After completing one session, returning participants will be given the opportunity to get right back to rowing on the water. Camp coaches will give them more advanced drills and coaching to develop their rowing skills.

At the end of the Summer Youth Rowing Camp sessions, we invite all participants to join Level 1 of the Junior Competitive program in the fall.

Objective: Introduction to the rowing stroke, erg/tank/row, general fitness, teach the basic of Rowing and introduction to a structured competitive sport.
Participants: Maximum 18 participants per week.

Session Time Dates
Camp – Session 1 9:00am – 4:00pm Week of July 2 to 6
Camp – Session 2 9:00am – 4:00pm Week of July 9 to 13
Camp – Session 3 9:00am – 4:00pm Week of July 16 to 20
Camp – Session 4 9:00am – 4:00pm Week of July 23 to 27
Camp – Session 5 9:00am – 4:00pm Week of July 30 to Aug 03
Camp – Session 6 9:00am – 4:00pm Week of August 13 to 17

Register for program


Registration

OPEN

Ages

12*-17

Requirements

Must be able to swim 50m.

Fees

$280 + HST

Youth Spring Indoor Rowing Session


If you have ever wanted to try the sport of rowing, this is the session to start with. This gives youth, ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to learn the basic skills of rowing, taught on our rowing machines (ergs) and further in our indoor rowing tanks over three weeks, twice a week sessions. By enrolling in this introduction course, youth will be given the chance to try this sport and see if rowing is a good fit for them.

Objective: Introduction to the rowing stroke, erg/tank/general fitness, teach the basics of Rowing.
Participants: Maximum 24 participants, as this is strictly indoors.

Session Time 1 2 3 4 5 6
Indoor
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday 6:15pm – 8:15pm April 10 April 12 April 17 April 19 April 24 April 26

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Registration

CLOSED – SOLD OUT

Ages

13*-18

Experience

No Experience needed.

Requirements

Fees

$150 +HST

Youth Spring Outdoor Follow-up Session


After completing the Indoor Rowing sessions, youth who feel that they would like to take it to the next level may register for the Spring Outdoor Follow-up Session. These sessions introduce the individual to the boat and how it feels to row in a boat on water over three weeks, twice a week sessions. Participants will build upon their technical skills and prepare them for Level 1 in the Junior Competitive Program

Objective: Apply all the indoor session knowledge and row in a boat learning the basic of the rowing stroke, balance, etc.
Participants: Maximum 16 participants.

Session Time 1 2 3 4 5 6
Outdoor
3 weeks
Monday & Wednesday 6:15pm – 8:15pm April 30 May 2 May 7 May 9 May 14 May 16

Register for program


Registration

OPEN

Experience

Must have successfully completed all days scheduled from indoor session.

Ages

13*-18

Requirements

Must be able to swim 50m.

Fees

$250 +HST

FAQ

Cancellation

 If you cancel from a LTR session the following fees will be applied:

  • More than 2 weeks before start, an Adminitration Fee of $30 will apply.
  • Less than 2 weeks before start, a Cancelation Fee of $100 will apply.
  • There will be no refunds after the start of the session.

Session Cancellation

All sessions are subject to sufficient registration.  A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelation.

Reschedule

If you need to reschedule your session, the following fees will be applied:

  •  More than 2 weeks before start, No Charge.
  • Less than 2 weeks before start, a Move Fee of $50 will apply if no one
    is on the wait list to replace you.

Missed Classes

In the event that you are unable to attend a class, we regret that a makeup class or refund will not be offered.

Wait List

In the event that the session you have selected is full, you can placed on a wait list for that session by emailing learntorow@donrowingclub.com. Individuals on the wait list will only be notified is space becomes available in the session.

Weather Conditions

We normally row rain or shine, however, safety is always the first consideration. If we are unable to row outdoors due to the weather, don’t worry, we will move indoors and practice in the tank. It’s important to dress appropriately for the weather, including rain gear when required.

Age

Please note that the requirement for joining the Junior Competitive Program starts at age 14.

Why do our youth learn to row programs include ages under 14?
We like to introduce youth to the sport before the required age, so when they do turn 14, they will be ready with the basic fundamentals of rowing for program involvement.

Click here for further details about junior program requirements.