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Summer Youth Camps 2021

2021 Registration Now Open!

Our Youth rowing camps are open to youth aged 12 to 17. This is an excellent introduction to the sport of rowing! Participants will work on developing their balance, confidence, flexibility, and strength along with teamwork and leadership skills. Our camps operate in a safe and fun environment created by our Camp Coaches and volunteers.

The Don Rowing Club has responded to the COVID-19 global pandemic by following the Province of Ontario and the City of Mississauga Public Health Guidance on Day Camps. We will be implementing the guidelines set forth by adapting our camp outline. Youth participants will be rowing in single shells and learning the basics of sculling (two oars) which allows for physical distancing. Our Youth camper parents will be required to confirm a personal health assessment on behalf of their children each morning prior to joining the camp for that day. The questionnaire will include the approved Peel Public Health questions such as having any symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone displaying symptoms will be asked to remain home. We will also work with ergs on the terrace.

How to register for Summer Youth Camps:

  1. Click on registration link
  2. Scroll down to Summer Youth Camp (choose desired week) and click Register Here
  3. Create your Profile – make sure you complete each field, click Register
  4. In your account, click My Payments on left sidebar
  5. Click yellow Pay button
  6. Click Pay Now on payment page
  7. PayPal: if you do not have an account, check out as Guest
  8. After successful payment, click Return To Merchant

If you wish to book multiple weeks for your child, please contact Vilma at donrcmembership@gmail.com

Any questions? Need help? Please contact Vilma at donrcmembership@gmail.com. Thank you for registering for our Summer Youth Camp! We will contact you with more information before camp starts.

Ages: 12 to 17

Cost: $350 + HST

Summer Camp dates:

  • July 5th to July 9th
  • July 12th to July 16th
  • July 19th to July 23rd
  • July 26th to July 30th
  • August 2nd to August 6th
  • August 9th to August 13th
  • August 16th to August 23rd
  • August 23rd to August 27th

“The Don Rowing Club’s Youth summer camp is a great way to be introduced to rowing. As a former Don RC Youth summer camper and current junior rower I can say with certainty that the staff are dedicated in not only teaching you the basics but maintaining a safe and fun environment while doing it. The camp introduces teens who are often looking to branch out from their sport of choice to a late entry sport that offers many future opportunities to its athletes, you really ought to give it a try!”

 – Elena, former camp participant and current Junior rower at DRC

Some Things to Know

Safety: The Lead Program Coaches are RCA certified. Camp coaches and volunteers are trained, certified, and experienced and have First Aid certificate, Pleasure Craft Licence, and Police Record (vulnerable sector) Check. Youth campers will be accompanied on the water by coaches in a motorized coach boat which will have all safety equipment on board including life jackets.

Coach to Youth Camper Ratio: Each session will be 3 groups of 7 Youth campers (up to 21 in total/COVID rules depending), supervised by our Camp Director and 1 to 2 coaches per group plus 3 volunteers (Experienced Junior Rowers); 1 Coaches to 5 Campers.

Campers must know how to swim.

What to bring everyday:

  • A lunch (tree nut free)
  • Safety kit: mask/hand sanitizer/water bottle within a ziplock bag/sunscreen/hat/life jacket
  • A sense of adventure

Re-scheduling (switch program dates)

  • Up to 7 days before start of session: NO charge
  • 7 days to 1 day before session start: $50 Move Fee. Fee will be waived if there are campers on the waiting list.
  • Regrettably, we cannot accommodate rescheduling requests on first day of camp or any time thereafter.
  • Unfortunately, we can not guarantee to be able to accommodate requests for date changes. Most of our camps book early.  

Cancellation + Refunds

  • Full Refund will be given if camp will have to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.
  • Up to 7 days before start of session: cancellations are subject to a $40 Cancellation Fee.
  • Less than 7 days before session start: No refunds