Baltimore Community Rowing

Baltimore Rowing & Water Resource Center

3301 Waterview Avenue

Baltimore, MD, 21230

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Summer Learn-to-Row Camp 2020

What:  Calling all athletes! Join the Baltimore Community Rowing (BCR) Juniors on the water this summer to learn the sport of rowing.  Hop in a boat and row alongside BCR junior rowers, college-bound alumni athletes, and BCR coaches on the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. During your week at BCR, you will learn the skills and earn the fitness to become a rower. In addition to water time, campers will spend time on land learning boat handling and rowing technique, rowing on the erg (rowing machine), and participating in land-based workouts.  Each week will end in a camp-wide regatta to test your rowing skill!


Who:  Students entering 7th through 12th grade with no or limited rowing experience


When:  Camp will be held Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, on the following dates:

  • July 6-10
  • July 13-17
  • July 20-24


Where: Baltimore Community Rowing Boathouse, 3301 Waterview Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230


Cost:  $300 per week


What to bring/wear:  A large refillable water bottle, tennis shoes and socks suitable for running, spandex shorts and a close-fitting top (loose or overly long shorts are not suitable for rowing and can cause injury if they get caught in the equipment; if you choose to wear them to practice, please layer your spandex shorts underneath), sunscreen, a hat or sunglasses if desired.


Swim Test:  All Learn-to-Row campers must complete a swim test in the presence of a certified life guard and submit a Swim Test Verification Form on their first day of camp.  No rower will be allowed on the water without a Swim Test Verification Form on file. 


Required Forms: Please bring the following paper forms to your first day of camp: 1) Swim Test Verification Form, 2) Camper Health History, 3) Vaccination Record, and 4) Medication Self Administration Form. Forms must be on paper and will not be accepted by email. Athletes will not be allowed to participate in camp until all forms are received. Forms are available for download below.


Registration:  To register please visit RegattaCentral


Questions? Contact Coach Karyn Shackelford,



Swim Test Verification Form
Swim Test Verification Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [132.6 KB]
Camper Health History and Vaccination Record
Camper Medical Forms.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [131.8 KB]
Medication Self Administration Form
Required only for athletes carrying inhalers or epi pens. No other medication may be self administered while at camp.
Medication Self Administration Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [93.7 KB]
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