Crescent Boat Club Rowing Development Camp


Camp Details

Under 23 Intermediate Men's Racing

Coach John Hayburn is looking for dedicated athletes who share in his excitement to establish Crescent as the place for competitive sculling in Philadelphia.

Junior Men's Racing

Focus will be on sculling technique, rower conditioning and boat speed. We will compete in Schuylkill Navy Regatta, Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia Youth Regatta and competitive crews will compete at The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Junior U18 practices will be at 6AM on Monday thru Friday and additional practices on Saturday and weeknights.

Junior U16 practices will be at 8AM on Monday thru Friday and additional practices on Saturday and weeknights.

Sculling Development Program

This is a five week program designed for high school students who desire to improve their technique. The program is tailored to novice rowers but upperclassmen wishing to maintain their physical condition and improve their sculling to better themselves for their own high school program are also welcome. The program also accepts adults who are looking for additional coaching.

Novice:  This program also accepts young men and women who have never rowed to learn the fundamentals of sculling. Participants will become proficient at handling boats, rowing as a crew, and safely rowing a single on the river. This is a great prep for those interested in rowing in high school and sweep rowers wishing to learn sculling.

The Development camp will meet between 8 and 11 am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

This is a non-competitive program. The summer novice program is designed for young men and women interested in learning to row in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Program will include an opportunity to race in the Philadelphia Youth Regatta, held on the Schuylkill River.

An introductory/sign-up meeting is at Crescent.


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