Long Island Rowing Summer Camp
- Northport, New York
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Summer Youth Rowing - Weekly Full Day Sessions
Long Island Rowing offers two separate age appropriate weekly - full day rowing sessions throughout the summer for youths 10 to 13 and 14 to 18 years old.
There are 7 weekly sessions over the summer and a rower can sign up for one, two or any number of sessions that are convenient for the family summer schedule.
Experienced coaches are on hand to coach both experienced Junior rowers who wish to maintain their spring training regiment and improve their rowing skills and for young people who have never rowed before and wish to try the sport.
The experienced rower will receive a combination of dry-land and on-water training designed to improve their conditioning and rowing skills in preparation for the fall racing season. In the summer we focus on developing rower skills in smaller boats (singles, doubles and pairs) to improve overall balance which is immediately transferred to the larger boats when rowers return to their fall rowing season.
Our youth Learn-to-Row program is an opportunity for a child to learn the sport of rowing through participation. While the majority of time is spent on the water, there is also dry land training and education about boats and equipment. Some impromptu racing and stops at the bakery for treats may occur. After the completion of a full week/full day session, a rower will have learned the basics of rowing and what it takes to be a competitive rower. Thereafter a rower may continue on with full day sessions or move on to our half day summer session.
Session Times: Monday thru Friday, 9:00AM-3:00PM
Payment in full for 1st session
Passing the swimming test given on the first day
Must be entering the 7th grade or older
What To Bring:
Sunscreen, refillable water bottle, a change of clothing, running shoes, flip-flops
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Chris Deyoung has worked at Sparks since 2013. He has coached rowing on the high school and collegiate level at Rutgers and Michigan. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers and an M.Ed. from the University of Michigan. His program at Rutgers went to club status while Chris worked as the recruiting coordinator there, and he brings an understanding of the collegiate athletic club experience to Sparks.