Annapolis Junior Rowing Summer Camp
- Annapolis, Maryland
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Practice: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m.
Practices will consist of instruction time on the water, training on the erg, as well as general training for cardiovascular fitness, core strength, and flexibility.
Location: Girl Scout’s Camp Woodlands on Broad Creek in Annapolis. Woodlands is located at 2744 Riva Road, Annapolis 21401.
Dues cover the cost of coaching, equipment maintenance, insurance.
USRowing Waiver: Each rower will also be required to execute a USRowing release of liability waiver.
Swim Test: All new rowers to AJR regardless of experience must complete a swim test and verify their ability to swim as part of the registration packet.
Both the waiver and swim form can be found in the Download Forms section when registering.
AJR is a coeducational rowing program open to all high school students and 8th graders. Participants may begin at any time throughout high school but no earlier than the summer preceding their 8th grade year or its equivalent for home-schooled youth. The program gives priority on its roster to returning rowers, with the remaining spots open to new rowers (novices) on a space-available basis.
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Director of Experiential Education
Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, rowing camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school rowing head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.