Hudson River Rowing Association Summer Camp


Camp Details

Juinor Learn to Row
Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 50 yards and tread water. Must be 12 years old or older to participate or entering 7th grade in the fall.  

Register for one or consider both sessions for a full summer of rowing.

​Participants are invited to attend:

  • HRRA Invite and Pancake Breakfast, Poughkeepsie, NY, Saturday, July 28

Junior Sweep

Prerequisite: One season of scholastic rowing, six weeks of Learn-To-Row, or recommendation of coach.

All participants registered for Junior Sweeps will attend the following regatta:

  • HRRA Invite and Pancake Breakfast, Poughkeepsie

Junior Racing

Prerequisite: HRRA Junior Racing is designed for rowers who have completed the 9th to 12th grade as of spring 2018 and have at least two prior seasons of rowing experience (HRRA or scholastic) or by permission of the coaching staff.  

Athletes must be no older than 18 through December 31, 2018.  If you turn 19 during this calendar year, please register for the U23 program outlined on the Adult Rowing Page.

• Coaches may schedule additional land or water practices as needed

All participants registered for Junior Racing will attend the following regattas:

  • Philly Youth Regatta, Philadelphia, PA, Saturday, July 21

  • ​HRRA Invite and Pancake Breakfast, Poughkeepsie, NY, Saturday, July 28

  • Providence Sweeps and Sculls, Providence, RI, Saturday, August 4

Athletes may have the opportunity to race at the Canadian Henley for an additional fee contingent on athlete availability and coach assessment. Payment of the Henley fee is due by July 23 to secure your spot on the Henley team.

  • Canadian Henley, St. Catharines, Ontario

​All athletes must have a Basic USRowing Membership and an online waiver completed.  If you have already paid the membership under a different club name you must log in to the USRowing portal and add Hudson River Rowing Association to your club affiliations by the first day of practice. 

HRRA Program and race fees do not include uniform, hotel, traveling expenses, or USRowing membership (when applicable). Athletes are responsible for these additional expenses.  HRRA does not provide adult chaperones for unaccompanied minors. 


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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.

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