Mount Baker Junior Crew Summer Camp
- Seattle, Washington
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The Junior Crew program (8th-12th graders, boys and girls) is the Center’s largest and most active — registering approximately 150 athletes from middle and high schools throughout the region. The rowing program at Mt Baker teaches the basic fundamentals of rowing, boat handling, water safety and care of equipment. All classes are geared toward competitive rowing. Rowing produces a great sense of pride and accomplishment as athletes work to meet the physical and mental challenges of the sport. It teaches sportsmanship and team camaraderie. Past to present, Mt Baker Junior Crew teams have consistently earned both regional and national recognition. Fees shown are for scheduled practices. Regattas and team travel are billed separately. Financial aid is available; contact the office for more information.
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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.