West Side Rowing Club
- Buffalo, New York
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Crew Camp provides hands on introduction to the sport of rowing for kids between the ages of 12 and 15. Crew Campers will learn basic rowing technique and boat moving skills, both on land and on the water, in a fun and low intensity environment. The Camp meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 12 noon each day and no experience is needed to join. Each Camp session will end with a special Regatta (race) and cookout.
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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.