Fall 2020 Learn to Row

Following the success of our 2020 Summer Learn to Row program, and in light of the recent cancellation of many fall sports, SRA is excited to offer Youth Learn to Row this fall, keeping athletes of all kinds active, healthy, fit, and outdoors!  Athletes will row in singles, doubles, and bow-coxed shells throughout their 90-minute practice sessions!


LTR (8th graders and older)
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Duration: September 9th to October 9th
Cost: $295

LTR (7th graders and younger)
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Duration: September 8th to October 8th
Cost: $195

Covid-19 Considerations:
  • SRA's pod groups will expand to 6/group.
  • Shell size will be limited to singles and doubles.
  • There will be no bus shuttle service offered from the middle or high school this Fall.
  • The program will continue to be exclusively outdoors. There will be no access to bathrooms, locker rooms, changing areas, or workout space.
  • Athletes will not be required to check-in daily at the beginning of practice.  They are still responsible for staying home if they demonstrate COVID-19 symptoms, have been in direct contact with someone with COVID-19, or have left the NY State region and need to quarantine.

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Our SUMMER LEARN-TO-ROW program for those new to rowing is available for three different 2-week sessions.  Try one, two or sign up for all of the sessions and you will be better prepared to become a competitive rower in the Fall.  You must be going into 7th grade or older for this program.

The Charles R Wood Learn to Row Program was created to offer the experience of rowing to interested children entering grades 7 and above. The Learn to Row Program is an opportunity for a child to learn about 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 ice cream eating may occur. After the completion of a two-week session, a child will have learned what it takes to be a competitive rower.

The Charles R Wood Foundation was created in 1978 by local entrepreneur Charles R Wood founder of Storytown USA, the present day Great Escape Theme Park, the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp for critically ill children and many other endeavors and businesses in the area. The Foundation was established to provide assistance to areas of special need in the region, with an emphasis on children's health care and the arts.

There is a discount for a child in more than one session of Learn to Row.  The Rower's Assistance Program (scholarship opportunity) is available for this program.