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.

  • Learn To Row Session 1

    June 29th to July 10th, 9am-12pm

  • Learn To Row Session 2

    July 13th to July 24th9am-12pm

  • Learn To Row Session 3

    July 27th to August 7th9am-12pm

Prep Camp

Prep Camp is designed to take the Learn To Row participants to the next level prior to joining the Jr. Competitive Team.  Although it is not required, it is recommended to help the new rower feel more confident and to help give them a more in-depth understanding of the competitive rowing environment.  Athletes will spend the week in singles (1-person) and doubles (2-person) shells, receiving more individual feedback from the coaching staff and getting an inside-look on Modified Rowing.

  • Prep Camp Session 1

    August 10th to August 14th9am-12pm

  • Prep Camp Session 2

    August 17th to August 21st9am-12pm