Youth Programs

Westford Community Rowing offers youth (high school and middle school) programs for both novice and experienced rowers over the summer. During the spring and fall seasons we support Westford Academy Crew.

Go to RegattaCentral to see the current schedule and pricing, and to sign-up for all programs. Please direct any questions to row@westfordrowing.org.

Browse the 2022 summer programs below for more details.

Junior Learn to Row

This program is for rising 8th-12th graders with little or no rowing experience. Students will learn the basics of the rowing stroke as well as boat anatomy, safety and boathouse procedures. Depending on numbers, a mix of sculling and sweep rowing will be introduced in a range of boat classes (singles, doubles, fours, etc.). This program is appropriate for students wanting to experience what rowing is all about, do something new over the summer, or aim to join Westford Academy Crew in the fall. No prior experience is necessary

This program meets twice a week over four weeks, in the afternoons:

Monday and Wednesday 4:15-5:45PM


2022 Session 1 is from June 13 - July 6
*note Monday July 4th practice will be shifted to Tuesday July 5th

2022 Session 2 is from July 11 - August 3

2022 Session 3 - See Introduction to Rowing below

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Introduction to Rowing (Junior LTR Session 3)

This program is for rising 8th-12th graders with no prior rowing experience. Students will learn the basics of the rowing stroke as well as boat anatomy, safety and boathouse procedures. Depending on numbers, a mix of sculling and sweep rowing will be introduced in a range of boat classes (singles, doubles, fours, etc.). This program is appropriate for students wanting to experience what rowing is all about, do something new over the summer, or aim to join Westford Academy Crew in the fall. This is a shorter, more intensive form of the four week Learn to Row program above.


This Session meets for 8 sessions in the two weeks before the WA Fall crew season begins:

August 9-21

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6-7:30PM, Sunday 8-10AM

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Returner's Summer Regatta

This program is for high school rowers with at least one season of rowing experience. Two weeks of practice will be occur just prior to the Sweeps and Sculls Regatta on Saturday August 6th in Providence RI. Entries will mostly focus on small boats. Come out for a fun regatta!

This program meets the two weeks leading up to the regatta:

July 26 - August 6

Tuesday and Thursday 4-6PM, Saturday 8-10AM

Click here for registration details.

WA Boot Camp

This program is for high school rowers with at least one season of rowing experience. A two week course for returning rowers who want to get a kickstart to the fall WA season!! This will mostly focus on small boats (fours and smaller) pending registration numbers.

August 8-20

Monday- Thursday 4-6PM, Saturday 8-10AM

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**any of the above programs are subject to cancellation due to low registration**