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 contact row@westfordrowing.org with any questions.

Browse the 2022 summer programs below for more details. Programs may be subject to cancellation due to low registration.

Youth Learn to Row

This summer 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!

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**Terms with insufficient registration may be cancelled**

Please check RegattaCentral for the current schedule and contact us at row@westfordrowing.org with any scheduling questions.

Click here for registration details.


STEM to Stern


A week long program, held Monday - Friday, for rising 8th-12th graders with little or no rowing experience. This camp is geared to teach kids engineering and math in the best way: through sports! This Camp will give a good introduction to the sport along with the physics behind this sport. We will spend 3 of the days learning to row, and 2 of the days focusing on the STEM behind the sport, by building and competing by forming teams and constructing a life-size cardboard canoe which will be put to the test by racing against the other participants!


 

A signed liability waiver, swim test, compliance with club safety policies are required

Terms with insufficient registration may be cancelled.

 

Registration is capped at 24


Westford Academy Boot Camp

This late-summer program is for high school rowers with at least one season of rowing experience. An intensive one-week course for returning rowers who want to kickstart their fall WA season! This will mostly focus on small boats (fours and smaller) pending registration numbers.


Please check RegattaCentral for the current schedule and contact us at row@westfordrowing.org with any scheduling questions.

Click here for registration details.