The Brockville Rowing Club has offered its Summer Rowing Camp for over 40 years. For many competitive athletes, both past and current, our Summer Camp is where it all began. It has been the gateway to rowing for more than twenty-five Canadian National Team Rowers, it has led to more than thirty scholarships to elite U.S Schools and has made hundreds of Provincial and National champions.
In camp, we aim to teach the fundamentals of the rowing stroke, focus on the basic principles of rowing and have a whole bunch of fun. We do this by spending time on the St. Lawrence river, rowing in small (sculling) boats. When we cannot row due to poor weather conditions, campers can expect to engage in rowing-related activities, such as using our rowing machines, playing athletic games, participating in rowing trivia and history, and much more. The goal is for campers to experience all that rowing can offer in a fun and inclusive environment. Sessions this year will be capped at six participants to ensure social distancing protocols are maintained.
“The BRC Summer Camp is where I got my start in the sport of rowing. I had a blast as a kid in camp, and still remember the days on the water, the games and the counselors that I had. The B.R.C summer camp is without equal when it comes to rowing camps. I love the idea of the camp in sculling boats and only wish that opportunity existed when I was of camp age. I credit the start that I got in camp for creating a love of rowing and a desire to be the very best in the world….it continues to fuel my training every day.” -Conlin McCabe
Conlin is a two-time Olympian in rowing and won a Silver Medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. He is currently in training with the Canadian National Team and hopes to earn a seat for Canada at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
Summer Camp Facts:
- Ages 9-14
- No previous experience required
- 1-week sessions
- 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday to Friday
- Emphasis on fun and skill development
- Opportunity to row small boats (sculling) in keeping with COVID-19 precautions
- On water (weather permitting) and limited land-based activities
- 6 participant cap per session
- Cost $260.00/week. Additional weeks are $200.00
Things to Bring to Camp:
- COVID-kit (see below)
- Swim wear
- Athletic clothes
- Change of clothes
- Sun hat/baseball hat
- Running shoes
- A great attitude
- A great work ethic
- A sense of humor
Personal COVID-kit for personal use:
- Wash cloth
- Bio-degradeable hand soap
- Ziplock bag
- Hand sanitizer
All athletes are required to review, agree to and sign our COVID-19 mitigation policies which include wearing a mask, social distancing and washing equipment. In the event that we are ordered by civil authorities to cancel the camps, money will be refunded.