Summer Rowing Camp – ages 11 – 14


Registration is now open!

JULY 10 – 14, 2017

JULY 17 – 21, 2017

Where: at Island Lake Rowing Club

For whom:  Boys and girls age 11-14

Time:  9:00am to 4:00pm

Fee:  $200

Registration: see below

Overview -This year ILRC is offering a Youth Camp for rowers between the ages of 11 and 14.  Island Lake Rowing Club’s goal is to promote the sport of rowing as a healthy, lifelong activity for persons of all ages and abilities.  Rowing is a great sport that focuses on teamwork and fitness. Safety is our first priority and all rowing shells will be accompanied by a safety boat.   Coaching will be by the Island Lake Rowing Clubs coaches.

Requirements – be able to swim 50 yards and tread water for 10 minutes.


The program has been designed to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of rowing using on the water instruction in a recreational rowing shell. It will give them a taste of rowing fast.

Morning Rowing Program  9:00am – 12 noon

Initial instruction will be on ergs (rowing machines) and at the dockside.

Rowers will use two and four person recreational sculling boats for two sessions on the water each morning

Depending on the acquisition of skills some rowers may progress to a recreational single.

Lunch 12:00 noon

Afternoon program  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The afternoon will be land based activities to include:

-Nature based activities  – hiking on the Island Lake trail, plant, tree and bird identification.

- Land sports – ultimate Frisbee, soccer, trail biking

- summer camp type games

- discussion subjects – Management of Capsize,  Hypothermia, nutrition for sports.

Safety is our first priority.  A Coach/safety motor boat will accompany all rowers.

All rowers will wear inflatable PFDs while on the water. We will not row if it is raining and we will provide alternate activity in the boat house.

Our camp registration number is limited to 10 due to equipment limitations.

At the end of the week there will be an optional fun boat race.

Rowers should wear short pants, running shoes, T shirt and a hat.  Bring lunch, sunscreen extra liquid for drinking and a change of clothes.

TO REGISTER for this course please complete the registration form found under the Registration link. (at the top of this page). Drop off the form with your payment at the club or mail to the address below.

Our registration section includes information about our  Island Lake Safety Code and Management of Emergencies policies.

Fees are payable to IsIand Lake Rowing Club.

Mail to: Island Lake Rowing Club, P O Box 212, Orangeville, Ont L9W 2Z6

For further information contact:

Attn: “Youth Rowing Camp program”

Directions: To get to the club, go south on Hurontario St from the 5th Side Rd. Mono.  This is just east of the Hockley Valley Road/Mono 5th Side Road intersection.  The club is on the right hand side near the end – 673178 Hurontario St.