Spring & Summer Programs
After a break for winter and the coldest of the weather (we hope) - we are back and looking forward to spring and a long hot summer!
Starting on March 20th (weather dependant) we will be offering several different Sculling programs for all ages - from 9 years old to 90!
PLEASE CLICK A PROGRAM ABOVE. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE SIGN UP PAGE. THEN CLICK THE ‘STOLLER’ LABELLED BUTTONS TO SEE THE FULL DETAILS OF EACH including DATES, TIMES AND COSTS OF EACH CLASS AND SESSION THAT WILL BE RUNNING FROM MARCH UNTIL THE START OF SUMMER.
FULL DETAILS OF THE SUMMER OFFER (JUNE TO SEPTEMBER WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON)
Directions - enter Charles St, Auburndale into your GPS. Go under the bridge and turn right. The boathouse is at the end of the street.
If you know the HARRY PARKER BOATHOUSE in Brighton, it is only 15-20 minutes from there – see bottom of this page for directions.
‘Rowing for All’
Founded in 1985, Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the belief that indoor and on the water rowing provides unique opportunities to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness. We are committed to making these opportunities available to all. CRI has become one of the largest rowing programs in the United States, with more than 5,000 people rowing with us annually.
Our second location, on the Upper Charles River allows us and our partners, Lasell College to continue this work. We know that rowing changes lives and jointly, we are dedicated to fostering a community that is both welcoming and supportive.
Under the banner of ‘Rowing for All’ we make rowing accessible without regard to individual ability, background, experience or financial situation. Every program and session is available to everyone and we provide full financial aid to anyone, any organization or school that needs it.
‘All abilities. All disabilities. All possibilities’.
CRI provides outreach opportunities for over 2,000 individuals who are underserved and/or underrepresented in the sport of rowing through our Military, Para Rowing (formerly "Adaptive" rowing), and Let’s Row Boston programs. We also work with strong institutional and community partners to expand resources and create specialized programs for distinct groups.
CRI are looking to provide these programs from the Stoller Boat House too and are committed to providing these programs at no cost to participants.
CRI has a new location- CRI Newton!
Set on the tranquil Upper Charles River, The Stoller Boathouse is part of the Lasell College Campus.
A unique partnership between Lasell College and Community Rowing that provides long term accommodation to Brandeis University and Nobles and Greenhough School has developed a program to give the communities surrounding the boathouse the chance to row and to become part of the CRI Community.
With a new fleet of boats provided by Lasell College, Community Rowing is establishing a summer program of activities for all ages and of all abilities, with a focus on Middle School Sculling. Community Rowing will manage the boathouse and program the activities around the existing users from Lasell, Brandeis and Nobles and Greenough.
We are currently working on new boat racks and safe, secure storage for a new boat fleet of Hudson’s and WinTech boats will be delivered and the programming will begin.
The agreement with Lasell College is the result of many months of work from the leadership teams of all of the institutions involved and will help both organizations to maximize their reach into the local communities surrounding the boathouse and to deliver safe, fun and exciting programs to wide range of people. The agreement was signed and exchanged on the 29th March 2016.
"Rowing for All is CRI's mission, and we are so delighted to announce a partnership with Lasell College to improve rowing access to the Upper Charles River. The Stoller Boathouse, owned by Lasell, is situated on a fabulous stretch of the river that flows through Waltham. CRI has entered into an agreement with Lasell to manage the facility, and we are very excited to establish a middle school sculling program, and also to extend access to rowers of all ages at this second location. CRI NEWTON, as we refer to it, will have a grand opening for community programming which will coincide with National Learn to Row Day, June 5th" -Bruce Smith
- (Coming from Community Rowing in Boston) Continue on I-90 W to Weston. Take exit 15 for Interstate 95/MA-128 toward Waltham.
- Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-95 N/N.H. - Maine/State Route 128 N.
- Keep right to continue on Exit 24, follow signs for Newton and merge onto Commonwealth Avenue/South Ave.
- Merge onto Commonwealth Avenue/South Ave.
- Turn right onto Auburn Street.
- Turn right onto Charles Street and follow to the end of the road. The boathouse (small cream colored building) will be straight ahead. The path to the water is to the left of the building. Parking is available in the lot on the left as you arrive at the boathouse but it is preferred if you could park on the strip up against the large boat house doors. As close to the boat house as possible. Please do not park where no parking signs are posted. There are several lots nearby, please email Logan firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt email@example.com for more details. The boat house is in a residential area with minimal parking, please respect our neighbors when arriving and leaving.