Youth recreational rowing programs are for youth aged 12-18 looking to row on the Charles River. We offer a fun and inclusive experience, beginning with our Learn to Row program, an introductory noncompetitive class in which participants have an opportunity to try rowing in a fun and safe environment. They will learn the basics of the sport, starting in our training barges and graduating into eight-person rowing shells as their skills develop. Rowers take turns in the coxswain seat to help their classmates navigate the river safely. Once rowers complete Learn to Row, they can continue recreational rowing in Youth Crew League or Summer Skills Development clinics, or they can give competitive rowing a try in our Novice Competitive programs.
For more information on youth rowing, please see the individual program pages:
Youth Learn to Row — introductory class for those new to rowing
Crew League — recreational rowing for those who have completed Youth Learn to Row
Competitive Youth — competitive programs for novice and varsity rowers
Summer Recreational — summer two-week rowing clinics
Summer Competitive — competitive summer for rowers on competitive teams