Olympia Area Rowing is situated on Budd Inlet, at the southern-most reach of Puget Sound. It is bordered by the stately trees of Squaxin Park, grand homes and cottages, marinas, restaurants and even a golf course. Gull Harbor, accessible only at high tide, is tucked away on the far side of a sand bar just to the northwest. The waters are home to playful harbor seals, perky geoducks (clams), and smacks of jellyfish, while eagles, herons, gulls and other water birds skim across the waves. Many mornings the water is flat/calm, with very little boat traffic. An ideal place for a morning row.

Adult Learn to Scull and Youth Summer Camps are Here!
Learn how to row in 2023! Adult and youth (middle school and high school) classes for athletes looking to learn how to row in a group setting. Classes and camps are taught from the very foundational basics, so no prior rowing experience is necessary. Gift certificates are available.

  • More details for the adult classes are here.
  • More details for the youth camps are here.
Adult Learn
to Scull CLASS
DATESTIMESCost
Learn to Scull #1March 24-26,
April 1-2
F 6:30p – 8:00p
Sa/Su 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
Learn to Scull #2April 21-23,
April 29-30
F 6:30p – 8:00p
Sa/Su 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
Learn to Scull #3May 8-128:00a – 9:30a
T-F 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
Learn to Scull #4May 22-268:00a – 9:30a
T-F 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
Learn to Scull #5June 5-98:00a – 9:30a
T-F 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
Learn to Scull #6June 12-168:00a – 9:30a
T-F 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
Learn to Scull #7July 7-9,
July 15-16
F 6:30p – 8:00p
Sa/Su 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
Learn to Scull #8July 21-23,
July 29-30
F 6:30p – 8:00p
Sa/Su 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
Learn to Scull #9August 11-13,
August 19-20
F 6:30p – 8:00p
Sa/Su 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
Learn to Scull #10August 21-258:00a – 9:30a
T-F 8:00a – 10:00a
$225
High School
Learn to Row
Summer Camp
DATESTIMESCOMPETECOST
High School
Summer Camp #1
July 5 – July 14M-F
9:30a – 12:00p
$260
High School
Summer Camp #2
July 17 – August 4M-F
9:30a – 12:00p
Yes, on 8/5*$490*
High School
Summer Camp #3
August 7-18M-F
9:30a – 12:00p
$325
* If athletes choose to compete, there’s an additional fee for competition for entry fees, to transport equipment, coach time at the regatta, etc.
Middle School
Learn to Row
Summer Camp
DATESTIMESCOMPETECOST
Middle School
Summer Camp #1
July 5 – July 14M-F
12:30p – 3:00p
$260
Middle School
Summer Camp #2
July 17-28M-F
12:30p – 3:00p
$325
Middle School
Summer Camp #3
August 7-18M-F
12:30p – 3:00p
$325

Winter Training (2022-23)
Looking to get started in the sport of rowing? Or looking to stay fit over the winter with some low-impact, full-body cross-training? Our indoor winter training season is a fun team environment with strength & conditioning sessions and aerobic sessions on the indoor rower.

We’ve partnered with Edge Fitness for our winter training this year! No previous experience necessary to join us and stay fit over the winter!

Program summary is below (view the full calendar here).

TeamSeason DatesPractice
Days/Times
Fee
High School YouthNovember 16, 2022
– thru –
January 28, 2023
M T W Th F*
4:00p – 5:20p
$375
AdultNovember 28, 2022
– thru –
February 25, 2023
M T Th**
6:00p – 7:20p

Sa**
7:00a – 8:20a
8:30a – 9:50a
$325
* Mondays – Thursdays athletes will have 2 strength/conditioning sessions and 2 erg sessions. Fridays are optional erg practices.
** Weekday sessions will be have an indoor rower priority with potential for a strength/conditioning session. Saturdays at 7:00a are a dedicated strength/conditioning session. Saturdays 8:30a are a dedicated indoor rower session.

To get started, we use iCrew for our registration process, payment processing, and applicable forms. New users can start creating their accounts here. Athletes who have been participating with OAR since fall 2021 will need to join the team through their existing iCrew account directly.