Youth Novice Summer Camps
Many new youth rowers (novices) begin learning to row during our Youth Novice Summer Camps in July and August. These camps are offered to high school and middle school students. Learning to row in a single-person scull is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in a socially distanced setting.
2020 Camp Description
The goals of the OAR middle and high school summer sculling camps are to develop sculling skills, provide fun experiences on the water, and build confidence and foster a love for the sport. Sculling involves rowing with two oars and will be done in boats with one rower (single). Coaches work with rowers to help them learn sculling skills and feel comfortable and confident in a fun environment. These camps will be taught in small classes with a low coach-to-rower ratio.
Olympia Area Rowing offers one-week sculling camps for novice (beginner) high school rowers and for returning middle school rowers. Have fun on the water in one-person boats as you learn to scull! Sculling is rowing with two oars. Coaches will work with rowers to help them learn sculling skills and feel comfortable and confident in a fun, no-stress environment. These camps will be taught in small classes with a small coach-to-rower ratio.
We now offer summer 2020 camps for new and returning athletes. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols we continue to monitor safety and to develop how we instruct new athletes.
The camp guides below give you a sense of the goals for each camp.
Please review the OAR COVID-19 page to learn more about our safety protocols.
Contact Gretchen Van Dusen at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive program updates when they become available.
Summer programs for YOUTH NEW TO ROWING
For dates and more information, see OAR High School Beginning Sculling Camp
RETURNING High School athletes who have participated in at least on prior camp:
For dates and more information, see Novice High School Sculling Guide
Middle School Novice Sculling Camps for NEW middle school rowers entering 7th and 8th grades.
We will post information soon for camps in August.
The goals of the OAR middle school summer sculling camps are to introduce sculling skills to middle school athletes, provide fun experiences on the water, and help develop confidence and a love for the sport. Sculling involves rowing with two oars and will be done in boats with one rower (single). This camp gives rising 7th and 8th graders the opportunity to try sculling in boats appropriate for their physical development and in a social setting appropriate for their age group. Coaches will work with rowers to help them learn sculling skills and feel comfortable and confident in a fun, no-stress environment. These camps will be taught in small classes with a small coach-to-rower ratio.
This year’s middle school summer camps are a week-long and scheduled in July, and August. Please click the link below for dates and the middle school guide:
OAR Middle School Novice Summer Camps 2020 for returning athletes
OAR Middle School Beginning Sculling Guide 2020 — coming soon for NEW athletes
If you find that your questions have not been answered by the information provided in the program guides, please contact OAR Junior Program Coordinator, Gretchen Van Dusen, at email@example.com or 360-951-8423.