MIT Youth Rowing Camp for Boys and Girls


Camp Information

Session 1: June 17-21, 2019 (overnight available)

Session 2: June 24-June 28, 2019 (overnight available)

Session 3: July 8-12, 2019

Session 4: July 15-19, 2019

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Pierce Boathouse – 409 Memorial Drive - Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Camp Overview
The MIT Youth Rowing Camp offers your choice of four one-week day camps for high-school-age rowers, emphasizing sculling skills.  Sculling is a lifetime sport and a valuable skill for all rowers, especially those who hope to row in college.  Teaching methods will include on-the-water coaching, video review, and tank demonstrations, with a high coach-to-athlete ratio to ensure that all campers receive lots of individual attention.  All instructors are Division I rowing coaches, including varsity coaches Tony Kilbridge, Will Oliver, Claire Martin-Doyle and Holly Metcalf. The MIT Youth Rowing Camp is open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level, and gender.

Who Can Attend
The camps are open to boys and girls age 13-18 of all skill levels. Sweep rowers who are looking to improve their boat skills are encouraged to attend. All camp participants are required to pass a swim test, either before camp or on the first day. Campers must be able to swim 100 yards without rest and tread water for 10 consecutive minutes. Campers who are unable to complete this test will not be allowed to participate in the camp.

Site and Facility
The camps take place at MIT’s Pierce Boathouse, on the Charles River at 409 Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Click Here for directions.

Overnight Camp Information
MIT requires that all overnight campers be at least 14 years old. Overnight campers will be housed in MIT dormitories and supervised by MIT staff and counselors. Breakfast and dinner will be provided, as will evening entertainment/activities. Cost for overnight camp is $1350, $300 of which is due as a non-refundable deposit with the camp application. The application deadline for overnight campers is June 1.

Application Procedure
In order to hold a place in camp, all attendees must submit a completed application form, waiver and deposit (day campers - $100, overnight campers - $300) per session they plan to attend. All applications for day campers, including health forms and deposits, are due no later than 10 days prior to the start of each session. All applications for overnight campers, including health forms and deposits, are due no later than June 1. Applications and waivers are available on our website here:

2019 Application


Forms may be emailed, faxed or mailed to MIT Crew (see contact information below). Acceptance will be verified upon receipt of the forms and the deposit. The cost is $750 per person for day camp, and $1350 per person for overnight camp, to be paid in person on the first day of camp by cash or check. Please make checks payable to MIT Crew.

MIT Crew
Attention: Amelia Patton
DAPER - 120 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139-7404 Phone: 617.324.0375 Fax: 617.253.0444


Attention: Will Oliver
DAPER - 120 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139-7404 Phone: 617.253.9676 Fax: 617.253.0444