MIT Youth Rowing Camp for Boys and Girls

Session 1: June 18-22, 2012

Session 2: June 25-29, 2012

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 two 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.

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.

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.

All instructors are Division I rowing coaches, including varsity coaches Tony Kilbridge, Will Oliver, Claire Martin-Doyle, Aaron Benson, Amelia Booth and Evan Thews-Wassell.

Application Procedure
All attendees must submit a completed application form and waiver prior to arriving at the camp. Waivers may be emailed, faxed or mailed to MIT Crew (see contact information below).  All applicants must also complete and return the health information form.  Acceptance will be verified upon receipt of the forms. The cost is $650 per person, 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 Booth
DAPER - 120 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139-7404
[email protected] Phone: 617.324.0375 Fax: 617.253.0444

This Camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the Cambridge Board of Health.

Camp Application
Please download, complete and return this application to Coach Amelia Booth by email ([email protected]) or fax(617-253-0444).

Attachments:MIT Youth Rowing Camp Application.pdf

Required Health Form and Waiver
All campers must provide record of immunizations and medical conditions prior to attending MIT Rowing Camp.  Please submit this form as soon as possible when registering so as to allow the necessary review by a health care professional.  Waivers must be submitted before attending MIT Rowing Camp and may be submitted with payment as late as the first day of camp.

Attachments:Health Form.pdf  MIT Youth Rowing Camp Waiver.pdf

Swim Test
To ensure the safety of all MIT Youth Rowing Camp participants, campers will be required to complete a swim test on Day 1 of the camp.  The will involve swimming 4x25 yards in the MIT pool, followed by a 10 minute treading-water test.  Campers should bring a bathing suit or water-friendly clothing.  Those unable to complete the swim test may be required to wear a life-jacket while on the water.