Youth Summer Programs

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  • Youth Programs Information

    You have signed up for a program, what else do you need to know?

    What to wear and bring? any type of athletic clothing that isn't too baggy, but remember to dress for the weather. Shoes are built into the boats, so bring footwear you are comfortable to leave on the docks, and please have socks to wear in the boat. Do not forget to bring lunch and snacks. You can drink the water at the club but we do not have vending machines so bring a water bottle.

    We have showers/changerooms on site, but we do not have a secure area to leave valuables.

     

    Parking/pick-up drop-off: Please do not come all the way down to the club. Keep the firelane and trailer launch free. Drop off and pick-up at the upper parking lot.

     

    Admin:

    Signed up via a recreation centre? There is a $25.00 annual Rowing Canada and Rowing BC fee, you can not participate in a camp if you are not signed up. Please sign up via the Rowing Canada web registration website for the Youth Program via rec centre-RCA registration 2017


    Fill out our medical form and bring it to the club on monday. We will have these same forms on hand if you have trouble printing it.

     

    Meet your coaches: Please go to the picnic table in front of the boathouse on the waterfront, your coaches and the programs coordinator will be waiting there for you. If you have any questions regarding forms, online registration or payments we will be there to help you or send an e-mail to our programs coordinator now at vcrcprograms@gmail.com

     
  • Youth Introduction to Rowing is the perfect introduction for those who want to try the sport of rowing for the first time! This program will teach basic skills in rowing technique and boat handling with a focus on sculling boats. Come and see how fun and rewarding rowing can be!

    This program is for those brand new to rowing.  Participants will learn the basic movements of the rowing stroke in sculling boats (single, double, quad).   We will review the following elements of the sport of rowing for the participants: basic movements of the stroke; oar grip; balance drills; safety; terminology.   This is a must for anyone wanting to move into more advanced rowing programs!

    Below is the schedule for 2017. 

    Summer Programs

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW - find registration and payment instructions on our website

    Ages: 12-17

    Days/Time: Monday - Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

    YB Summer 1: July 10th - July 14th (space available)

    YB Summer 2: July 17th - July 21st (space available)

    YB Summer 3: July 24th - July 28th (space available)

    YB Summer 4: July 31st - August 4th (space available)

    YB Summer 5: August 7th - August 11th (space available)

    YB Summer 6: August 14th - August 18th (space available)

    YB Summer 7: August 21st - August 25th (space available)

    YB Summer 8: August 28th - August 31st (space available)

    Fees: $157.50* + any applicable **Rowing Canada Fees

    * Fees include GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $25 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent programs this year you will not be required to pay the fee again. All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

     

  • Pre-requisite: Completion of either an 'Introduction to Rowing – Beginner', 'Summer Camp' , or  equivalent.

    The Intermediate program will build on the skills learned in the 'Beginner' or 'Summer Camp' programs.  Emphasis is on building a complete stroke; timing in crew boats; and enhancing your awareness of balance.

    Below is the schedule for 2017

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN- find registration and payment instructions on our website

    Ages: 12-17

    Days/Time: Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:00pm

    Dates:

    YI Summer 1: July 10th - July 14th (space available)

    YI Summer 2: July 17th - July 21st (space available)

    YI Summer 3: July 24th - July 28th (space available)

    YI Summer 4: July 31st - August 4th (space available)

    YI Summer 5: August 7th - August 11th (space available)

    YI Summer 6: August 14th - August 18th (space available)

    YI Summer 7: August 21st - August 25th (space available)

    YI Summer 8: August 28th - August 31st (space available)

    Fees: $157.50* + any applicable **Rowing Canada Fees

    * Fees include GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $25 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent programs this year you will not be required to pay the fee again. All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

  • The Youth Summer Camp (YSC) will provide a fun environment to build basic rowing skills! With two rows per day and a focus in sculling boats, the camp will be supplemented with games and activities to develop basic movements and flexibility. The YSC will keep the kids active and having fun learning about the sport of rowing!

    Below is the schedule for 2017

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - find registration and payment instructions on our website 

    Ages: 12-15

    Days/Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm

    Dates:

    YSC 1: July 10th - July 14th (space available)

    YSC 2: July 17th - July 21st (space available)

    YSC 3: July 24th - July 28th (space available)

    YSC 4: July 31st - August 4th (space available)

    YSC 5: August 14th - August 18th (space available)

    YSC 6: August 21st - August 25th (space available)

    YSC 7: August 28th - August 31st (space available)

    Fees: $262.50* + any applicable **Rowing Canada Fees

    * Fees include GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $25 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent programs this year you will not be required to pay the fee again. All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

  • This program is designed to fine tune small boat skills moving into the fall high school rowing season. 
    Participants will primarily row in singles and doubles, with a strong and focused technical emphasis.

    There is a minimum requirement of at least one week of summer programs (Summer Camp, Intro Beginner or Intro Intermediate), and Junior Program participants are welcome.

    Below is the schedule for 2017

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - find registration and payment instructions on our website

    Ages: 12-17

    Days/Time: Monday-Friday, 4:00-6:00pm

    Dates:

    Re-Boot 1: August 21st - August 25th

    Re-Boot 2: August 28th - August 31st

    Fees: $157.50* + any applicable **Rowing Canada Fees

    * Fees include GST

    ** Rowing Canada/Rowing BC fee of $25 needs to be paid once per year.  For any subsequent programs this year you will not be required to pay the fee again. All RCA/RBC fees are to be included in the program fee payable to the Victoria City Rowing Club.

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