Learn-to-Row Camp for Students in Underserved Communities

Learn-to-Row Camp for Students in Underserved Communities

Port Rowing, a non-profit rowing organization located at Bar Beach in Port Washington, is going to hold a free, one-week, “Learn to Row” camp for girls and boys in the surrounding underserved communities. Port Rowing also offers scholarships for its full-time program, which runs after school throughout the entire school year. So if any of the students decide that rowing is a sport they would like to continue, they would be able to do so through Port Rowing’s scholarship program.

Dates: August 8th–12th, 2022
Time: 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Port Rowing Boathouse | 141 W Shore Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050
Student’s Age: going into 7th (11~13 years old) to going into 10th (14~16 years old) grade
Food: A snack will be served each day.
Transportation: Participants must provide their own transportation to and from the camp.
RSVP: Judy Rust, at langleyj@optonline.net or (516) 359-9189 (cell)

In Judy’s own words:

Crew is a sport that I knew nothing about before my daughter joined a summer camp program after completing the 6th grade. It changed her life in so many ways, teaching her time management, team work, and discipline, while also expanding her friendship circle and allowing her to be recruited by a large number of college programs (she’s currently rowing at Stanford University). Simply put, colleges love crew and many colleges are expanding their crew programs. It’s a concussion-free sport and colleges across the country offer generous scholarships when recruited for crew. Participation in the sport also helps to build a high school resume even if a student decides not to row in college. Crew offers positions for students of all sizes. Coxswain positions for those who are small, lightweight positions for those under a certain weight and open weight positions for everyone above a certain weight. And Port Rowing is a non-cut program, so anyone who wants to row will be able to do so. There’s not a lot of athletic ability required to start crew, it’s basically a sport of dedication.

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