Who We Are
Camp Randall Rowing Club
Camp Randall Rowing, Inc., has grown from a loosely and informally organized club, formed in 1995 to allow University of Wisconsin alumni to row under a club name, into a community-wide volunteer organization.
Camp Randall’s primary purpose is to foster national and international rowing by supporting and developing amateur athletes for national and international competition in the sport of rowing throughout the Dane County community.
The overall purpose of Camp Randall’s programs is to encourage, develop, instruct and train young men and women in the sport of competitive rowing, to encourage and develop amateur competition in the sport of rowing, to encourage lifelong health and wellness, to solicit scholarships to support junior rowers, middle and high school learn-to-row participants and WeCanRow participants who otherwise would never have an opportunity to participate in the sport, and finally, to provide understanding and appreciation of the sport of rowing.
To accomplish these goals, Camp Randall Rowing Club offers high school and middle school learn-to-row and a Junior Competitive Rowing program, organizes and offers a WeCanRow program which provides wellness and recovery opportunities through rowing for female cancer survivors, and offers rental space for rowing shells and oars. CRRC has partnered with the City of Madison to renovate the historic Brittingham Boathouse and continues to solicit community support for the sport of rowing.
Club Mission Statement
Camp Randall Rowing, Inc., (Camp Randall) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that has grown from an informally organized rowing club formed in 1995 into a community-wide volunteer organization offering junior competitive, development and learn-to-row programs as well as adult rowing programs. Camp Randall’s primary purpose is to foster national and international rowing by supporting and developing amateur athletes for national and international competition in the sport of rowing. The overall purpose of all the programs is to encourage, develop, instruct and train young men and women in the sport of competitive rowing, to encourage and develop community-wide amateur competition in the sport of rowing, to solicit scholarships to support youth rowers and WeCanRow participants who otherwise would never have an opportunity to participate in the sport, and finally to promote lifelong healthy activities through an understanding and appreciation of the sport of rowing.
Youth Rowing Mission
Our youth rowing mission is to provide the finest competitive junior rowing experience possible in an inclusive, encouraging, and safe environment. In partnership with our Camp Randall families and dedicated coaching staff, we prepare all of our young athletes for life after high school by teaching valuable lifelong lessons, encouraging responsible and respectful sportsmanship, and instilling a lifelong passion for excellence learned both on and off the water.
We are proud to offer high-quality youth programs to middle and high school students who with to develop their competitive rowing skills. CRRC members often start with little or no rowing experience, and still do on to excel. Many of our alumni have gone on to compete at the collegiate or international levels. At Camp Randall Rowing Club, we know that our members are more than just athletes, and we are committed to their safety and development.
We offer high-quality rowing programs to all participants and are committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and positive environment for athletes, coaches, and all members of the club community.
Brittingham Boathouse Renovation
In 2001, Camp Randall initiated the Brittingham Boathouse Renovation Project. This project involves the restoration and historic renovation of the Brittingham Boathouse located in downtown Madison at 617 North Shore Drive on Monona Bay. Camp Randall joined with the Madison Parks Department to renovate the historic Brittingham Boathouse. The Brittingham Boathouse is the oldest surviving park structure in the City of Madison and is listed on the National Historic Landmarks Registry. On May 3, 2007, the 2007 Historic Preservation Award was presented to Camp Randall by the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of its outstanding preservation efforts on the Brittingham Boathouse. On June 11, 2007, the Wisconsin Historic Society Board of Curators and Awards Committee selected Camp Randall and the Madison Parks Department to receive the Historic Preservation Award. These awards honor Camp Randall’s work in protecting the Brittingham Boathouse, a Wisconsin historic property.