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 promote 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 Junior Competitive Rowing programs; organizes and offers a WeCanRow program which provides wellness and recovery opportunities through rowing for breast and other female cancer survivors; and offers rack rental space for rowing shells and oars. The Club 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, senior, development camp and learn to row 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 Junior and Middle School 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.

Brittingham Boathouse Renovation Project

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, Madison, WI on Lake 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.

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