Summer Learn to Row Programs


Located on the shores of Lake Monona, Camp Randall Rowing Club is a great place to learn the exciting sport of rowing, make friends and have fun! We offer sessions for both high school and for middle school students throughout the summer.  No experience necessary!!  Let rowing be the highlight of your summer break!

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Learn to Row 2017 Sessions

Rowers are welcome to sign up more than one session. Continuing rowers will be introduced to advanced learn to row sills.

High School Learn to Row

This program is for students entering grades 9-12.  We offer two three-week sessions for beginners, focusing on the basics of rowing, teamwork, and physical fitness.  Rowers participating in both sessions will be given the opportunity to row at a more advanced level during the second session.

Location: Brittingham Boathouse on Monona Bay, 617 North Shore Drive, Madison WI

3 week sessions, M-F Fee is $300/session

  • Session 1:  June 19- July 7, 4-6PM (Skip July 4)
  • Session 2:  July 17- August 4, 4-6PM

Middle School Learn to Row

Learn to Row for Beginners

This program is for students entering grades 6-8.  We offer eight different sessions throughout the summer.  Learn the basics of rowing, teamwork and physical fitness in a noncompetitive and fun environment, on land and on the water.  Rowers participating in more than one session during the summer will be offered the opportunity to row at a more advanced level during later sessions.

Location: Brittingham Boathouse on Monona Bay, 617 N. Shore Drive, Madison, WI

1 week sessions, M-F, choose morning or afternoon sessions, or you can sign up for both. Fee is $125/session

  • Session 1-A:  June 19- June 23, 11-1
  • Session 1-B June 19-June 23, 1:30-3:30
  • Session 2-A:  June 26-June 30, 11-1
  • Session 2-B: June 26-June 30, 1:30-3:30
  • Session 3-A: July 17- July 21, 11-1
  • Session 3-B: July 17-July 21, 1:30-3:30
  • Session 4-A: July 24- July 28, 11-1
  • Session 4-B: July 24-July 28, 1:30-3:30

Middle School Experienced Learn to Row

This three week session is for middle-school students who have previously participated in one of our summer Learn-to-row sessions or our Fall Middle School program. Rowers will build upon the basic rowing skills they’ve learned, continuing the emphasis on teamwork and physical fitness.

Location: Brittingham Boathouse on Monona Bay, 617 N. Shore Drive, Madison, WI

3 week sessions, M-F Fee is $300

  • Session 1: June 19-July 7, 1:30-3:30 (Skip July 4)
  • Session 2: July 17- August 4, 1:30-3:30

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Learn To Row Summer CampFAQ

I’ve never rowed before. Can I still join?
Yes!  Our Learn to Row program is designed for someone just like you…no experience is necessary! You’ll love to try it.  You’ll meet new friends, learn the basics of the sport of rowing and improve your overall fitness level.

What should I bring to class?
Typical athletic gear is all that is required, as long as it is not too baggy. Baggy clothing can get caught in the movable seats of both racing shells and the ergs. Please wear gym shoes, not sandals. Bring your water bottle.

Can my parents come and watch?
Absolutely. The Brittingham Boathouse is a beautiful facility and there is plenty of space for your parents to find a spot in the shade and watch the classes.

Will practice be held if it rains?
We are serious about safety and strictly adhere to the safety regulations established by our sport’s governing body, the USRowing Association. We row rain or shine, as long as there is no danger of lightning and the winds are reasonably light. If storms do occur, the camp can easily move indoors at the Brittingham Boathouse for continued training on ergs.  In the rare situation that a cancellation must occur due to weather, CRRC will not issue refunds for that day.

Is financial aid available?
Financial Aid is available for those participants meeting the Federal Eligibility Guidelines for Free or Reduced Lunch. Scholarships will be awarded to the extent that funds are available. Download the Scholarship Application Here.

Can I request a pro-rated fee if my child can only attend some, but not all of the session?

There is no pro-rating of fees for partial attendance.  We encourage participants to attend all the days of the session.  We understand scheduling conflicts due to other summer commitments, but since we have allotted a spot for them and our costs for coaches and staff continue, we do not pro-rate.