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5-Day Summer Camps

5-Day Summer Camps

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Summer is the perfect opportunity to come out and give rowing a try!

Join us for the most well-rounded rowing training in East Tennessee! ETRO is offering 6 week-long co-ed beginner rowing sessions during June and July. No experience necessary. Summer camps offer prospective rowers an opportunity to "test drive" our team and see what all of the hype is about! Most of our current rowers have never even seen rowing before they came to one of our Summer Camps. ETRO has had a good number of novice competitors matriculate from its summer camp programs to regular season competition.​

The coaching staff will strive to educate and challenge the campers at a level on par with their experience. The first few sessions are mixed together so everyone will learn the basics of rowing.  As they gain experience, boats will begin to be grouped by age and skill level.  Later sessions in the summer will be divided by age group (middle school and high school) to encourage further development for returning campers from previous sessions.  It is likely that a few of the practices will be mixed together to give people of all skill levels a positive experience.  

  • Campers must be 11-17 years old, and do not need to know anything about rowing to participate.
  • Begin on land with the basic movements, terminology, safety information, and how to handle the equipment. The rest of the week will be spent on the water learning how to row.  
  • Training is conducted at our boathouse on Fort Loudoun Lake (3452 Louisville Road, Louisville
  • Each session is capped at 16 campers to ensure personal attention and skill development at the rower’s own pace, so space is limited. Walk-up registration is available if seats go unfilled.
  • These classes are outdoor and are dependent on the weather. Conditions can feel very different on the water than on land, so dressing in layers is useful. Once we start on the water we row rain or shine, so be prepared. Wear clothing that is comfortable for exercising, and fit close to the body (so it won’t get caught in the seat/slide).  Footwear should have rubber bottoms and always bring a water bottle. It is also a great idea to bring sunscreen, towel, hat, water bottle, and snacks if needed.

PREREQUISITES: 

  • As the camper needs to be able to work with the equipment which can be heavy and cumbersome. We ask new rowers to be able to lift 30 pounds over their head, as some of our equipment weighs just over 200 pounds as they will be required to carrying the boats down to the water.
  • We will NOT be administering a swim test. However, rowing is a water sport so it is important that your camper be comfortable around the water. If you cannot swim, you probably shouldn’t be on the water rowing. Rowing shells rarely, if ever, tip over, but it IS a possibility.  

COST: $125 - includes camp t-shirt. 

  • All payments must be made at the time of registration. There are no refunds or prorated payments for summer programs. Family and multiple sessions discounts available. Please see the staff for more details.

Please note: Rowing on the water is subject to level of skill and conditions. Wind above 14 mph could potentially effect practice and may lead to some campers rowing on the water, while others participate in land activities.​

For more information contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (865) 850-4649


CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE AND SIGN UP TODAY!

 

SESSION

TIME

 

 

#1 06/04 – 06/08 M-F

8:30 - 11:30

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#2 06/11 – 06/15 M-F

8:30 - 11:30

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#3 06/18 – 06/22 M-F

8:30 - 11:30

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#4 07/09 – 07/13 M-F

8:30 - 11:30

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#5 07/16 – 07/20 M-F

8:30 - 11:30

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#6 07/23 – 07/27 M-F

8:30 - 11:30

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