Summer Camps

CBC runs weekly rowing camps in June, July and August for both beginner and experienced rowers. Participants row two hours a day for five days a week.

For beginners, these camps are a great opportunity for girls considering trying rowing to do so in a more relaxed setting.  For experienced rowers, the camps provide an opportunity to hone your skills in smaller boats or while maintaining and improving physical fitness.  Instruction will be provided in both sculling and sweep rowing.

The programs consists of five separate two-week sessions and cost $550 per two-week session.  Participants interested in attending more than one camp also have the option of paying a single fee of $1,250 for the entire 10-week period.

This summer (2019) CBC will run the following two camps:

CBC Beginners and Development Team.  Open to Beginner Rowers and New Rowers (Athletes who have never rowed before and those who have rowed on a Development team).

June 3rd to June 14th (3:45 p.m. — 6:15 p.m.)

June 17th to June 28th (3:45 p.m. — 6:15 p.m.)

July 1st to July 12th (10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.) [No July 4th]

July 15th – July 26th (10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.)

July 29th – August 9th (10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.)


CBC Competitive Experienced Team.  Open to Experienced Rowers (Athletes who have already been on a racing team, Novice, JV, Varsity or U23).

June 3rd to June 14th (3:45 p.m. — 6:15 p.m.) 

June 17th to June 28th (3:45 p.m. — 6:15 p.m.)

July 1st to July 12th (7:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.) [No July 4th]

July 15th – July 26th (7:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.)

July 29th – August 9th (7:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.)


Important Notes:

Both programs meet weekdays at the CBC “Boathouse” Location: Oyster Bend Marina, 23 Platt Street, Norwalk, CT.

For more information please e-mail or call the CBC Summer Program Director, Pierrick Absolonne, at or (203) 241-7714.

Please send completed forms and checks to: CBC at 23-1 Platt Street, Norwalk, CT, 06855 and make checks payable to “Connecticut Boat Club”.

** Completed forms and checks should be received by CBC prior to your daughter’s first day of camp.


Frequently Asked Questions:

How young is too young to participate in the sport of rowing? 

It all depends on the athleticism, size and willingness to learn of the participant.  Usually, 12 years old is a good starting point.  But we have had rowers as young as 9 years old row in our summer program.  The best thing to do is to (a) meet with Coach Pierrick with your child and (b) if agreed, have your child try rowing for 1 to 3 days (at no cost) and see if your child is  ready to begin rowing.

Does the participant need to know how to swim?

YES! The participant needs to be a competent swimmer with the ability to tread water for 7 minutes.

What do rowers need to do in order to be prepared for their rowing practice?

– Arrive 5 minutes before practice starts.

– Have a complete breakfast or healthy snack and be well hydrated before arriving at CBC.

– Wear running shoes for every practice because on-land exercises, running and erging (rowing machine) are part of our daily warm-up protocol.

– Wear tight-fitting athletic clothing (to avoid loose clothing getting caught in equipment).

– Sun hat, water bottle, sunglasses and sunscreen (keep the sunscreen application below the eyes) are required at every practice.

Summer Program Additional Info:

– You do NOT need to have any rowing experience prior to participating in our “Beginners and Development Team”.

– You do NOT need to be a member of Connecticut Boat Club in order to sign up for our summer camp programs.

– Registration, Waiver and Medical Authorization forms need to be completed and received prior the participant first day of camp.

*Please do not hesitate to call or email Coach Pierrick with any questions regarding the summer program.

203-241-7714 or


Please download and fill out the forms below and bring them with you on the first day of camp.

Beginners and Development Team – CBC Summer 2019 Registration

Experienced Competitive Team – CBC Summer 2019 Registration

CBC Medical Authorization

Waiver 2019-2020