Rowing is an exceptional, full-body exercise that most anyone can learn!
OAR is offering three junior camps this summer that are designed for experienced rowers as well as those that are new to the sport of rowing. For beginners, on-water sessions on beautiful Otsego Lake will teach the basics of “sculling” (rowing with 2 oars) from square one. For those that have attended our junior camp before, they will have opportunities for rowing in faster boats and racing. All sessions include: land training on rowing machines, rowing on the water using stable rowing shells, personal attention from coaches to help you develop your form and rowing skills, as well as a review of lessons learned at the conclusion of each day’s class.
What the Participant Will Learn
Instructional techniques will incorporate games as well as address multiple learning channels.
Participants are introduced to the basics of the sport in a fun, engaging, safe environment. No prior rowing experience is required. Rowers will learn rowing terminology, how to handle the equipment, and the elements of proper rowing technique. Learn-to-Row uses rowing machines and boat pontoons so that rowers can get a sense of the rowing stroke in a stable environment. Good attendance is crucial to safety and maximum learning.
Can you do it? If you have basic coordination and flexibility and can ride a bike, we’re confident we can turn you into a successful rower.