In this week-long program, participants ranging in age from 11 to16 will learn the basic technical aspects of sweep rowing or sculling. They will be given both on-land training using rowing machines and on-water experience in crews of four or eight. They will learn basic rowing terms and the importance of “crew” rowing. More advanced rowers will be able to fine-tune their technique in both sweep rowing and sculling.
Teamwork is crucial in rowing. We emphasize this by incorporating fun games that require working together effectively. The Camp Argo experience builds self-confidence, develops skills and above all, new friendships.
Our club is located on the Western Beaches of Toronto and offers excellent rowing conditions along the breakwater-protected course. Camp participants will be supervised by both an experienced athlete/coach in the boat and by a qualified coach in a well-equipped motorized coach boat.
The camp day runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Weeks 1 & 2 (June 24-28 and July 2-5) are for Experienced Rowers only. Experienced rowers have rowed a minimum of one high school season (six weeks).
What to Bring to Camp
- Lunch, including a water bottle to ensure intake of plenty of fluids during our busy day.
- A hat and/or sunglasses
- Sunscreen lotion
- Comfortable clothing suitable for the weather and for lots of physical activity (jeans and cut-offs are not recommended)
- Rainy days, layered clothing with a light rain jacket. A change of clothes is STRONGLY recommended. We row in the rain (but not if there is lightening).
- Footwear - Running shoes are best.
Regular week (5 days): $365.00 including HST
Short week (4 days - Week 2 only): $295, including HST
Click the following links to review the schedule and register.
2013 Schedule and Registration
Camp Argo Registration uses the Ronin online registration system.
You will need to create a login id, then choose your session and enter your credit card payment information. We make every effort to accommodate your choice of session.
Click here to begin the registration process.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated February 6, 2013