This summer, University of Iowa Recreational Services is hosting camps for high school and junior high students interested in learning more about rowing.
In the Learn to Row camps, held at the P. Sue Beckwith, M.D., Boathouse in Terrell Mill Park at 1209 North Dubuque Street, participants learn rowing technique, boat handling, rowing vocabulary, safety, and teamwork. Indoor rowing machines (ergs), a state-of-the-art rowing tank, and racing shells (high school only) are used.
The high school Learn to Row Camp (incoming ninth graders included) is offered from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday–Thursday, June 13–16 and June 27–30. The junior high camp (incoming seventh graders included, age 12 and up) is offered from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday–Thursday, June 13–16 and June 27–30.
The June 13–16 camp registration is due Wednesday, June 8, and the June 27–30 camp deadline is Thursday, June 23. Registration fee for the high school camp is $75, and registration for the junior high camp is $50.
People of all ages are welcome to visit the Beckwith Boathouse from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 4, as part of National Learn to Row Day. Try a rowing machine, take a free one-hour class (starting every hour, on the hour, first-come, first-serve), see different types of rowing and adaptive rowing equipment, and get in a rowing shell and hold an oar. This free event is open to the public.