Discover Rowing Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Learn about rowing in our fantastic summer camp! No prior experience necessary! Registration is open now! (Sweeps & Sculls partners with McHenry County College in offering this camp, so registration is through MCC.)

Discover Rowing Summer Camp

Cost: $325

Date: Aug 5-9, 2024

Time: 8-12am

Camp Locations

Sweeps & Sculls Boatyard at Port Barrington Marina
1317 Behan Rd.
Crystal Lake 
Sweeps & Sculls Indoor Rowing Center
4410 Rt. 176 
Unit #14
Crystal Lake 
Each day will start at our Boatyard then transition to our Indoor Rowing Center for about an hour of activity at the end of camp. In the event of inclement weather, the session will be held at our indoor rowing center.

Our Summer Camp Welcomes 5th - 12th Graders for a Comprehensive Introduction


Our Summer Discover Rowing Camp is a great introduction to the sport of rowing. Middle School and High School students that are entering 5th grade to 12th grade can attend camp.

Beginner Camp is a 1 week introduction to all of the basics of the sport of rowing. No prior experience is necessary. We’ll teach you everything you need to know!

Campers will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the basics of rowings
  • Learn about and try two differnt types of rowing (sweep rowing and sculling)
  • Get hands on experience with rowing equipment, including boats, oars, and rowing machines and how to properly handle the equipment
  • Experience some rowing training including fitness training and mobility for rowing
  • Try some different boats and continue to practice and build on the rowing skills they are introduced to
  • Review water safety basics

We will begin each day at Sweeps & Sculls Boatyard at Port Barrington Marina in Crystal Lake. After our session at the Boatyard, campers will be transported to our Indoor Rowing Center (a 3-5 minute drive), where we will work on technique, fitness and mobility with some of our fun and games!

Sweeps & Sculls Rowing proudly partners with McHenry County College in offering this camp. Registration is through MCC.

Are you competitive but traditional sports do not seem to be the right fit? Rowing could be for you!

Are you an athlete that is currently in a sport, but is looking for a change? Rowing could be the perfect new challenge!

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Do you like being on or around the water? Enjoy sunsets on the beautiful Lower Fox River, and racing on many lakes and rivers!

Middle School and High School are the perfect time to learn to row! Rowers start later than other sports, so you will be learning and rowing with kids our own age. There are very few sports that you can start learning, and expect to become competitive once you get past middle school.