2018 Summer Novice Semester Rowing


BEGINNER NOVICE SEMESTER CAMP — No prior rowing experience required.   

ADVANCED NOVICE SEMESTER CAMP — Must have completed either a summer semester or fall camp. (Same time as Beginner Novice Semester Camp)

ELIGIBILITY   Rising 7th Grade through 12th Grade.  

OBJECTIVE  This camp will focus on learning sweep rowing skills with the goal of preparing the rower for more advanced rowing in the fall camp.  The coach to rower ratio will be no greater than one coach per ten rowers.

REGISTRATION   Registration and payment for camps will be online through RONIN Racing.  Exception will be the swim test and VHSL physical form.  (See Camp Forms below)   Cancellation Policy

DAYS            Monday, Wednesday, Friday

DATES        June 25 thru August 17

TIME           4:00 to 6:00 PM   (Pick-up needs to happen by 6:30pm)

FEE              $300

CAMP WATER BOTTLE  All camp participates will receive a camp  reusable water bottle on the first day of the camp session.  To help reduce the use of disposal water bottles and keep our boathouse clean, rowers are encouraged to bring water daily in their new camp reusable water bottle.

MINI REGATTA  A mini regatta will be conducted on the last day of camp.  Details on the mini regatta will be handled out on the first day of camp.

MISSED PRACTICES   If a rower will miss practice(s) due to family vacation or work, please inform the coach at the start of the camp session.

Registration is open.  To register, go to:                                                   PWCA Novice Camps   Closes 24 June, Cap of 24 Rowers

Swim Test: All participants are required to have swim test completed prior to the start of camp (no exceptions). Bring the completed swim test form to first day of rowing camp. Rowers will not be able to go on the water without turning in a completed swim test form.  Camp Forms

Copies of the following swim certifications are accepted:

  1. Swim Test Form signed by certified life guard or swim instructor
  2. BSA Swim Merit Badge-signed White or Blue Card
  3. Red Cross Life Guard Certification Card
  4. Swim Team Participation Certificate with coach signature

The following items are not accepted as proof of swim:

  1. Swim Team Trophies or Ribbons
  2. Swim Team Meet Schedules
  3. Swim Test Form signed by parents only

Note:  Swim test are available from the Chinn Aquatic Center.  Call to schedule an appointment.

Physical Examination Form: All participants are required to submit a completed VHSL Feb 2017 Physical Examination Form to be completed by qualified medical personnel.  The form must have a doctor’s signature dated 1 May 2018 or later.  Ensure all four pages are completed with required signatures.  Make a copy to bring to the first day of rowing camp; keep the original for your records.        Camp Forms

Note:  Same day sports physicals are available from NextCare for $25.  Walk-ins are accepted.

 USRowing Waiver:  A USRowing waiver must be completed before the rower can participate in on-the-water activities.

  1. Visit https://membership.usrowing.org/
  2. If first time joining; select “Individuals”; “Join”
  3. If returning member; select Individuals”; “Member”
  4. For club or team name, enter PWCA
  5. Enter the club code: WWXB9

FIRST DAY   The first day of camp will be in-processing, boathouse and equipment familiarization, and water safety video.


Oxford Boathouse, Lake Ridge Marina, Woodbridge, VA