2018 PCRA Youth Summer Programming

PCRA summer rowing begins June 18th at our boathouse on Glen Island. Registration for all programs will be open through our BlueSombrero registration portal soon. We offer an array of programs to ensure the best fit for your rower's ability, please read through the different programs below


Training Facilities

Our boathouse is located on Glen Island, where we will be doing our summer work. PCRA has a n indoor training facility at the New Rochelle YMCA at 50 Weyman Avenue. Rowing machines will be available for use by PCRA members during the summer season when the YMCA is open. YMCA members will also have access to the fitness equipment available at its full-service gym, including a pool, weights, showers, sauna, and a variety of activities offered. A YMCA membership is OPTIONAL for the summer 2018 season.


Summer race team

Summer Race is open to rising High Schoolers with at least one development team season of rowing experience. The team will be capped at 48 athletes, preference is given to those who have competed in previous PCRA programs. 

The Summer Race practices will vary in length and will begin on Monday, June 18th. The Summer Race Team squad will have 7 team practices per week.

Race Team practice will be
Monday - Friday
6:30AM – 8:45AM

Monday & Wednesday
5:30PM – 7:30PM

July 4th, OFF


Independence Day Regatta (Philadelphia, PA - June 29 - July 1)

USRowing Club Nationals (Camden, NJ - July 11 - 15)

Philadelphia Youth Regatta (Philadelphia, PA - July 21st)

Canadian Henley (St Catherine’s, Canada - August 5th - 12th) [those racing will cover cost of transport, accommodations, meal and travel expenses to and from St. Catherine’s. We will try to race in multiple events, participation is optional. More information regarding this race to come from the coaching staff]


Summer learn to row camps

June 26 - August 4, 2017

We run six one-week rowing camps throughout the summer. Each Summer Camp runs Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The program is limited to 24 athletes per week.  Program is open to rising 7th graders and up.  Learn to row and have great fun!

Learn to Row: Our one week in-depth sculling camp is perfect for learn to row and novice rowers. Our learn to row campers will be introduced to rowing in team boats. Our goal is to have everyone rowing quads and doubles and perhaps the single before the camp is over.  A typical day will include rowing, some video review, and a lunch break followed by another row and learning session. Athletes will be boated with rowers of similar ability.

Experienced scullers: Come alone or as a group and row together each day! You will get drills, distance, video review, and coaching twice a day, every day, for five days. Learn to effortlessly and efficiently move the boat in between your strokes.

Camp Schedule:

Monday to Friday from 10:00 - 3:00pm

Week 1: June 25 - June 29
Week 2: July 2 - July 6 (no camp 7/4)
Week 3: July 9 - July 13
Week 4: July 16 - July 20
Week 5: July 23 - July 27
Week 6: July 30 - August 3


Recreational team (formerly smooth sculling)

Recreational team runs from June 25 - August 3, 2017

Recreational team is open for all youth and masters scullers.  Come as many days a week as you can for as many weeks as you would like.  Dusk, the water turns to glass with the evening warm air, go for a nice steady row. Some rowing experience is required as the team will be rowing primarily sculling boats.  Coaches will help everyone and give coaching when asked.  All scullers will know or learn the traffic pattern rules and follow them accordingly. The program is capped at 40 athletes per session.

Recreational Team Schedule will practice Monday to Friday from 6:00 to 8:00pm