Summer Learn-to-Row 2020

OARS will be offering one week long introductory rowing camps designed for those looking to try a new sport over the summer, and for those thinking about rowing in high school.

About the camps:

Camps will be co-ed and open to all students entering 9th grade and above. No experience is necessary and participants will spend time learning the basics of rowing via land training, video sessions, and rowing on the water in singles.  


A single is a one person boat and is one of the best ways for athletes to develop skills, understand the effects their body movements have on a boat, and transition into good team boat rowers.  It is also a lot of fun!


Camps run from 9:30 am -12:30 pm and groups are limited to 8 participants.  For those looking to continue building skills after the introductory camp or who have discovered a new love for the sport and want to do more, you can register over multiple weeks. 


$375 for first week session

$325 for each successive week

What to bring:

  • Exercise attire: baggy clothing can get caught in rowing equipment therefore tighter attire such as leggings or spandex are recommended

  • Change of clothing: sometimes rowers get wet so it's recommended to have something to change into 

  • Hat

  • Water bottle 

  • Sunscreen

  • Running shoes

  • An excitement to try rowing!


Livingston Pier

1995 Embarcadero Road

Oakland, CA 94606


Please click the links below to register for your one week camp.   Due to the changing health ordinances surrounding COVID-19 these camps may be altered (either smaller athlete limits or cancelled altogether).  As of now we are planning on holding them as is.  If we have to cancel camps, full refunds will be provided to those signed up. 


Our camps are filling up fast! If your desired camp dates are full - please email us! We can work to help you find a spot that will work for your rower. Additionally, please join our waiting list here


If you have any further questions please email 

Summer Learn to Row:  M-F 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.  There is a strict 8-athlete limit.  $375

Summer Learn to Row:  Sa-Su-Mon-Tu  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM.  There is a strict 6-athlete limit.  $300

Summer Learn to Row Continuing Skills: 3 hours daily M-F.  Please enquire about times.  $325

Athletes must have completed one OARS summer learn to row camp in order to register for this.  Athletes will continue to build upon skills learned at the prior camp.

Join us on the water this summer! 

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