Youth Rowing



Recreational Programs:  Youth recreational rowing programs are for youth aged 12-18 looking to row on the Charles River. We offer a fun and inclusive experience, beginning with our Learn to Row program, an introductory noncompetitive class in which participants have an opportunity to try rowing in a fun and safe environment. They will learn the basics of the sport, starting in our training barges and graduating into eight-person rowing shells as their skills develop. Rowers take turns in the coxswain seat to help their classmates navigate the river safely. Once rowers complete Learn to Row, they can continue recreational rowing in Youth Crew League and even register for our Summer Skills clinics.  Likewise, if they catch on to rowing and want to pursue it more seriously, they can try out for our Novice Competitive programs (note that there there is no pre-requisite experience to join the competitive teams, we have dedicated, gender specific programs to teach rowing to those who wish pursue the sport competitively, see below)

Competitive Programs:  The  Competitive Boys and Competitive Girls teams set an unparalleled standard for youth development. Rowers learn the art of rowing at the highest level while developing life-long leadership and team-building skills. At CRI, we believe that rowing offers good health and fresh air, but in its best and highest expression, our sport builds essential relationships between people from all walks of life that would not be possible without the shared discipline of shells, oars, and water.  There is no experience necessary to try out for our competitive youth programs.  


Spring 2018 Youth Programs

Youth Learn to Row — introductory class for those new to rowing

Crew League — recreational rowing for those who have completed Youth Learn to Row

Competitive Youth Teams  — competitive programs for novice and varsity rowers

Spring Programs at Stoller Boathouse in Newton, MA - a great option for families living west of Boston


2018 Summer Programs

Summer Recreational — summer two-week rowing clinics

Competiitve Youth Summer — competitive summer for rowers on competitive teams


For more information about our Youth Rowing Programs, please fill out the form below!