Rowing Day Camp

Beginner and Intermediate, Kids aged 11 to 17

This summer get your child out on the water at an Ottawa New Edinburgh (ONEC) Rowing Summer Day Camps! He or she will have fun learning a new sport (or improve on the skills learned last year), they’ll make new friends, and discover the amazing Ottawa River!  Day Campers are taught by trained coaches. The ‘Learn to Scull’ program provides achievement certificates.

New this year! Learn how to paddle a brigade canoe!!  Brigade canoes are similar to the large voyageur canoes which opened up the Canadian waterways.  Brigade canoeing and quad sculling build teamwork.

For rowing ONEC can accept up to a maximum of 16 campers at a time, so reserve your child’s spot now!  See the Registration link is at the bottom of the page.

ONEC day camps are offered from July 3 to August 25.  Register your child for a full week, a week half days, or two full weeks.

Morning rowing programs

Learn to scull

  • Day camp ages: 11 to 17
  • Description: Learn to scull (lts) teaches basic skills of stroke technique and, as necessary, boat handling, water safety, and balance. LTS uses Row Canada’s Journey 1 and Journey 2 (supplemented by the new Row Ontario ROAD program)   Journey 1 takes about 2 weeks in the mornings, while Journey 2 normally takes an additional 2 weeks of mornings.  The week will end with a Friday excursion, e.g. Rideau Falls or Kettle Island, weather permitting.
  • Participants who achieve all the skills will receive certificates at the end of day camps.

Afternoon rowing programs

Initiation to Sculling and Watersports

  • Day camp ages: 9 to 12
  • Description: Learn to scull 1 teaches basic skills of water safety, boat handling, and balance; a variety of human powered watercraft will be used including brigade canoes, paddleboards and rowing shells.
  • Participants will receive a taste of sculling, but this is not a ‘learn to scull’ program.

 Crew Sculling and Brigade Canoeing

  • Day camp ages: 12 to 17
  • Description: This course teaches synchronicity and refinements to the stroke, using drills and other techniques. Most of the sculling instruction will be in doubles and quads.  Sculling quads and brigade canoes will be used where participants will learn to handle large boats as a team.  At least one excursion will be made to a scenic site along the Ottawa River, weather permitting.
  • Pre-requisite: successful completion of ‘Learn to Scull’ Journey 1 or taking the morning ‘Learn-to-scull’ course concurrently.
  • Coaches have the right to place an ONEC rowing summer camp participant in the ‘Initiation to Sculling and Watersports’ program, if they feel that that participant’s sculling abilities are insufficient.

Registration for ONEC Day Camps: