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 a maximum of 16 campers at a time, so reserve your child’s spot now! See the Registration link 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 of 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 two weeks in the mornings, while Journey 2 normally takes an additional two weeks of mornings. The week will end with a Friday fun 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, SUPs, and Sculling

  • Day camp ages: 11 to 17.
  • Description:
    • Participants have fun on a variety of watercrafts. With rowing singles and Stand-up Paddleboards (SUPs) campers improve their balance and coordination; while in rowing quads and big canoes day campers learn teamwork and refine their strokes, either with oars or paddles.