Summer Camps



The Brockville Rowing Club has offered its Summer Rowing Camp for over 40 years. For many competitive athletes, both past and current, our Summer Camp is where it all began. It has been the gateway to rowing for more than twenty-five Canadian National Team Rowers, it has led to more than thirty scholarships to elite U.S Schools and has made hundreds of Provincial and National champions.

In camp, we aim to teach the fundamentals of the rowing stroke, focus on the basic principles of rowing and have a whole bunch of fun. We do this by spending time on the St. Lawrence river, rowing in small (sculling) boats. When we cannot row due to poor weather conditions, campers can expect to engage in rowing-related activities, such as using our rowing machines, playing athletic games, participating in rowing trivia and history, and much more. The goal is for campers to experience all that rowing can offer in a fun and inclusive environment. Sessions may be capped.


Our camp is endorsed by three-time Olympian Conlin McCabe, who started his rowing career in our Summer Camp.


“The BRC Summer Camp is where I got my start in the sport of rowing. I had a blast as a kid in camp, and still remember the days on the water, the games and the counselors that I had. The B.R.C summer camp is without equal when it comes to rowing camps. I love the idea of the camp in sculling boats and only wish that opportunity existed when I was of camp age. I credit the start that I got in camp for creating a love of rowing and a desire to be the very best in the world….it continues to fuel my training every day.” -Conlin McCabe

Conlin is a three-time Olympian in rowing and won a Silver Medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. 


Information on our Summer Camps

This year, our Summer Camp offerings have been modified to enhance what the BRC can offer. For the first time in it’s history, the BRC is offering full day summer camps to provide Brockville and Area youth with an exciting opportunity to learn about the sport of rowing. Below is more information on our Summer Camps for 2024:

  • Meant for Ages 8 – 14
  • No prior rowing experience is needed
  • One week and two week sessions available, as well as half days and new full day offerings
  • Half days – 8:30am – 12:30pm noon
  • Full days – 8:30am – 4:30 pm
  • Emphasis on fun, skill development, and learning about the sport of rowing as a whole
  • Opportunity to learn both disciplines of rowing : Sweep (one oar) and Sculling (two oars)
  • On water and land based activities
  • 20 campers per week

Things to Bring to Camp:

  • Swim wear
  • Athletic clothes
  • Change of clothes
  • Sun hat/baseball hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Running shoes
  • A great attitude
  • A great work ethic
  • A sense of humor
  • Snacks (half day and full day)
  • A lunch (full day only)

2024 Summer Camp Dates

  • Week 1 – July 1 – 5 (half days)
  • Week 2 – July 8 – 12 (full days)
  • Week 3 – July 15 – 19 (half days)
  • Week 4 – July 22 – 26 (full days)
  • Week 5 – August 5 – 9 (half days)
  • Week 6 – August 12 – 16 (full days)


Half Days:
1 Week – $275
2 Weeks – $450

Full Days:
1 Week – $450
2 Weeks – $800

Summer Camp questions?
Contact the BRC