Week-long camps for aspiring rowers!

It’s summertime and we’re ready to show you how much fun rowing can be! Our week-long camps will introduce you to the fundamentals of rowing and get you out on the water in a racing shell. You’ll learn terminology, proper form, and how to push yourself just a bit further than you thought you could!

All sessions are held at the Halifax Rowing Boathouse, located at 201 Jackie Robinson Parkway, Daytona Beach. To participate, you must be able to swim AND at the very minimum you must wear a mask while in the Boathouse and to/from the dock area.

Sessions are 2.5 hours each day, Monday – Friday. You’ll need to come prepared to work and learn! If you love what you’ve accomplished in your week of camp and realize this is the sport for you, then join the team for the remainder of the summer and beyond!

Sessions will be held rain or shine (there’s plenty to keep rowers busy!) Please make every effort to attend every day – you’ll get the most benefit out of consistent attendance. Please let us know if you have any questions – we’re always here and happy to help! Simply Contact Us.

Please click on the HRA Youth Summer Camps link below to choose your camp and complete the registration process. Cost of the week-long camp is $125. Camp appropriate for rising sixth graders (or athletes aged 12+) through rising high school juniors.

Camps dates: June 14-18; June 21-25; June 28 – July 2; July 12-16

8:00 – 10:30AM daily



The Halifax Rowing Association’s Summer Youth Camps are designed to introduce new or lesser experienced athletes to the fundamentals of rowing. NO ROWING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Participants will focus on safety, rowing terms, and the fundamentals of the rowing sequence during the week-long camp. By week’s end, these young rowers will have a good understanding of what rowing is all about!

Rowing is a progressive sport. Each day participants will learn something new about the sport of rowing, building on what was learned the day prior. Camp will be held rain or shine!

Rowers MUST know how to swim! They will complete a swimming test on the first day of camp. They won’t be swimming laps but they will need to demonstrate that they are comfortable treading water and have some basic understanding of how to move in the water. As the swim test will be in the Halifax River, we strongly suggest that your rower has old athletic shoes or swimming booties to keep their feet somewhat protected. The boathouse has complete showering facilities so rowers can rinse off prior to returning to camp activities.

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before scheduled class start time
  • Parents – for safety purposes, do not drop off your children without first confirming the coach is in the boathouse
  • Rowers requiring transportation must be picked up no later than 10 minutes after scheduled end times. If you need to extend your pick up time, we’re happy to work with you (for a small “extension” fee)
  • Waivers are required prior to participating. Once your registration is received, you will receive a link to complete these forms. Athletes will not be permitted to participate without these completed forms.

Spandex shorts or tights – nothing loose fitting, t-shirt, athletic shoes, socks, sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm, hat, reusable water bottle, and a small hand towel.

Ted Swinford – Head Coach – World Rowing Champion, 7-Time National Rowing Champion and Olympian, Ted Swinford has years of experience teaching young student athletes how to succeed on and off the water.

Land and water sessions will take place at the Halifax Rowing Association Boathouse.