Greater Dayton Rowing Association is now accepting applications for our Spring 2023 Youth Racing Camp for 7th and 8th graders. We aim to introduce young people to competitive rowing in a safe, fun, and welcoming environment. The camp will run from April 10th to May 21st and will prepare rowers to compete in the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships on May 20th and 21st at Lake Harsha in Bethel, Ohio. There will be a scrimmage against Great Miami Rowing Center on May 6th in Hamilton, Ohio.
Applications are due by March 26th. Submit the online form today!
This camp is limited to 12 athletes, so don’t delay in applying! The cost is $225 for the season, which includes all coaching, equipment, entry fees, and a camp t-shirt. Athletes will also need a basic membership to USRowing ($25). Financial aid is available. Parents are welcome to observe practices and, if interested, may join the club and learn to row.
Rowers will practice on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the GDRA Boathouse at 102 East Helena Street, Dayton, OH 45404. Our program focuses on sculling, in which each rower uses 2 oars. We will row and race in boats with 2 rowers (doubles) and boats with 4 rowers and a coxswain (coxed quads). The coxswain is responsible for steering the boat and giving directions to the rowers.
Head coach Ben Boehm has 27 years of competitive rowing experience and 8 years of competitive coaching experience. Ben is a USRowing trained coach who rowed in college, retired from the Air Force as a Colonel, and is a certified EMT. All of our coaches have completed NCSI background checks and SafeSport training. Find out about all our coaches.