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LPJ Chicago Summer Camp - 6th through 12th grade

Chicago Rowing Foundation

LPJ Chicago Summer Camp - 6th through 12th grade

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Session 1 (6/19-6/29) 51 Tickets $525.00 $0.00
Session 2 (7/3-7/11) 62 Tickets $420.00 $0.00

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LPJ Summer Rowing Camp 2012 - Rising 6th through 12th Grade
To register, simply select your session to hold your space for camp, 2012!

6/19/12 - 6/29/12
7/3/12 - 7/11/12

Session 1:
Tuesday, June 19th through June 29th (Weekdays Only)
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Level 1 - Novice, no prior rowing experience
Level 2 - Experienced, prior rowing experience (camp, middle school or high school teams)

Session 2:
Tuesday, July 3rd through Wednesday, July 11th (Weekdays Only, no camp on 7/4)
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Level 1   - Novice, no prior rowing experience
Level 2* - Experienced, prior rowing experience (camp, middle school or high school teams)
* possible participation in Chicago Sprints, 7/7 and 7/8 at the Lincoln Park Lagoon

Fees are for the entire session and are not pro-ratable. 

LPJ Summer Camp Overview

You've never rowed, but you'd love to try it.  Sign up for our Learn-to-Row summer day camps.   All sessions are ideal for those looking for a low-impact, cardiovascular team sport.  You’ll have fun learning the basics of the sport and improve your overall fitness level and you’ll meet other teenagers from all over the Chicago area!

The Chicago Rowing Foundation offers a completely beginner-based rowing program for teens 12-17.  You will learn the essentials of sweep rowing (one oar per person) with training on land on rowing machines and on the water in boats on the Chicago River. The focus is on basic rowing skills and terms, with an emphasis on learning how to row as a crew of 8.

Camp is led by the LPJ Chicago coaching staff, directed by Head Coach Mike Wallin.  All coaches are former collegiate athletes, including national champions and former national team members.

In general, the daily camp schedule is:

9:15-25 - stretch
9:25-45 - body circuit
9:50-10:30 - on land rowing on machines
10:30-11:00 - boat down to the water.
11- 12 - lunch
12:00-1:45 - on water rowing in boat(s)
1:45-2:00 - cleanup and put boat(s) away

LOCATION:  The Frances K. Mennone and Bruce H. Smith floating boathouse in the “back” (quiet) channel of the Chicago River at North Avenue and Kingsbury St. (enter from the Old Navy parking lot).

WHAT TO BRING:  Typical athletic gear is all that is required, as long as it is not too baggy.  (Baggy clothing can get caught in the movable seats of both the boats and the rowing machines).  Please wear gym shoes, not sandals.  Bring a lunch and a water bottle (one quart at least).

SAFETY INFORMATION:  We are serious about safety and strictly adhere to the safety regulations established by our sport’s governing body, the US Rowing Association.  We row rain or shine as long as there is no danger of lightning.  If storms do occur the camp can easily move indoors for continued training on rowing machines.

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Lynne Dinzole

If paying by check, please send checks to:

Chicago Rowing Foundation
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 1930
Chicago, IL  60606

To view our middle school fall team at our Back Channel Chase regatta, click here:

Back Channel Chase Video

Have questions about LPJ Chicago Summer Camp - 6th through 12th grade? Contact Chicago Rowing Foundation


1569 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642


Chicago Rowing Foundation

The Chicago Rowing Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, brings the largest and most diverse community in Chicago direct access to the world-class sport of rowing. Since 1998, rowers from over 75 public and private schools, from cities and neighborhoods north and south, have competed and triumphed on our nationally-ranked crews.   

All athletes are welcome, regardless of their ability to pay, ensuring our crews attract hard-working, dedicated athletes from anywhere in the city.    

Find out more at rowchicago.com.  Questions? Contact Betsy Trevarthen at 312.636.1239 or btrevarthen@rowchicago.com.

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LPJ Chicago Summer Camp - 6th through 12th grade
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