• Summer Kids Camps 2022

    Summer Boating Camp

    • 5 one-week sessions
    • Monday – Friday, 10 am – 12:30 pm, $125 / session.
    • Ages 7-12 years old.
    • Experience health, fitness, teamwork, and camaraderie on Vancouver Lake. Designed as an intro program, you need zero experience. Our coaching staff will take you from a complete novice and teach you everything you need to know!
    • What to bring/wear: Shoes, sandals, and clothes that can get wet. Swim suits are fine. Depending on the weather: sunscreen, rain jacket, towel.
    • Snacks, drinks and PFDs will be provided.
    • Email will be sent to campers with details one week before camp starts.
    • Coaches are Safesport trained, background checked, FirstAid/CPR/AED trained, and licensed boat drivers.

     

    To REGISTER click the link for the week you would like to join us. You will be taken to a registration page where you can start an account (or use an existing account).

     

    WEEK 1: June 20-June 24

    WEEK 2: June 27-July 1 (FULL)

    WEEK 3: July 11-July 15

    WEEK 4: July 18-July 22

    WEEK 5: July 25-July 29

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    Novice/Learn-to-Row Camps (12-18 year olds)

    • 7 one-week sessions
    • Monday – Friday, 8 am – 10:30 am, $50 / session.
    • Ages 12-18 years old.
    • Experience health, fitness, teamwork, and camaraderie on Vancouver Lake. Designed as an intro program, you need zero experience. Our coaching staff will take you from a complete novice and teach you everything you need to know!
    • What to bring/wear: Tight fitting clothes that will not get caught on the oars or the sliding seat. Depending on the weather: sunscreen, rain jacket, towel.
    • Email will be sent to campers with details one week before camp starts.
    • Coaches are Safesport trained, background checked, FirstAid/CPR/AED trained, and licensed boat drivers.

     

    Click HERE to Register. You will be taken to a registration page where you can start an account (or use an existing account).

  • Middle - High School Programs

     

    • Ages 13-19 years old
    • Payment can be made in full for $350 (fee includes regatta charges). Or payment can be made on a weekly basis at $50 per week. (On registration, pick 1,2,3,4 or 5 weeks).
    • Previous experience required. (New rowers sign up for Novice/Learn-to-Row above)
    • Must complete swim test and waiver
    • Participants must register with USRowing ($15)
    • Season ends at the Green Lake Extravaganza Regatta in Seattle, WA
    • Coaches are Safesport trained, background checked, FirstAid/CPR/AED trained, and licensed boat drivers.
    • Click HERE to Register
  • Join the Team!

    Our youth teams are managed with TeamSnap.

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    Join a Team

    Click the picture above for the team you would like to join.

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    TeamSnap

    Use a TeamSnap account to register, complete waivers, and pay online.

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    Swim Test

    Within the registration system you will see the instructions for the swim test. Please print this out and upload to TeamSnap (this can be done after registration is complete). If your swim test is already on file you can skip this section.

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    Code of Conduct

    The team will review the Code of Conduct at the beginning of the season. Athletes must sign the form and return it to the coaches.

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    USRowing Membership

    The USRowing membership can be completed by clicking here. The fee should be $15 for an individual membership. (Club code: UJYPT. Choose BASIC membership for $15)

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    Start Rowing!

  • Summer Season Details

    Practice:

    • Practice is held at the VLRC boathouse on the west side of Vancouver Lake. Our address is: 8612 NW Erwin O Rieger Memorial Highway, Vancouver, WA 98660
    • U19 includes rowers age 13-18 years old. U15 rowers and U19 rowers will practice together for the summer.
    • Summer rowing dates: June 20th-August 6th
    • The team will practice M/T/W/Th/F from 8-10:30 am. NO SATURDAY PRACTICE.
    • No practice on Jul 4th or 5th
    • Novice rowers are encouraged to start in the summer season. The schedule is flexible to accommodate novice rowers. For example, maybe you can only row 3 days a week, or you can only row 4 of the 7 weeks during the summer. Totally ok! We will prorate the fee.
    • Register for the full season ($350 including regatta fees) or register for 1 or more weeks ($50 per week excluding regatta fees).
    • What to wear: Tight fitting clothes that will not get caught on the oars or the sliding seat. Gloves are not worn for rowing. Bring spare clothes for after practice.
    • All rowing equipment is provided by VLRC.
    • Coaches are all SafeSport trained, background checked, First Aid/CPR/AED trained, licensed boat drivers.

    Regattas:

    • August 6th - We will be entering the Green Lake Extravaganza in Seattle, WA. The Regatta fees are included in the summer rowing fee. Restated...your $350 fee for the full season includes the regatta costs on August 6th.

    Other Questions:

    Team Apparel:

    • Team apparel is available here.

  • Forms and waivers

    Required Forms for Youth Activities at VLRC

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Required for All New Rowers

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Required for All New Rowers except for kid's boating camp.

    Everyone must submit a signed Swim Test!

    This waiver must be signed by a certified water safety instructor--not just a lifeguard.

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    VLRC is committed to making rowing available for all youth regardless of income. Available funds vary each year and are limited to a maximum 50% of season and regatta fees. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis, and are valid for one season.

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