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Learn To Row and Introduction to Rowing

Summer Learn to Row Camps for 4th-7th and 8th-12th Graders

Three Rivers Junior Rowing offers year-round programs. For information about registering for rowing programs offered during the school year, please proceed to TRJR.

There is no doubt that summer is a special season for rowing in Pittsburgh and this will be an excellent time to discover a new sport. A one week trial allows participants to get on the water and experience the sport and decide if it is something they may want to try again for a longer period of time.

Camps are open to male and female individuals currently in or about to enter 4th-12th grades. The camps will be split up by age group, 4th-7th grades and 8th-12th grades.

Summer Learn to Row Camps (8th-12th graders):

The Summer Learn to Row Camps are for participants who want to learn how to row. Emphasis is on technique refinement, exercise, and the joy of summer rowing. The first few day or two will be spent learning on the ergometers (rowing machines) and in the rowing tanks to teach beginner members the terminology, water safety, equipment, and rowing technique. After successful completion of the introduction, the camp will practice together and scrimmage on the water.

Summer Introduction to Rowing Camps (4th-7th graders): 

The Summer Intro to Rowing Camps are for participants who want to learn more about the ever growing sport of rowing and TRRA. Emphasis is on fun and exercise. Participants will be introduced to the sport of rowing through activities during the week. Activities will take place inside and outside. After learning about the proper technique and safety, participants will be encouraged to try rowing on the water in sculling shells and enjoy a great active atmosphere with great coaches.

What’s Next?

After the summer we encourage all new rowers to join a team! Three Rivers Rowing offers a competitive team during the school year that is open to students from any school! Many of the local high schools have their own team that the rowers can join. Information


In 2017, TRRA will be offering two options for our summer learn to row/intro to rowing camps. During the six weeks listed below, we will offer a half-day camp, 9:30am-12:30pm and an all-day camp from 9:30am-3:30pm. Both age groups can register for the half-day and full-day camps but the age groups will be split up during most of the camp. This is a week long camp. Participants can sign up for multiple weeks.

  • Week 1: June 19 – 23
  • Week 2: June 26 – 30
  • Week 3: July 10 – 14
  • Week 4: July 17 – 21
  • Week 5: July 31 – August 4
  • Week 6: August 7 – 11
  • Full day: 9:30-3:30pm
  • Half day: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Available to: 4th-7th and 8th-12th grades


Fees are due to TRRA at the first practice of camp. Needs-based athletic scholarships are available for qualified applicants.

$350 for  all-day camp, 9:30am-3:30pm

$200 for half-day only, 9:30am-12:30pm


Forms are required to be on record at TRRA for all rowers on or before the first practice, including the following documents:

Questions? Please contact us at 412-231-8772 or by email.