Event / Program Registration

2017 Youth Summer Programs:

CPRA offers opportunities for youth ages 13-18 years to learn about the sport of rowing which focus on a six-county region (Northumberland, Snyder, Union, Columbia, Montour, Lycoming). The summer program will consist of a two-week Learn-To-Row class for those who are new to rowing, and a seven-week rowing program for youth with previous rowing experience who will be preparing for competition at a regatta.

Program Goals are:
  • To expose youth (13 -18 years) to the sport of rowing
  • To build rowing, racing, and teamwork skills of young rowers with previous experience
  • To prepare participants to compete at a regatta.
Youth Learn To Row:   2017 Youth Learn to Row Registration
This program introduces the fundamentals of rowing in a co-ed setting for youth ages 13 through 18 years old.  It's the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to try a new sport or looking for a fun way to stay in shape this summer. Rowing is a great low-impact, aerobic workout. It strengthens skills like coordination, mental acuity, endurance, and reaction speed.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Beginners will experience sculling (each hand has one oar) in eight-person shells called octuples. This is a one of a kind experience with an experienced youth and collegiate rowing coach. The session begins with on-the-land instruction regarding the rowing stroke, equipment, and commands. The majority of the time will be spent on-the-water in which new rowers are fully engaged in learning the technique and execution of the rowing stroke, rowing commands, boat handling, and the intricacies of crew dynamics. Participants in the session are expected to complete the entire two weeks and can choose to continue in the Experienced Rowing Program following LTR. 

LTR Session:    
June 12 - June 23
 (Monday through Friday mornings; 8-10:30 am)
Fee: Free to participants; subsidized with grant and organizational funding

Experienced Rowing Program:
 2017 Youth Experienced Program Registration

For those youth who have already experienced rowing (and graduates of the Youth Learn-to-Row), this program will refine your skills and culminate in participation in either a sprint race (summer) and/or a head race (fall) regatta.


  • Participants will gain coxswain experience.
  • The coach is responsible for decisions on who will compete at regattas and in what boats or seats
  • In order to be eligible to compete at the regatta, participants must attend all practices
  • CPRA will cover expenses of attending regatta (entrance fee, equipment, transportation of equipment)
  • Rowers will be responsible for racing uniforms and personal travel expenses (food, travel expenses)

Experienced Summer Program (six weeks):  
June 12-July 22; Monday through Friday mornings; 8-10:30 am
      Fee: $325 per participant; payment due by first day of summer program*

* If payment of the program fee is a hardship for your family, CPRA may have some funding to assist youth rowers. Please email Sheila Hartung atYouthLTR@rowpa.org