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BSRA Youth Learn to Row

Ages 12-16

Photos courtesy of Tessa Pszonak, SEM '17



Rowing is the ultimate team sport! It teaches you about communication, leadership and character. Rowers will learn about time management and dedication so they can have respect for themselves, their teammates, coaches and family. Rowing is a sport that you can do for the rest of your life, it will challenge you physically and mentally. It's an excellent aerobic and anaerobic workout without the risk of many injuries so participants of all ages are welcome! On top of all of this, rowing brings people together for life-long friendships.

US Rowing National Learn to Row Day is June 4, 2022. This is when we have our annual Try It FREE Day which is when we open our site to anyone that wants a taste of this sport.

2023 Program Info will be available soon... stay tuned!


  • Camps will run Monday-Friday
  • 9a-Noon
  • $185/week 
  • Row in large boats - 8 rowers, 1 coxswain
  • Stable boats to learn the basics
  • Learn how to sweep (1 oar/rower)
  • Participants will become rowers. They will learn the lingo, how to get in and out of a boat, how to use an oar, how to carry boats and oars, work with a team and what it means to be a teammate.
  • Ages 12-16 years old (contact us for age exceptions)
  • Athletes of all sizes welcome, no experience necessary.
  • Bring water in a reusable bottle, sunscreen and extra weather appropriate clothing.
  • Athletes who have been in Modified and/or who have rowed for at least 2 weeks in a learn to row program may be qualified for a more advanced group. The Head Coach of Youth Learn to Row will determine who will be in this group.


Buffalo Seminary's Summer @ SEM camp participates in our Youth LTR. If you register through SEM, this rowing camp costs $150/person/week. Each week participation runs Mon-Fri 9:30-11:30a. Please contact Alex Skomra for more information.

2022 Dates

  • Session 1: June 27-July 1
  • Session 2: July 5-8 (short week, longer hours 9a-1pm)
  • Session 3: July 11-15
  • Session 4: July 18-22
  • Session 5: July 25-29
  • Session 6: Aug 1-5
  • Session 7: Aug 8-12
  • Session 8: Aug 15-19

Payment Types

Please email us at if you must pay via cash or check



Proceed to the registration to pay via card, or bank account

Please contact to use your Health Extras card. 

At this time, we are unable to directly process payments from BCBS/Highmark wellness cards. If you wish to use funds from your BCBS/Highmark wellness cards, please proceed with an alternate payment option and request a refund through BCBC/Highmark. 

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If you require financial assistance for this program, please fill out the Scholarship form below and return to BSRA before the first day of camp. Please do not fill out the registration form if you have submitted for financial assistance. Email us at if you are submitting a scholarship application so we can properly reserve a spot for the program. 


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