Rowing is a pure team sport. In a boat, working together is the difference between having a good row and having a great one. At PVRC, the bonds that form in a boat continue on land. Join in grade 7 to 12 to try rowing. It may stay with you for life.


Youth SAFARI (Summer of Activity, Fun, And Rowing Instruction)

6/20-7/1, 7/5-7/15, 7/18-7/29

Age 12+, swimming ability or coach's permission, no rowing experience required



Monday-Friday 9:30a-11:30a or 12p-2p

Come to the Rockrimmon Boathouse on the Connecticut River in Springfield this summer for a two week SAFARI (Summer of Activity, Fun, And Rowing Instruction)! If you are new to rowing, we'll teach you and your friends to row! Experienced rowers will row singles and team boats for fun, exercise, and to improve your rowing skills. We may even do some kayaking, "tubby rodeos," and creative racing! This session meets Monday-Friday, rain or shine. Subject to rescheduling based on minimum enrollment requirement.

Youth Summer Racing


2 seasons of rowing or coach's permission; age 13+; desire to improve and compete!



June 6-17: Mon-Fri 3:30p-5:30p
June 20-July 22 : Mon-Fri 7am-9am

Row with PVRC for 7 weeks of training, improving, and racing at 3 regattas in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Philadelphia, PA! Launch your summer with daily coached 2-hour on-water workouts from the Rockrimmon Boathouse on the Connecticut River in Springfield, MA. Summer racing is a great time to develop your race plan while trying new boats! Regatta, uniform, and travel fees are additional and will be calculated once registration is complete. Practice time changes from 3:30pm-5:30pm to 7am-9am starting 6/20. Planned regatta attendance: Derby Sweeps and Sculls 6/18 (CT), Independence Day Regatta 7/1-7/3 (PA), Narraganset Sweeps and Sculls 7/16 (RI).

Private Instruction for 1 or 2 people

June - August or by appointment

Age 12+, ability to swim



By arrangement

One rowing coach guides you (and a friend) through the steps of learning and improving your ability to row in a boat for one person, called "sculling." This program provides three 90-minute lessons at a time that you and the coach agree on. Use of club boats, oars, and on-water supervision by a coach in a safety launch are included.

$199 for 1; $299 for 2