Community wellness through rowing

Junior Summer Camps

The Grand Rapids Rowing Club is thrilled to be able to offer two week-long camps for Junior rowers. These camps are open to all students entering 8th-12th grades. No prior experience is necessary, but for those with experience, you will be challenged to the next level of leadership, speed and power. 

Students can sign up for one or both camps. Each rower will be coached and challenged at his/her own level. There is a chance for local competition; those details are still being worked out. We accept registrations from any area student. You do not have to be a GRRC Junior Rower. We welcome those from area schools who have rowing programs as well as those with no rowing program. 

Summer Camp B

Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22

9am - 11am 



Summer Camp C

Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5

9am - 11am 



Summer Camp A

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1

9am - 11am 



Spring 2022 Season

Practice Schedule: Monday, March 28 - Thursday, May 26, 2022

Varsity & Novice: Monday - Thursday; 5:30 - 7:30pm and Saturday, 10am - noon

Dock In: March 26 - 9am - 1pm 

*water practices the week of March 28, weather permitting. No mandatory practices the week of April 2 - 9 (Spring Break) 


Saturday, April 16: GR hosting a local scrimmage

Saturday, May 14: GR hosting a local scrimmage

*additional scrimmages and/or regattas to be arranged by coaching staff. 

Cost: $350

Cost includes coaching, 9 weeks of training, full use of equipment from GRRC,  a team t-shirt, and limited regatta seat fees. Travel/lodging/food fees are in addition to this and will be arranged by our Junior Parent Booster Group. 


Winter 2022 Season

The modified training plan includes a variety of workouts, including erging, stretching, cardio
and core, yoga, and general fitness. As the weather allows, outdoor team workout sessions may
be scheduled. There will also be a weekly team Zoom meeting to review the training plan, goals,
technique, etc. and a virtual goal board and tracking system will be utilized.

Practice Schedule

January 17 - February 26

Workout times determined by coaching staff.  

February 28 - March 26 (Dock In)

Workout times determined by coaching staff.

All practices take place at the Grand Rapids Boathouse at 291 North Park Street NW (the entrance is shared with Greenleaf Landscaping). Please come prepared for land practice including ergs, weights, and/or cardio on the White Pine Trail. Due to a rise in concern over COVID exposure in a closed space, all winter programming will be virtual. We have a very limited number of indoor rowers to rent out, so rentals will be on a first-come first-served basis.  


TBD: Your coaches will discuss competition opportunities with the team during the first 2 weeks of practice. 

Cost: (tentative, pending a January 13 meeting) 

$75 for training program-coaching costs

$125 for 10-week erg rental

Erg Pick Up from Boathouse: Monday, January 17, 5pm

Cost includes training program, coaching and equipment transportation. 

Any regatta travel, uniforms, and food costs are additional. The Parent Association works to coordinate those items and associated costs.  


Registration is available at the link below. Payment can be made online or dropped off at the boathouse when you pick up a rented indoor rower. 


About Junior Rowing

Grand Rapids Junior Rowing is the Grand Rapids Rowing Club's youth program and is open to 8th - 12th grade girls and boys in the Grand Rapids area. Junior rowing develops self-confidence, promotes physical fitness, and builds teamwork.

Our team practices at the same time and travels together, but is split into two levels for training and racing, based on experience:

The novice squad is for athletes in their first year of rowing (including those who are new to the sport). The novice program focuses on developing rowing skills and preparing for races against other novice crews at local and regional regattas.

The varsity squad is for athletes with a year or more of experience and is a focused on training for local, regional, and, occasionally, national level regattas.


Please download and print the 2022 Annual Waiver, (Adobe Reader required to read file), Click to download (opens in new window).

This waiver is required once annually (each calendar year) for all rowers. Please fill the form out and bring it to practice to give to your coach.

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Womens Double (2x) after race

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