Learn to Row at Overpeck Lake

Over the course of five days athletes between the ages 12-18 will be provided with the opportunity to learn the basics of rowing. Athletes are welcome to sign up for as many sessions as they'd like throughout the summer. The goal is to provide a safe and fun environment where newcomers to the sport can learn more about the basics of rowing.

Participants will learn basic rowing terminology, the proper handling of rowing equipment, safety rules, as well as the fundamentals of the rowing stroke and boat mechanics.  The first 90 minutes of each session is spent on land reviewing concepts of physical well-being, including hydration, core strength, flexibility, and diet. The second 90 minutes of each session is spent on the water training.  Successful completion of this program is a prerequisite for entry into the novice, intermediate and competitive junior rowing programs.

Overpeck Lake

8 Bell Drive
Ridgefield, NJ 07657


Session 1: June 15th - June 19th

Session 2: June 22nd - June 26th

Session 3: July 6th - July 10th

Session 4: July 13th - July 17th

Session 5: July 20th - July 24th

Session 6: August 10th - August 14th

Session 7: August 17th - August 21st

COST: $300 per session.

Time: 5pm - 8pm


  • Be between the ages 12-18
  • Come properly attired in fitted athletic clothing
  • Bring their own bottled water. 2-3 bottles are recommended per participant  
  • Sunscreen is suggested to protect against the sun


  • Confirm participation by email to Felix@nyrowing.org
  • Print and complete the application attached
  • Bring a check made out to NYRA along with the application and submit it to the Coach on the first day of your session.


If cancellation of a session is necessary due our minimum participation not being met, each athlete would have the option to switch to another session, have their payment returned, or have a private Learn to Row session for $95 per hour or $380 for 5 hours.

For all questions and concerns, please contact Coach Felix at Felix@nyrowing.org

New York Rowing Sponsored Regattas

Overpeck Lake Training and Regatta Center