Youth Programs


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“Junior” refers to any athlete aged 12-18. Rowing programs offered for this age group include:

a) Junior Learn to Row (recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or at least weigh 70lbs will be accepted) -learn the basics of rowing including safety, equipment, body movement, and timing. Focus is on FUNdamentals and building physical literacy through various activities.

b) Junior Recreational (recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or at least weigh 70lbs will be accepted) -participants who have completed Junior Learn to Row (or equivalent) can join the Junior Recreational Crew. Focus on fun, improving overall fitness, and further development of sport-specific skills. This program is for athletes either still building towards, or not interested in training for competition.

c) Junior Competitive (recommended for ages 14-18, although 13-year-olds will be accepted) -participants considering this program should consult with a Coach for an assessment. Focus is to train young athletes interested in specializing in rowing at local, provincial, national, and international level competitions. It involves a higher level of commitment, training volume, and intensity. Athletes that are meeting specific strength and fitness measures may be invited to supplement their training with Provincial Team activities.

MMAAC Rowing – Junior Programs rev August 14 2016

Support for the Junior Development Summer Camp Program is provided by Rowing Canada Aviron.


FALL 2017

Junior Learn to Row / Junior Recreational Rowing Program: September 5 – October 26, 2017

This program is for youth who would like to learn to row for the first time, or have completed a Learn to Row program at MicMac AAC, or equivalent program from another club and would like to continue rowing for fun and fitness.  The program will include sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of the program is to provide an opportunity for youth to be active outdoors while working together with their peers to build and improve their rowing skills. Recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds  who are at least 56″ tall or weigh at least 70lbs will be accepted.

Practice Sessions:
– Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00PM (total of 16 sessions)
Program Fee: $150, plus $15 RCA Sport and $10 Row NS fees if not paid already via a previous program in 2017. Funding assistance options may be available if needed. Please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.
Junior Competitive
This program is for participants aged 14+ with at least one season of rowing experience, who wish to train to compete at local, national and international level regattas. Participants in this program train up to 6 times / week on the water, plus additional self-directed strength, flexibility, and cross-training. Sessions at the beginning of the season may be indoors depending on water temperature and weather conditions. Participants are responsible for funding their attendance at regattas and a club racing uniform. Funding assistance options for junior athletes may be available if needed – please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.
Fall (“C”) Only: September 5 – October 30 2017
Practice Sessions:
– Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00PM
– Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45AM
– Saturdays at 9:00AM
Program Fee: $150, plus annual RCA Competitive ($50) and Row NS ($10) fees if not paid already through a previous program in 2017.

SUMMER 2017

Junior Summer Camp Program:

The Junior Learn to Row and Junior Recreational Rowing Summer Camp program is a week-long day-camp format. The program is recommended for ages 12-18, but 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or weigh at least 70lbs will be accepted.

  • Full Day Option: arrive by 9:00AM, depart at 4:00PM
  • Morning Only Option: arrive by 9:00AM, depart between noon-1:00PM
  • Afternoon Only Option: arrive between noon-1:00PM, depart by 4:00PM
  • Optional Early Drop-Off at 8:00AM, Late Pick-Up until 5:00PM

Participants may register for any number of weeks (i.e. just one, or up to all seven). During their first week(s) of camp, participants will complete a Learn to Row curriculum. The Learn to Row option will be available all weeks except for Week 3. Returning participants will be grouped with other returning participants to continue to build their rowing skills. After one week of Full Day camp, or two weeks of Half Day camps, a participant will have completed the Learn To Row (LTR) curriculum and will transition to the Junior Recreational (Rec) program. These are offered in the same camp for the same fee, just different coaches and programs.A typical day at camp will include: 2 rows/day including large and small boats with a combination of sculling and sweeping; and activities and lessons including nutrition, general fitness, cross-training, swimming, outdoor adventures, fun and games, and hands-on opportunities to learn and play with friends. All rowing equipment is provided, and youth should bring clothing suitable for being on the water (shorts/t-shirt/socks) and dry-land training (running shoes). They should also bring a change of clothes in case of inclement weather, lunch, snacks & water. Seven weekly camps will be offered:

  • July 3-7: No camp
  • Week 1: July 10-14 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
  • Week 2: July 17-21 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
  • Week 3: July 24-28 – full-day, Rec only. Maximum 8 participants.
  • July 31 – August 4: No camp
  • Week 4: August 8-11 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
  • Week 5: August 14-18 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
  • Week 6: August 21-25 – LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants.
  • Week 7: August 28-September 1- LTR, Rec, full-day, and half-day. Maximum 16 participants

Camp Fees:

  • $160/week full day, $90/week half day (AM or PM)
  • For each participants first program joined in 2017, additional annual membership fees for Rowing Canada and Row Nova Scotia totalling $25 will be added to the invoice
  • Optional: Early Drop-off 8-9AM for $20/week, Late Pick-Up 4-5PM for $20/week. Please confirm via email in advance if you would like this option at: micmacaacrowing@gmail.com. Payment for Early Drop-Off / Late Pick-Up only can be made via cash on the first day of the camp.
  • Early Bird Registration Discount: $20/week  full day, $10/week half day if registered and paid by May 1, 2017.
Junior Competitive
This program is for participants aged 14+ with at least one season of rowing experience, who wish to train to compete at local, national and international level regattas. Participants in this program train up to 6 times / week on the water, plus additional self-directed strength, flexibility, and cross-training. Sessions at the beginning of the season may be indoors depending on water temperature and weather conditions. Participants are responsible for funding their attendance at regattas and a club racing uniform. Funding assistance options for junior athletes may be available if needed – please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.
Full on-water season (“ABC”): April 15-October 31, 2017
Practice Sessions:
– Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00PM
– Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45AM
– Saturdays at 9:00AM
Program Fee: $575, including annual RCA Competitive ($50) and Row NS ($10) fees. Register for this program and save $110 versus registering for each season separately ($50 off total program fees, plus inclusion of the RCA and Row NS annual fees).
Summer (“B”) Only: June 1 – August 31, 2017
Practice Sessions:
– Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00PM
– Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45AM
– Saturdays at 9:00AM
Program Fee: $325, plus annual RCA Competitive ($50) and Row NS ($10) fees if not already paid through a previous program in 2017.

SPRING 2017

Junior Learn to Row / Junior Recreational Rowing Program: June 1-27, 2017

This program is for youth who would like to learn to row for the first time, or have completed a Learn to Row program at MicMac AAC, or equivalent program from another club and would like to continue rowing for fun and fitness. This program will prepare youth interested in participating in the Junior Summer Rowing Camps being offered in July and August 2017. The program will include sculling and sweep-style rowing in large and small boats. All rowing equipment is provided. The focus of the program is to provide an opportunity for youth to be active outdoors while working together with their peers to build and improve their rowing skills. Recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds  who are at least 56″ tall or weigh at least 70lbs will be accepted.

Practice Sessions:
Two sessions / week for 4 weeks (total of 8 sessions):
– Tuesdays (June 6, 13, 20, 27) at 4:00PM, and
– Thursdays (June 1, 8, 15, 22) at 4:00PM
Program Fee: $100, including all RCA Sport and Row NS fees. Funding assistance options may be available if needed. Please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.
Junior Competitive
This program is for participants aged 14+ with at least one season of rowing experience, who wish to train to compete at local, national and international level regattas. Participants in this program train up to 6 times / week on the water, plus additional self-directed strength, flexibility, and cross-training. Sessions at the beginning of the season may be indoors depending on water temperature and weather conditions. Participants are responsible for funding their attendance at regattas and a club racing uniform. Funding assistance options for junior athletes may be available if needed – please inquire at: rowing@micmacaac.com.
Full on-water season (“ABC”): April 15-October 31, 2017
Practice Sessions:
– Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00PM
– Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45AM
– Saturdays at 9:00AM
Program Fee: $575, including annual RCA Competitive ($50) and Row NS ($10) fees. Register for this program and save $110 versus registering for each season separately ($50 off total program fees, plus inclusion of the RCA and Row NS annual fees).
Spring (“A”) Only: April 15 – May 31, 2017
Practice Sessions:
– Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00PM
– Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45AM
– Saturdays at 9:00AM
Program Fee: $150, plus annual RCA Competitive ($50) and Row NS ($10) fees.