Summer Camp

What is the Youth Summer Camp?

Whitemarsh Boat Club offers Learn-to-Row and Advanced-Level Day Camps for Middle and High School athletes.  The Learn-to-Row camp is perfect for athletes who have never rowed before and want to discover this sport in a fun environment with very experienced coaches.  Our Advanced-Level Camp is great for athletes who know how to row and want to get better at the stroke.  All campers will spend one week fully immersed in the sport!  They will primarily spend time sculling (with 2 oars) with the possibility of sweeping (1 oar) if numbers allow.

Why Whitemarsh?

WBC is known for teaching people how to row!  Our coaches have been teaching people how to row for decades, their expertise ensures that everyone learns to row from the best.  In the past parents and athletes have reported that they love camp, and many athletes sign up for additional camp sessions.  After one week of camp, you will be asking, “What’s next?”  Whitemarsh is proud to see many of their Learn-to-Row graduates actively racing in schools in the Tri-county area, and many will go on to row in college!


All camps are four days long from Monday to Thursday.  2023 camp dates are:

June 19-22

June 26-29

July 17-20

July 24-27

August 21-24

August 28-31

Typical Daily Schedule

Time Activity
9:15-9:30 AM Arrival
9:30-11:30 AM Rowing
11:30-12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30-2:30 PM Rowing
2:30-2:45 PM Pick Up
Joe Sullivan
Joe SullivanHead Coach
Joe has been involved in rowing for over 35 years. His coaching career began in 1984 at Harriton High School. Since then, he has coached all levels of athletes, from Learn-to-Row to High Performance Youth athletes. Joe has taught numerous people how to row, anyone learning from him will be learning from the best that Whitemarsh has to offer!
Julia Karten
Julia KartenCoach
Coach Karten is on the Women’s Rowing team at the University of Southern California. She attended Harriton High School and started rowing for Whitemarsh during her sophomore year. She raced competitively with WBC during the school years, and had the opportunity to learn to scull and sweep. She rowed for a competitive racing camp in the summers of 2021 and 2022 where her crew took gold in the Women’s Youth 8+ at Youth Summer Nationals in 2022. She loves the outdoors and doing anything active, which is why she loves rowing!

Registration & Payment

Click HERE to register! Click on “Camps, Clinics & Conventions” to see the full list of programs available and select the program that works best for your family.

Payment secures your spot in camp, each 2023 Summer Camp costs $595.  Payment can be made on our website: HERE