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April 17th, 2013

Newburgh Rowing Club to again host summer camp

The Newburgh Rowing Club will once again host a summer camp through the Town of Newburgh Recreation Department this year. Photo:Juliana LoBiondo

NEWBURGH - The Newburgh Rowing Club has announced that it will once again be running a summer camp this year through the Town of Newburgh Recreation Department.

Said Newburgh Rowing Programs Director Coach Ed Kennedy, "The champion NFA Varsity Crew Team and the competitive rowers from Newburgh Rowing come down and volunteer as camp counselors, and we have certified Level 1 rowing coaches and phys ed teachers teaching the program. The kids kayak, canoe and even get in a crew shell and row. We have food, arts and crafts, movies on rainy days, ecological projects and fitness. We filled up last year, so sign up now. We also have scholarships available to those who qualify financially and reside in the City of Newburgh."

Summer Rowing Camp

Ages 9 - 17 years old

No rowing experience needed. Must have basic ability to swim and tread water.

Campers will learn to row gig boats, kayaks and crew shells. The camp will emphasize camper’s individual needs, whether learning to row or expanding their rowing skills. Additional activities will include ecological and marine sciences, arts and crafts, movies, leadership and team building games.

Session I: July 8th - 12th

Session II: July 15th - 9th

Session III: July 22nd - 26th

Session IV: July 29th - Aug 2nd

Sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Newburgh Rowing Family Boathouse, located at the Ward Brothers Memorial Park, 2 River Road in Newburgh, NY (one block south of Gully's on the Newburgh Waterfront).

Any questions contact Coach Kennedy at (845) 541-2313 or email Team Mom Juliana LoBiondo at

The Newburgh Rowing Club is a 501(c )(3) not for profit organization. Their mission is to teach the sport of rowing to all, and to make Newburgh a better place, one stroke at a time.

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