Summer camp information:
- June 26th-August 5th (6 weeks)
- Monday-Friday 9:00am-11:30am
- Camp is recommended for high school athletes 13-18 who have some rowing experience.
*We will not meet on Tuesday July 4th
Cost: $1500 for 6 weeks
This year, RBC will host a 6-week skill and fitness development program for juniors June 26th-August 5th at our boathouse at 769 Memorial Drive in Cambridge. The program will meet once a day, 9:00am-11:30am Monday-Friday with the goal of improving each athlete’s technical skill in both sweep and sculling boats, as well as building core strength and aerobic fitness in a low-stress environment. The group will also gain race experience without the stress and expense of traveling to regattas through intra-squad racing in a variety of boat classes. With a high coach to athlete ratio, each camper will receive focused attention on and off the water. This program will make you a better rower without having to commit your entire summer to training.
To register for camp, all campers must submit the application, health form, waiver, and $200 deposit, no later than June 16th. Forms can me e-mailed (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Riverside Boat Club
Attention: Amelia Patton
769 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Amelia Patton, Headcoach
Amelia Patton has spent 10 years as MIT’s assistant/novice lightweight women’s coach. In 2015-16 she helped guide the team to its third consecutive gold medal at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta in 2016, as well as seeing her squad qualify for the IRA National Championship for the past five years. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, 13 members of the 2016 squad earned accolades from the CRCA and IRA.
Prior to coaching the Engineers, Patton spent three years coaching Brookline High School’s novice girls, where her boats won state titles in 2004 and 2006.
Patton earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University while coaching BU’s adult recreational program. Before moving to Boston, she received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Duke University.
Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Patton learned to row at Nichols School and West Side Rowing Club. She went on to compete as a four-year member of the varsity eight at Duke University. While at Duke, Patton was named to the All-South region team three times and won the collegiate lightweight title at CRASH-B Sprints. Patton now serves as a Board member for the Crash-B Sprints. Amelia is a former Board member for Riverside, where she has been a member since 2002.
Mary Foster, Assistant Coach
Mary Foster is in her second year coaching with the Harvard-Radcliffe Lightweight women. She helped guide the Radcliffe third varsity 8+ to a gold medal and the team to second place in the team points trophy at Eastern Sprints in 2017. In April of 2017 Foster started coaching the Riverside Boat Club Men’s and Women’s Masters teams, and she also coaches Corporate Rowing Events at Community Rowing, Inc.
Emergency Contact Info & Health form
If accepted into the program, please fill out the emergency contact, consent and health form for the rower.
Summer 2017 application
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