June 25th-August 12th*
*no practice on July 4th
Riverside Boat Club is pleased to offer a 7-week competitive racing camp this summer for junior boys and girls. Rowing out of our boathouse at 769 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, athletes will train and race in both sweep and sculling boats, competing at Cromwell Cup in Boston and concluding the season at Canadian Henley in St. Catharines, Ontario. The camp will be open to athletes with junior racing status (born on or after January 1st, 2000).
- Certificate of competency in swimming. Athletes must provide documentation that they can swim 100 yards and remain afloat for 5 minutes unassisted.
- Valid passport.
- Completed application, health form, and waiver.
Capacity is 40 athletes
(18 boys, 18 girls, 4 coxswains)
Cost is $4900 and includes:
- Racing uniform and gear
- Racing entry fees
- Trailer and transportation costs
- Housing and food at Canadian Henley
*Scholarship money is available, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule (7 practices/week):
- Monday 9:00am-11:30am
- Monday 9:00am-11:30am
- Tuesday 9:00am-11:30am, 1:30pm-4:00pm
- Wednesday 9:00am-11:30am
- Thursday 9:00am-11:30am, 1:30pm-4:00pm
- Friday 9:00am-11:30am
- Cromwell Cup Date TBD
- Canadian Henley August 5-12
Complete the application, health form, and waiver available here, scan and e-mail to Amelia Patton (email@example.com).
Applications will be accepted until April 1st, and invitations will be extended on April 6th. If camp has not reached maximum capacity at that time, we will continue to accept and review applications on a rolling basis.
To accept your invitation and reserve your place at camp, we will request a $1000 deposit. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graeme began rowing in 2004 in Hanover, New Hampshire at his local high school. Unwilling to give up the Connecticut River’s pristine rowing conditions, he stayed in town after high school and went to Dartmouth College where he competed for the heavyweight rowing team. After graduating in 2012, Graeme took a job at The Gunnery School in Connecticut, where he taught English and coached crew. Unable to stay out of boats for very long, he came to Boston during the summer of 2013 to race with Riverside, before making the move–and his club membership–permanent in 2015. Since moving to the area, Graeme has helped coach the Arlington-Belmont team during winter training, and served as the Director of the BBN Summer Crew Camp for the last two years. Graeme is captain of the men’s sweeps team at Riverside boat club.
David is currently the head coach and girls’ varsity coach at Arlington-Belmont Crew. He arrived at AB after three years at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. During his three years at Pierce, he revitalized the program, nearly doubling the roster in size and helping guide the program to new heights including sending two boats to the Grand Final at the New England Rowing Championships (NERC) for the first time in program history. During Dave’s tenure, the team had three students named as Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete Award winners. He served as a member of the NCAA Division 2 Regional Advisory Committee and as a D2 pollster for the College Rowing Coaches Association.
Before joining FPU, Dave spent six-years serving as the head rowing coach at Brandeis University and three years as the varsity head coach at Wentworth Tech, While overseeing all aspects of that program, he quickly built the Leopards into a winning team. Their first full season of racing concluded with an appearance in the finals at the Dad Vail Regatta.
Outside of collegiate rowing, Dave has coached at the junior level as head coach of Oakland Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA (1991) and the Head Coach and Girls Varsity Coach at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA (2013). He has also held a variety of rowing instructional positions throughout Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, where he has introduced novices to the sport and overseen competitive rowing programs at both the Junior and Masters levels.
Steve is the Head Rowing Coach at Boston College High School, where he also serves as a full-time learning specialist. He Rowed competitively at St. John’s High School (Shrewsbury), Assumption College, Penn AC, and Union Boat Club. He Currently competes the North Dakota Indoor Rowing Team. He is a 3x Head of the Charles winner (Men’s Club 4+), 6x US Rowing Nationals Medalist, Henley Royal Regatta Finalist, and owns a Chihuahua named Buddy.
Cian started rowing in 2008 with Neptune Rowing Club as a junior. He competed for the club for four years in just about every type of boat before heading to Queens University Belfast for college, where he competed for two seasons but unfortunately was forced to stop due a shoulder injury from his younger days as a rugby player. Despite this, Cian always wanted to try coaching and went back to Neptune in the spring of 2015 where he began coaching the junior men. He travelled between Belfast and Dublin for the rest of his degree so he could continue coaching the junior men and stayed in Neptune until January of 2016. Shortly thereafter he began coaching at Trinity College Dublin where he took over the Novice Women’s squad for the remainder of the 2016 season. His team had successes in the Novice 8, winning both the Queens’ University Boat Race and the Irish Rowing Championships. Cian then began work as an assistant coach for the women’s intermediate and senior squads for the 2016/17 season. However, having seen the opportunity to coach at Arlington-Belmont, he couldn’t help but apply and soon after found himself heading off to Florida for winter training camp with AB Crew. He is now in his second season as the varsity boys coach at Arlington Belmont where they medalled in numerous events such as Textiles River Regatta and re-qualified the youth varsity 8+ at the Head of the Charles. Since then he has also began coaching the masters program at Riverside Boat Club who won multiple medals at Canadian Henley and the Head of the Charles this past season.
Amelia Patton is the assistant lightweight women’s coach at MIT. Last year the Engineers placed sixth overall at the IRA National Championship, and the varsity 4 posted the best finish in program history. Overall, she has helped guide the team to three gold medals in the last four seasons at the Dad Vail Regatta. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, 10 members of the 2017 team earned IRA All-Academic honors and eight were honored as CRCA Scholar-Athletes.
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.