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Summer Programs

Colorado Junior Crew offers camps and programs for middle- and high school-age kids throughout the summer at the beautiful Boulder Reservoir.  Whether a participant is new to the sport or experienced and looking for sweep, sculling, or more in-depth instruction, CJC has a program for everyone.

Use the link below to register today. 


Effective June 7, 2021, all CJC staff and athletes must be fully vaccinated* to row.   Proof of vaccination must be sent to CJC prior the first day of practice. 

* fully vaccinated = two weeks after final COVID-19 vaccination dose

The fee to participate will be non-refundable.  However, if CJC is forced to cancel a session due to public health concerns or otherwise, full refunds will be offered if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of a session.   Sessions cannot be prorated nor split between different sessions.  

Bring a Friend Days

 Current CJC athlete, you have an opportunity to Bing a Friend to row with CJC. If you would like to introduce crew to a buddy, please invite them to share your experience and show them how beautiful the Reservoir can be on a wakeless morning!


We offer spots on Tuesdays or Thursdays from July 5th through August 11th. 7:00 - 9:00 am at the Boulder Reservoir.


There is no cost to you or your friend. You do not have to be currently enrolled in a summer session to participate. However, anyone joining us to row will need proof of COVID-19 vaccination submitted to


 Some important details:

  • Offer is limited to one per newcomer.
  • Registration and proof of vaccination must be received 48 hours prior to planned row date.
  • Newcomers may attend without a CJC friend, but current CJC members may only participate if they are accompanying a newcomer.
  • Current CJC members may participate in "Bring A Friend" sessions multiple times, but each time with a different friend.
  • Current CJC members: please register so Coach Vee may plan accordingly


Learn-to-Row Summer Session

The summer is a great time for kids to try the addicting sport of rowing - the weather is warm and the water is calm, creating ideal conditions for those new to the sport.  Colorado Junior Crew's Learn-to-Row (LTR) Summer Sessions  are designed for kids who love the water and want to try a new sport.  The   entry-level sessions introduce kids (age 13-18) to sweep rowing as well as rowing safety, both on and off the water, in a fun environment. Upon completion of the program, participants and their parents will have a great idea of what's involved in rowing at a Junior level and can decide if they would like to give CJC's 2022 Fall Session a try or continue in during the summer with CJC's Introduction to Sculling  program.

Learn to Row sessions  will be offered every two weeks  from 7:00 - 9:00 AM at the Boulder Reservoir.    No participant-provided special equipment is required.  CJC will require a minimum number of participants in order for the courses to be conducted, with a maximum of ten LTR participants per session. 


2022 Learn-to-Row Schedule 7:00 - 9:00 AM

Session Dates # Mtgs Fees
1 June 6 - 17 10 CLOSED
2 June 20 - July 1 10 CLOSED
3 July 5 - 15 9 CLOSED
4 July 18 - 29 10 CLOSED
5 August 1 - 12 10 CLOSED

Summer Sculling


CJC's 2022 Summer Sculling program is designed for experienced rowers of all skill levels seeking to improve their rowing abilities in a positive, supportive and fun format.

Introduction to Sculling.  This course open to rowers who have completed at least one rowing season.   This is an introductory course to learn how to scull (row with an oar in each hand).  Training will take place in a four person sculling shell called a "coxed quad."     Athletes must have successfully completed the LTR courses or participated in at least one rowing season. 

Advanced Sculling.   This course is open rowers who have successfully completed LTS or have extensive rowing experience.  Acceptance into the Advanced sculling program is subject to CJC's head coach approval. 

Both Sculling courses  will be offered each week from 7:00 - 9:00 AM at the Boulder Reservoir.    CJC will require a minimum number of participants in order for the courses to be conducted.  

Since space is limited, a wait list will be available  on a first come, first serve basis.

2022 Summer Sculling 7:00 - 9:00 AM

Session Dates # Mtgs Fees
1 June 6 - 17 10 CLOSED
2 June 20 - July 1 10 CLOSED
3 July 5 - 15 9 CLOSED
4 July 18 - 29 10 CLOSED
5 August 1 - 12 10 CLOSED

Participants are expected to follow all federal, state, and local public health mandates and guidelines.

Program structure, times, and dates are subject to change.


If you'd like to learn more about rowing and CJC, but you're not ready to sign up just yet, the best next step is to see us in action at our home at the Boulder Reservoir. Check the club calendar on the home page to see if we will be on the water in the near future at a time that fits your schedule*. If our schedules work and you'd like to visit, please send an email to with the date(s) that you would like to visit as well as your contact information. We'll get back to you shortly to confirm your visit. Advance notice is important as practice time on the water is at the discretion of mother nature and we may have to cancel and reschedule.

You are also invited to ride on one of the coaches' launches when you visit a practice to get a close-up view of how things work during practice. Space is limited and you will need to reserve your spot in advance. If you are interested in riding along, please be sure and mention it in your email inquiry.

At any point in the process you can email  with any questions you might have.


* During the winter we go inside for conditioning and to train on rowing machines. You're welcome to come watch us there as well - but sadly,  you're unlikely to see any boats or oars.



If you're ready to start and have completed a registration form for the season or program you're interested in, here's some additional information to help you get started!

  1. Dress appropriately for the weather. Layering is best since you will warm up quickly while working out, but you can quickly chill down while sitting in the boat if you aren't rowing. It is important to wear shorts or pants that are "clingy" like spandex or some other athletic material. Shorts that are baggy, have pockets, or hang away from your legs can get caught in the oar handle or the seat tracks when you are rowing - and this can lead to nothing good... trust us! You can wear sweats or baggy pants to practice over your rowing legwear if you would like.

  2. You'll need to wear socks which you'll be wearing while you are in the boat. Your shoes will be left on the dock (securely) while you are rowing - your feet will be in shoes attached to footstretchers (no - this isn't a torture device) which are secured to the boat. It's helpful to have shoes that can be quickly slipped off and on while you're on the dock as things can get hectic moving the boat into and out of the water. Also, it can get muddy around a dock, so leave the new kicks at home and wear something that you don't mind getting dirty.

  3. Bring a water bottle (soft plastic, not hard plastic or metal), inexpensive sunglasses that you won't be terribly disappointed about if you lose them overboard, a hat, and sunscreen. While on the water, you can leave your car keys, cell phone, etc. in the CJC shed. You should also bring shoes that you can run in. If the water is too rough for rowing the coaches may substitute running or another activity for which athletic shoes would be helpful.


  • During the season, practice is usually from 4-6:00 pm (after school at Boulder Reservoir (fall & spring) or dry land (winter). Summer schedules are announced separately but typically meet Monday through Friday mornings from 7:00-9:00 am at the Reservoir (see for updates);

  • Plan to arrive at the Boulder Reservoir gate at least 15 minutes before the start time of your session. After registering you should have received a confirmation email that includes instructions about entering the Rez. If you have not received this email instruction or have misplaced it, send an email to or contact Coach Vee

  • There are very limited options for changing clothes privately at the reservoir. For this reason it is best that you arrive dressed for practice if at all possible.

  • Parents are always welcome to stay and watch the practice or return after practice to pick up their rower. Depending on the time of year, parents will be able to meet their rower at the CJC shed or wait for rowers outside the main Reservoir gate (coaches will let parents know via email). There may be a new parent orientation/tour of “how it all works” at the start of each season.

  • Since we draw students from throughout BVSD, Jeffco and SVVSD there are often opportunities for carpools to practice as well as home after practice. CJC does not coordinate carpools but we will do our best to help everyone connect with others.

Thank you for being part of Colorado Junior Crew. We look forward to your participation for many years to come!