Calm Waters Rowing

Our 2021 Season opens late March!

Our season runs from late-March until mid-November. We offer 3-day weekend and 4-day midweek stays, or you can combine two sessions for a 7-day stay. Our 3-day sessions run Thursday afternoon to Sunday noon while our 4-day sessions run Sunday afternoon to Thursday noon. Please contact us for availability and reservations.

Please scroll down for changes to come in June, 2021.

Calm Waters Rowing Camp Schedule

A typical day at Calm Waters consists of three on-the-water rows, one video session and two meals. In short, row, eat, row, eat, row, eat, sleep.

In more detail, it looks like this:

7:00 a.m.  Row, beginning with a talk and demonstration on the dock; this session will also be videotaped
9:30 a.m. Breakfast
10:15 a.m. Video review session  (With a large group, the video will usually go over an hour)
11:30 a.m. Second Row, again begun with a talk and demonstration on the dock before getting on the water
2:00 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Rest, relax, nap, swim, etc.
4:45 p.m. Third Row, no talk or demo this time, just a chance to continue to work on what was discussed earlier in the day
7:00 p.m. Dinner, provided first night only


On arrival day, we will get out on the water that afternoon. We ask you to be here between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. so there will be time to go over some safety issues, get everyone outfitted with a boat and still have time to row. On the day of departure, we row as usual, have breakfast, go over the video and then depart between 11 a.m. and noon.

While we are very much a technique-oriented camp, you'll have plenty of time over meals or after dinner to talk with John and Charlotte about racing, training, erging or other issues. If there is interest, we will offer a rigging talk and demonstration. If you bring your own boat, we'll be happy to look over the rigging.

At the end of the camp, the group will be given a copy of the DVD, and everyone will receive an embroidered Calm Waters Rowing shirt.

Changes to come in June, 2021

After mid-June, we will no longer be offering accommodations at our Inn, and the schedule will change somewhat. Our 3-day weekend sessions will begin at 7:00 a.m. Friday (meeting at the Inn) and finish after two rows on Sunday at around 2:30 p.m. Our 4-day sessions will begin at 7:00 a.m. Monday (again, meeting at the Inn) and finish after two rows on Thursday at around 2:30 p.m. Each session will still offer the same number of total rows as before: 8 for a 3-day session and 11 for a 4-day. After the first morning row, we will return to the Inn for breakfast and video, followed by a 2nd row. We will have a break after the 2nd row and will reconvene at the lake at 5:00 p.m. for our 3rd row of the day (excluding the final day which will end after the 2nd row).