Calm Waters Rowing

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the available dates for sessions this year?

In 2024, we are switching things up. We will no longer offer only 3 and 4 day clinics but rather you can set up your own group and then decide the clinic parameters that would best fit your group. Rates will depend on the size of the group, length of the clinic and how many rows per day. Please email (preferably) or call us at 804-238-0371 for availability.

Do I need to have any previous rowing experience?

We coach all levels — from those who have never been in a boat to those who race competitively. We do all of our rowing in singles so that we can coach to your specific needs and ability. We have wide, stable boats in which a novice can begin, intermediate boats as one gets more experienced and racing boats for the more experienced.

Where is the nearest airport?

The nearest and most accessible airport is in Richmond, VA, about 75 miles from us. Norfolk, VA, is the same distance, but there can be more traffic between here and there. Larger airports but further away are Baltimore-Washington International, Dulles International and Reagan National. These three are all 2.5 to 3 hours away.

Are all meals included?

Breakfast will be served every day. On the first day of camp, we will provide coffee, tea, juice and light snacks when we meet at the Inn at 7:00 a.m. A full breakfast will be served after the first row.

Where can we stay now that accommodations are no longer provided?

Please see our list of accommodations in the area.

Are kids allowed or is this camp only for adults?

Kids are allowed, but we are predominantly an adult camp. Often when kids come it is with a parent.

Can I bring my own boat?

You may certainly bring your own boat if you would like to. We can help with rigging and make sure the boat is set up well for you. Most people don’t bring their own boat, so don’t worry if you don’t have one; we have plenty.