Sign up for Summer Rowing Programs!

It’s that time of year again, the Sun is warm, the lake is warmer, and rowers are in full “swing”  back on the water! Check out all of our summer 2016 program offerings and register on our Program Information page! Fall programs will be posted soon!

Adult Learn to Row Program

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 PM (20+ years of age)
5 week sessions throughout the summer with practice twice per week in the evenings. No or minimal experience required. Focus is to introduce the athlete to rowing while providing an inviting environ- ment. Completing 2 of these sessions will allow you to move up the Adult Experienced Program.
Session I: June 12th – July 12th 
Session II: July 17th – August 16th
Cost: $160.00 each session

Older Teen Learn to Row Program

Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM (Ages 15-19)
5 week sessions throughout the summer with practice twice per week in the evenings. No or minimal experience required. Focus is to introduce the athlete to rowing while providing an inviting environment.
Session I: June 13th – July 13th (no practice July 4th) Cost: $160.00 per session
Session II: July 18th – August 17th
Cost: $160.00 each session

Corporate Rowing League

No experience required, practice once per week for 7 weeks with the Onondaga Cup Regatta finale race. See the Chargers website for registration.
Practices: May 29 – July 21st 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Onondaga Cup Regatta – July 22- 23

Adult & Teen Beginning Sculling ( HS Sophomores or older)

Monday – Friday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
A week-long introduction to sculling (rowing with an oar in each hand). No previous experience required. Space is limited.
July 31st – August 4th 
Cost: $175.00

Youth Learn to Row Program

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 10:30 AM
An introduction to the sport of rowing for youth ages 10-14. No experience required.
Session I: June 26th – July 7th 
Session II: July 10th – July 21st
Session III: July 24th – August 4th
Cost : $160.00 per session

Adult Experienced Program

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 PM
For rowers with at least two sessions of Adult Learn-to-Row. A challenging experience in a relaxed atmosphere which focuses on drills to improve rowing skills and occasional racing pieces tailored to the skill levels of the individual boats. Potential to race In the Onondaga Cup July 22-23.
Session I: May 31st – June 28th (May 29th start for Mon Only option)
Session II: July 3rd – August 2nd
Session III: August 7th – September 6th (skipping Labor Day)
Session IV: September 11th – October 11th
Cost: $85.00 for 1 day per week. $150.00 for both days per week

Experienced Middle School Week

For 7-9th graders who have prior rowing experience
Mondays – Friday 4:00 -6:00 PM
A one-week (5 day) program for rowers entering grade 7-9 who have participated in multiple learn to row pro- grams. This camp is not for beginning rowers. Focus is to build from the basics to prepare athletes for potential high school rowing career.
Session I: July 24th – July 28th
Session II: August 7th – August 11th
Cost: $160 per session

Transition from Novice to Varsity

Monday – Friday 4-6 PM
A one week (5 day) camp for an athlete that rowed one year as novice on their High School team and plans on going out for the Varsity program next spring. An introduction to the requirements to be successful at the next level.
Session I: July 17th – July 21st Cost: $150.00 per session
Session II: July 31st – August 4th
Cost: $150 per session

High School Varsity Competitive Racing Program

Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. M,W,TH 7 AM – 9-AM, Saturdays 8-10 AM
This program is for HiGH School Varsity athletes from the spring racing season. PLEASE NOTE IT IS FOR ATHLETES WITH MORE THAN 1 HIGH SCHOOL SEASON EXPERIENCE. Athletes will train hard and focus on racing. The crews will race at the West Side Rowing Club Invitational and finish by racing in the Onondaga Cup Lake Fest Regatta. Will include guest coaches and video sessions.
Begins June 26th – July 22nd (Cancelled)
Cost: $325.00

Click to learn more and register for the CHARGERS Summer 2017 Rowing Programs!

Hiring Coaches for Summer/Fall Programs

Want to share your rowing passion with others? Want to make a little extra money on the side while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors? Interested in becoming a CHARGERS rowing coach? The CHARGERS are looking to hire great coaches for our Summer and Fall 2017 programs. Head on over to the application by clicking the link below and submit yours!

Click here to apply to Coach for the CHARGERS!

Corporate Row 2017 – Registration Open

Registration for teams wishing to participate in the 2017 Corporate Rowing Program is now open. There are a limited number of spots so be sure to reserve your spot today by submitting the form and paying the preregistration fee!

Click here to learn more about the 2017 Corporate Rowing Program

Click here to register for the 2017 Corporate Rowing Program

Click here to learn about the 2017 Onondaga Cup & Lakefest


CHARGERS receive Community Fund Grant!


The CHARGERS are honored to be the recipient of a $30,000 Grant from the Central New York Community Foundation Inc to help build our new boathouse. Read more about this exciting news and how it will help the CHARGERS in the attached press release!



PHOTOS: USRowing Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Masters Regional Championships

Check out these photos from the USRowing Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Masters Regional Championships on Onondaga Lake! This regatta, the first to be held in 20 years on Onondaga, was proudly brought to you by the hard working members of the Chargers Rowing Club!

2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Night

Check out these photos from the Hall of Fame Inductee dinner! To see more visit our Facebook Page