Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the closure of schools for in-person instruction in Vermont, our Spring Youth Rowing season has been cancelled. Teens are always welcome to join our regular Adult Rowing Clubs this summer and we look forward to seeing you back on the water in the fall!
Youth rowing at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum puts to use the pilot gigs made by our boat building students in the first part of the Champlain Longboats program. We currently have 20 boats in our fleet.
Our inclusive “you show, you row” policy involves over 700 youth annually. The youth rowing program provides a positive exercise option and traditional school sport alternative for any student.
Join a Youth Team
Youth rowing seasons occur in the fall, from September through November, and the spring, from March through May. Rowing teams meet after school and practice two to three times a week.
There are currently youth rowing teams at the following schools:
- Vergennes Middle School
- Vergennes High School
- Mt. Abe Middle School
- Mt. Abe High School
- Rice Memorial High School
- Burlington High School
- South Burlington High School
- Champlain Valley Union High School
Students at any of our participating schools can join the school team. Students whose school is not part of the program are welcome to join other teams – just contact us and we’ll find the closest team to you. To learn more or find a team to join, contact Nick Patch, Champlain Longboats Director, by phone at 802-475-2022 ext. 113 or by email at NickP@lcmm.org.
School Programs and Partnerships
Tailored to students’ needs or academic goals, our school rowing programs and partnerships offer experiences in team-building, ecology, and history set on Lake Champlain. These programs are open to special education and mainstream education programs and schools.
To learn more about these options and what would best work for you and your students, contact Nick Patch, Champlain Longboats program director, by phone at 802-475-2022 ext. 113 or by email at NickP@lcmm.org.
Youth Rowing Races
Our youth rowing teams compete in regional races each spring and fall in Vermont and Massachusetts. For the most up to date list of dates go to our races page: