Youth Rowing

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.

Get Involved

Join a 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.

Teams will participate in regional races including Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s annual rowing races and travel to three youth rowing competitions sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum in Massachusetts.

Students at any of our participating schools can join the school team. Students whose school is not part of the program are welcome on 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 program director, by phone at 802-475-2022 ext. 113 or by email using the link below:

Bring youth rowing to your students

Our in-school rowing programs are also open to special education and mainstream education programs and schools. These programs are tailored for your students’ needs or academic goals and can focus on team-building, ecology, and regional history while they experience the natural history of the Lake Champlain eco-system.

To learn more about these options, contact Nick Patch, Champlain Longboats program director, by phone at 802-475-2022 ext. 113 or by email using the link below:

Support Youth Rowing

Donations to Lake Champlain Maritime Museum support everything we do, including youth rowing and the Champlain Longboats program. Use the link below to donate: