A complete exploration of the sport of sculling: technique, training, boatmanship, rigging and more. The program includes 14 scheduled on-water sessions, three video review sessions, and a variety of land sessions such as core strengthening, yoga, ergometer training, and evening activities. Coached sessions and video reviews typically take place before lunch. In the afternoons, take advantage of a free row to work independently on what you're learning or grab a coach for more technical points. The afternoon row is also a great chance to try a demo single or a team boat, or stay on dry land and expedite your recovery with a massage or other programming options. Participate in a trip to Concept2 (the rowing oar and erg manufacturer), take a mountain bike ride, play volleyball, or visit other local points of interest. Thursday afternoons we hold the Head of the Hosmer - Craftsbury's take on the traditional head racing format complete with post-event festivities and campfire (see recent results here). All week-long programs start at 3:30pm on Sundays and end by 11:00am on Friday.
Weekend Programs (3 days/2 nights)
The weekend program at Craftsbury provides an intensive overview of sculling technique. Weekends condense a lot of information into just three days and are great as a technical tune-up for experienced rowers while providing newcomers with an efficient, thorough introduction to the sport. The program has five scheduled coached sessions; one on Friday, three on Saturday, and one on Sunday before lunch. Video review sessions are planned two times through the course of the weekend along with evening video presentations and a yoga class. All weekend programs start at 3:30pm on Friday and end by 12:30pm with lunch on Sunday.
Four-Day Weekend Programs
A short week? A long weekend? Whichever you decide, this program gives you a bit more of all you love about Craftsbury without a whole week away from your commitments. The four-day program includes eight scheduled on-water sessions, two video reviews, a yoga class, and a rigging talk. The schedule on day two and day three is like that of our weeklong program with two coached sessions before lunch and an optional afternoon session with coaches available to you. Our autumn four-days also include the beauty of Vermont's dazzling autumn foliage. All four-day programs start at 3:30pm on the day of your arrival and end by 12:30pm with lunch.
Yoga and Sculling - Each day will combine sculling sessions on Lake Hosmer with on-the-dock stretching and an extended indoor yoga class. This program is open to all abilities. Beginning scullers AND beginning yoga students are welcome. Note: The sculling component of this program is exactly the same as that of our other 6 day programs. No sculling time is sacrificed, we just add more yoga sessions. More info.
Foliage + Sculling - Vermont is renowned for its fall foliage. The Foliage + Sculling sessions combine our sculling camp with optional daily local field trips that will expand your appreciation of Craftsbury and Northeastern Vermont. More info.
Find our schedule and pricing on this page. Our all-inclusive program cost includes double occupancy room with shared bath and on-site laundry facilities, free wifi across campus, meals, coaching, optional field trips and the use of a sculling shell. Our fleet can accommodate most any rower, no matter what your size or ability level, from stable recreational models to racing shells - even some doubles. While we do our best to accommodate scullers of all ages, we ask that sculling campers ages younger than 15 be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. (Got a kid looking for more of a summer camp experience with a sculling component? Check out our sister organization Hosmer Point's programming.)
Interested in more gracious accommodations? We have a wide variety of options including rooms with private baths, suites and lakeside cabins that can fit the whole family. Lodging information.