Kids Experience the Hudson in Summer Rowing Workshops

Out on the river

Building Bridges Building Boats is once again giving students in grade 6 and up an opportunity to experience the Hudson River from the thwart of a 26-foot rowboat.  In its ninth season the Summer River Workshop teaches kids how to row and steer a boat safely.  The program runs in weekly sessions Monday through Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Session I begins June 27 with sessions II and III starting July 11 and 18 respectively.
       The participants spend most of each day in boats or at riverside destinations accessible by boat. The students learn the lessons of the river and seamanship while enjoying the company of their shipmates.  Each day’s destination is chosen by a careful study of the tides and weather tempered by an assessment of the crew’s abilities.
       Students who have completed at least one session of the Summer River Workshop are eligible to sign on to a multi-day river trip.  This year’s trip will be a four day journey (July 5-8) up the river and back, camping overnight at the Chelsea Yacht Club and other spots along the way.  For further information visit http://www.buildingboats.org/ or email David Hardy at hardy@highlands.com 


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