Junior Crew

Overview & Philosophy

The Junior Crew program (8th-12th graders, boys and girls) is the Center’s largest and most active — registering approximately 150 athletes from middle and high schools throughout the region. The rowing program at Mt Baker teaches the basic fundamentals of rowing, boat handling, water safety and care of equipment. All classes are geared toward competitive rowing. Rowing produces a great sense of pride and accomplishment as athletes work to meet the physical and mental challenges of the sport. It teaches sportsmanship and team camaraderie. Past to present, Mt Baker Junior Crew teams have consistently earned both regional and national recognition.  Fees shown are for scheduled practices. Regattas and team travel are billed separately. Financial aid is available; contact the office for more information.

The novice rowing program is for any participant with no prior rowing experience.  Novices can start at the beginning of the summer, fall, or spring sessions.  Rowing rules state that participants remain novice until the end of May.

Winter 2019

CourseDaysTimeDatesFeeActivity Code
Jr Crew Conditioning - Novice BoysTue, Wed, Thu
Sat
4:15pm - 5:45pm
9:30am - 11:30am
1/2 - 2/2$11813005
Jr Crew Conditioning - Novice GirlsTue, Wed, Thu
Sat
4:15pm - 5:45pm
9:30am - 11:30am
1/2 - 2/2$11813004
Jr Crew - Novice Boys Mon - Fri4:15pm - 6:15pm
2/4 - 5/20$49611432
Jr Crew - Novice Boys - New to Rowing Mon - Fri4:15pm - 6:15pm
2/4 - 5/20$49612973
Jr Crew - Novice Girls Mon - Fri4:15pm - 6:15pm
2/4 - 5/20$49612968
Jr Crew - Novice Girls - New to RowingMon - Fri4:15pm - 6:15pm
2/4 - 5/20$49612971

 

Summer 2019

CourseDaysTimeDatesFeeBarcode
Novice Boys-Session 1M-F9:30 - 11:30 am7/1 - 7/26$131.0017892
Novice Girls-Session 1M-F9:30 - 11:30 am7/1 - 7/26$131.0017893
Novice Boys-Session 2M-F9:30 - 11:30 am8/6 - 8/30$124.0019252
Novice Girls-Session 2M-F9:30 - 11:30 am8/6 - 8/30$124.0019271

Prior competitive rowing experience is required to be in the experienced program. If you are unsure of which program to register for please call the office. If you rowed in the spring as a novice you will automatically be experienced in the summer or fall.

Winter 2019

CourseDaysTimeDatesFeeActivity Code
Jr Crew Conditioning - Experienced BoysMon, Tue, Thu, Fri
Sat
4:15pm - 6:15pm
9:30am - 11:30am
1/3 - 2/2$137
11435
Jr Crew Conditioning - Experienced GirlsMon, Tue, Thu, Fri
Sat
4:15pm - 6:15pm
9:30am - 11:30am
1/3 - 2/2$137
13001
Jr Crew - Experienced BoysMon - Fri
Sat
4:15pm - 6:15pm
9:30am - 12:00pm
2/4 - 5/20$522
11424
Jr Crew - Experienced GirlsMon - Fri
Sat
4:15pm - 6:15pm
9:30am - 12:00pm
2/4 - 5/20$522
12946

Summer 2019

CourseDaysTimeDatesFeeBarcode
Jr Crew - Exp Boys M-F7:30 - 9:30 am7/1 - 8/23 (No 7/29 - 8/5)$22219250
Jr Crew - Exp GirlM-F7:30 - 9:30 am7/1 - 8/23 (No 7/29 - 8/5)$22218313

After the Spring Junior Crew season ends, stay on the water with this special sculling session. This June program is for any youth who are new to rowing or want to continue rowing, but in Mt. Baker’s small boat fleet of singles, doubles and quads. Find out what those small/tippy boats are are all about! Note: Spring novice rowers will be experienced rowers for this course. 

Spring 2019

Registration Begins March 5, 2019 at Noon.

CourseDaysTimeDatesFeeBarcode
Exp Sculling CampT/Th4:15 - 6:15 pm5/28 - 6/20
$53.00
17844
Beginning Youth Sculling CampM/W4:15 - 6:15 pm5/29 - 6/19$46.00
17845

The following forms are required for participation in the Junior Crew program at Mount Baker. In order to be allowed to participate in practices all forms must be signed and turned into the office on the first day of crew. If you have questions as to whether your athlete is current on their paperwork please contact the office.

Assumption of Risk & Release Form

This yearly form is needed from every participant of an activity at the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center. Participants under the age of 18 must have the form signed by their Parent or Guardian. This form expires at the end of each calendar year.

Float Test

Most classes at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center require a participant to pass a float test. Float tests must be taken at any swimming pool or beach under the supervision of a lifeguard certified by the American Red Cross. Float tests are valid for three years. Contact the Mount Baker office if you need to find out if your float test has expired.

Medical Information Form

This yearly form is required for every junior crew athlete prior to participation in practice.  This form expires at the end of each calendar year. Please note, this form is different than the E-13 form used by our summer camps.

Code of Conduct

This yearly form is needed from every junior crew athlete prior to participation in practice.  This form expires at the end of each calendar year. It outlines the conduct that is expected of athletes at our facility. It must be signed by both the parent and participant.

USRowing Waiver & Membership

The USRowing waiver and paid membership are completed online at the link above. The USRowing waiver is valid for the calendar year and is required for competition at any regatta. The paid membership is valid for a full year from the month of payment and is required only for competition at the USRowing Regional Championships in May and USRowing Youth National Championships in June.

Permission Slip

This form is required each competitive season. It outlines competition dates and gives permission for participants to travel and compete with the team.

Merchandise Form

This form provides description and pricing for various team gear. Some items are kept in stock at MBRSC, while others are noted as special order. Please refer to date on the form for order deadlines.

Notarized Medical Surrogate Form Only required for Spring

This form is required for some overnight Spring travel, such as Brentwood. This form provides consent for us to contact emergency medical services in the event that we cannot immediately contact a parent while travelling. This form does not expire.

The following forms are required for participation in the Junior Crew program at Mount Baker. In order to be allowed to participate in practices all forms must be signed and turned into the office on the first day of crew. If you have questions as to whether your athlete is current on their paperwork please contact the office.

DateEventCostNovice Varsity
Jan. 2First day Winter Junior ConditioningAllAll
Feb. 4First day Spring Junior CrewAllAll
Feb. 13Parent Meeting (new families strongly encouraged to attend)AllAll
Feb. 13Merchandise Order DueAllAll
March 2-3 (tentative)Lake Samish (Experienced Girls)$125Exp. Girls
March 4-8Row-a-thonAllAll
March 9Baker DayAllAll
March 16Green Lake Spring Regatta @ Green Lake$55All
March 23-24Lake Samish (Experienced Boys)$125Exp. Boys
March 30Husky Open @ UW Shellhouse$45All
April 14Rose City Invitational @ Vancouver, WA$70GirlsAll
April 26 - 28Brentwood Regatta @ Vancouver Island, BC Canada~$350*SelectAll
May 4Opening Day Regatta @ UW boathouseNoneSelect
May 17-19Jr. Regional Championships @ Vancouver, WA~$300*AllAll
May 20Last day of Spring Junior Crew: 4p.m.AllAll
May 29Awards Event @ Mt BakerNoneAllAll
June 7 - 9Jr. National Championships, TBDTBD*Select

* The cost and complexity of these regattas requires that we budget them much closer to the event.  We aim to have these costs finalized 3 weeks prior to travel.  The costs listed are our best estimate at this time, but could move up or down.  We fund raise to reduce the cost of Junior Regional Championships and Youth National Championships, so the final amount should be much less than our initial estimate.  All cost updates are communicated through our weekly team updates.

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