The Viking Rowing Club offers an excellent rowing program for youngsters called the “Chicken Dippers”. This program is open to children ages 10 to 14 and teaches the basics of rowing. Season begins in mid-June and runs until August. Students learn first on our practice shell out of the water and are prepared for their first row in the water.
2014 Chicken Dippers FAQ:
Viking Youth Program
Sign-ups times: June 22rd – 25th from 6-8pm
Where: The Dr John Holland Boathouse, Calvert Ave., Ventnor Heights
Program begins: Monday June 24th ending Saturday July 27th with a barbecue at 12pm
Designed to introduce boys and girls ages 10 – 14 to the sport of rowing
Start date Monday June 29 6-8 PM
10-11yr olds row Saturdays 9-12:00
12-14yr olds row Monday and Wednesday 6-8 PM
2nd year high school rowers only Tuesday and Thursday 6-8 PM
Ending Saturday August 2nd with a 12 pm chicken dipper barbeque
For the Chicken Dipper BBQ on Saturday July 27, we ask that each dipper bring a desert or a 12 pack beverage. Guests are welcome for a $5.00 donation.
No rowing during lightning and thunder storms.
No rowing July 4th
Rowers must wear 2013 Chicken Dipper T-shirt
For more information Call Ray D’Amico (609) 641-8973.
Membership and enrollment information is available by contacting Coach Ray from our Chicken Dippers contact page . We encourage you to enroll your sons and daughters into this program especially if they plan on rowing in High School or College. The skills learned in this program will always be valuable to your youngsters and will prepare them for future athletic goals. Hope to see your Chicken Dippers on the water!