FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2013
Town Partners with Port Rowing to Offer Summer Camps
MEDIA CONTACTS: Collin Nash, Ryan Mulholland, & Sam Marksheid | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY– The Town of North Hempstead is proud to announce a partnership with Port Rowing for rowing camps to be offered throughout the summer for children with disabilities (adaptive rowing), middle School and high school students, and even adult rowers.
“This partnership with Port Rowing is building on the success of the Annual Row for Autism sponsored by the Town. We are now becoming a destination for Crew, where rowers from across the region can come here and row at our beautiful North Hempstead Beach Park,” Supervisor Jon Kaiman said.
The summer Adaptive Camp is an opportunity for children with disabilities to work with a student mentor one-on-one. On staff, there is an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) specialist and physical therapist to assist campers. Classes are $600 per person for the week, with the first session beginning June 24th.
For the middle school and high school level, campers will be instructed by coaches that are former National team members and collegiate national champions. You will learn how to row in doubles, fours and eights to maximize water time and gain valuable experience. Classes are $250 per session and begin June 24th.
For adults, there will be a four weeks of practice with a Port Rowing coach on Tuesday and Thursday Nights at 6:00pm. Adults can enter the League as free agents and be placed in boat lineups together or enter as en entire boat of nine people: 8 rowers + 1 coxswain. The four weeks of practice will culminate in the race for the Corporate Cup. The cost of this program is $250.
To sign up for these camps please log on to www.portrowing.com or call 311 for more information.
A crew team takes part in this year’s Row for Autism at North Hempstead Beach Park.
Port Rowing Director Steve Panzik along with Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth.