The Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River is the quintessential setting for recreational and competitive rowing. Cooper River is an ideal water venue praised by athletes and international rowing experts for its sheltered, narrow, six-lane, 2,000-meter race course. Cooper River Park has hosted numerous state and national rowing events, such as the IRA, NCAA, and the SRAAs regattas, in addition to many local high school, college and masters regattas.

The Boathouse features six boat bays for storage of close to one-hundred racing shells. It houses seven local rowing clubs that train daily on the Cooper River, ranging from middle-school-aged to adults in their senior years. Daily rowing on the Cooper started in 2001 with one-hundred area rowers, and that number has now grown to more than 400 rowers practicing every day.


The Camden County Boathouse located in Pennsauken, NJ is looking for a Rowing Director.

The Director of Rowing will oversee the use of the Camden County Boathouse by coaches and athletes of youth rowing clubs, masters rowing dubs, and dragon boat clubs. This includes the oversight of (1) the application process of regattas, their approvals/rejections, and payments; (2) space; and (3) safety issues. Additionally, the Director of Rowing will help create a culture of inclusion and belonging within and among the users of the boathouse and the community.

Specific Duties of the Job:

1. Provide oversight and management of regattas. This includes:

– Making regatta applications available and responding to them within the required timeframes.

– Approving and scheduling regattas in coordination with other boathouse events and in consideration of others who share the river.

– Assisting with locating vendors and other providers for services as necessary or requested by regatta organizers/LOCs.

– Being available to answer questions and ensure a positive and successful rowing experience for rowers, clubs, organizers, and the county.

– Performing other duties as necessary.


2. Provide oversight and management of space. This includes:

– Implementing the county/boathouse plan for space management in the boat bays and on the docks;

– Ensuring all clubs (youth, masters, dragon boat) have equitable access to boathouse facilities for their equipment.

– Implementing the county/boathouse plan for future space needs at the boathouse.

– Fostering a sense of community and respect among clubs/coaches/rowers for shared space within and around the boathouse grounds.


3. Provide oversight and management of safety issues. This includes:


– Developing and implementing a common and shared mechanism for clubs/rowers to report safety issues to the Director of Rowing, confidentially if necessary, and addressing those safety issues appropriately and in a timely manner.

– Developing standards of expected behavior and enforcing sanctions if those standards are violated, specifically but not limited to the areas of safety, harassment, intimidation, bullying, theft, use of other clubs’ equipment without permission, and damaging another club’s equipment without reporting that damage


– Ensuring that all coaches at the youth level have completed all US Rowing Level 1 coaching requirements, including but not limited to Safe Sport Training, CPR/First Aid, obtaining their boating license, and undergoing a background check.


4. Fulfill administrative duties relevant to the position. This includes:

– Sending, receiving, and tracking rack and rental agreements and fees.

– Providing clear and timely communication to designated contact people within each club regarding boathouse closures, regattas, space and access plans, and other information as may be necessary for clubs to plan and operate successfully.

– Tracking relevant data on usage, maintenance, and safety.

– Assisting with marketing.

– Responding to all inquiries and directing callers to the appropriate point of contact.

– Understanding and communicating COVID-19 and other communicable disease health quidelines as provided by the county and ensuring those guidelines are followed.


Background in rowing
Demonstrated commitment to DEI
Certification in First Aid/CPR/AED
Background check


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Rowing Club Members

Anyone interested in storing rowing shells at the boathouse must be a club on the Cooper River. There is an annual Public Lottery to store single or double seat boats at the boathouse. The lottery is held in December each year and good for the following calendar year.

Boat Storage

8+ $600.00
4+ $300.00
2x $150.00
1x $150.00

Membership Fees

Fall $25.00
Spring $50.00
Summer $10.00
Masters $40.00

Rowing Clubs will be permitted four free uses of a meeting room per year for club/board/parent meetings (2 hours per meeting), and unlimited use of the training room when available for coaching purposes only. There is an annual Public Lottery to store single or double seat boats at the boathouse. The lottery is held in December each year and good for the following calendar year.

Boathouse Membership Fee

Annual $100.00

2021 Regatta Calendar

Due to the COVOD-10 Pandemic, events for 2021 are scheduled but not confirmed

May 14
Patriot League

May 15
A10 Conference Championship

May 16
CAA & MAAC Conference Championship

July 13-18
US Rowing National Championship

July 24
Dragon Boat Festival

October 30
Gold Cup

2023 NCAA Divisions I, II and III Women’s Rowing Championships
Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Boathouse is excited to announce that Cooper RIver has been selected to host the 2023 NCAA Divisions I, II and III Women’s Rowing Championship



Camden County welcomes all these clubs to Cooper River.

High Schools

Bishop Eustace
Haddon Township Crew
Haddonfield Crew Club
Moorestown Crew
South Jersey Rowing Club

Masters (Adult Rowing)

Cooper Rowing Club
River Sisters Dragon Boat Club
River Sirens Dragon Boat Club


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