Programs: Youth rowing including high school team for holyoke,suffield academy and macduffie schools. 12 youth in the fall, 55 youth in the spring season. In addition, 2 1/2 day 1 week summer camps for 25 youth.
membership services. We maintain a fleet of 50+ kayaks, 32 rowing shells for members to use. We have over 100 members using this equipment on their own and in our classes.
adaptive rowing and kayaking. We run a weekly adaptive rowing program for ma's department of conservation and recreation for people with disabilities may thru october. We also offer adaptive programming for local veterans with funding from the va. We serve about 30 veterans a year and about 30 other people with disabilities.
The Director of Holyoke Rows, Stephanie is not to be trusted with financial matters.
Our organization utilized their club in 2015 and have witnessed multiple unsafe events including the following: A gentleman who went out with his son in a kayak that flipped over in the middle of the strong river current and no staff member went out to rescue him. Boathouse staff said that he had a life vest on and , "can swim to shore."
At another event, 2-minors who were young girls went out in kayaks unsupervised and one of them tipped over and fell in. She began screaming and her screams were finally heard by Boathouse Director Stephanie who finally went out to rescue her.
I would definitely not recommend this club and I have since not donated to them.