Every year, the Saint Ignatius Chicago Rowing Team and thousands of rowers from around the country flock to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to train and compete at Melton Lake, one of the best 2,000-meter rowing courses in America. With 30 miles of flat water and a seven-lane buoyed race course, Melton Lake is an excellent location for rowing training trips and regattas! Oak Ridge has hosted several prestigious regattas including, the NCAA Women’s Rowing National Championships, US Rowing Championship events, Conference Championships and countless other high caliber regattas at the high school, collegiate and masters level. The schedule for the rowers is rigorous but is considered as one of the best high school memories for most rowers.
If you have the opportunity to chaperone at Oak Ridge you should take it. A lot of work goes into the planning and execution of a successful and safe trip. The more chaperones the better. Come for the week or a few days, whatever your schedule allows. Many memories happen there that your child will not remember to tell you about.