A Fall River rowing center is ready for those of us seeking some adventure this spring and summer.

If we have learned anything over the last few years, it's to live life to the fullest. There's nothing like grabbing some adventure right in our backyard -- adventure I had no idea existed.

The Watuppa Rowing Center, based on Watuppa Pond in Fall River, is the perfect place to celebrate rowing and teach people how to row. Kim Smith, a board member with the center, said "Watuppa" actually means "place of boats." How fitting.

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The year-round center was established in 2018, so it's still very much in its growing stage, but it's offering its services to children, free of charge. A free summer camp for students in grade school is scheduled for this summer.  Sign-ups are happening now with limited spots still available.

The camp, open to students in grades 7-12, will run for two weeks, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

The center's mission is to educate and engage young people from throughout Greater Fall River. Students from as far away as Rochester come to take part.

Don't worry. The center also includes adults in a paid program. Adult classes meet Tuesday and Thursday at 6 a.m. or p.m., and Saturday at 6 and 10 a.m.

they haven't left out the adults. This is a paid program they call "The Masters". Don't let the name fool you though, you don't have to actually be good at rowing to take part.

Lessons are led by coaches Sarah Fiske and Sandra Cardillo
In case you have been scratching your head, wondering what the kids will do this summer, the Watuppa Rowing Center may be the answer. Check them out and get the kiddos (and/or you) signed up.

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