The East Bay Rowing Club offers unique and highly effective team building events for companies, nonprofits, military veterans, and other organizations. Our events are designed to enhance individual and team growth through hands-on rowing experiences that have a strong connection to teamwork, trust, and communication. This helps strengthen the cohesiveness of your group while providing each participant key insights into how to work more effectively together.

Rowing is known worldwide as the ultimate team sport. Each rower in the boat must be completely in sync with all the other rowers. If one person is off, the entire boat suffers. We have condensed our extensive experience with rowing into extremely effective—and fun—team building sessions.

Trust Through Rowing


This program combines several aspects of crew into a session that culminates in rowing on the beautiful Oakland Estuary. You’ll first learn how a rowing shell works and how critical it is to trust the person sitting in front of and behind you. Then, you’ll be introduced to the ergometer, an indoor rowing machine that is used by all competitive and recreational rowers. We’ll demonstrate the rowing stroke and your team will spend time practicing the stroke and learning how to move in unison.

Finally, you’ll hit the dock, where you’ll board an 18-person, flat-bottom rowing barge (very stable) and put into practice what you’ve learned. The crew rows out into the Estuary to experience what it means to trust each team member in the boat.


No previous experience with rowing is required or necessary.


EBRC provides all equipment, including Personal Flotation Devices, boats, oars, ergometers, and safety instruction.


EBRC’s experienced coaching staff are facilitators for our team building events. Each team building session has one or two highly skilled facilitators, depending on group size.

Group Size:

Our team building sessions can have up to 36 participants. The minimum size is 8.

Program Length:

Each session is 3 hours, either in the morning or the afternoon. Start and stop times are flexible, based on the needs of your organization.


~ $100 per person

Food and Beverages:

Meals, snacks, and beverages can be provided at an additional cost.

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