The GRP is a program of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is:

  1. to support and promote participation and excellence in lifelong sports with a special focus on rowing, running, biathlon and Nordic skiing;
  2. to use and teach sustainable practices; and
  3. to protect and manage the surrounding land, lake and trails.

In exchange for coaching, travel support, room & board, GRP rowers are asked to take on projects that contribute to work of the Center (see the projects). If this sounds like work you would enjoy, while taking your rowing to the next level, then you may be a good fit for the GRP. Apply via this form. Questions and applications should be directed towards Steve Whelpley at

Are you a strong U23 rower? Check out our GRP U23 Summer Program, for U23 athletes (whether in college or not) designed to be a bridge from collegiate rowing to the US National Team, with a focus on smaller boats. In the nearest term, the immediate goal is to put together small boats to compete at U23 World Championship Trials. Read more.