"The location and hospitality of the Chieftain Motor Inn and the long miles of unspoiled river
make this place the best spot for summer rowing in the country. The nature around you makes
rowing not only a perfect physical activity but also a very unique spiritual experience."
~ Kris Korzeniowski
The National Team
Our location on the Connecticut River allows us to offer a premier sculling camp. Rowing is a suitable
sport for anyone wishing to begin a fitness program, as well as the seasoned athlete looking for a
cross training option or an impact free program.
Black Bear Sculling Camp
A rowing camp that is open to all ages and abilities. Our youngest camper is 8 years old, and our
oldest is 80. We have beginners of all ages as well as many top scullers, from youth to masters, come
to the Chieftain and be a part of our program. All guest rooms have private bath, A.C. units, Blow
dryers, T.V. and phones. Where else can you or your child attend a camp, learn or perfect a skill, and
feel as if they are on vacation. Here with us! We keep the vacationer in mind by offering frequent
trips into town, offering great shops, restaurants, libraries, museums, and a movie theater.
Hold Your Own Camp
We Provide the Location . . . You Provide the Coaches
The Chieftain Inn is a perfect location for you to hold a training camp with your crew. Our rooms,
location and grounds make us an ideal location for running camps and sculling camps. The Chieftain
Inn is currently the home to Black Bear Sculling camp. and has been for over 5 years. Tabor Academy used us
as a training location prior to competing in the Henley Cup. We hosted a training camp in the Summer
of '08 for the US Men's Quad Olympic Team prior to them competing in the Olympics in Beijing.
You create your own training itinerary, bring your own coaches and we will supply the lodging,
food and evening entertainment activities.