Rowing Camp Details

Camp Information

Dates: Week 1: TBA or Week 2:TBA
Ages: 13-18 (Novice welcome)
Cost: Commuter: TBA / Overnight: TBA
Schedule Link

Camp Description-
Come take advantage of the sunshine, beaches and waves in San Diego while improving your technical, mental, and racing skills!  

This camp is run by Olympians and Olympic coaches and aims to provide a fun and encouraging atmosphere where junior athletes can hone their rowing skills, practice important supportive training components, and—like the Olympic movement itself—learn to be their best while working with athletes from all over!   This camp will give you tools to succeed at all levels from novice to national team.
All campers will receive individualized instruction geared towards preparing for a competitive collegiate program. Each group of athletes will have their own coach for every practice and campers will receive specific technical assessments both on and off the water.

We take a 360° approach to improving our rowing skills and one important place to do that is training balance and core. Campers will have the opportunity to take a 90-minute surfing or stand up paddle board lesson, which will improve balance, self-awareness and build confidence.  If the interest is high, the group will be able to do another session as an addition.  The classes and equipment are provided by Surfari Surf School.

360° Olympic Approach to Rowing Success- Campers will participate in and be educated on:
Core and circuit work
Dynamic Stretching
Pre-Hab (Preventative injury work)
2000 meter erg test preparation workouts
Erg test race plan prep
Surfing (or Stand Up Paddle Boarding)
Lectures on Recruiting, Nutrition, Life as a College Rower and similar topics
Fun games and group activities to remember why we love camp and training!

What to bring
Big water bottle
Multiple changes of rowing gear (shorts, shirts, socks, hat, long sleeve)
Beach Towel
Running shoes
Bedding (Sheets, light blanket, pillow)
Fan if you’d like (college dorms are warm in the summer)
Seat pad if you normally use one

Overnight campers will be staying in the dorms on the stunning campus of The University of San Diego, ranked #1 Most Beautiful Campus in 2017, at 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110. (Campus Flyover video)

The rowing will be at USD’s boathouse on Mission Bay at 1220 El Carmel Pl, San Diego, CA 92019.
Day campers will check in each morning at the boathouse and will be picked up at boathouse in the afternoon before group departs for campus.


Enter USD at USD Main Driveway stoplight.
Turn Right at stop sign and pass parking structure on your left.
At stop sign veer downhill; turn left.
Check in will be located in San Buenaventura - Conference Services Office

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