Ages: 13-23 years old
Suggested Skill Level: 2-10, out of 10
It is required to have at least one year of rowing experience. Camp is focused on achieving a high level of success at The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The practices are rigorous. During training, rowers will have the opportunity to refine their technique both in sculling and sweep boats, while building strength and endurance in preparation for the race. Athletes will be trained on water skill development with plenty of video feedback. There will also be land training sessions. These land sessions will include strength training, erg skill/speed development, as well as featuring information on the nutritional and psychological needs required by athletes to perform well in training.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
While at camp, rowers will be sleeping onsite in bunk beds and will be separated by gender. While at the race, campers will be staying at a Comfort Inn with four per room and grouped with their boats. The Comfort Inn is located at 2 Dunlop Drive, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.
While at camp, please bring quarters for laundry; campers will be transported to a local laundromat.
Linens: Not provided
Suggested Spending Money: At least $200
Campers must bring their passports as the race takes place in Canada; however, minors do not need to bring a passport, although it is highly encouraged.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff will be staying in the dormitories and Comfort Inn with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
While at the camp, overnight campers will receive a cold breakfast, a hot brunch, snacks, and dinner and day campers will receive a hot brunch and snacks. While at the race, all campers will receive breakfast and lunch. Breakfast will be at the Comfort Inn, lunch will be prepared at the race course, and campers will be responsible for their dinner.
The shuttle from the airport to the Boathouse on the arrival day, July 16th, is included in the camp cost, as is the return shuttle from the Boathouse to the airport on August 14th. If campers will be taking the shuttle to the Boathouse, they need to arrive at the airport between 11AM-3PM. If campers will be taking the shuttle back to the airport, the flight needs to be after 1PM. If campers are outside of this time range, the pick-up or drop-off service is an additional $50. Campers will need to fly into the Pittsburgh International Airport.
If campers are attending Club Nationals, there is an optional shuttle to the Boathouse for $200 per passenger.
A detailed camper registration packet which includes check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, US Rowing information, required forms for crossing borders, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. Campers must bring their health and release and required forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount.
- To register your group online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Steel City Rowing Club is located at 101 Arch Street, Verona, PA 15147. It is a state-of-the-art GREEN facility that was built and LEED-certified in 2010. It is a 3-story building complete with a full kitchen (oven, stove, fridges, etc.) and a beautiful view of the Allegheny River.
The Comfort Inn is located at 2 Dunlop Drive, St. Catherines, Ontario L2R 1A2, Canada.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 5:30 AM Overnight campers wake up
- 6:00 AM Cold breakfast for overnight campers
- 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM Water practice and stretching
- 9:15 AM Hot brunch
- 10:00 AM Break
- 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Snack
- 1:30 PM Water practice
- 3:30 PM Stretching, presentations, video review
- 4:30 PM Day campers depart and overnight campers break
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Evening activities
- 9:30 PM Lights out