Nike Crew Camp Steel City Rowing Club
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Nike Crew Camps team up with Steel City Rowing Club for their inaugural season! Through their experienced and elite coaches, Steel City Rowing Club has established themselves as one of the premiere locations for focused, driven rowers.
Steel City Rowing Club continuously prepares its rowers to succeed nationally and worldwide. They have created an environment of passion and dedication to the sport, its members, and the community through their high expectations for each rower.
- Train at a state of the art facility under a two-time National Team Member, Zach Petronic
- Learn about the physical and mental barriers to become a top athlete
- Enjoy the beautiful stretch of the Allegheny River and explore the city of Pittsburgh
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Camp Director Lauren Schall
Lauren Schall is the coach of the Varsity Women at the University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Coach at Central Catholic High School, and Varsity Girls coach for the Steel City Rowing Club Juniors.View Lauren Schall's Bio ⟩
She has rowed under multiple national caliber coaches with Pitt, Vesper Boat Club's U23 squad, and Steel City Open Elites. Over the past 6 years, she earned gold in the Women's 2- at collegiate nationals, golds in the Women's 8+ and 4+ at US Rowing Club Nationals, and silvers in the Senior 4- and 8+ at the Royal Canadian Henley. During her coaching career, she has doubled the size of Pitt's Women's program, and led the Steel City Juniors to gold at every regatta since her arrival, including the prestigious Head of the Schuylkill. She is excited to extend her coaching into the summer racing world with Nike Crew Camps.
regular_coach Zach Petronic
Zach is a two-time national team member. He competed in the 2013 and 2015 World University Games in the mens eight and the single respectively. He began rowing in 2006 at North Allegheny High School....View Zach Petronic's Bio ⟩
Zach is a two-time national team member. He competed in the 2013 and 2015 World University Games in the mens eight and the single respectively. He began rowing in 2006 at North Allegheny High School. Previously Zach served as the head coach for Pine Richland high school and an assistant coach for Pittsburgh Rowing Club. He is currently completing his degree in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh while competing on their rowing team.
The Royal Canadian Henley Camp and Regatta: July 16th-August 14th
Henley Camp: July 17th-August 7th
The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta: August 9th-13th
Check-In: Sunday, July 16th at 4PM
Check-Out: Monday, August 14th at 10AM
Daily Camp Hours: 6:30AM-4:30PM
Campers will leave the Rowing Club around 12pm on August 8th to travel to the Regatta. Campers will leave the Regatta at the conclusion of the last race and will most likely be back fairly late on August 13th.
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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.
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
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.
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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