required experience

TYPICAL daily schedule

2022 camp details


As 2022 will mark a return to our residential overnight camps, all campers and camp staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate. The camper's second dose must be at least two weeks prior to the start of their camp, and no more than one year. If it has been more than one year since the second dose, a booster will be required for participation. Additional policies and requirements will be shared as we get closer to camp as we continue to monitor state, local, and Navy health guidelines in our efforts to ensure a safe and rewarding Navy Rowing Camp experience.​


Camp tuition covers all coaching, seminars, housing, meals (Sunday dinner through Thursday breakfast), Navy Rowing Camp t-shirt, supervision, and camp shuttle service to/from BWI Airport and Amtrak station. Our camps check in Sunday afternoons and check out Thursdays just prior to lunch.


0730    Breakfast
0830    Rowing Session I
1130    Lunch
1300    Seminar(s)/Campus Tour
1500    Rowing Session II
1800    Dinner
1900    Sunset Row/Seminar/Group Activity
2200    Lights Out

room & board

All Navy camps share the common goal of developing a camper’s ability and exposing her to the Midshipman concepts of honor, integrity and discipline. Additionally, our rowing-specific camps aim to:

1. To foster a love of rowing in our campers.

  • For our experienced campers, our expert staff of both coaches and counselors hope to deepen that love of the sport and keep our campers chasing after their next goals in the sport.
  • For our novice campers, we charge ourselves with the bill of instilling that love and excitement for the sport – we hope to hear that the graduates of our novice program leave camp looking to return home and find a local program where they can continue to row throughout the school year.

 2. To aid in the personal development of each individual camper.

  • For our experienced campers, we look to slow things down and really focus on the details of the rowing stroke. Our coaches will help their campers move efficiently with the rowers around them, but their larger aim is to build upon each camper’s individual skills and make sure they are using their bodies (or, in the case of our coxswains, their voices) most effectively to help move the boat.
  • For our novice campers, we teach a very fundamental stroke that campers can take wherever they are going next and build upon successfully.

To attain these goals, we boat campers in eights according to ability and experience and maintain a low athlete-to-coach ratio. For water practices, campers are kept with the same coach and group of athletes for the week to allow a consistent platform for improvement. The boats are brought together as one group for land seminars covering a range of topics including – but not limited to – land/erg training, nutrition, mobility, strength training, coxing, and collegiate recruiting. 

* Please note that while we very much welcome scullers, we are a SWEEP camp and campers will only be boated in either 4+s or 8+s.

Campers are housed in the Midshipmen’s dormitory, Bancroft Hall. Rooms are doubles, triples and quads complete with sink, shower, and lockable closets for valuables. All meals from Sunday dinner to Thursday breakfast are provided in King Hall, the Midshipmen’s dining facility.

During the day, campers are under the guidance of experienced coaches and college-aged counselors. At night, counselors and coaches stay in the campers' dormitory, providing 24-hour supervision.

JUNE 12-16 | at least one FULL season of on-the-water rowing or coxing experience with a school or club is required for participation (multiple camps or clinics do not count as a full season). Please note that this is the exact same camp as our later two weeks -- we simply do not have a learn-to-row or camp/clinic experience group for that week. (For those that attended in 2021, we do not have a performance camp option this year-- all weeks are the same for our experienced rowers and coxswains!)

JUNE 19-23 & JUNE 26-30 | ALL experience levels welcome! Campers will be boated with other campers of similar ability and we welcome campers ranging from zero experience up to seasoned racers. Campers who have only completed prior camps/clinics are welcome to attend these weeks.

For appropriate boating placement at camp, we ask that campers take part in the application process so that we can collect the most accurate rowing/coxing history.