TYPICAL daily schedule

2022 camp details

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.

Please note that as 2022 will mark a return to our residential overnight camps, all campers and camp staff must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past their second dose or booster) against COVID-19 to participate.

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

*On one evening, campers and coaches will go to the historic Annapolis Downtown Harbor Area just outside the Academy Gate

room & board

Our camps strive to fulfill two primary goals:

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 (10:1) athlete to coach ratio. For water practices, campers are kept with the same coach and boat 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.