The following is a list of items campers have found useful. Please keep in mind that Annapolis is usually hot and humid during the summer.
All campers will be housed 2 to 4 per room in the Navy dorm, Bancroft Hall. Each room has lofted twin beds, desks, lockers, vanity, and a shower.
Transportation to/from Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport or the BWI Amtrak station is provided at no charge. Flights should arrive no later than 1:30 pm and trains no later than 2:00 pm. Campers will be met at 2:00 pm in the Observation Gallery of the airport and at 2:30 pm at the train station, and then transported to camp via a chartered bus. The Observation Gallery is located between concourses B and C and is next to the Subway sandwich shop, directly behind the American Airlines counter. This spot is outside of security, so campers should pick up their luggage and then head upstairs to the Observation Gallery.
Please arrange flight/train departure times on Thursday for after 3:30 pm to ensure adequate time for check-in and security.
Travel information should be provided either at time of application or via the TRANSPORTATION FORM as soon as arrangements have been made.
**Please note: we are unable to participate in the airlines’ Unaccompanied Minor Program.**
Check-in will be held at the Navy/Marine Corps Football Stadium. If using a navigation system use: 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401.
From the North: Take Interstate 95 South, exit on to Interstate 695 East in Baltimore, then take Interstate 97 South. Follow I-97 until it merges into Route 50 East, then follow directions from Route 50 below.
From the South: Take Interstate 95 North, Maryland Route 2 North, or US Route 302/Maryland Route 3 North to intersect US Route 50. Travel East to Annapolis on Route 50, then follow directions below.
From US Route 50: Take Exit 24, Annapolis, Roscoe Rowe Boulevard (MD Route 70) and stay right on the exit ramp. Stay straight on Rowe Blvd. over Weems Creek Bridge and then make your second right onto Taylor Avenue. The stadium will then be on your right. Drive down the road and make your third right into GATE 5 of the Football Stadium parking lot. You might have to tell the gate attendant that you are checking in for the Navy Rowing Camp. Once through the gate, drive up the hill, find the "Camp Registration" sign and park your car. Once at the stadium, follow the check-in information above.
For pick-up on Thursday, parents have the option to park at the football stadium and take the shuttle onto campus to the boathouse for the final ceremony at the end of camp. Parents will have the opportunity to view the boathouse and meet our camp staff prior to the start of the ceremony. The camp shuttle buses will leave from the stadium at 11:00 AM, drop off the parents at the boathouse for the 12:00 ceremony, and then shuttle all campers, parents, and luggage back to the stadium at the conclusion of the ceremony. If parents are unable to arrive early enough to catch the shuttle to the boathouse, all campers will be taken out to the stadium for pick-up by 12:45 PM. Campers will be supervised at the stadium and must be picked up no later than 1:00 PM. Campers needing return transportation to BWI Airport or BWI Amtrak Station will leave the boathouse on a separate bus at 12:45 PM.
For transportation information, please continue reading below.
Check-in is at 2:00 PM on Sunday at the Navy/Marine Corps Football Stadium, located a few blocks from campus. You can get to the registration area by using Gate 5 of the football stadium parking lot on Taylor Avenue (directions below). Please allow sufficient time to drive to Annapolis. On Sunday afternoons, the Bay Bridge from the Eastern Shore and the NJ Turnpike can have quite a bit of traffic.
After handing in your medical form (information below) and receiving your room number at the stadium check-in, we will have camp buses driving the campers and their luggage onto campus and to the dormitory. Parents have the option to ride on the bus with their daughters to help them get situated in the dorm or they may leave at that time. For those campers who are dropped off at the stadium, the counseling staff will help them find their room and get set up. If parents choose to ride the bus to campus, the buses will shuttle parents back to the stadium where their cars will be parked.
Even if you have a Military ID, you MUST check-in at the stadium before driving onto the Yard on your own.
The Naval Academy Athletic Association requires our campers to provide a complete and valid physical examination form that was completed within one year of the start of camp. This would be a form from your daughter's doctor, much like the one you would submit to her school. If her doctor or school does not have a specific form, you can substitute this with a letter from her doctor, stating the camper is in good physical health and able to participate in a rigorous athletic camp. Please include any allergies and/or daily medications.
If you wish to submit the form in advance of camp, please either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to:
Navy Rowing Camps
PO Box 201
Arnold, MD 21012
You also have the option of submitting it in person at camp check-in.
*Please note: we must have a copy of the physical/letter by no later than camp check-in. If you choose to submit your medical form in advance of camp via email or mail, you will be emailed confirmation of its receipt by Camp Director Heather Schlosberg.