Technique and Racing Camp: June 12th-15th
Check-In: Monday at 12:00 PM at the Boathouse
Check-Out: Thursday at 4:30 PM at the Boathouse
Daily Camp Hours: MON 12PM-4:30PM, TUES-WED 8:30AM-4:30PM, THURS 8:30AM-4:30PM
Elite High Performance Camp: June 24th-27th
Check-In: Saturday 12:00 PM at the Boathouse
Check-Out: Tuesday at 4:30PM at the Boathouse
Daily Camp Hours: SAT 12PM-4:30PM, SUN-MON 8:30AM-4:30PM, TUES 8:30AM-4:30PM
On the last day, campers will head to the boathouse for a row, head back to the dorm for lunch/check out, and bring bags back to boathouse in the afternoon.
Please click on "More Important Camp Details" for specific information about each camp.
Technique and Racing Camp
Ages: Entering grades 9-12
Suggested skill level: 3-10, out of 10
This camp will give athletes a sense of what it is like to train and race at a Division I university while focusing on seat-racing, race strategy, starts, and sprinting. While this camp is suggested for rowers with 1-2 seasons of racing experience, all rowers and athletes are welcome. Coxswains will be given individual feedback and the opportunity to review recordings of their race calls.
Elite High Performance Camp
Ages: Entering grades 9-12
Suggested Skill level: 5-10, out of 10
This camp is geared towards experienced rowers with at least one season of racing who want to get a feel for what it is like to row at an elite Division I university. There will be in depth education and discussion of the rowing stroke, training regimens, and racing tactics. Conditioning, strength training, and video analysis will take place, as well as exposing camp athletes to the collegiate recruitment process. Coxswains will be given individual feedback and the opportunity to review recordings of their calls.
Both camps will focus on sweep rowing.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
If you have a roommate request and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age.
Linens: Not provided
Room Key Deposit: TBD
Suggested Spending Money: TBD
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories 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.
Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. There are several options that we suggest. There are a few shuttle services that offer transportation to and from Oakland & San Francisco International Airports. Reservations must be made at least a few days in advance, you can make reservations over the phone or online (see below).
Phone: 1-877-467-1800 (Local, Bay Area) 1-415-467-1800 (Long Distance, Outside Bay Area)
For those traveling in from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, see the recommended list below.
- Hotel Durant (Please call 510-845-8981 to reserve your room)
- Hotel Shattuck Plaza (Please call 510-845-7300 to reserve your room)
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Berkeley (Please call 510-548-1700 to reserve your room)
- Double Tree by Hilton Berkeley Marina (Please call 510-548-7920 to reserve your room)
- Berkeley City Club (Please call 510-848-7800 to reserve your room)
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, 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 forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.
We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
The T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center, the Bears home since 1924 and steeped in over 75 years of tradition, is a virtual Olympic museum. In fact, the Boathouse is believed to be home to more Olympic gold medalists than any other facility in the world. No fewer than 27 Olympic gold and nine World Championship gold medals have been won by Cal oarsmen who trained at the T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center.
Located at 2999 Glascock Street in Oakland , the T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center lies between the Park Street and Fruitvale Avenue bridges.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Breakfast
- 8:00 AM Depart for first workout
- 11:30 AM Return from workout
- 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch
- 2:00 PM Depart for second workout, lecture, and row
- 5:30 PM Return from workout
- 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner
- 9:00 PM Evening activities with counselors
- 10:00 PM Lights out