Cal Men’s Crew Camp

Cal Men’s Crew Camp
Cal Men’s Crew Camp

Join US Sports Camps and Cal Men's Crew for another great summer of rowing at UC Berkeley! Olympian and Head Coach, Mike Teti, and the Cal Men's Crew Staff have created an elite crew program focused on fundamentals, hard work, and dedication.

After clinching the Pac-12 Championship, the Cal Bears swept the NCAA Rowing Champions with numerous National Champion titles. Cal Men's Crew continues to create a history of success as one of the top ranked programs in the country.

Highlights Include

  • Exposure to the top ranked men's rowing programs in the country
  • Train at state of the art facilities at the world renowned UC Berkeley campus
  • Individual video analysis on the erg and on the water
  • Cal Camp Tank Top
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mike Teti
Camp Director

Mike Teti

A long time fixture in U.S. rowing, both as a coach and a competitor, Mike Teti has carried on the historic and successful tradition of California crew since becoming the head coach in July 2008. Teti officially started at Cal on September 1, 2008, after coaching the U.S. men's eight to a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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Coach Teti returned to the international stage again in 2012 where he serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England, coaching the men's eight. Teti guided the varsity eight to a fourth-place finish in the London games.

In March of 2010, Teti was inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame as the coach of the gold medal-winning men¹s eight at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Teti was the first person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a coach and an athlete.

Teti served on the U.S. coaching staff at the World Championships and Olympic Games regularly since 1996. He coached the U.S. men's eight to nine world championship medals during that time period including four gold medals in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2005. At the Olympics in Athens 2004, he directed the men's eight to a world record in its heat and an eventual gold medal, marking the first time the United States captured the men's eight since 1964.

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Scott Frandsen
Coach

Scott Frandsen

Scott Frandsen, a three-time Olympian, is Cal's Associate Head Coach and has been on the coaching staff since 2012. An accomplished rower himself, Frandsen has nearly two decades of...

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Scott Frandsen, a three-time Olympian, is Cal's Associate Head Coach and has been on the coaching staff since 2012. An accomplished rower himself, Frandsen has nearly two decades of experience in the sport.

A native of Kelowna British Columbia, Canada, Frandsen comes to Berkeley as one of Canada's most highly-regarded Olympians. He competed in his third Olympic games in London, rowing in the pair. He earned a Silver Medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Frandsen also competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, where he helped the men's eight to a fifth-place finish.

Frandsen was a standout at California where he was part of three-straight Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championship men's eight boats from 2000-02. The Golden Bear captain also guided Cal to the three-straight Pac-10 titles in the men's eight and was honored as a First Team All-Pac-10 selection as a senior in 2002.

Coach

Patrick Schulkers

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Camp Details

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.

More Important Camp Details

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. 

 

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

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.

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: TBD
Pool: No
Room Key Deposit: TBD
Suggested Spending Money: TBD

SUPERVISION

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.

TRANSPORATION

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).

BAYPORTER EXPRESS
Website: www.bayporter.com
Phone: 1-877-467-1800 (Local, Bay Area) 1-415-467-1800 (Long Distance, Outside Bay Area)

SUPER SHUTTLE
Website: www.supershuttle.com
Phone: 1-800-258-3826

LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS

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)

REGISTRATION PACKET

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Facilities

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

Camper Reviews

Bryce P.Camper

  • 5/5.
Strong and legitimate technical instruction.

Solid instruction, good group of rowers and coaches.
Strong and legitimate technical instruction as well as relative elaboration on college admissions process. 
Nice boats, comfy beds, good food. All of the sightseeing and the campus tour were pleasurable and memorable.

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Lorraine C.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son really enjoyed working with Cal's coaches and rowers.

My son really enjoyed working with Cal's coaches and rowers (a highlight) and the fact that they changed up the camp based on the needs and interests of the camp attendees. Coaches, Cal Rowers, level of intensity increased for the needs of the rowers that attended. Boat house was great. Camp leaders were fun, interesting and took the campers around to great places.

Avery H.Camper

  • 4/5.
Excellent coaches.

Excellent coaches and nice small group.

Parent

  • 5/5.
The Cal Men's Rowing staff was tough yet encouraging.

My son had an awesome time at camp this year! The Cal Men's Rowing staff was tough yet encouraging and extremely helpful in working on my son's fundamentals and knowledge of the sport. He felt challenged and pushed beyond his limits. He made a few friends with the other rowers and developed a great rapport with the coxswains he worked with. Looking forward to next year!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Skill Development
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Girls welcomed as coxswains only. Camp is open to participants of all abilities and is restricted only by gender and age.
OVERNIGHT $915.00
Availability: Open

DAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM $715.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: High Performance Training
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Girls welcomed but only as coxswains. Camp is open to participants of all abilities and is restricted only by gender and age.
OVERNIGHT $915.00
Availability: Open

DAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM $715.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.