Nike Crew Camp Steel City Rowing Club

Nike Crew Camp Steel City Rowing Club
Nike Crew Camp Steel City Rowing Club

Nike Crew Camps team up with Steel City Rowing Club for their inaugural season! Through their experienced and elite coaches, Steel City Rowing Club has established themselves as one of the premiere locations for focused, driven rowers.

Steel City Rowing Club continuously prepares its rowers to succeed nationally and worldwide. They have created an environment of passion and dedication to the sport, its members, and the community through their high expectations for each rower.

Highlights Include

  • Train at a state of the art facility under a two-time National Team Member, Zach Petronic
  • Learn about the physical and mental barriers to become a top athlete
  • Enjoy the beautiful stretch of the Allegheny River and explore the city of Pittsburgh
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Danielle Kurkijan
Camp Director

Danielle Kurkijan

Danielle rowed with Steel City from 2005 through 2011, starting in sixth grade. She went on to row for Boston University's division one rowing team on scholarship. 

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Danielle is a graduate of Boston University with a bachelors in Marine Science and a minor in Business Administration and Management. She is currently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business obtaining her MBA. She is excited to be back at the club and looks forward to expanding the membership with recruiting and advertising efforts to give other students the same opportunities she had.

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Lauren Schall
Coach

Lauren Schall

Lauren Schall is the coach of the Varsity Women at the University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Coach at Central Catholic High School, and Varsity Girls coach for the Steel City Rowing Club...

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Lauren Schall is the coach of the Varsity Women at the University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Coach at Central Catholic High School, and Varsity Girls coach for the Steel City Rowing Club Juniors. She has rowed under multiple national caliber coaches with Pitt, Vesper Boat Club's U23 squad, and Steel City Open Elites. Over the past 6 years, she earned gold in the Women's 2- at collegiate nationals, golds in the Women's 8+ and 4+ at US Rowing Club Nationals, and silvers in the Senior 4- and 8+ at the Royal Canadian Henley. During her coaching career, she has doubled the size of Pitt's Women's program, and led the Steel City Juniors to gold at every regatta since her arrival, including the prestigious Head of the Schuylkill. She is excited to extend her coaching into the summer racing world with Nike Crew Camps.

Zach Petronic
Coach

Zach Petronic

Zach is a two-time national team member. He competed in the 2013 and 2015 World University Games in the mens eight and the single respectively. He began rowing in 2006 at North Allegheny...

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Zach is a two-time national team member. He competed in the 2013 and 2015 World University Games in the mens eight and the single respectively. He began rowing in 2006 at North Allegheny High School. Previously Zach served as the head coach for Pine Richland high school and an assistant coach for Pittsburgh Rowing Club. He is currently completing his degree in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh while competing on their rowing team.

Camp Details

The Royal Canadian Henley Camp and Regatta: July 16th-August 14th

Henley Camp: July 17th-August 5th 
The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta: August 6th-13th
Check-In: Sunday, July 16th at 4PM
Check-Out: Monday, August 14th at 10AM
Daily Camp Hours: 6:30AM-4:30PM

Rowers will participate in the Henley Camp at Steel City Rowing Club in Verona, PA July 17th-August 5th then travel to Ontario, Canada to race at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta August 6th-13th. 

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More Important Camp Details

Henley Camp

Ages: 13-23 years old
Suggested Skill Level: 2-10, out of 10

It is required to have at least one year of rowing experience. Camp is focused on achieving a high level of success at The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The practices are rigorous. During training, rowers will have the opportunity to refine their technique both in sculling and sweep boats, while building strength and endurance in preparation for the race. Athletes will be trained on water skill development with plenty of video feedback. There will also be land training sessions. These land sessions will include strength training, erg skill/speed development, as well as featuring information on the nutritional and psychological needs required by athletes to perform well in training. 

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

HOUSING & ROOMMATES

While at camp, rowers will be sleeping onsite in bunk beds and will be separated by gender. While at the race, campers will be staying at a Comfort Inn with four per room and grouped with their boats. The Comfort Inn is located at 2 Dunlop Drive, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

While at camp, please bring quarters for laundry; campers will be transported to a local laundromat.

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-Conditioning: Yes
Suggested Spending Money: At least $200

Campers must bring their passports as the race takes place in Canada.

SUPERVISION

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff will be staying in the dormitories and Comfort Inn 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.

MEALS

While at the camp, overnight campers will receive a cold breakfast, a hot brunch, snacks, and dinner and day campers will receive a hot brunch and snacks. While at the race, all campers will receive breakfast and lunch. Breakfast will be at the Comfort Inn, lunch will be prepared at the race course, and campers will be responsible for their dinner.

TRANSPORTATION

The shuttle from the airport to the Boathouse on the arrival day, July 16th, is included in the camp cost, as is the return shuttle from the Boathouse to the airport on August 14th. If campers will be taking the shuttle to the Boathouse, they need to arrive at the airport between 11AM-3PM. If campers will be taking the shuttle back to the airport, the flight needs to be after 1PM. If campers are outside of this time range, the pick-up or drop-off service is an additional $50. Campers will need to fly into the Pittsburgh International Airport.

If campers are attending Club Nationals, there is an optional shuttle to the Boathouse for $200 per passenger.

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet which includes check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, US Rowing information, required forms for crossing borders, 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 and required forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. 

  • To register your group online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

Steel City Rowing Club is located at 101 Arch Street, Verona, PA 15147. It is a state-of-the-art GREEN facility that was built and LEED-certified in 2010. It is a 3-story building complete with a full kitchen (oven, stove, fridges, etc.) and a beautiful view of the Allegheny River. 

The Comfort Inn is located at 2 Dunlop Drive, St. Catherines, Ontario L2R 1A2, Canada.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 5:30 AM Overnight campers wake up
  • 6:00 AM Cold breakfast for overnight campers
  • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM Water practice and stretching
  • 9:15 AM Hot brunch
  • 10:00 AM Break
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Snack
  • 1:30 PM Water practice
  • 3:30 PM Stretching, presentations, video review
  • 4:30 PM Day campers depart and overnight campers break
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Evening activities
  • 9:30 PM Lights out

Camper Reviews

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This is our first year hosting a Nike Crew Camp at this location! For more information, feel free to contact us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. We hope to see you this summer!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: High Performance Training
Age Group: 13 - 23
Gender: Co-Ed
OVERNIGHT $3,250.00
Availability: Open

DAY 6:30AM - 4PM $2,000.00
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.