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US Sports Camps is pleased to once again partner with the top ranked Cal Women's Rowing Team for another summer on the water. The camp sessions will be directed by the highly accomplished and experienced Cal Women's Rowing Coaching Staff. This is a program that has established a tradition of excellence at or near the top of the women's collegiate rowing.

All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events are subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions. Due to high demand and limited capacity, prices are subject to increase as camp exceeds 25%/50%/75% capacity.

Highlights Include
  • In depth view of a top collegiate women's crew program in the country
  • Train at state of the art facilities and experience what it would be like to be a student athlete at Cal
  • Will be able to meet our current coaches and athletes
  • Learn more about training plans, the recruiting process, and will get exposure to college coaches.
  • Receive the official Cal Rowing Camp shirt
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Camp Coaches

  • Al Alcosta

    Head Coach Al Acosta

    Al Acosta, a 1993 University of California, Berkeley graduate who became a five-time National Coach of the Year leading the Stanford women’s lightweight team, is in his third season as head women’s crew coach for the Golden Bears.

    View Al Acosta's Bio
  • Camp Director Kirsten Girard

    Kirsten Girard joined the staff in 2022 and is in her first season as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

    View Kirsten's Bio

Camp Details


  • July 18-21
  • July 25-28

All camps will focus on sweep rowing.

All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development.


  • Check-in: Tuesday at 6:30am at T. Gary Rogers Boathouse
  • Check-out: Friday at 2:00pm at T. Gary Rogers Boathouse
  • Daily Schedule: Tuesday 6:30am-2:00pm, Wednesday-Friday 7:00am-2:00pm

All camps will focus on sweep rowing.

All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development.


  • Ages: 13-18
  • Grades: 9-12

This camp is ideal for experienced rowers with at least one racing season completed who would like to take their rowing to the next level and experience what it is like to row at an elite Division I university. This camp is specifically designed to cover the breadth of rowing with a focus on skill development. There will be in-depth lectures and discussions of the rowing stroke, training regimens, and racing tactics. Coxswains will be given individual feedback and the opportunity to review recordings of their calls. There will be two practices, one starting at 7:00am and one starting at 11:30am with about an hour break from 10:30am-11:30 am. The first practice will be on the water and the second practice will either be another row, an erg/land workout, or a campus tour.


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.


US Sports Camps does not provide hotel accommodations for campers or parents. If traveling from out of town, we recommend the following hotels:

  • 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)


All registered campers are required to have a parent or legal guardian fill out US Sports Camps’ mandatory Health & Release Forms online before arrival at camp. This camp does NOT require a doctor's signature on the forms.


A detailed Camp Information Packet containing check-in location and address, on-site staff contact information, a checklist of things to bring, site-specific forms, and more will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. To check if your Camp Information Packet is ready, click here


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.


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. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

To register your team 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.

*This Camp is open to any and all entrants.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.80 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    ​Excellent camp!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed the atmosphere of coaches and rowers

    August 23, 2019: She loved being exposed to other methods of coaching and making connections with out-of-area rowers

    — Katherine S. - Parent

    • 5/5.
    Cannot fully express how amazing the experience was

    August 22, 2019: Samantha absolutely loved everything about the Rowing camp. She said every detail was well organized and that the experience was positive in every way. She loved learning that she could push herself beyond her expectations with the workouts and appreciated the thoughtful feedback from the coaches on ways to improve technique and about Rowing at the College level. She’s a freshman this year and feels confident that when the time comes to evaluate Colleges and Rowing programs that she will be well prepared. Thank you for your leadership and for providing an amazing experience for young athletes.

    — Samantha V. - Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Terrific experience

    August 3, 2017: This camp helped my daughter in so many ways. The coaching and critique were terrific and having the exposure to college athletes was so positive.

    — Maureen C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved the counselors

    August 3, 2017: I had an amazing time at camp! I love all of the new skills that I am now able to bring back home and share with my club!! I loved the counselors, they were very encouraging and knowledgable! I will definitely be going back next year and I can't wait!

    — Ella S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Amazing experience

    August 25, 2017: It was an amazing experience to row with Cal rowers and to be coached by their coaches. Just training next to them pushed me to work harder.

    — Skylar N. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait to go back!

    My daughter raved about camp and is so excited to go back next summer...she wants to know if she can do more than one camp! She talks about the connections she made the coaches and the camaraderie she felt at camp. Can't wait to go back!

    — Nicole K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I loved being around and meeting so many new rowers!

    I loved being around and meeting so many new rowers! The girls were all wonderful, and I loved being around so many people that loved that same sport that I do

    — Shannon G.. Camper

    • 5/5.
    I cannot wait to apply what I've learned!

    I cannot wait to apply what I've learned at camp to the water this season at NBRC!

    — Brianna L. Camper

    • 5/5.
    I learned so much from watching myself on tape.

    Camp was great. I learend so much from Coach Sarah and the staff and it was so cool getting out on the water in the Cal Varsity boats. The video was also really cool, and I learned so much from watching myself on tape. The coaches did a great job of pointing out where I can improve. I can't wait till next year!

    — Camper

Cal Women’s Rowing Camp

Al Acosta, Head Coach
T. Gary Rogers Boathouse
2999 Glascock Street

Oakland, California 94601
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

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