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The Duke University Women's Rowing Showcase Camp is operating three 2 day sessions. All activities take place at Duke University's Bertha K. Bergman Boathouse. Rowers should expect a blend of college-style workouts and races. This program is for 13-18 year-old girls only and 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 NCAA program.


  • Please note this is a commuter showcase only, no overnight accommodations will be provided by Duke Rowing, recommended hotels are listed under Local Accommodations;
  • All campers must bring their own water bottles and food; water access will be provided;
  • Refrigerator and ice machine will be on site for food storage and beverage needs;
  • Indoor space will be available and reserved for inclement weather;
  • We will have the usual compliance paperwork and procedures related to Duke Minors policies (background checks and training) and NCAA rules.
  • Duke University reserves the right to cancel if circumstances change, and anyone may withdraw for a full refund prior to the beginning of the session.

Highlights Include
  • Practice and train at the new, state of the art Bertha K. Bergman Boathouse
  • Strength Training and Rowing Performance Discussion and Q and A
  • Q and A with coaches on "How to be an effective leader within your team without a title”
  • Q and A with current Duke Rowers - based on athlete availability***
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Camp Coaches

  • Megan Cooke Carcagno Web

    Staff Coach Megan Cooke Carcagno

    Megan Cooke Carcagno turned in arguably one of the finest first-year coaching performances in Duke Athletics history during the 2015-16 campaign, receiving nearly every coaching award.

    View Megan Cooke Carcagno's Bio
  • Kendall Schmidt

    Staff Coach Kendall Schmidt

    Kendall Schmidt is in her first year as an assistant coach with the Duke rowing program. Schmidt joins the Blue Devils after a year as a varsity girls' assistant coach at Mercer Rowing in Princeton, N.J.

    View Kendall's Bio

Camp Details

2023 DATES

  • June 20-21
  • July 11-12
  • July 18-19

All sessions will focus on sweep rowing, but there will be some access to singles based on experience.

Please click on "More Important Camp Details" for specific information. All information is subject to change.

Ages: 13-19

Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm

Suggested skill level: 5-10, out of 10

This showcase 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 showcase athletes to the collegiate recruitment process. Coxswains will be given individual feedback.

  • Coxswains will be given individual feedback.
  • Athletes will be boated based on experience. We may have rowers with 1 year of experience and some with more than 5 years rowing experience. All will learn something new and be appropriately challenged.
  • Athletes should be prepared to erg, run, row, and partake in a dynamic warmup. If athletes cannot do something an alternative exercise will be assigned.


  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Running Shoes
  • Lunch
  • Snacks for between rows


Parents and/or Guardians will be required to drop off and pick up campers at designated times.

Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from sessions. The airport closest to the Duke campus is Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Website: www.skyelinkshuttle.com
Phone: 919-233-3952

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


For those traveling in from out of town and need a place to stay near showcase, see the recommended list below.

  • JB Duke Hotel (Please call 919-660-6400 to reserve your room)
  • Washington Duke Inn (Please call 919-490-0999 to reserve your room)
  • Marriot Residence Inn (Please call 919-680-4440 to reserve your room)


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.


For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety.

*Please note, this information & coaching availability per showcase is subject to change.

*All camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants, limited only by specified number, age, grade level and/or gender of its participants.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 AM Arrive
  • 8:30 AM Row
  • 11:00 AM Chalk Talk w coaches
  • 11:30 AM Lunch
  • 2:00 PM Depart for second workout, lecture, row
  • 12:30 PM Warmup for 2nd workout
  • 12:45 PM Short erg
  • 1:15 PM 2nd Row
  • 3:00 PM Chalk Talk w coaches
  • 4:00 PM Depart

Duke Crew Facility

Duke Rowing unveiled their new boathouse, Bertha K. Bergman Memorial Boathouse, in April 2014. This new boathouse holds 56 boats and a state of the art training room room. The Boathouse is located at Lake Michie Boat Launch.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 14, 2022: [The highlights of camp were] learning from an amazing team of highly qualified coaches, learning what it will take to row for Duke or other universities, learning about the collegiate rowing experience

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 13, 2023: The highlight was a combination of both days, on the water and then on campus. My daughter really enjoyed it. She said she learned a lot and had fun; everyone was really nice.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 13, 2023: Individual evaluation and personalized tips based on the camper's personal struggles and goals was great

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    June 22, 2023: Getting to learn new techniques to bring home to my own team was a camp highlight!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    he enjoyed the environment

    — Anonymous

2023 Duke University Women's Rowing Showcase

Lake Michie Boat Launch
Bertha K. Bergman Memorial Boathouse
2804 Bahama Rd

Durham, North Carolina 27503
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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