Summer Camps 2015

Established in 2009, Berkeley High Crew’s summer rowing program offers local students, ages 11 and up,  a chance to try this unique, growing sport with the Berkeley High School Crew coaches and current team members.

This summer, we will be offering three weeks of Learn-To_Row camps for new rowers in the afternoons, and Varsity camps for experienced Berkeley High rowers in the mornings.

Week #1:   June 22–26
Week #2:   July 20–24
Week #3:   August 24–28

Come out and try rowing with us, or explore Lake Merritt Rowing Club’s Summer Youth Rowing program.  More information at the bottom of this page.

Learn-to-Row Camps

Our Learn-to-Row camps are designed for new or inexperienced rowers, ages 11 and up. No experience required. Sign up for one or more camps.

Registering for Learn to Row Camp
  1. Complete the online Registration  via Teamsnap.
  2. Complete a swim test. Proof of swimming proficiency is required to participate in the camp. Print a swim test form. At a pool of your choice, ask a lifeguard to administer the swim test and sign the form. Bring the form to the first day of camp.
  3. Print and complete the JLAC/OPR waiver.  Bring it to the first day of camp.

See the Forms page to download Swim Test form and JLAC/OPR Waiver.

Learn-to-Row Camp #1 – COMPLETE

WHEN: June 22–26, 2015; 1-4pm.
DETAILS: This camp provides a fun introduction to the sport of crew. Campers learn the basics from the Berkeley High coaches and also get to meet some of our current varsity student-athletes. This camp will focus on the development of basic rowing skills using rowing machines, our 16-person training barge, and 8-person racing shells.
LOCATION: Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC)
FEE: $250, limited to 30 participants.

Learn-to-Row Camp #2

WHEN: July 20–24, 2015 1-4pm.
DETAILS: This camp provides a fun introduction to the sport of crew. Campers learn the basics from the Berkeley High coaches and also get to meet some of our current varsity student-athletes. This camp will focus on the development of basic rowing skills using rowing machines, our 16-person training barge, and 8-person racing shells.
LOCATION: Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC)
FEE: $250, limited to 30 participants.

Learn-to-Row Camp #3  (for Advanced Beginners and New Rowers)

WHEN: August 24–28, 2015; 1-4pm.
LOCATION: Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC)
DETAILS: For new rowers and more advanced beginners. New rowers will focus on learning the basics, while our experienced campers will learn more advanced technique and have the opportunity to row in smaller, 4-person boats.
This camp will be split into 2 groups and a coach will approve those who are considered “advanced”.
— One group will be comprised of new, inexperienced rowers that will focus on basic rowing skills and introduction to rowing in 8’s.
— The other group will be advanced novice level rowers (those who are new to rowing but have attended other rowing camps and have a basic knowledge of the stroke)- this group will focus on advanced technique, rowing in smaller boats, and some physical fitness training.
FEE: $250, limited to 40 participants.

Returning Varsity Rower Camps

Varsity Camps are an opportunity for rowers and coxswains with at least one year of competitive rowing experience to continue developing their skills. They are a great time to work on both sweep and sculling technique and also include a strength and conditioning component.

Varsity Rower Camp #1 – COMPLETE

WHEN: June 22–26, 2015; 9:00am-12:00pm @ JLAC
FEE: $150.

Varsity Rower Camp #2

WHEN: July 20–24, 2015; 9:00am-12:00pm @ JLAC
FEE: $150.

Varsity Jump Start Camp (Camp #3)

WHEN: August 24–28, 2015; 9:00am-12:00pm @ JLAC
Student-athletes interested in racing with the Berkeley High team in the coming season are strongly encouraged to attend this camp.
FEE: $150.

Registering for Returning Varsity Rowers Camp

REGISTRATION: Online registration, via Teamsnap.

Email Summer Coordinator Howard Robinson with questions at: summercamps@berkeleyhighcrew.org

Email Coach Gulliver Scott with questions at: gulliver@berkeleyhighcrew.org

Oakland Summer Youth Rowing

Summer Youth Rowing at Lake Merritt provides a great chance to get out on the water. Although run by BHS Crew Head Coach Chris Dadd (and staffed by BHS Crew rowers and coxswains), this is a separate series of camps sponsored by Lake Merritt Rowing Club. These may be attended as an alternative or supplement to the BHS-run summer camps, and provide beginning rowers with the same basic skill set.

Information about the Summer Youth Rowing program can be found at: http://lakemerrittrowingclub.org/lessons/syr/

Questions?

Contact Coach Chris Dadd:
510.637.9160 (call or text)

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