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RRC is dedicated to improving the DC / MD / VA rowing community as a whole, but most importantly giving every rower and coxswain in the Resilient Rowing family the tools necessary to be successful for life both on and off the water.

At Resilient Rowing LLC, we believe that the sport of rowing teaches rowers and coxswains of all ages how to be resilient through the ever changing wind / water conditions, grueling physical demands of the workouts, and large time commitment necessary to participate in the sport. We believe these lessons are the foundation to our individual professional successes and will ultimately be the biggest difference in the quality of services we provide our clients when compared to our competitors.


Erik Nienaber offers 5-day sculling camps periodically throughout the summer focusing on sculling for beginners*, or sweep rowers who do not have sculling experience.

OBC sculling camp participants will learn the basics of safe and efficient boat handling. The goal is for scullers to complete the week on the water feeling confident in their ability to handle a racing single on their own. Most of a camper’s time on the water is spent learning to scull in a Peinert racing single (1x) and the occasional double (2x).


TBC Racing is a highly competitive summer and fall club program which trains out of the Thompson Boat Center in Washington, DC. Our summer program begins in early June, and runs through early August, with races at USRowing Club Nationals and the Canadian Henley. The program is intensive, averaging 9 practices per week after the end of school, and is dedicated to high performance in both the technical and fitness aspects of the sport. This attitude is reflected in our results - in the last several years, the men's and women's teams have both earned national championships at Club Nationals (along with a number of silver and bronze medals). As a measure of individual success, our athletes are regularly represented in the All-Met awards (6 of the 9 men and 5 of the 9 women in 2015), and alumni of the junior program row for the top schools in the country .

Training at TBC takes advantage of the time offered by the summer season. Our athletes row and race a variety of hull types, including pairs, fours and eights, and we are able to take the time to teach technique on a very detailed level. Our coaches are drawn from some of the best in the area, with an intense love of the sport, and a long track record of successful teams. The program is open to all athletes who have participated in at least one season of competitive rowing - Freshmen and Sophomores (high school) usually row with our 16 and under squad, while Juniors and Seniors row with the 18 and under group.








William and Mary Rowing Club is proud to announce its Rowing Camp for Summer 2018.

The camp will take place at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Rowers will get the opportunity to stay in the college dorms, use the William and Mary team’s indoor and outdoor facilities, be coached by the current W&M staff, and will be chaperoned by current members of the varsity squads.

They will have two training sessions a day, which will culminate in an intra-camp race at the end of the week. There will, of course, be a focus on rowing but the campers will also be able to experience a taste of what life is like at the second-oldest college in the nation. They will eat three meals a day in college dining halls, be able to have a tour of the campus led by the varsity rowers and also participate in evening entertainment, including: movie night, a scavenger hunt in Colonial Williamsburg, going to a local beach and playing ultimate Frisbee in the Sunken Gardens.

There are three weeks of the camp:
  • Week 1: 7/1/2018-7/6/2018
  • Week 2: 7/8/2018-7/13/2018
  • Week 3: 7/15/2018-7/20/2018 (the third week is for advanced rowers and rowers need a note/recommendation from their coach or need to have attended a previous W&M rowing camp in order to attend)
The cost of our camp is $650 per week.

Camp Flyer

George Washington University Colonial Rowing Camp

The Colonial Rowing Camp at The George Washington University is geared towards both boys and girls, experienced and first time rowers between the ages of 13-18. Each camper will be placed with other rowers of similar skill, ability, and work ethic during their week of rowing allowing for maximum learning opportunities. Each day is packed full with two on the water coaching sessions on the pristine Potomac River. Each day will also include a lecture covering the following topics: cross training, erg technique, strength and conditioning and the very important college admission process. Combine this with 3 meals a day from local eateries, monument touring and other outdoor activities and you have a day full of excitement. This camp is geared toward beginner, intermediate and advanced rowers and coxswains.

Camp dates are as follows:
  • Week 1 - July 8th-12th
  • Week 2 - July 15th-19th
If interested, you can register at www.colonialrowingcamp.com

Registration for UVA’s 2018 Summer Camps has opened. Athletes, both individual and groups, from programs across the country capitalize on this special training opportunity each summer. To accommodate demand, they have increased the number of sessions offered throughout June and July. More information and registration can be found here on their website.


Row West Racing Camp is also accepting applications. This is a girls-only camp based in Los Angeles that culminates with a trip to Club Nationals. Row West is an opportunity for girls to get some high level training and racing experience and come home stronger, more skilled and ready to be even better contributors to your programs at home. You can find more information about the camp on their website and interested kids can apply via the camps link on Regatta Central.





General Details...
Our camps offer a 5-day, 4-night overnight camp experience held on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. Campers live in the Midshipmen dorm and eat all their meals in the campus dining hall, providing a taste of college/service academy life. We hold 8 water sessions alongside a number of land seminars (strength training, college recruiting, erg training, performance enhancement, etc.).

What sets our camps apart...
While many camps offer coaching only from their home team's staff, we bring in coaches from top-ranked programs all over the country. Along with our full Navy Women's Rowing Staff, we will have coaches from the following colleges and universities this year: University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin, Gonzaga University, West Virginia University, & Washington College. Through this diverse leadership, campers are exposed to new voices and ideas, but at the same time are provided a consistent platform for improvement through the week as they are assigned one boat and coach for the week. Campers are boated by a combination of experience, erg time, height, weight, and age... we've heard many campers over the years remark that their camp boat is the best boat that they have ever been a part of as some have never had the opportunity to row with other girls of such similar size/skill level.

Typical camper profile...
The majority of our campers are on the younger side, and a full 50% are rising 10th and 11th graders, with the remaining 50% being rising 8th, 9th, and 12th graders. We welcome athletes of all experience levels, but we do believe this opportunity is particularly helpful to younger/greener athletes who make great use of the distraction-free time to refine their skills. Our goal is to return campers to their home programs in a position to contribute at a higher level.
(Please note that we do run a specialized coxswain education program within each week of camp, but we are 100% full for experienced coxswain applicants and already have a significant number on our wait list. For interested coxswains, we encourage early application for 2019!)

Our 2018 sessions run June 10-14, June 17-21, and June 24-28 and the cost per camp is $950 (teammate and sibling discounts are offered). Full details can be found at our camp website, www.navycamps.co and pictures from last year’s camp can be found on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/navyrowingcampforgirls. I am also attaching a JPEG file of our camp flyer in hope that you might be willing to email it to your athletes and their parents, and/or perhaps post it on your team’s facebook and/or Instagram page.

2018 Ad  

For other Rowing Camps/Programs, see the list at http://www.row2k.com/camps/


Interested in Rowing in College?

Did you know, over 150 colleges/universities sponsor Varsity Rowing programs in 2017? Here are a few links to more information on those schools and scholarship opportunities.

http://www.scholarshipstats.com/rowing.html

http://www.row2k.com/teams/