Youth Summer Camp Programs 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Lake County Rowing Summer Camp Program! Camps are throughout the summer and are available to all students who are currently enrolled in grades 7-12. There are three primary summer camps this summer 2023.

 

Additional Middle School (6th-8th grade) Learn To Row camps for no experience youth may be scheduled in late summer before the Middle School Fall Season starts. Please review each camp below. We encourage you to sign up early as there are limited seats available and they fill up.

Youth Learn To Row Camp

Our experienced, certified coaching staff and seasoned athlete-volunteers make the LCRA camp experience like no other. Campers will learn about the sport through hands-on experience in eight and four-person rowing shells. Campers will learn rowing safety, boat handling, terminology, and beginner thru advanced rowing technique, all while enjoying beautiful Lake Minneola. The camps are also an excellent experience for rowers who may wish to join one of our squads in the fall! Camps will be open to all students entering 8th grade and above. No experience is necessary, and participants will spend time learning the basics of rowing via land training, video sessions, and rowing on the water. 

 

Each Learn to Row Camp is a one week session and kids looking to continue building skills after their first camp or who have discovered a new love for the sport can register for multiple week-long sessions. LCRA offers a 10% discount for registrations of two or more camp weeks  purchased at the same time. Campers are welcome for one week, several weeks or all six sessions.

We highly recommend that your youth athlete registers for more than one week to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the wonderful world of rowing and to learn what crew life is all about. The summer camp season will culminate in a trip to Daytona Beach, FL to compete at the 26th Annual Halifax Summer Regatta on July 29th (see the regatta information at the bottom of this page.) Each camp week is limited to the first 40 registrants. *(Regatta expenses are not included). 

 

Age: Students entering 8th grade and above.

Cost: $135/Session – Significant Multisession Discounts on Registration Page

Sibling discount: $25

Each rower will receive a team T-shirt.

Session 1 (June 6 – June 9, 8am-10am) Tues-Fri

Session 2 (June 12 – June 15, 8am-10am) Mon-Thurs

Session 3 (June 19 – June 22, 8am-10am) Mon-Thurs

Session 4 (July 10 – June 13, 8am-10am) Mon-Thurs

Session 5 (July 17 – July 20, 8am-10am) Mon-Thurs

Session 6 (July 24 – July 27, 8am-10am) Mon-Thurs

What to bring:

Exercise attire – Non-baggy short and t-shirt

Running shoes and socks

Rubber flip flops / Crocs / sliders

Change of clothing

Towel

Hat

Inexpensive UV protective sunglasses

Refillable water bottle (not plastic bottled water) soft-sided or covered with a sock

Sunscreen

An excitement to try rowing!

 

HS Performance Camp

The High School Performance Camp is for high school rowers and coxswains with at least one season of rowing experience or at least three (3) Learn to Row Camps – entering 8th grade and above. Rowers will get practice in both sculling and sweep (small boat focus). Focus will be on good training habits, improving technique and fitness, and applying skills to competition.

 

Campers are welcome for one week, several weeks or all 6 sessions. LCRA offers a 10% discount for registrations of two or more Sessions (must be purchased at the same time.) The summer camp season will culminate in a trip to Daytona Beach, FL to compete at the 26th Annual Halifax Summer Regatta on July 29th (see the regatta information at the bottom of this page.) *(Regatta expenses are not included). Each camp session is limited to the first 20 registrants.

 

Age: High school rowers and coxswains with at least one season of rowing experience or at least three (3) Learn to Row Camps. Entering 8th grade and above.

Cost: $135/Session – Significant Multisession Discounts on Registration Page

Sibling discount: $25

 

Session 1 (June 6 – June 9, 10am-12pm) Tues-Fri

Session 2 (June 12 – June 15,  10am-12pm) Mon-Thurs

Session 3 (June 19 – June 22,  10am-12pm) Mon-Thurs

Session 4 (July 10 – July 13,  10am-12pm) Mon-Thurs

Session 5 (July 17 – July 20,  10am-12pm) Mon-Thurs

Session 6 (July 24 – July 27,  10am-12pm) Mon-Thurs

 

What to bring:

Exercise attire – Non-baggy short and t-shirt

Running shoes and socks

Rubber flip flops / Crocs / sliders

Change of clothing

Towel

Hat

Inexpensive UV protective sunglasses

Refillable water bottle (not plastic bottled water) soft-sided or covered with a sock

Sunscreen

 

Middle School Camp

For middle school rowers and coxswains with at least one season of rowing experience. This camp is for rising 7th and 8th graders interested in participating in the regular middle school program in fall. Rowers will get practice in both sculling and sweep. Focus will be on good training habits, improving technique and fitness, and applying skills to competition.

Camps are weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:45am to 11:45am. Campers are welcome for one week, several weeks or all 6 sessions. LCRA offers a 10% discount for registrations of two or more camp weeks (must be purchased at the same time.) 

The summer camp season will culminate in a trip to Daytona Beach, FL to compete at the 26th Annual Halifax Summer Regatta on July 29th (see the regatta information at the bottom of this page.) *(Regatta expenses are not included). Each camp session is limited to the first 20 registrants.

 

Age: Middle school (7th and 8th grade) rowers and coxswains with at least one season of rowing experience.

Cost: $135/Session – Significant Multisession Discounts on Registration Page

Sibling discount: $25

 

Session1 (June 6 – June 9, 9:45am-11:45am) Tues/Wed/Fri

Session 2 – June 13 – June 16, 9:45am-11:45am) Tues/Wed/Fri

Session 3 – June 20 – June 23, 9:45am-11:45am) Tues/Wed/Fri

Session 4 – July 11 – July 14, 9:45am-11:45) Tues/Wed/Fri

Session 5 – July 18 – July 21, 9:45am-11:45am) Tues/Wed/Fri

Session 6 – July 25 – July 28, 9:45am-11:45am) Tues/Wed/Fri

 

What to bring:

Exercise attire – Non-baggy short and t-shirt

Running shoes and socks

Rubber flip flops / Crocks / sliders

Change of clothing

Towel

Hat

Inexpensive UV protective sunglasses

Refillable water bottle (not plastic bottled water) soft-sided or covered with a sock

Sunscreen

*Halifax Regatta, July 29th

The summer camp season will end with an exciting opportunity on Saturday, July 29th to travel to Daytona Beach to compete in the 26th Annual Halifax Summer Regatta with a focus on sculling and small boat sweep races. Athletes will compete in 1,000-meter sprints under the direction of US Rowing officials. 

 

Open to returning HS, MS youth (coming into 9th grade in Fall 23), and Summer Youth Learn To Row Camp graduates who have obtained enough proficiency to race in Novice Eights. Unfortunately there are not middle school events at Halifax. A certain degree of proficiency must be obtained in order to race.  Youth-attended trailer loading will take place on Friday July 28th. Regatta-related costs will be posted.