Youth Summer Camps 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Lake County Rowing Summer Camp Program! Camps are throughout the summer and are available to all students who will be enrolled in grades 7-12 in Fall 2024. There is also a one week Learn to Row Camp in June for Rising 6th graders (enrolled in 6th grade in Fall 2024).

We encourage you to sign up early as there are limited seats available and they fill up.

Youth Learn To Row Camps Grades 7-12

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 an excellent experience for rowers who may wish to join one of our squads in the fall! Camps are open to all students entering 7th grade and above. No experience is necessary. Rowers 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 two week session and kids looking to continue building skills after their first camp can register for multiple  sessions. Campers are welcome for one session, two sessions or all three sessions.

We recommend that your youth athlete registers for more than one session 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 27th Annual Halifax Summer Regatta on July 27th (see the regatta information at the bottom of this page.) *(Halifax Regatta expenses are not included). 

 

Age: Students entering 7th grade and above, No experience necessary. Contact Us with any questions.

Cost: $220/Each Two Week Session

Sibling discount: $25

Each rower will receive a team T-shirt.

Learn To Row Sessions

Session 1 (June 10th – June 14th and June 17th – 21st, 8:30 am – 10:30 am) Mon-Fri

Session 2 (July 8th – 12th and July 15 – 19th, 8:30 am – 10:30 am) Mon-Fri

Session 3 (July 22nd – 26th and July 29th – August 2nd, 8:30 am – 10:30 am) Mon-Fri


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!

High School Returners Camps

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 9th 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. Camps are weekly on Monday – Friday, 6am – 8am. Campers are welcome for one week, several weeks or all 5 sessions. 

 

The summer camp season will culminate in a trip to Daytona Beach, FL to compete at the 27th Annual Halifax Summer Regatta on July 27th See the regatta information at the bottom of this page. *Regatta expenses are not included. 

 

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: $125/Session – Multisession Discounts on Registration Page

Sibling discount: $25

 

Sculling
June 10th – 14th, 6am – 8am, Monday – Friday

June 17th – 21st, 6am – 8am, Monday – Friday

June 24th – 28th, 6am – 8am, Monday – Friday

 

Sweep Rowing

July 8th – 12th, 6am – 8am, Monday – Friday

July 15th – July 19th, 6am – 8am, Monday – Friday


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 Returners Camps

For middle school rowers and coxswains with at least one season of rowing experience. This camp is for rising 7th and 8th graders that have been in a program or are interested in participating in the middle school program in fall. Focus will be on good training habits, improving technique and fitness, and applying skills to competition.

Camps are weekly on Monday – Friday, 6am – 8am. Campers are welcome for one week, several weeks or all 5 sessions. Discounts are available for multi-session registrations.

 

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

Cost: $125/Session – Multi-session Discounts

Sibling discount: $25


Sweep Rowing

July 22nd – 26th, 6am – 8am, Monday – Friday

July 29th – August 1st, 6am – 8am, Monday – Friday


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

Rising 6th Graders Learn To Row Camp June 24th – June 28th

Our experienced, certified coaching staff and seasoned athlete-volunteers make the LCRA camp experience like no other. Campers will learn about the sport on land and through hands-on experience in eight and four-person rowing shells. Campers will learn rowing safety, boat handling, terminology, and beginner rowing technique all while enjoying beautiful Lake Minneola. 

The camps are an excellent experience for rowers who may wish to join the Middle School squad in the fall! This special Rising 6th Graders Camp is open to all students entering 6th grade. No experience is necessary.

 

The Rising 6th Graders Learn To Row Camp is a one week session (M-F) 8:30am – 10:30am

 

Age: Students entering 6th grade and above, No experience necessary. Contact Us with any questions.

Cost: $125

Sibling discount: $25

Each rower will receive a team T-shirt.


Learn To Row Sessions

Session 1 (June 24th – June 28th) Mon-Fri 8:30am – 10:30am

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!

*Halifax Regatta, July 27th

The summer camp season will end with an exciting opportunity on Saturday, July 27th to travel to Daytona Beach to compete in the 27th 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 24), and HS 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 26th. Regatta-related costs will be posted.