Spring Training Competitive Overnight Camp /Camp Bob/ (March 16-23) Fee= approx. $1000
Rowing in the Northern climates during March and early April is limited due to high river levels (swift current) and the cold. In order to get the best training in the spring and to best prepare for Youth Invitationals and Junior World Trials, Steel City travels to South Carolina to a 4-H camp called Camp Bob. Adult and high school rowers from any team are welcome to join us, room permitting.
Camp Bob is within 110 acres on Lake Marion. Rowers stay in dormitories with shared bathroom facilities. The camp provides four meals per day. Rowers participate in 2-3 coached sessions a day. Nightly events, such as marshmallow roasting and beach volleyball tournaments are also offered. Registration deadline is February 23rd for current members and March 9th for new, novice juniors. Register HERE.
SCRC Competitive Juniors Camp- Session 1 (June 17- July 21)
Session 1 - Day camp only $550 (exludeing regatta fees) Register HERE
Estimated regatta fees are $525.
Three regattas are included in camp: SCRC Scrimmage, Independence Day Regatta, and Philadelphia Youth Invitational
This is the first session of an eight week competitive camp. Each week consists of three full days and three half-days of training. Rowers are expected to participate in all three regattas on 6/29, 7/5-7, and 7/20. Athletes will refine their technique both in sculling and sweep boats while building strength, endurance, and preparing for the elite Canadian Henley Regatta in August.
The typical day consists of morning practice on the water, then endurance and weight training, followed by a second rowing session in the afternoon. Those choosing to stay at the boathouse between practices will be expected to help with the youth camps or as boathouse aides and can receive volunteer hours or compensation for their participation. Applications can be found under “Junior Aid Job Description” on the Forms and Documents page. Sign up now for Session 1 and Session 2 and get a 50% discount on Session 2.
USRowing Men's Development Overnight Camp (June 17- July 8)
It is our goal to prepare athletes for the US National Team. Since 1999, Steel City Rowing Club (SCRC) has coached 10 boats at the FISA World Rowing Junior Championships. The SCRC coaching staff is skilled in at the national team level. Athletes will be trained on water skill development with plenty of video feedback. There will also be daily land training sessions. These land sessions will include strength training, erg skill/speed development, nutritional and psychological understanding what is required of athletes to perform training. The camp will conclude with racing at Independence Day Regatta in Philadelphia. For more information and to register see HERE.
SCRC Competitive Juniors Camp- Session 2 (July 22- August 12)
Session 2 "Henley Camp" Day camp $500 (exludeing regatta fees) Register HERE
Overnight camp $1300 (exludeing regatta fees) Register HERE
One regatta: Royal Canadian Henley $525
This is the second session of an eight week competitive camp. Each week consists of three full days and three half-days of training. Rowers are expected to participate in the elite Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catherine's, ON August 6-11. Athletes will refine their technique both in sculling and sweep boats while building strength, endurance, and preparing for international competition. The focus will be on refining technique on the water and teaching about training and nutrition to carry forward after the camp. It is expected that rowers come in to the camp fit. *Please note that rowers will need a valid Passport to participate*
Boarding is an option at the boathouse for this camp and includes all meals and snacks. A typical day begins with 6AM row, followed by breakfast at 8AM. Discussion and more rowing will happen before lunch around noon, followed by video and review before an afternoon fitness component. Non-boarders choosing to stay at the boathouse between practices will be expected to help with the youth camps or as boathouse aides and can receive volunteer hours or compensation for their participation. Applications can be found under “Junior Aid Job Description” on the Forms and Documents page. Dinner is around 6PM and the evening activity will follow for boarders. Sign up now for Session 1 and Session 2 and get a 50% discount on Session 2.
Overnight -Sheets & Blankets OR Sleeping Bag – For Juniors staying in the dorms. Adults don’t need to bring these items.Towels - For Juniors staying in the dorms. Adults don’t need to bring these items.Soap, Shampoo, other toiletries. Quarters for the washer/Dryer &, clothes soap , Quarters or calling card for payphone – there are no phones in the rooms., Alarm Clock
Daytime - SUNSCREEN,Sunglasses, Hats - baseball type for sun/rain and winter hats, Pogies, Rowing Clothes for both Cold and Hot weather (also Rain Gear), Other clothes, Running Shoes - lots of socks!, Swim Suit (optional if warm ),
Some spending Cash - we take a few trips to the local WalMart for some items that invariably get left behind. There are also some extra activities that have nominal charges. However, no $ is needed for food if you take advantage of all the meals. We also take a trip into Charleston SC for an afternoon. You will need to have some cash for dinner there.
VCR videos (there is a TV with a VCR in the community room in the lodge where we are staying)
Remember, 4 meals are provided for. The last meal is at 6:00 pm. If you are a night snacker, there is nothing provided for after dinner. You will either need to bring snacks or $ for snacks and keep them in your room. There is no refridgeration in the rooms.There is a computer room where you can do homework. Some of the computers have internet access.
Going to Camp Bob for my first time, I didn't know what to expect. I was surprised by all the wildlife, including turtles, all around and at the same time being able to see other teams out on the water. The food was good, and my friends and I got to spend a lot of time in singles together. After our daily practices there were other activities, and mostly we played volleyball. Looking forward to next years' trip!