We are very sorry to inform you that we have had to make the very hard decision to cancel the 2014 Resolute Racing Camp at Mercer Lake. We have held this camp for over a decade at Mercer Lake but dwindling enrollment numbers have lead us to this decision. We were hopeful the enrollment would increase after a slow start – but this just has not been the case. The camp is logistically and financially intensive and we cannot hold it without a minimum number of campers.


We hope that you have enough time to find another appropriate camp for the summer. Below is a link to the Northeast Rowing Camp – a great camp in Maine in August and another link that includes most rowing camps in the country.


Once again we are very sorry for this change and inconvenience. We understand that planning the summer activities is a challenge and you were depending on this experience.


Thank you,

PNRA & Resolute Racing Camp


Northeast Rowing Camp:

Other Rowing Camp Links:



The PNRA Resolute Racing Camp sponsored by:



PNRA's Resolute Racing Camp is designed for experienced high school rowers. Because the camp is geared towards improving rowing technique and athlete fitness, it is recommended athletes have a minimum of one season of rowing or coxing experience.


New To Rowing? - Click here for PNRA's Novice Rowing Camps


PNRA's Resolute Racing Camp is held at the Caspersen Rowing Center, a US Olympic Training Site. The program is designed to enable junior athletes to take their rowing to the next level under the guidance of coaches from  the country's most prestigious collegiate rowing programs. The atmosphere is fun and informative but tough enough to challenge one both mentally and physically!

 Dates: July 20-25, 2014  
 Participation is limited   56 Rowers, 7 coxswains  



Limited space for the 2014 is still availible. Please contact  Portia McGee at with any questions.

 Registrations received before April 1, 2014 are eligible for a $50 discount.

   Rower Registration
   Coxswain Registration
   Airport Transportation
   Health Form



Past Camp Coaching Roster:

  • Luke Agnini - University of California, Berkeley
  • Madeline Davis - Stanford University
  • Lisa Schlenker - University of Wisconsin
  • Jessica Wojslaw - Rutgers University
  • Mike Guerrieri - Georgetown University
  • Katie Bitz - Michigan State University



World Champion rower and Radcliffe Coach Wendy Wilbur coaching at the Resolute Racing Camp.

Camp Features

  • Two rowing sessions per day
  • Off-the-water technique work on the erg
  • Strength Training session with US Strength Coach Bob Kaehler
  • One coach per boat, guaranteeing daily individual instruction
  • Speaker series with National Team coaches and athletes
  • Special coxswain instruction with current and former National Team coxswains
  • All campers row in Resolute Racing Shells
  • Three meals a day at the Peddie School (
  • Camp t-shirt

Past Speakers and Seminar Instructors

  • Mike Teti, US Men's Olympic Coach; How to be Successful as a Rower
  • Martin Crotty, Former US Men's Junior National Team Coach; Effective Weight Training
  • Jason Read, US Men's Eight, Gold Medalist; How to Overcome Adversity
  • Megan Dirkmaat, US Women's Eight, Silver Medalist; Rowing in the Olympics
  • Mary Whipple, US Women's Eight, Gold & Silver Medalist, coxswain
  • Susan Fancia, US Women's Eight, Gold Medalist
  • Marcia Hunt, President, National Association of College Admissions Counselors; Presenting Yourself to College Admissions Officers
  • Speakers for this year are yet to be determined. The list will be of similar standard to previous years.

Camp Fees

 2014 camp fee is $935 for a one week sessionCampers signing up prior to April 1st, will receive a $50 discount for registration.  The fee will cover instruction, housing, meals, lectures, daily transportation, and camp t-shirt.

Refund Policy

 All requests for cancellation must be made in writing. Refund requests can be sent via e-mail only to Please include the camper's name and session they are enrolled in.

 All monies paid before June 14 will be refunded, with the exception of a $175.00 administrative fee.

No refunds will be provided less than 30 days prior to the start date of the camp , regardless of circumstance

Camp Schedule

7:30am Wake up call
7:30am-8:15am Breakfast
9:00am-11:00am Rowing Session I
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm-3:00pm Speaker Series/ Seminar
3:00pm-5:00pm Rowing Session II
5:30pm-6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm Nightly Activity
10:30pm Lights out
  • All lodging and meals will occur at The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ
  • The Peddie School can be viewed at
  • Campers will be transported to and from the Peddie School.

Arrival and Departure

Directions to The Peddie School can be found at

  • Airport Transportation will be provided for overnight campers on the Sunday before each camp and on the Friday after each camp.  Campers are encouraged to fly into and out of Newark International (EWR). If you can only fly into Philadelphia International (PHL) and need transportation please contact Camp Director, Portia McGee  There is a charge of $40.00 for our airport transport service. We plan to make two pick-up trips to Newark Airport on Sunday, July 20: 1:30 pm and 5 pm. Please plan your arrival times accordingly. 
  • Departing flights on Friday should not be before 5:00pm.
  • Campers who drive to camp should be dropped off at The Peddie School on Sunday evening between 4:00pm and 5:00pm. If a camper drives themselves to the camp, they will not be allowed access to their car while camp is in session.
  • Each camp concludes at Noon on Friday.  Parents should pick children up at the Peddie School, not at the boathouse.

What to Bring

  1. Rowing gear for 10 rowing sessions (Dorms will have washer and dryer availability)
    -Spandex or lycra rowing shorts required (appropriate length)
    -Running sneakers required
    -Labeled water bottle that fits into a rowing shell
    -T-shirts or rowing tops (while the weather can be warm we want to focus of our campers to be on rowing with minimal distractions - so please no bare chests or bellies)
  2. Sheets and pillows for dorm
  3. Electric fan for dorm
  4. Sports bars, drinks, snacks (campers can shop in Hightstown, 5 minute walk)
  5. Camera for tour of Princeton University and Olympic Training site

 PNRA thanks Resolute Racing Shells for their generous support of the Resolute Racing Camp. 

Pictures of the 2010 Summer Camps are now in the Galleries section of this website  

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