Summer Camps

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2022 Mercer Summer Camps

Our highly experienced, trained coaching staff will teach (rising) 7 – 12 graders the fundamentals of rowing. Novice camps are offered for Level 1 (no experience), Level 2 (completed Level 1 or equivalent) and Advanced (completed Level 1 – preferred level 1 and 2 with focus on preparation for competitive junior team). Each camp week has new and exciting elements. Campers are welcome to sign up for multiple Level 2/Advanced weeks and will build on their skills every week. Please contact Jules Howarth at jhowarth@rowpnra.org  or 609-799-7100 x8 with questions.

  • Camp meets Monday – Friday  from 9:00am-12:00pm (noon)
    • (no supervision/activities offered after 12:00pm pick-up)
  • Level 1 camps are designed to introduce the camper to the sport of rowing.
  • Level 2 camps allow the camper to expand on the skills learned in Level 1 camp.
  • Advanced campers must have attended a previous Level 1 and/or Level 2 session.

2020 Sessions

Rowing Session I      June 27 – July 1, 2022           Level: 1

Rowing Session II      July 11 – 15, 2022                  Level: 1 & 2

Rowing Session III    July 18 – 22, 2022                 Level: 1 & 2

Rowing Session IV    July 25 – 29, 2022                 Level: 1 & 2

Rowing Session V     August 8 – 12, 2022               Level: Advanced

Forms

DSC_0366cThe following forms need to be completed and returned to PNRA no later than the first day of camp:

Rowing Waiver (leave the USRowing# blank)

Parent Release-Health Waiver

COVID Release-Waiver

Pre-High Swim Test (if athlete does not have one on file from previous camp) You can complete this test at a local pool or YMCA. Just call the pool office and plan to go during an open swim time. **If you are unable to complete the swim test due to pool closures, and/or you do not have proof of a swim test in the past 5 years, we will assign a life jacket to each individual camper.**

Registration & Fees

  • $460/session, $40 is non-refundable. Fee paid in full before the first day of the camp.
  • Registration will open on January 1, 2022.
  • Early registration discount of $30 for registrations made prior to February 15, 2022.
  • No refunds will be given after 30 days prior to the start of each session. All refund requests before 30 days must be made in writing to krisgrudt@rowpnra.org.
  • Registration and credit card payment through RegattaCentral’s secure website. Registration links and camp dates are below.
  • Use the same link for Level 1 and 2 if both are offered in a session.

  Use the following links to register for the camps:

Camp Activities Overview

Camp meets Monday – Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm

Level 1 camp session will include:

  • Monday – Introduction to rowing, the equipment, basic technique, and safety
  • Tuesday – Getting on the water, exploring fitness aspects of rowing
  • Wednesday – Rowing on the water, refining on-the-water technique
  • Thursday – Incorporation of some competitive aspects of rowing
  • Friday – Camp competition and full race rehearsal

Level 2 and Advanced Camps will build on the skills developed in the Level 1 Camp to prepare the athletes for participation in the Mercer Rowing Programs.

For more information about the Novice Camp, please call Jules Howarth at 609-799-7100 x 8 or email jhowarth@rowpnra.org . We will be happy to answer your questions about the camps and give you the necessary information to enroll today!

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Due to high interest in the program PNRA is only able to accept 56 athletes per session and athletes are taken on a first come, first served basis.