Summer Camps


**UPDATE as of June 1, 2020. In accordance with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 149, youth summer day camps may begin effective July 6. As a result, Week 1 of our camp, originally scheduled for June 22-26 has been rescheduled to July 6-10.**

**As of May 19, 2020, we are still planning to hold the Mercer summer camps. In order to run the camps, Governor Murphy will need to allow Phase 2 or 3 of his “Road to Recovery” plan for NJ (we are currently in Phase 1). When/If this happens, and we are allowed to hold the camps, we will follow very strict protocols to insure the health and safety of our campers and staff. We have capped enrollments at 28 (half the regular capacity) with the exception of Week 1 which is capped at 12 and is FULL. This page will be updated with any changes or cancellations to our 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 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      July 6 – 10, 2020* (NEW DATES)    Level: 1 (FULL with Waitlist)

Rowing Session II      July 13 – 17, 2020                  Level: 1 (FULL with Waitlist)

Rowing Session III    July 20 – 24, 2020                 Level: 1 & 2 (FULL with Waitlist)

Rowing Session IV    July 27 – 31, 2020                   Level: 1 & 2 (FULL with Waitlist)

Rowing Session V     August 10 – 14, 2020               Level: Advanced


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

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

  • $410/session, $40 is non-refundable. Fee paid in full before the first day of the camp.
  • 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
  • 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 106 or email . We will be happy to answer your questions about the camps and give you the necessary information to enroll today!


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.