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Central Florida Rowing Camps

2018 Learn to Row Camp

Central Florida Rowing Camps caters to both beginner and experienced rowers and coxswains. UCF Head Rowing Coach Becky Cramer and her staff offer a challenging, fun, and rewarding experience where beginners learn fundamental skills, and experienced athletes focus on technical development and race performance. Our Winter Camps offer a three-day schedule packed with rowing and training sessions, as well as leadership development and other workshops that delve into the mental and physical game of becoming a competitive, fast rower and coxswain. Learn why rowing is the ultimate team sport!

Dates Coming Soon
Girls Entering Grades: 9th - 12th
Check-In: 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7th
Check Out: 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9th
Overnight Camper: $385
Commuter Camper: $355

Check-In / Check Out
Campers will check‐in at 12:00pm on Friday, December 7th. Our first meeting / training session will begin at 1:00pm. Camp will conclude at 5:00pm on Sunday, December 9th.

Any campers who plan to drive themselves to and from camp may park their cars at the UCF Rowing Facility. The Camp Director will hold onto car keys at check-in, and will return them at check-out).

Traveling to and from camp via plane? Coaches will pick-up any campers who fly into Orlando for camp, and will also bring campers to the airport at the conclusion of camp. Please be sure to inquire with the Camp Director prior to booking flights, as we will pick-up in-bound campers at the airport by 11:15pm on December 7th, and drop-off out-bound campers at the airport at 5:30pm on December 9th. (When booking, choose Orlando International Airport, or Sanford International Airport).

Facilities
Experience college rowing and living on the University of Central Florida campus. Home of the Knights Division 1 Women’s Rowing Team, campers will benefit from a rowing‐specific training facility and equipment. The UCF Intercollegiate Rowing Center houses state‐of‐the‐art rowing equipment, including more than 50 ergometers, Concept2 Bike Ergs, med and physio‐balls, bench pulls, box jumps, free weights, and resistance bands. Also, the Fueling Station Kitchen for pre and post-practice snacks and meals is onsite in the clubhouse of the rowing facility. No need for rowing tanks, Lake Pickett is a pristine fresh‐water rowing venue year‐round with six lanes of a fully buoyed 2,000-meter race course.

For overnight campers, we will reside at the UCF Boathouse facility, as this is a true camp experience!  We will spend some time on campus, a ten-minute drive from the boathouse. Campers will get a feel for collegiate living the Knights way, partaking in a training session and workshop on campus. All housing on campus is within a five-minute walk of classrooms, dining halls, and athletic facilities.  Transportation will be provided to and from the UCF Boathouse and campus by coaches for all campers.

Total Rower Development
Commitment to excellence on and off the water is the emphasis of Central Florida Rowing Camps. Rowers are divided into groups by experience and ability with low staff-to-camper ratios for concentrated teaching. There is a strong focus on individual skills as well as a dynamic program that advances team tactics. Water sessions include attention to technique, focusing on rhythm / ratio, blade work, and catch & release positions. Land sessions include physical training in addition to lessons on race tactics, nutrition, and collegiate rowing and recruiting. Daily activities include video analysis, various workshops centered around goal setting, mastering the mental game, team and leadership development, and question and answer sessions.

Specialized Coxwain Training
The coxswain is a key element of the crew and will be given specialized training with a well-rounded approach for the tactical, technical and psychological aspects of the position. The coxswain’s role will be enhanced as they participate in land training activities with the rowers. We can only accept a limited number of coxswains, so don’t delay and register today!

Samp Full-Day Schedule
6:30 am - 8:30 am 
 First Rowing / Training Session, Snack
9:00 am - 10:30 am 
 Workshop
11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
 Lunch, Video Analysis, Free Time
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
 Second Rowing / Training Session, Snack
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
 Workshop
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm   Dinner, Free Time
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
 Evening Team Activity
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
 Free Time, Lights out at 10:00 pm