Princeton High-Performance Rowing Camps

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Website: Camp Website
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
United States
Map and Directions
Camp month(s): June

 Session Name

 Start Date 

 End Date

 High Performance 1

 Thursday, June 22, 2017

 Sunday, June 25, 2017

 High Performance 2

 Tuesday, June 27, 2017

 Friday, June 30, 2017

 High Performance 3

 Monday, July 24, 2017

 Thursday, July 27, 2017

 High Performance 4

 Monday, July 31, 2017

 Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Princeton High Performance Rowing Camps are designed for experienced male and female high school rowers who want to enhance their rowing ability.  Four sessions offer you the unique chance to experience what it’s like to be a collegiate oarsman in the middle of a racing season.

Lori Dauphiny (Openweight Women), Marty Crotty (Lightweight Men), Matt Smith (Heavyweight Men), and Paul Rassam (Lightweight Women), lead a distinguished lineup of coaches that will provide specific technical and physiological instruction utilizing Princeton’s state-of-the-art facilities.  Armed with the same knowledge, systematic approach, and maybe even a few of the tricks that have won our coaching staff dozens of Eastern Sprints, IRA, NCAA, and World Championship gold medals, you will become a better rower that is tougher to beat.

During the 19 years of the Princeton HP Rowing Camps we have fine-tuned the elements and structure of the camps into something that we think is the best summer rowing camp format in the business.  A rower’s daily routine will include twice-a-day workouts on Lake Carnegie, introductions to effective ergometer workouts and testing methods, core strength training, technical sessions in the rowing tanks, and speakers from either the Princeton University Athletic Department umbrella or the 2012 and 2016 United States Olympic Teams.  Speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including nutrition best practices, building better strategies for ergometer testing, the experience of rowing in the Olympics, and how to navigate the ever changing recruiting process.  Coaches are available for daily one-on-one sessions to discuss how personal training and technical improvements will enable each rower to achieve his or her goals.  In addition, each rower will receive at least 60 minutes of direct video analysis and feedback during the week. 

All of our camps offer coxswain-specific instruction. Coxswains are separated into their own group for daily instructional sessions. In addition, they are assigned to a boat for on-the-water training and races.  We can proudly say, without a doubt, that the Princeton rowing camps are not only the best camps for rowers, but also coxswains. 

Typical Daily Schedule - Subject to Change

8:00am Breakfast
Video Review/Rowing Tanks/Ergometers
Free Time or Rowing Tanks/Ergometers
One-On-One Meetings w/ Coaches
Group Activity
Free Time in Dorm
Dorm Check/Lights Out


All camps will be held on the Princeton University campus, one of the most beautiful and historic campuses in the world. Campers will utilize the Shea Rowing Center - home of the Princeton Tigers and a training facility for the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams. The center includes moving water rowing tanks, a strength training room and ergometer room. It is located on Carnegie Lake, a protected body of water, 3 miles long with a 4 lane buoyed race course. Residential campers will reside in Princeton University dormitories and dine in one of the school's dining halls. All dormitories will have adult supervision with a minimum of a 10:1 camper to counselor ratio plus a Health Director.

**Camp dorms do not have air conditioning. We recommend you bring a fan with you camp.**

Ages: 14 - 19
Focuses: Sweeping
Coxswain Development
Day Camper Cost: $895
Overnight Camper Cost: $995
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Reviews of this rowing camp:

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    The boathouse is beautiful!

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    It's a wonderful place to row - the only private lake for rowing in the US "to my knowledge" - with amazing coaching. I'm sure there are other great camps but this one worked for us.

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    Decent camp for the kids - Wish their could have been more interaction between my child and head coaches, but understood when it's that big there can't be. Organization was good.

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    My daughter really enjoyed her time at Princeton. She was a novice last year, and we'll be sending her back again this year. It was good for her to get some exposure outside of our team and see where the sport could take her.

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