Sparks Coxswains Only Winter Camp


Camp Details

  • Who:  Open to all, designed for experienced coxswains aged 14-19
  • When:  December 27-30, 2016
  • Cost:  $1,750*
  • Where:  San Diego, CA - Campers are housed at the Bahia Hotel (Top Gun also stayed here during filming) and row out of the San Diego Rowing Club on Mission Bay, which is walkable from the lodging. Campers are advised to fly into SAN; contact us to if you need airport transportation.
  • Questions:  Email
  • Supervision:  The staff lives amongst the student athletes, and has oversight 24 hours a day. Unhealthy substances and/or behaviors are strictly prohibited.
  • Travel Help:  Sparks works with a travel agency to make planning easier. To find out more, click here; STA charges a small flat fee.
  • Payment:  May be made at Feel free to contact us with payment questions.
  • Refunds:  Refunds minus a $500 deposit are available until one month before camp.
  • Camp Forms:  Camp Forms may be found here 6 weeks before camp.
  • Staffing:  Some coaches are active US athletes; their availability may be subject to change. To find out about a particular coach, shoot us an e-mail.
  • * on Cost:  Reflects athlete rental expense.


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Nate holds a B.A. from Stanford University and has worked with Sparks since 2015. Prior to his time at Sparks, Nate spent seven years in at Stanford coaching and recruiting for the women's rowing program. During that time, he also represented the US, rowing on the Under 23 National Team. Nate’s extensive knowledge of the rowing recruiting process enables him to better advise parents and students at every step.

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