Bob Cooper Crew Camp
- Summerton, South Carolina
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Rowers eat three meals and a snack each day, specially designed for their caloric needs. Meals are served at 6:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM to fit your rowing schedule.
Our cafeteria is located a few feet from the dorms and the lake. It can feed 260 people simultaneously.
Our dorms are situated directly next to the lake, offering unmatched convenience for rowers and coaches. Teams say the secluded location and communal living helps them bond as a group. Wifi is available.
Separate adult housing is available for coaches. After a long day, you might enjoy a little peace and quiet.
Boats can be stored right next to the water. We have five docks on beautiful Lake Marion. South Carolina is beautiful in mid-spring and offers rowers a chance to get on the water and get off the rowing machine.
The waterway is large and uncrowded, especially during the week when most boaters are at work.
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Chris Deyoung has worked at Sparks since 2013. He has coached rowing on the high school and collegiate level at Rutgers and Michigan. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers and an M.Ed. from the University of Michigan. His program at Rutgers went to club status while Chris worked as the recruiting coordinator there, and he brings an understanding of the collegiate athletic club experience to Sparks.