Saint Albans School Summer Rowing Camp

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Camp Details

The St. Albans rowing camp offers interested athletes a chance to explore the world of competitive crew. Campers will learn about the basics of the equipment, safety rules, and get a chance to row on the Potomac River in St. Albans racing shells. The camp is designed so that students learn the fundamentals of the sport and then get a chance to do some informal racing.

Eligibility:
Boys and Girls, Grades 6–9 (11–15 years old)

Facilities:
Campers should report to Zone B (the Herman Entry Plaza) on Pilgrim Road 5 to 10 minutes before the 9:00 a.m. departure time. Campers will be transported to the Thompson Boat Center at 2900 Virginia Avenue, N.W. Parents may also drop off and pick up their children at Thompson Boat Center directly.

What to Bring to Camp:

  • Athletic clothing (no loose fitting shorts)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Lunch (for all-day rowing campers or those going to another afternoon STA activity)
  • Swimsuit (on the first day) - There will be a short swim test conducted on camper's first day

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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, rowing camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school rowing head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.


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