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Dates: Sunday July 12th – Thursday July 16th, 2015
Cost*: $780 for rowers, $750 for coxswains

Check-in / Drop-off: Sunday July 12th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Check in will occur at the dorm in which the campers will be staying. Additional information will be provided closer to the start of the camp.

Pick-up: Thursday, July 16th at 10:30 AM at the Colby-Hume Center which is the location of our Boathouse. Directions to the boathouse from campus or from Interstate 95 can be found on this website, by clicking HERE. Families are welcome to arrive early and watch the rowing and racing before the wrap-up ceremony.

*Tuition includes instruction, transportation to and from the boathouse, room and board, a camp t-shirt and key lanyard as well as a packet outlining the information presented in all of the off the water clinics.




**Early Bird: Save $50 off registration if registered by Feb. 1, 2015




**Early Bird: Save $50 off registration if registered by Feb. 1, 2015

Special Discount for Coxswains

Coxswains will participate in all of the on the water practices, meals, lectures, housing, et cetera, as well as attend daily coxing clinics conducted by Coach Stokes, who is co-author of "The Coxswain Encyclopedia: From Racks to Racing", a four-time winner of the Head of the Charles Regatta, a four-time U.S. National Champion, and an alumnus of the 1993 United States Rowing National Team as cox of the Men's Lightweight Eight. Coxswains will get a chance to discuss specific areas of coxing in detail each morning; they can then implement those lessons right away on the water to help make their own crews for the day faster. The coxswains will get a packet at the beginning of the week outlining all of the topics to be discussed such as safety, racing strategy and motivation. Space is very limited. The tuition for coxswains is $750.

Airport Shuttle

Shuttle service will be available to pick up and drop off campers at the Portland International Jetport for a fee of $25. It will depart the Jetport at 3:00 PM sharp on July 12th for Colby and will depart for the Jetport on Thursday July 16th at 11:00 AM. It takes about 75 minutes to drive so travel plans should be made accordingly.

Swim Test

All campers will be required to pass a life guard administered swim test consisting of swimming 50 yards and treading water for 5 minutes in order to be allowed on the water for rowing. No exceptions will be made.

What to Bring

  • Swim suit & towel for the swim test & towel for daily showering
  • Rowing clothes for at least 2 rows plus land workouts per day (shorts, preferably spandex, t-shirts/tank tops, socks, athletic shoes, some warmer clothing as well)
  • Sun protection: hat, long-sleeve shirts, sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Water Bottle
  • Watch
  • Payment for the balance of registration (if necessary)
  • Bedding (including sheets, pillow, blanket or sleeping bag)
  • Toiletries and any medications needed for the week
  • Alarm Clock
  • Small amount of spending money
  • Payment for the balance of registration (if necessary)

Daily Schedule

6:45 AM: Wake Up
7:00 AM: Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 AM: Warm Up, Technique Talk, Coxswain session
8:30 – 10:45 AM: Rowing
11:15 – 12:00 PM: Off the water lecture
12:00 – 12:45 PM: Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Free Time
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Off the water lecture or dry – land training
3:15 – 5:15 PM: Rowing
5:30 – 6:30 PM: Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 PM: Evening activity (rowing, movie, etc…)
9:00 – 10:00 PM: Lights out

Off-the-water lecture topics include training for rowing, nutrition, an introduction to sport psychology and "getting into college" with a Colby Admissions officer.

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