RSR Summer Development Team


RSR is not a normal summer camp, nor is it a recreational rowing club. We are seeking junior female rowers (age 14-20) who are willing and motivated to work hard. We will build up our athletes to make a team of strong, committed and resilient female leaders - an army of fighters. All of our athletes will race at the USRowing Club Nationals. If you are interested in pursuing any collegiate programs then you should join us. No other camp will give you the personal attention and mentoring that we commit to you.

We have an absolute blast! Please check out our Video Series from the RSR Dev Team 2016 and 2017 below.

2016 Development Team 

2017 Development Team

If you would like information about next year's camp or any other RSR program, please CONTACT US. 

Program Specifics

What: A safe, supportive environment for young women to pursue athletic excellence and personal growth through leadership, emotional management and resilience training. 

Who: Junior and early college- level female rowers age 14-20 as of December 31, 2018 who have at least one year of sweep rowing or sculling experience. Erg time recommendations for a 2K: at least 8:10 for 14-16 year olds, 7:50 or faster for 17-18 year olds and 7:30 or faster for collegiate rowers seeking a RSR RA position. Lightweights will be weight-adjusted. We will prioritize athletes who meet or exceed these standards. 

Coxswains will be required to send a race recording and will be interviewed and selected later as we fill out the rower roster. 

How: All interested athletes must fill out a Ready Set Row application. Coach Holly personally interviews every applicant and her hometown coach during selection. The first round of selection will begin in February 2018 and will continue until all spaces are filled. Upon admission to the camp you will have 15 days to officially register and pay the non-refundable deposit for the camp. Applications will be taken until May 20, 2018 or until all spots are filled. 

Where: All athletes will stay in the boarding facilities at Brooks School all within a short walk of the boathouse, gymnasium and dining facility. All coaches live in the dorms with the athletes. Rowing will be on Lake Cochichewick, walking distance from the dorms. Erging, indoor tank rowing, strength training, yoga and meditation will be held on campus. Racing will be at US Rowing Club Nationals in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Note - the dorms do not have central air conditioning. We recommend that you bring a fan or bring money to purchase a fan on the first day of camp. 

All athletes and coaches will stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Mt. Laurel during the USRowing Club National Championship competition. Parents and friends are welcome to stay at the same hotel but must book and pay for their own reservation.

When: June 16, 2018 - July 15, 2018. We train at Brooks June 16-July 9 when we depart for Club Nationals. We return to Brooks late on July 15th and all returning athletes depart on July 16th. You can depart from USRowing Club Nationals if you have pre-arranged check out with the RSR Coaches and a Guardian. 

Cost: $5,250 includes all coaching and equipment, room & board, competition fees and travel costs associated with the competition, RSR Team Uniform, T-shirt, RSR College Recruitment Manual and RSR Training Journal. We offer a few athletes financial assistance based on erg score and coach recommendation. If you would love to race with us but need financial support, please CONTACT US.

Junior Residential Advisors (RAs) racing as Intermediate: This year we are reserving 4 rower spots for athletes who have aged out of the U19 category, who want to train this summer and race at Club Nationals in the Intermediate category, improve her mental fitness with our RSR curriculum, and get some work experience all at the same time. Athletes will train with the team and will have RA job responsibilities such as evening dorm check, equipment management and rigging (no experience necessary, we will teach you), camp errands and coach support. Athletes will race clubs like Vesper, PennAC and NYAC. Suggested erg time of sub 7:30. RAs are expected to arrive June 15 and depart July 16 and will receive the discounted rate of $4,250. Athletes will need to supply a resume and references. Applications can be found HERE. 

Note - athletes must be USRowing Championship members to compete at USRowing Club Nationals. Please be sure your membership is up to date and you have the USRowing waiver on file with your Championship membership.

Athletes should bring spending money for snacks, souvenirs and a few scheduled town trips for supplies or snacks. Athletes can have supplies mailed to the school as well.