Learn to Row Camp - Build a Foundation

Ready Set Row Foundation Camp

Dublin School

Ready Set Row Foundation Camps are for female athletes who want additional experience or focused coaching on a foundational aspect of the sport:

  • On the water and erg technique,

  • Physical fitness and strength,

  • Nutrition and fueling for performance,

  • Mental-skills training for resilience, and

  • Fun in fitness!

Our camp focuses on the whole athlete and all aspects of being a strong, fit and confident young woman. We train on the water, in the weight-room and in the classroom. We focus on fueling the machine, learning the proper maintenance for the machine and then follow a resiliency program for the machine (mental weight-lifting). Our athletes range in experience from just one season to several years, but they all have a strong desire to improve and grow.


We row, ERG, lift weights, grocery shop & cook, and train the brain through our mental skills programming.

Foundation Rowing Camp Program Specifics

What: A safe, supportive environment for young women to explore the sport of rowing and all the life lessons it can teach. We focus on improving the rowers' technique on the water and on the erg, teach nutrition and address leadership, emotional management and resilience training. 

Summer Rowing Camps for High School Students

Who: Junior female rowers and coxswains who have at least one season's worth of experience sweep rowing or sculling. There are no erg requirements for this camp. High-school and young college women (age 14-19) welcome. All athletes must be able to swim 100 yards unassisted and tread water for 10 minutes unassisted. 

How: All interested athletes register on Regatta Central. Regatta Central registration includes the non-refundable application fee and a deposit ($595); the remaining balance will be due directly to Dublin School by July 12, 2018 ($900). You will be contacted for the remaining balance. 

Be sure to select the correct camp and whether you are a rower or a coxswain. We will be accepting a maximum of 17 rowers and 3 coxswains to the Camp. If the camp is full- please CONTACT US to be put on the wait list. 

Where: All athletes will stay in the boarding facilities at the Dublin School in Dublin, NH. All coaches live in the dorms with the athletes. Rowing will be held out of the brand new Dublin Boathouse. Erging, strength training, yoga and meditation will be held on campus. 

Note - the dorms do not have central air conditioning. Although it rarely gets super warm in NH, you may want to bring a fan. 

When: August 12-18, 2018. 

All athletes should plan to arrive at Dublin School the first day between 11-1:30pm and be ready to row by 2pm. Athletes will depart by 12pm on the last day. The closest airport is the Manchester-Boston (MHT) and athletes can use Adventure Limousine or Thomas Charters to arrange transportation to the school. If athletes will be driving to New Hampshire with parents and want to stay overnight in the area, Keene New Hampshire is a good option to look for a hotel. 

Cost: $1495. Camp fees include a RSR T-shirt, RSR Training Journal and RSR Mental-Skills Manual. High School athletes will also have the option to attend a College Recruiting session. 

USRowing Championship membership required

Note - athletes must be USRowing Championship members. 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 possible town trip for supplies or snacks.