Providence Rowing Camp at Brown University

  • Camp Type: Residential camp with commuter option
  • Coach: Graham Willoughby & Alexander Bunkers
  • Residential Fee: $1,200.00
  • Commuter Fee: $1,050.00
  • Dates: August 3 - 7, 2020 (Monday - Friday)
  • Eligibility: Coed, ages 14-18 by the start of camp

This camp is not scheduled to run this summer.

The Providence Rowing Camp at Brown University provides a fun and exciting atmosphere where high school athletes (ages 14-18) can learn from top-level coaches how to improve their technique, develop into competitive racers and learn the ins-and-outs of the college recruiting process.

Providence Rowing Camp will be going into its 13th year in operation, and boasts a staff of nearly all former or current Brown coaches and oarsmen and women, many of whom have been with our camp from the very beginning, and have earned numerous Ivy League and National Titles rowing for Brown. Nowhere else will you find a more dynamic, friendly, fun and knowledgeable staff than Providence Rowing Camp.

During the camp, attendees will be rowing out of Brown's newly renovated dock and pier, as well as facilities on-campus, such as the newly built Zucconi Strength Center. Campers use Brown’s state-of-the-art equipment, including Resolute Racing shells, and will also attend seminars presented by the coaches and guest speakers on topics ranging from recovery techniques and strength training to managing the recruiting process and balancing life as a student athlete.

Aside from excellent coaching and teaching, athletes will also have the opportunity to make great friends with other campers, many of whom travel to our camp from other countries. Campers will be supervised at all times and will also have fun downtime activities to encourage them to interact with their fellow campers.

Athletes traveling from outside the Providence area stay on Brown University’s campus in one of our many student residence halls, and will eat in the dining halls on campus. By boarding in the residence halls, campers get a great feel for what it is like to be a student athlete on a college campus. Brown’s Marston boathouse is a 1 mile walk from campus, and campers will be escorted down every day by one of our student counselors.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (subject to change):
12:00 pm • Check-in begins at residence hall
1:00 pm • Camp introductory meeting / walk to boathouse
3:00 pm • Row
5:00 pm • Campers depart boathouse for residence hall
6:00 pm • Dinner
7:00 pm • Mandatory FUN!
8:00 - 8:30 pm • Unstructured time
10:00 pm • Campers in their rooms
10:30 pm • Lights out

Tuesday - Thursday
7:30 am • Breakfast
8:00 am • Walk to boathouse
8:30 am • Warm-up and Row
11:00 am • Campers depart boathouse for residence hall
11:30 am • Lunch
1:00 pm • Campers leave residence hall for boathouse
2:00 pm • Presentation
3:00 pm • Row
5:00 pm • Campers depart boathouse for residence hall
6:00 pm • Dinner
7:00 pm • Mandatory FUN!
8:00 - 8:30 pm • Unstructured time
10:00 pm • Campers in their rooms
10:30 pm • Lights out

6:30 am • Breakfast
7:00 am • Campers leave residence hall for boathouse
8:00 am • Warm-up and RACE! Parents welcome to watch from shore
11:00 am • Camp concludes

Note: Camp staff will do their best to place athletes in the position and boat type they registered for the duration of the camp. However circumstances may arise that an athlete may be offered another position for a session in an effort to optimize the practice for everyone. Thank you for your understanding.

Important Health Advisory

Due to recent outbreaks of measles, in consultation with Brown University’s Health Services and General Counsel’s Office, Pre-College Programs and Sports Camps are prohibiting any student or athlete from attending these programs if they have not completed the measles vaccinations.

This decision was made because of the structure of the summer programs: measles is a highly infectious disease that can incubate for two weeks before any symptoms appear. Given that many of our students and athletes are present on campus from anywhere from 1 day to 3 weeks, and then depart, the opportunities for this disease to be spread within and beyond our community is significant enough to warrant this kind of decision.

Brown University Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants that meet the listed eligibility requirements for each camp.