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Sculling Camps

Summer sculling camps have been running at Durham University since 2003. The camps continue to grow in size and prestige on an annual basis. Our sculling camps run during July and August every year and are structured to cater for a wide range of ages and abilities. They are delivered by the team's experienced coaching staff who, in conjunction with DUBC students and volunteers, ensure that all of the participants are given the optimum opportunity to learn and develop during their time on camp.

Week 1 and 2 of the camps are run from our land training base at Maiden Castle in Durham City, with the week 3 16+ performance camp based at Durham University's water training base at Tyne United Rowing Club. Athletes attending the Performance Camps, week 2 and 3, are encouraged to bring their own equipment, although there are a small number of sculling boats and blades that can be borrowed from DUBC and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Coaches wishing to be involved in the camps are also welcome to attend and support their athletes; for more information contact holly.young@durham.ac.uk. The camps will also include elements of education in the powered rowing tank and the junior performance and performance camp will also involve sessions in crew boats.

Please see below to find out more about the camps we are offering over summer 2022:

Learn to Row (week 1)

July 25 - 29th 2022  Monday to Friday

Our Learn to Row camp is for participants aged 11-16 (KS3) who have never rowed before. Based on the River Wear and using our state of the art indoor rowing tank and ergo gallery, this camp is ideal for anyone with an interest in rowing who is looking for an opportunity to finally get out on the water and learn new skills. All equipment will be provided, including lifejackets (where applicable) and lunch is also included in the price.

This is a non-residential camp that will run from 9:30am - 4:30pm each day.

Camp cost: £150.00 (payable on booking).

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Any Questions? Please contact Holly: holly.young@durham.ac.uk.

Junior Development Camp (week 1)

July 25th - 29th 2022 Monday to Friday

A camp for juniors with some experience, to improve their technique on the water and ergos, with the aim of participating in a single scull regatta at the end of the week.

Following on from the success of our Learn to Row Camps, we offer a 5 day camp for Juniors aged 11-16 (KS3) with some experience of the sport. The focus of the week will be on improving confidence and technique on the water, with the main focus being on single sculls.

Programme Information

Based on the River Wear and using our state of the art indoor rowing tank and ergo gallery, this camp includes coaching from students with international experience and our world-class coaching team.

All equipment will be provided, including lifejackets where necessary. The camp is based at the DUBC Boat House on the River Wear at Maiden Castle Sports Centre. Lunch will be provided each day.

This is a non-residential camp that will run from 9:30am - 4:30pm each day.

Camp cost: £260.00 (payable on booking).

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Any Questions? Please contact Holly: holly.young@durham.ac.uk.

Junior Performance Camp (week 2)

Ages 13-16

July 31st (pm) - August 5th Sunday afternoon to Friday

A high-performance camp focussing on improving technique and speed in a single scull, with feedback and video analysis from our world-class coaches.

Programme Information

The Junior Performance Camp was introduced in 2007 as a residential course aimed at junior scullers of 14-18 years. Due to popular demand, we have split the group by age across two weeks with this being the camp for 13-16 year-olds.

The majority of the camp focuses on technical sculling sessions on the water in singles as well as video analysis and feedback from our world-class coaches. In addition, several sessions during the week were devoted to land training, including: ergo technique, strength and conditioning, core strength, nutrition and flexibility. The camp will also involve sessions in crew boats.

There are opportunities for athletes interested in joining Durham University to look around the colleges and campuses as well as talks about admissions and the departments.

This performance camp is based on the River Wear at the state of the art indoor rowing facility at Maiden Castle.

Athletes attending the Performance Camps are encouraged to bring their own equipment, although there are a small number of sculling boats and blades that can be borrowed and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact us after booking a place to enquire about boat hire.

Camp cost: £360.00 non-residential basis (payable on booking).

Residential Opportunity

Residential athletes will be accommodated in Durham Choristers School. Set in its own grounds, adjacent to Durham Cathedral in the very heart of the city, it provides the perfect base to explore Durham. The buildings are very much a 'house' area, with newly refurbished dormitories and bathrooms. Participants can also enjoy the use of two common rooms, sports facilities and yard, dining room and IT suite. The residential option also includes breakfast and evening meals at Durham Choristers School.

Camp cost £570.00 residential basis ( payable on booking) 

N.B. In line with our camp code of conduct, we reserved the right to recharge the cost of any damages incurred within the residential accomodation.

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Any further questions? Please contact Holly: holly.young@durham.ac.uk.

Performance Camp (week 3)

Age 16+

August 7th (pm) - 12th Sunday afternoon to Friday

A high-performance camp focussing on improving technique and speed in a single scull, with feedback and video analysis from our world-class coaches.

Programme Information

Our Performance Camp was introduced in 2007 as a residential course aimed at junior scullers of 14-18 years. Due to popular demand, we have split the group by age across two weeks with this being the camp for 16+ participants.

The majority of the camp focuses on technical sculling sessions on the water in singles as well as video analysis and feedback from our world-class coaches. In addition, several sessions during the week were devoted to land training including: ergo technique, strength and conditioning, core strength, nutrition and flexibility. The camp will also involve sessions in crew boats.

There are opportunities for athletes interested in joining Durham University to look around the colleges and campuses as well as talks about admissions and the departments.

This performance camp is based at Durham University's water training base at Tyne United Rowing Club.

Athletes attending the Performance Camps are encouraged to bring their own equipment, although there are a small number of sculling boats and blades that can be borrowed and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact us after booking a place to enquire about borrowing a boat.

Camp cost: £360.00 non-residential basis (payable on booking).

Residential Opportunity

Residential athletes will be accommodated in Durham Choristers School. Set in its own grounds, adjacent to Durham Cathedral in the very heart of the city, it provides the perfect base to explore Durham. The buildings are very much a 'house' area, with newly refurbished dormitories and bathrooms. Participants can also enjoy the use of two common rooms, sports facilities and yard, dining room and IT suite. The residential option also includes breakfast and evening meals at Durham Choristers School.

 

Camp cost £570.00 residential basis (payable on booking).

N.B. In line with our camp code of conduct, we reseve the right to recharge the cost of any damages incurred within the residential accomodation.

Click here to book

Any further questions? Please contact Holly: holly.young@durham.ac.uk.