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Summer Rowing Camps

General Camp Info

The Dolphin Camp is designed for both the experienced and novice high school rower (ages13-18) looking to significantly improve their rowing ability. Instruction and coaching will be geared to the experience level and talents of each camper. The camp includes two - three daily practices on the water as well as active seminars on erg training, race preparation and body circuits. Rowers and coxswains alike are video-taped, to review and evaluate their personal form and technique. The staff will also lead discussions on the college admissions process, nutrition, training and life as a student-athlete. We will also utilize facilities on JU’s campus like the pool and outdoor volleyball courts for team building activities. Camp is geared toward beginner, intermediate, and advanced rowers and coxswains.

Campers will stay in the dorms on the Jacksonville University campus and will train out of the Negaard Rowing Boathouse, home of the Jacksonville University Rowing program. Our campers will get to experience life as a college student on the JU campus as well as row on the beautiful St. John’s River.

Camp Highlights:

  • On-the-water training 3-4 hours per day
  • Coordinated ergometer technique/training
  • Concentrated video analysis of your stroke
  • Seminars on nutrition, injury prevention, training to be a competitive athlete, and being recruited by college coaches
  • Evening leisure activities
  • Fun times in the JU swimming pool
  • One activity off campus – example – beach trip, zoo or local museums
  • Row on the beautiful St. John’s River!
  • Race Day Friday – Come down to watch your child race as you watch them from the banks of the St. John’s River. Our goal is to get one parent from each family in a motor boat to watch racing. (depending on our numbers)
  • Dolphin Camp T-shirt and Water Bottle
  • Exploring the JU Campus!
  • Working with top collegiate coaches from around the country!


Overnight Campers using the Airport Shuttle

Dolphin Rowing Camp will run a shuttle for overnight campers from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) on Sunday afternoon. This shuttle will run once from the airport to the dormitories at 5:30pm. Those wishing to use the shuttle need to arrange flight plans so that arrival at the airport is at least 30 minutes before shuttle departure. Campers who arrive early can arrange separate transportation via cab. Check-in for the overnight campers begins at 4:00pm. There is no early check-in. There will be a return shuttle on Friday that arrives at the airport at 12pm.

Overnight Campers Traveling by Car

All campers traveling by car to the Dolphin Rowing camp should arrive on campus sometime between 4:00 - 6:00pm on Sunday for registration. The camp will be hosted in one of the dorms on JU’s Campus. Final dormitory directions will be sent out in our pre camp email two weeks prior to camp. Pick up for the camp will be at Negaard Boathouse, 2800 University Blvd. N | Jacksonville, FL 32200 at 11am on Friday. Watch racing from the banks and in motor boats on the St. John’s River, pre race meeting will be at TBA on that Friday AM. (Look for directions in our forms section.)

Day Campers Traveling by Car

Day camper registration for the Dolphin Rowing Camp will be held between 8-9am the Monday of camp week. Registration is held at Negaard Boathouse, home of the Jacksonville University Dolphins, 2800 University Blvd. N | Jacksonville, FL 32200. Check at the front gate of campus for directions to boathouse. (Look for directions in our forms section.)

Daily Camp Schedule

Monday – Thursday

8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Day campers arrive at the Negaard Boathouse
9-11:00 am Morning practice.
11-12:00pm Daily Lecture.
12:00 pm Lunch @ JU Dinning Hall.
2 - 3:30 pm Mid Day Practice.
4:00 pm Post Practice Swim / Volleyball.
5:00 pm Day Campers excused.
6:00 pm Dinner.
7:00 pm Evening Activity / Bonus Row / Lecture.
8:30 pm Movie hour.


8:30 am Day campers arrive at the Negaard Boathouse
9:00 am Parent Race Day Meeting – You’re invited to come cheer for your child!
9:30 am Parent launch leaves dock
9:45 – 10:45 am Racing
11:00 am Wrap up comments / Camp Photo
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Overnight campers check out of dorms


On the water needs:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or visor
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Rowing shorts of your choice or a unisuit. Form fitting clothing is best for novices.
  • Light, breathable t-shirts or tank tops. (Enough to wear 2 every day!)
  • Running sneakers
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Socks… lots of them!
  • Bathing suit
  • Small bag to bring change of clothes to boathouse
  • Beach towel

In the dormitory needs:

  • Sheets that will accommodate a twin size bed
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Fans… Who needs them. WE HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!!!!!
  • Toiletries (soaps, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Shower towel

Special Activities:

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Summer Camp Policies


Enrollment is limited to 8 coxswains and 52 others (experienced rowers and novices) per session. Priority is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp registration will be secured when payment is received in full. Down payments will be accepted until May 1st. Then payments will be due in full. There will be a short wait-list created in case of cancellations.


All requests for cancellation must be made via e-mail at dolphinrowingcamp@gmail.com. All monies paid, with exception of a $200 administrative fee, will be refunded provided the notice of cancellation is received one month prior to the start of camp. No refunds will be provided less than one month prior to the start of camp.

Summer Camp Discounts

HOLIDAY DISCOUNT* - Register before January 15th and receive $100 off registration.

SIBLING/MULTI-SESSION DISCOUNT* – Register siblings or sign up for both sessions and receive $75 off each registration. Must have all orders in your cart at checkout to receive the discount.

JU STAFF DISCOUNT* – If you are employed by Jacksonville University you can receive a $75 discount for your registrant! Contact dolphinrowingcamp@gmail.com for your discount code prior to registering for camp.

GROUP DISCOUNT* – If 5 or more athletes from a school or club come to camp, each member will receive $75 off. Contact dolphinrowingcamp@gmail.com for your discount code prior to registering for camp.

*Cannot combine discounts.

Summer Forms

*Overnight registration – 4-6pm on Sunday of camp week @ assigned dorm on campus!
*Day camp registration – 8-9am on Monday of camp week @ Negaard Boathouse (Check at front guard gate on campus for directions)

Move in Directions for Overnight Campers:
*Registration runs from 4-6pm on Sunday

*If you need a ride from the airport please arrive no later than 5pm. As well contact Camp Director @ dolphinrowingcamp@gmail.com to let us know what time you are arriving.

**If you need to reach Mike Lane Director for any reason during camp please call the camp phone (215) 429-6624

Move in info & directions: CLICK HERE

Summer Camp Registration

AUGUST 3-7, 2020 (DAY CAMP)

DAY - $675