March 18 - 25, 2017

Join your teammates and make "Camp Bob" in Summerton, SC your Spring Break destination!

Rowing in the Pittsburgh area during March and early April is limited due to high river levels, fast currents, and cold weather.  In order to get the best training in the spring to prep for spring events, Steel City travels to South Carolina to a 4-H camp called "Camp Bob," a 110 acre camp on Lake Marion in Summerton, SC. Rowers stay in dormitories with shared bathroom facilities. The camp provides four meals per day. Rowers participate in 2-3 coached sessions a day. 

Why Spring Training?

  • You'll be on the water with our Steel City Rowing Club coaches for up to 14 practices over 6 days.  (That's more “on the water time” than you'd get during the whole month of March at home.) 
  • These practices have an intense focus on technique and application of pressure.
  • You'll benefit from a full week of team bonding.

Steel City Rowing’s Spring Training Camp is open to ALL rowers, including those just learning.

  • Days 1- 4 are focused on technique, while days 5 & 6 address application of pressure.
  • It’s not all just rowing: there is a midweek afternoon excursion to Charleston, games in the evenings, bonfires and 24/7 team bonding.

No Spring Break at your school?

If given enough notice, most teachers and school administrators are agreeable to rowers missing a week of school as long arrangements can be made for homework assignments and tests.  There is internet access and a study room with plenty of time between practices and lights-out to get school work done.

Transportation to Camp Bob:

All participating rowers are transported in the Steel City Rowing Club vans, driven by SCRC coaches.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Saturday, March 18th: 5:00am departure from SCRC, arrival at Camp Bob around 6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 25th: 7:00am departure from Camp Bob, arrival at SCRC around 8:00pm.

What should a rower take to Camp Bob?

  • Clothes
    • Cold and wet weather gear (it can be cool for the 7:00am practices, but it quickly warms up for the later practices)
    • Lighter gear for hot afternoon practices
    • Hat or visor
  • Bedding
    • Sheets, pillow and sleeping bag
    • Towels
  • Spending money
    • Money for lunch during the van rides both on the way to and home from camp
    • Money for dinner out in Charleston, SC
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Any OTC meds your child uses for allergies, cold, etc. (The nearest store is 30 minutes away.)
  • Snacks

How to Register

A $250 per rower deposit is due by Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in order to reserve a spot. This deposit will serve as your registration.  The full cost of the camp is  $1,600 per rower. The total amount is due by March 1st. Please contact the office if you need a payment plan. 

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Camp Bob Outstanding Balance

This fee is for those that have already paid the deposit. If you have not paid the deposit, please also purchase the $250 deposit to make up your outstanding balance. This item includes the credit card processing fee, as a courtesy the deposit does not. If you wish to avoid the service fee, please deliever a check for $1,350 to the office. 

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