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The Henley Camp

For High School and Open Rowers   

July 17 - August 14th 

$3,250  Residential Campers
$2,000  Day Campers

Steel City Rowing’s Henley camp is focused on achieving a high level of success at The Royal Canadian Henley. The practices are rigorous. During training, rowers will have the opportunity to refine their technique both in sculling and sweep boats, while building strength and endurance in preparation for the race.  

Athletes will be trained on water skill development with plenty of video feedback. There will also be land training sessions. These land sessions will include strength training, erg skill/speed development, as well as featuring information on the nutritional and psychological needs required by athletes to perform well in training. 

We require at least 1 year of rowing experience, and that all participants adhere to the tenets of the Steel City Rowing Contract

Your Coaches


Zach Petronic is a two-time national team member. He competed in the 2013 and 2015 World University Games in the men's eight and the single respectively, and finished 17th in the single at Olympic Trials in 2016. He began rowing in 2006 at North Allegheny High School. Previously Zach served as the head coach for Pine Richland High School and assistant coach for Pittsburgh Rowing Club. 


Lauren Schall is the Varsity Women's Coach at the University of Pittsburgh and an Assistant Coach of Central Catholic High School in addition to being Steel City's boathouse keeper and coach. She has rowed for six years at the University of Pittsburgh, on Vesper Boat Club's U23 squad, and is now an elite open rower at Steel City. During her rowing career, she has earned a gold in the Women's 2- at collegiate nationals, as well as golds in the 8+ and 4+ at USRowing Club Nationals and silver at the Canadian Henley in both the Senior 8+ and 4-. 

Your Day

Each weekday consists of two daily practices with breaks in between for meals and snacks. The evenings are left open for seminars and video reviews of the day’s practice and recreational activities. 

Your Meals

Residential campers have 2 hot meals, (brunch & dinner) plus a cold breakfast and mid afternoon snacks. 
Day campers receive the hot brunch and snack.


Departure Monday, August 14th: Check out 10:00am
       Breakfast at 8:00, Check out: 10:00am 

Departures by Air: Pittsburgh International Airport: Campers should plan their flights for after 1:00pm. Our shuttle will leave the Boathouse at 10:00am

Departure by Car: Parents should plan to pick up their camper at 10:00am from the Boathouse or at the conclusion of trailer loading at the regatta course.

Arrival on Sunday, July 16th : Check-in 4:00pm

Arrivals by Air: Pittsburgh International Airport: Campers should plan to arrive at the airport between 11:00am and 3:00pm to catch the camp shuttle to the Steel City Boathouse. Arrivals by Car: 

Arrivals by Car: Check-in: 4:00pm, Dinner: 6:00pm: Those traveling by car should plan to arrive at the boathouse between 4:00pm and 6pm

What to Bring

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  • Mattress pad
  • Sheets & blankets or sleeping bag
  • Pillows & towels
  • Soap, shampoo, toiletries
  • Quarters for the laundromat 
  • Sunscreen, water bottles, sunglasses, running shoes
  • Snacks
  • Clothes for both practice and non-rowing activities 


Steel City Rowing Club reserves the right to cancel this camp due to lack of registrations. Advanced notice will be given if minimums are not met.