Women's Crew Camp in Oakland California
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Join the No.1 team for an unbelievable summer at Cal Crew Camps
Head Coach of the NCAA Champions, Al Acosta, and the Cal Women's Crew Staff have created a unique, challenging, and fun experience for rowers to excel and train like collegiate level athletes.
- Get hands on training from Cal's expert coaches
- Individual video analysis of rowers in the water and on the erg
- Receive a Cal Crew Camp tank top
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Head Coach - Women's Crew Al Acosta
Coach Acosta, a '93 graduate from UC Berkeley, became a 5-time National Coach of the Year while leading Stanford's women's lightweight team. He's now in his 3rd season at Cal.View Al's Bio
Assistant Coach - Women's Crew Vanessa Tavalero
Now in her 6th season with the California Golden Bears rowing program, Vanessa Tavalero has moved from the volunteer assistant coaching position to assistant coach.View Vanessa's Bio
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CAL WOMEN'S CREW CAMPS
Cal Crew Camps are designed to help rowers of all skill levels. Camps will include strength and conditioning, rowing strategy and foundational techniques, and in depth video analysis.
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HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP
Camp Dates: July 28th-31st
Check-In: Sunday at 3PM at the Boathouse
Check-Out: Wednesday at 11AM at the Boathouse
Daily Camp Hours: SUN 2PM-7:30PM, MON-TUES 9AM-5PM, WED 9AM-11AM
Ages: Entering grades 9-12
Suggested skill level: 3-6, out of 10
This camp is ideal for experienced rowers with at least one racing season completed, would like to take their rowing to the next level, and experience what it is like to row at an elite Division I university. Camp is specifically designed to cover the breadth of rowing with a focus on skill development. There will be in-depth lectures and discussions of the rowing stroke, training regimens, and racing tactics.
Camp Dates: July 31st-August 3rd
Check-In: Wednesday at 3PM at the Boathouse
Check-Out: Saturday at 11AM at the Boathouse
Daily Camp Hours: WED 2PM-7:30PM, THURS-FRI 9AM-5PM, SAT 9AM-11AM
Ages: Entering grades 9-12
Suggested skill level: 5-10, out of 10
This advanced camp is designed for rowers with racing experience. Athletes will get a first hand look at what it is like to train and race at the Division I level. Camp will have a high level of intensity, rowing instruction, conditioning work, and lectures with a racing focus, including seat racing, race strategy, starts, sprinting and erg testing.
All camps will focus on sweep rowing.
Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. There are a few shuttle services that offer transportation to and from Oakland & San Francisco International Airports. Reservations must be made at least a few days in advance, you can make reservations over the phone or online (see below).
Phone: 1-877-467-1800 (Local, Bay Area) 1-415-467-1800 (Long Distance, Outside Bay Area)
Pricing: (All Prices are Approximate)
To/From Oakland International Airport/Campus $25.00 (One Way)
To/From San Francisco International Airport/Campus $29.00 (One Way)
Pricing: (All Prices are Approximate)
To/From Oakland International Airport/Campus $32.00 (One Way)
To/From San Francisco International Airport/Campus $35.00 (One Way)
All campers commuting from the airport should be dropped off at the Boathouse with their belongings. They will be transported to their dorm rooms on the UC Berkeley campus after the first training session.
For those travelling in from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, see the recommended list below.
- Hotel Durant (Please call 510-845-8981 or go to hoteldurantberkeley.com to reserve your room)
- Hotel Shattuck Plaza (Please call 510-845-7300 or hotelshattuckplaza.com to reserve your room)
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. Campers must bring their health and release forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.
We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
*This Camp is open to any and all entrants.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Breakfast
- 8:00 AM Depart for first workout
- 11:30 AM Return from workout
- 11:30 AM - 1:30PM Lunch
- 2:00 PM Depart for second workout, lecture, and row
- 5:30 PM Return from workout
- 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner
- 7:00 PM Evening activities with counselors
- 9:00 PM Quiet time
- 10:00 PM Lights outs
Learned a lot
August 13, 2017: My daughter is a coxswain and had one year of experience (at both varsity and novice levels). She was "borderline" to participate in either the high performance or elite camp. It was a stretch for her to be in the elite camp as a coxswain - leading very talented and experienced rowers. Ultimately, she felt that she lacked the necessary experience to be in the elite camp, but she was open with the coaches and counselors and received tremendous support. She learned a lot and felt the camp was helpful to her as a coxswain - as much as it was for the rowers. The only downside is that there were 6 coxswains and 4 boats - so the coxswains had to switch off being in a boat.— Mary F. Parent
August 10, 2017: the counselors were amazing! I'm a coxswain and having three other coxswains as counselors. I definitely learned the most from them and they were all so nice!— Liza F. Camper
Kate and Hannah were fabulous counselors! Coach Sarah and Coach Vanessa were very encouraging and helped me learn and improve a lot. I loved the activities every night. One of my favorite parts was shopping for Cal Berkeley gear and seeing the High Performance Center.— Page T. Camper
The coaches were very friendly and I felt my daughter was safe.
The coaches were very friendly and I felt my daughter was safe.— Sandra A. Parent
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