Jr. Summer Camp

General Camp Info & Registration

The Dolphin Camp is designed for both the experienced and novice high school rower (ages 13-18) 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, positive mental performance and life as a student-athlete. We will also utilize facilities on JU’s campus like the pool (NOTE: JU POOL UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR THE 2024 CAMPS) 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.

Day Camper – $675

Tuesday, June 25th – Saturday, June 29, 2024



Overnight Camper – $975

Tuesday, June 25th – Saturday, June 29, 2024



Read about our Summer Camp Discounts below!

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
-->Sports performance coach focusing on getting the most from your mind!
-->Evening leisure activities
-->Fun times in the JU swimming pool
-->Row on the beautiful St. John’s River!
-->Race Day Saturday – Come down to watch your child race as you watch them from the banks of the St. John’s River. 
-->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 TUESDAY afternoon. This shuttle will run once from the airport to the dormitories at 1pm. 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 12:30pm. There is no early check-in. There will be a return shuttle on Saturday that arrives at the airport at 12:30pm

Overnight Campers Traveling by Car

All overnight campers traveling by car to the Dolphin Rowing camp should arrive on campus between 12:30-2:30pm on Tuesday 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 Saturday. Watch racing from the banks and in motorboats on the St. John’s River, pre-race meeting will be at TBA on that Saturday 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 2:30-3pm the Tuesday 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

12:30-2:30pm - Check In at Dorm – OVERNIGHT CAMPERS
2:30-3pm – Check in at Boathouse – DAY CAMPERS
3:30-6pm – 1 st Practice / Water & Land / Identify groupings
6:30pm – Dinner for ALL Campers

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

8:30 AM - Day campers arrive at the Negaard Boathouse
9 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 AM - Wrap up comments / Camp Photo
11AM-12PM - Overnight campers check out of dorms

What to Bring

On the water needs:
-->Hat or visor
-->Water bottle
-->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!!!!! But feel free to bring one if you like.
-->Toiletries (soaps, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.)
-->Shower towel

Special Activities

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Summer Camp Policies

Enrollment is limited to 10 coxswains and 60 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 waitlist 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.

If Dolphin Rowing Camp cancels camp due to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund (minus processing fees).

Dolphin Rowing Camp will not refund any travel related expenses due to cancellation of camp for any reason.

Summer Camp Discounts

HOLIDAY DISCOUNT* - Register before January 1, 2024, and receive $100 off registration.

SIBLING DISCOUNT* – Register siblings and receive $50 off each registration.

JU STAFF DISCOUNT* – If you are employed by Jacksonville University you can receive a $75 discount for your registrant!

GROUP DISCOUNT* – If 5 or more athletes from the same school or club attend camp, each member will receive $75 off. The discount will be refunded to you AFTER the group checks in for camp.

*Cannot combine discounts.

Summer Forms

*Overnight registration – 12:30-2:30pm on Tuesday of camp week @ assigned dorm on campus!

*Day camp registration – 2:30-3pm on Tuesday of camp week @ Negaard Boathouse (Check at front guard gate on campus for directions)

Move in Directions for Overnight Campers:

*Registration runs from 12:30-2:30pm on the 1 st day of camp – TUESDAY – At the Dorms

*If you need a ride from the airport please arrive no later than 1pm. Pleasee 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