Penn AC Gold is a competitive and intensive summer rowing camp for junior athletes hosted by the historic Penn Athletic Club Rowing Association in Philadelphia, PA. We strive to educate and prepare our athletes to handle all aspects of rowing necessary to compete at the highest levels of rowing within a college-like environment that emphasizes fun, hard work, teamwork, and personal responsibility. We are committed to providing a truly unique, summer camp experience focused on several key areas that will help develop rowers into high-performing athletes ready for the next challenge in their rowing careers:
•Strength and Conditioning
•Mental Training and Race Preparation
•Coxing – Practice and Race Preparation
•Team Building – Leadership and Communication Skills
Campers will train 2-3 times per day, and race at both the Independence Day Regatta in Philadelphia, PA and the USRowing Youth Summer National Championships held on Harsha Lake in Batavia, OH (near Cincinati). Our training will focus on developing athletes into better all-around rowers and coxswains. We have a diverse and accomplished group of coaches from various junior and collegiate programs throughout the country that will not only focus on your athlete’s continued physical development, but also focus on teamwork, mental preparedness/focus, and rowing/coxsing technique — all key elements in developing boat speed in a short period of time.
This year, our visiting athletes will live in the Living and Learning Commons on St. Joseph’s University City Campus, located only blocks away from the University of Pennsylvania. For visiting athletes, room and board, coaching, regatta travel expenses (housing and food), apparel, regatta entry fees, leadership seminars, outings, and facility costs are all included in the camp’s cost.
More information about the Living and Learning Commons on St. Joe’s University City Campus can be found here: https://www.sju.edu/offices/student-life/residence-life/housing-information/housing-options.
Coaching staff and chaperones will live in the dorms with the athletes.
Local athletes opting out of room and board will receive a reduced rate.