Penn AC Gold

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. Our goal is to promote skill development, teamwork, and competition by providing quality coaching and programming. We strive to prepare our athletes to handle all aspects of rowing necessary to compete at the highest levels of the sport 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 and coxswains into high-performing athletes ready for the next challenge in their rowing careers:

•Rowing technique
•Strength and conditioning
•Mobility  and flexibility
•Mental training and race preparation
•Proper nutrition
•Coxing – practice and race preparation and strategy
•Team Building – leadership and communication skills

Campers will train 2-3 times per day, and compete in two summer races, the Independence Day Regatta in Philadelphia, PA and the 2024 USRowing RowFest National Championship in Oklahoma City, OK. 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, leadership development, and rowing/coxing technique — all key elements in developing boat speed in a short period of time.

For 2024, This year, our visiting athletes will live in the Living and Learning Commons on St. Joseph’s University’s UCity 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’s UCity Campus can be found here: https://www.sju.edu/offices/student-life/residence-life/housing-information/housing-options.

Coaching staff and Program Leaders will live in the dorms with the athletes.

Local athletes opting out of room and board will receive a reduced rate.