Rowing

Rowing Camp

The St. Albans rowing camp offers interested athletes a chance to explore the world of competitive crew. Campers will learn about the basics of the equipment, safety rules, and get a chance to row on the Potomac River in St. Albans racing shells. The camp is designed so that students learn the fundamentals of the sport and then get a chance to do some informal racing.
Weeks Offered:
Week 1: June 8-12
8:30 am–12:00 pm
$400
Week 2: June 15-19
8:30 am–12:00 pm
$400
Week 3: June 22-26
8:30 am–12:00 pm
$400
Week 4: June 29-July 2*
8:30 am–12:00 pm
$360
Week 5: July 6-10
8:30 am–12:00 pm
$400
Week 6: July 13-17
8:30 am–12:00 pm
$400
Week 7: July 20-24
8:30 am–12:00 pm
$400
Week 8: July 27-31
8:30 am–12:00 pm
$400
*No camp Friday, July 3
Eligibility:
Boys and Girls, Grades 6–9 (11–15 years old)
Facilities:
Campers should report to Zone B (the Herman Entry Plaza) on Pilgrim Road 5 to 10 minutes before the 8:30 a.m. departure time. Campers will be transported to the Thompson Boat Center at 2900 Virginia Avenue, N.W. Parents may also drop off and pick up their children at Thompson Boat Center directly.
What to Bring to Camp
  • Athletic clothing (no loose fitting shorts)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Lunch (for campers who will be going to another afternoon STA activity; eating at STA)
  • Swimsuit (on the first day) - There will be a short swim test conducted on camper's first day. Campers must report to St. Albans at least 15mins before the start of their session on this day. If doing multiple weeks, campers who successfully pass test do not need to retest.
Director
Ted Haley just finished his twenty-fourth season as the head coach of the St. Albans crew. Haley graduated from Georgetown University in 1990. He was captain of the lightweight team, and Most Valuable Oarsman in 1989.
Associate Director
Rachel Gabbay is in her 8th year of coaching rowing and her 4th year working with the National Cathedral School as the freshman coach. Prior to working with NCS Crew, Rachel worked as the head men's coach at Walter Johnson high school. Since 2009 Rachel has worked with the TBC Racing Juniors in the off season.  A champion rower during high school (including being a founding member of the Walter Johnson crew team), Rachel has coached numerous rowers to prepare and succeed in their high school careers and competitions, including the recent capture of of Freshman 8+ Stotesbury Gold 2019 with NCS.  Rachel believes that rowing has the ability to teach kids many important life lessons. She aims to instill in her athletes the importance of hard work and persistence while learning to both overcome failures and enjoy victories.
Located in Washington, D.C., St. Albans Summer Programs – a combined summer camp and summer school for area and out-of-town boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 – provides half- and full-day academic and art classes and athletic camps for football, golf, rowing, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.