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Kent School Rowing Camp for Boys

Mission Statement

Kent School Rowing Camp for Boys will provide a fun and safe residential experience for developing athletes to improve their rowing technique and fitness as well as deepen their knowledge of the sport. Campers will learn valuable skills on and off the water from top high school and college coaches. The purpose of this camp is to set young athletes on a pathway to becoming successful rowers at the high school varsity level and beyond. 

Space is limited; enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. The camp is open to male rowers and coxswains with some previous rowing experience who are entering grades 8-11 in the fall of 2018. We welcome non-Kent School students as well as current and future students.

About the Camp

Dates: August 5 - 11, 2018

Check in/registration: Sunday, August 5th from noon to 2:00pm at the Partridge Rowing Center.
Check out: Saturday, August 11th at noon at the Partridge Rowing Center.

Cost: $1,300.00

In addition to rowing on the water twice per day, there will be daily sessions between the water practices on the following topics:

  • Proper erg technique
  • Lifting technique and exercises for rowing
  • Nutrition
  • Equipment care and basic rigging
  • Video review of on the water sessions
  • RowPerfect3 stroke and power curve analysis
  • The college recruiting process

The camp will have access to multiple Kent School facilities including a fitness center, rowing facilities, indoor rowing tanks, swimming pool, and an air-conditioned auditorium for lectures and video review. We will row on the Housatonic River out of the Partridge Rowing Center on the campus of Kent School. The boathouse is a three-minute walk from the dorms and dining hall and a seven-minute walk from the town of Kent.  


Eric Houston
Kent School '80, Trinity College '84
Kent School Head Coach, 1995 - present

Brian Wettach
Princeton '13
Kent School Assistant Coach, 2013 - present

Alex Perkins
Kent School '11, University of Washington '15
Boston University Assistant Coach

Three camp counselors will live with campers in the dorms and help with off-water instruction.