Brown University Rowing Camp
Athletic Camps on the Brown Bears Campus
Note: there is a cap limit to 8 Coxswains total (4 male & 4 female). When enrolling, please indicate if you are registering for the coxswain position.
The Brown University Rowing Camp provides a fun and exciting atmosphere where high school aged (14-18) athletes can learn from top-level coaches how to improve their technique, develop into competitive racers and learn the ins and outs of the college recruiting process.
Athletes are coached by Paul Cooke and John Murphy at Brown’s Marston Boathouse, where they are provided with top level equipment, facilities, and coaching. They will also be provided with short seminars ranging in topics from improving performance on the erg, dealing with the recruiting process to balancing life as a student athlete.
Aside from excellent coaching, athletes will also have the opportunity to make great friends with the other campers coming from as close as Providence and as far away as England. Campers will be supervised at all times and will have downtime activities to encourage them to learn from and about their fellow campers.
1:00-3:00pm - Registration at Marston Boathouse and Boathouse tour.
3:00-5:00pm - Row
5:00-6:00pm - Check in to rooms
6:00-7:00pm - Dinner
7:00-8:30pm - Field Games
10:00pm - Lights out
7:30am - Arrive at boathouse and have light breakfast
8:00-10:30am - Row
10:30-11:30am - Brunch
11:30am-12:30pm - Break
12:30pm-2:00pm - Video Review/Lecture
2:00-4:00pm - Row
4:00-6:00pm - Afternoon activity (field games, campus tour, land training techniques, etc.)
6:00-7:00pm - Dinner
7:00-10:00pm - evening movie
10:00pm - lights out
7:30am - arrive at boathouse and have light breakfast
8:00-10:30am - Row
10:30-11:00 - Check out of room
11:00 - End of camp BBQ at boathouse (Parents welcome)
Hunter S. Marston Boathouse
The Hunter S. Marston Boathouse is the home of men's and women's crew at Brown and is located close to India Point Park in Providence on the Seekonk River, where all crew races are held.
The Marston Boathouse was purchased by the University in 1966 with funds given by Hunter S. Marston, Class of 1908. The building, which had previously been used by the Saltesea Packing Company as a fish processing plant, was remodeled and dedicated on October 7, 1967.
Marston Boathouse is an outstanding facility with storage space for 18 eights, seven fours, five pairs, and two singles. The boathouse is fully equipped, giving Brown's rigger the ability to make repairs on site, and can handle all the needs of a competitive rowing program.
On November 12, 1994, the boathouse was rededicated after extensive renovations were done to completely modernize the facility. Both the men's and women's teams have expanded locker and shower space for all rowers. Marston also houses a 16-seat indoor rowing tank, a separate weight room for men and women, and 34 ergometers for each team.
Inside Hunter S. Marston Boat House, campers will have small group sessions involving a mirrored, indoor rowing tank, state of the art Concept 2 ergometers, and multipurpose spaces for circuits, video analysis, and more fun challenges.
Athletes traveling from outside the Providence area stay at the Wyndham Garden (220 India Street, Providence RI) located across the street from the boathouse and equipped with air conditioning. Athletes have round the clock supervision and meals provided through the the Wyndham Garden.
WHAT TO BRING
Items to leave behind:
Very Important: Rowing clothing should fit close to the body. Anything loose, including running shorts and low-hanging shirts WILL get stuck in rowing boat tracks. This not only causes disruptions but also leads to equipment damage and potential injury, due to the nature of the sport. NO BASKETBALL-STYLE SHORTS WILL BE ALLOWED DURING ROWING SPECIFIC WORKOUTS! This includes mesh athletic shorts and other loose-fitting gear. Rowers wear spandex trou shorts or unisuits for a reason! If you don’t have a pair, it would be a great investment since they will be required at the college level. If you are unsure where to find a pair economically, email us. Coxswains should wear athletic gear that won’t scratch the boat (i.e. no rivets).