2024 Summer Camps 

Registration Open!

Berkeley High Crew’s week-long summer camps

Berkeley High Crew has offered a summer program since 2009, offering local students (ages 12+) a chance to try this unique, growing sport with the Berkeley High Crew coaches, alumni, and current team members.

This summer, we are happy to offer four week-long sessions. Camp will feature the Learn-to-Row camp for novice rowers mid-day (11am to 2pm) and a Varsity camp for experienced Berkeley High rowers in the morning (7am to 10am).

Week 1: 6/17 - 6/21

Week 2: 7/8 - 7/12

Week 3: 7/22 - 7/26

Week 4: 8/5 - 8/9 (returning rowers only)

LOCATION: Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC)

Come out and try rowing with us! Or explore Lake Merritt Rowing Club’s summer youth rowing program; more information on their program is at the bottom of this page.

Learn-to-Row Camp (11am – 2 pm)

This camp provides a fun introduction to the sport of crew. Campers learn the basics from the Berkeley High coaches and also get to meet some of our current varsity student-athletes. This camp will focus on the development of basic rowing skills using rowing machines, our 16-person training barge, and 8-person racing shells.

Our Learn-to-Row camps are designed for new or inexperienced rowers, ages 12 and up. No experience required. Rowers are welcome to sign up for one or more camps, space permitting.

Registering for Learn to Row Camp

Complete the online registration here: Learn to Row 

The fee for Learn-to-Row camp is $350  per week. There is a limit of 20 participants per week.

Returning Varsity Rower Camp (7am – 10 am)

Varsity Camps are an opportunity for rowers and coxswains with at least one year of competitive rowing experience at Berkeley High to continue developing their skills. These camps are a great time to work on both sweep and sculling technique and also include a strength and conditioning component. Participation is optional. Rowers are welcome to sign up for one or more camps, space permitting.

Registering for Varsity Rower Camp

Complete the online registration here:  Varsity Rowers

The fee for Varsity Camp is $200 per week. There is a limit of 30 participants per week.


There are a certain number of camp rowerships available and requests are integrated into the registration process; simply click the box indicating your interest in a camp rowership during registration and we will follow up with you.

In addition to Berkeley High Crew camps, you may also want to try ….

Oakland Summer Youth Rowing

Summer Youth Rowing at Lake Merritt provides a great chance to get out on the water. Although run by BHS Crew coaches (and staffed by BHS Crew rowers and coxswains), this is a separate series of camps sponsored by Lake Merritt Rowing Club. These may be attended as an alternative or supplement to the BHS-run summer camps, and provide beginning rowers with the same basic skill set.

For information about Lake Merritt Rowing Club programs, see: http://lakemerrittrowingclub.org/home/