Summer Sculling Camps
Summer sculling camps have been running at Durham University since 2003. The camps continue to grow in size and prestige on an annual basis. The camps are run during August every year and are structured to cater for varying ages and abilities. They are delivered by the team’s experienced coaching staff who, in conjunction with DUBC students, ensure that all of the participants are given the optimum opportunity to learn and develop whilst on the camp.
Junior Development Camp
We offer a 5 day camp for juniors interested in taking up the sport, as well as for those who have already have a little experience in the sport and wish to sharpen their skills. The focus of the camp will be around improving confidence on the water, focusing primarily on 4xs and 2xs, with some of the group in 1xs.
There are both residential and non-residential options available and all equipment will be provided, including lifejackets for those very new to rowing. For safety reasons all participants will also be required to complete a swim test on the Sunday afternoon prior to the camp. This camp will be fully based at the DUBC boat house on the Wear at the Maiden Castle Sports Centre.
Junior Performance Camp
The Junior Performance Camp is aimed at those with more experience than the novice camp, and at those who are looking to take their sculling to the next level. Similarly to the novice camp, residential options lasting one week, aimed at junior scullers of 14 -17 years, providing them with training and skills to prepare for National Schools and GB Junior trials in their following years.
The programme comprises mainly technical sculling sessions on the water, giving athletes access to world-class professional coaching that others might not otherwise receive. Moreover, several sessions during the week are devoted to land training, including the following areas:
- Ergo technique
- Strength and conditioning
- Core strength
- Goal setting
There will be opportunities for athletes interested in joining Durham University to look around the colleges and campuses, as well as talks about admissions and the departments. Residential athletes for 2017 will be accommodated in the heart of Durham’s UNESCO world heritage site at The Chorister School on a half board basis with student mentors.