Penn AC Gold

 Sabina Pierce

Penn AC Gold is a competitive and intensive summer rowing camp for high school boys and girls that operates out of the historic Penn Athletic Club Rowing Association in Philadelphia, PA. We strive to educate and prepare our athletes to handle all aspects of rowing necessary to compete at the highest levels of rowing within a college-like environment that emphasizes fun, hard work, teamwork, and personal responsibility.  We are committed to providing a truly unique, summer camp experience focused on several key areas that will help develop rowers into high-performing athletes ready for the next challenge in their rowing careers.

•Technique
•Strength and Conditioning
•Flexibility
•Mental Training and Race Preparation
•Proper Nutrition
•Coxing – Practice and Race Preparation
•Team Building – Leadership and Communication Skills

Campers will train 2-3 times per day and race at both the Independence Day Regatta in Philadelphia, PA and the USRowing National Championships, in Bethel, Ohio. Our training will focus on developing athletes into better all-around rowers. We have a diverse and accomplished group of coaches from various junior and collegiate programs throughout the country that will not only focus on your athlete’s continued physical development, but also focus on teamwork, mental preparedness and focus, technique, feel of the boat, and rhythm – all key elements in developing boat speed in a short period of time.

While at our camp, athletes will live on campus at one of the most prestigious universities in the country, the University of Pennsylvania. Athletes will experience “college life” in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the USA. Room & board, coaching, regatta travel expenses (housing & food), apparel, regatta entry fees, leadership seminars, outings, and facility costs are all included in the camp’s cost. Local athletes opting out of room and board will receive a reduced rate. Coaching staff and chaperones will live in the dormitories with the athletes.