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Junior Performance Camp

Programme Information

The Junior Performance Camp was introduced in 2007 as a residential course aimed at junior scullers of 14 -18 years. This year due to popular demand, we are splitting the group by age across two weeks and offering a camp for ages 13-16, followed by a week specifically for the 16+ age range.

The majority of the camp will be technical sculling sessions on the water in 1x's and will concentrate on technical and video analysis and feedback from our world class coaches, including strength and conditioning and training advice. In addition, several sessions during the week are devoted to land training, including: ergo technique, strength and conditioning, core strength, goal setting and flexibility.

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. The week will also include social activities such as an evening BBQ cruise, ten pin bowling and dinner trip.

The first week of our performance camp will be based on the River Wear at the state of the art indoor rowing facility at Maiden Castle. Our second week for ages 16+ will be based mainly on the River Tyne, with one day spent at Maiden Castle for land training as outlined above.

Residential Opportunity

Residential athletes will be accommodated in Durham Choristers School. Set in its own grounds, adjacent to Durham Cathedral in the very heart of the city, it provides the perfect base to explore Durham. The buildings are very much a ‘house’ area, with newly refurbished dormitories and bathrooms. Participants can also enjoy the use of two common rooms, sports facilities and yard, dining room and IT suite. The residential option also includes a Durham City history and ghost tour, movie night and all meals.

Boat Hire

We do have a number of boats and blades available for those who are unable to bring their own. You can select the option to hire a boat when making your booking and pay the required £100 deposit online. After you have recieved your booking confirmation you will then be able to get in touch to arrange boat allocation. Please note that while we will do our best to allocate a boat best suited to your height and weight, boats will be allocated on a first come first served basis and we are unable to guarantee an exact match for every participant.

Dates and Pricing

The camp for ages 13-16 will be taking place from Sunday 30th July to Friday 4th August 2017

The camp for ages 16+ will be taking place from Sunday 6th to Friday 11th August 2017

Both weeks cost £530 (Residential) or £300 (Non-Residential) per particpant. The price for the Performance Camp includes a hot lunch and daily snacks (and two meals with evening activities). For those not staying residentially the exact timings will be confirmed however the camps will run from Sunday afternoon till the following Friday afternoon, each weekday running approximately 9am to 4pm at the Tyne.

Further information is availble on our F.A.Q. page HERE, please do have a read to find out more about boat hire, arrival information, accommodation and more.

Any further questions? Contact us on and we'd be happy to help!