FAQ

Where is camp located?

Camp is located at The University of Texas Rowing Center. Our address is 300 Hearn St., a 10-15 minute drive from campus.


When should my camper be at the boathouse each day?

Campers should be dropped off between 8 and 8:15 a.m. each day.


When should I pick my camper up?

Campers at the Learn to Row Camp need to be picked up between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. and campers attending the Rowing Technique Camp need to be picked up between 12 and 12:15 p.m.. 


What should I do if we are running late to drop my camper off?

Please contact Camp Director - Mara Allen - 512-693-1799 as soon as possible. Rowing in an eight person boat requires all campers to be present as we limit campers based upon the number of seats in the boat. Daily attendance is very important to the success of camp.


May parents stay and watch camp?

Parents may observe the last day of camp if they would like to from land. We recommend watching from the Mopac footbridge or our dock.


Does my camper need to bring a lunch?

Learn to Row Camp - Yes, all campers need to bring with them a lunch and a few small snacks. We do have a refrigerator and campers may store lunches in the refrigerator.

Rowing Technique Camp - No, however we recommend campers bring a small snack. 


Does my camper need to know how to swim?

Yes. All campers will need to know how to swim. We will conduct a short swim test at the beginning of camp before we get onto the water. It will consist of swimming 75 yards and treading water for 5 minutes. Campers do not need to do any specific stroke however, they need to be able to move across the pool three times and keep their head above water for 5 minutes.


Will campers get to see the campus?

Unfortunately, no. Our camp takes place at the Rowing Center which is a short drive (10-15 min) from campus.  


May campers arrive at camp unaccompanied?

Yes. Please select the mode of transportation they will be taking in the consent forms (See - Camp Documents)

Campers checking themselves in and out of camp without specific transportation details must be at least 15 years of age. However, campers under 15 may bike/bus to camp alone as long as their details are given to the camp director previously.


Who will be working with the athletes?

The coaches listed in the coaches section will run each camp. There will be a licensed athletic trainer on site at all times.


How do I sign up for camp?

Click the "Register Now" at the top of the page.


Other than workout clothes, what should I bring/wear?

Campers should wear tight fitting shorts or leggings and a workout top. We suggest to wear a loose long sleeve for sun protection.

Water bottle with a sock around it to protect the boat
Change of clothes for afternoon session
Swimsuit & towel on the first day
Hat & sunglasses
Plenty of sunscreen
Running shoes
Flip flops/ sandals
Lunch and a few small snacks for break periods.


What should I leave at home?

Laptops, tablets and excessive amounts of cash are not allowed. Contraband items are not welcome at camp. These include: matches, lighters, knives, firearms, alcoholic beverages, rope, razor blades, tobacco products, illegal drugs, candles, fireworks, incense, etc. If it requires a second thought about whether it belongs at camp – leave it at home! Please contact the camp director with any questions. It's better to ask, than to be sent home for having something you shouldn’t have at camp!

We do not hesitate to contact parents, call local authorities, and/or send campers home for possession of illegal items.


Are campers allowed to have a cell phone?

Cell phones are permitted at camp. However, we caution having them at camp. Putting the cell phone away will promote communication within our community of campers and staff. The camp reserves the right to confiscate cell phones from campers who do not follow this policy. If campers choose to bring their cell phone around the water, the camp is not liable for any lost, damaged or stolen items. 


What if a camper has a pre-existing injury?

Camp is a physically demanding and challenging week, and campers should be in good physical condition prior to arrival. Please notify the camp director prior to check-in if the injury occurred after the medical forms were submitted. It is very important to report any and all medical conditions a camper may have, or special situations that need to be monitored. Training can be adapted to fit specific situations provided coaches are notified in advance of camp. However, in some cases, it is better to stay home and focus on recovery. If a camper is unable to participate in the full camp schedule, they should not attend camp. These are handled on a case by case basis and all information is confidential. Please help us to help your camper.