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UC San Diego - Crew Camps
UC San Diego - Crew Camps

Frequently Asked Questions


I signed up for camp, what do I do now?

First of all, on behalf of UC San Diego Crew we would like to say THANK YOU for signing up for our camp. You will receive a confirmation letter with details about the camp. There are required forms which must be completed prior to the start of camp. They can be found under the “Required Release Forms” tab to your left. Please complete and return the forms at your earliest convenience.

What are the ages and abilities for camp? How hard is camp?

Campers must be at least 12 years old, with a maximum age for all camps and clinics being 18 years old. These instructional camps are open to all skill levels from experienced rowers to those who have never ever seen a boat! Campers are expected to know how to swim.

What time is check in/check out?

Resident Camper Check-in will be from 2pm-4pm on Day 1 at UCSD campus. Check-in for day campers will be 8am on Day 2 at UCSD Boathouse in Mission Bay.

What should my child bring to camp?

Your child should be equipped with sneakers, athletic shorts, and t-shirts (nothing too baggy). Temperatures can be in the 50s in the early morning so a sweatshirt or light jacket is advisable as well. Sunscreen, a towel, a hat, a water bottle, and snacks are recommended. All bedding and linens are provided for overnight campers. Bath towels are not.

Where are the camps located?

Rowing will take place on beautiful Mission Bay, out of UC San Diego’s gorgeous Coggeshall Boathouse located next to the San Diego Rowing Club and Mission Bay Yacht Club at 1220 El Carmel Place, San Diego, CA 92109.

Do I need to provide lunch for my child?

If your child is an overnight camper, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided, but extra spending money may be needed to purchase beverages. If your child is a commuter then your child will be provided lunch.

What happens if my child gets hurt? Do you have a trainer on the premises?

There will be an athletic trainer on site that will handle any and all medical needs for the campers. Please be sure to be as detailed as possible when filling out your camper’s medical form so that we may be prepared to manage your camper’s needs.

Can parents stay and watch camp?

Yes, parents are welcome to stay and watch camp, as long as there is a clear understanding that you are only there to be a spectator.

Are there hotels close to campus?

All of the hotels listed below are within 1-2 miles of the campus. More hotels can be found in the surrounding areas of La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, and Pacific Beach.

  • Residence Inn by Marriott La Jolla: 8901 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037; Tel: (858) 587-1770
  • Marriott San Diego La Jolla: 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037; Tel: (858) 587-1414
  • Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine: 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, san Diego, CA 92122; Tel: (866) 816-3867
  • Radisson Hotel La Jolla: 3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, CA 92037; tel: (800) 333-3333
  • Embassy Suites Hotel: 4550 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122; Tel: (858) 453-0400

Where will my child be staying overnight?

All resident campers will be staying in residence halls on the UCSD campus. Each of the floors has six single gender suites, with each suite housing between 10 and 13 campers (primarily in double rooms). Each residence hall building offers two lounges and a bathroom. Each student is provided an extra long twin bed, a desk, chair, bookcase, closet and small drawer unit in their room. The fourth floor has a large lounge and a kitchen area surrounded by a patio and redwood sundecks. Students living in the residence halls are not responsible for their own housekeeping and cooking. Meals are provided for resident campers in the cafeteria. All residential life policies apply. Check out the Student Life Handbook and the Res Life page for more information.

My child is going with a teammate. Can they room together?

Once you register, you can send an email to the camp staff here to make a request.  All requests will be considered, but confirmation will be dependent upon space and number of campers.

What is the easiest airport and train station for arrival?

Yes we do provide transportation to and from the airport/ train station. It will be arranged by the camp staff. Please send arrival times to kdale@ucsd.edu.

Who is watching them at night in the dorms? Will someone walk them over after practice at night? How far is the boathouse from the Dorm?

Campers are supervised at all times by UC San Diego Crew Camp staff. Overnight campers will be driven to and from training sessions by our licensed drivers/counseling staff.

Camp Food Selection

Campers will be eating buffet style in on campus dining facilities. There will be vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options at all meals.

What is your refund policy?

If you have to cancel your camp registration more than three weeks before camp, you will be refunded the entire registration fee minus $75. If you must cancel within three weeks of the start of camp you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.

Tax ID #

Regents of the University of California Tax ID # 95-6006144.