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Summer Novice Camp 2023
Location: Atlantic Yacht Basin
Session A: July 10 -14, 5 - 8 pm
Session B: July 24 - 28, 5 - 8pm
Session A+1: July 24 - 28, 5 - 8 p

GBC's Novice Camp Program is a 1 week long camp open to all area students, ages 13-18 (rising 8th-12th graders).  No experience is necessary, our coaching staff has been training some of the country’s best student-athletes since 1999.  Sessions run Monday through Friday for 3 hours each day.

Camp participants are classified as "novice" rowers and are taught the basics of the sport through a series of land and water sessions led by GBC's Coaching Staff. 

Rowers that participate in the Session A are eligible to complete a second week of rowing instruction and will integrate with the more experienced rowers on the team.

WHAT TO WEAR: A white T-shirt and black spandex shorts (not baggy), a hat, socks, tennis shoes, and sunscreen!

WHAT TO BRING: A reusable water bottle, and a great attitude! 

We also ask for your rower to have a mask on hand if needed. 

HOW TO REGISTER: Submit required forms below

(Rower Registration, US Rowing Release of Liability, and Cash/Check/credit card payable to Great Bridge Crew in the amount of $200 for first week of coaching and $100 for a second week of coaching). 

LOCATION: 2615 Basin Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Drop off/Pick up at the turnaround at the end of Basin Road by the Yellow Barriers.  

**Please do not enter AYB without a GBC camp escort** 

Once Novice camp has ended, you can sign up for the team!  Details can be found on the website. If you are not sure of next steps, don't be afraid to ask. 

What to Wear and What to Bring!

There are many moving parts to rowing equipment in which fabric can get caught. Wearing a form-fitting, spandex-style shorts or close-fitting shorts and a tech shirt is recommended. 


Sunscreen and water are a must! Nothing can ruin your day more than being sunburned and dehydrated from a few hours out on the water!


 Other necessary items include a hat or visor, sunglasses, sneakers & socks and a towel.

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