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Summer Novice Camp 2024
Location: Atlantic Yacht Basin
Session A: July 8-12, 5 - 8 pm
Session B: July 15-19, 5 - 8pm

GBC's Novice Camp Program is a 1 week long camp open to all rising 7th-12th grade students. 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. 

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

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

Once the booking process is complete, you will receive an email with the the following form to complete your registration.  

  • US Rowing Release of Liability

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** 

Questions?  Please reach out to our Novice Camp Coordinator at


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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