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Booking for the rowing camps 2024 will available from December 2023.

Shiplake College offers summer training camps for novice and improving rowers. Utilising the College’s excellent facilities including the newly constructed Davies Centre, the five-day camps offer expert coaching and comprehensive tuition to ensure that all participants are able to significantly develop their skills and technique whilst also having a lot of fun on the river!

The camps are open to boys and girls, from any school, aged 13 to 18 (i.e those due to be in Years 9 to 13 from September 2023). Both camps have a residential option where students will be able to enjoy further rowing-related activities in the late afternoon and excursions in the evenings.

The dates of the summer camps in 2024 will be announced soon:

The Camp Information Booklet will be emailed out to all registered participants in June 2024.

Non-Residential Camp

During the camps, daily sessions will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm. On the Friday of each week there will be some races in the afternoon. Parents are welcome, and indeed encouraged, to come and watch the races. This is a great opportunity for the rowers to demonstrate the excellent progress they will have made over the week.

The non-residential camp option costs £350 for the five days. Booking for fewer than five days is currently not an option but please email Dan Bradley at [email protected] if you would like to request to be on a waiting list should there be space nearer the time.

Residential Camp

Participants on the residential camp can arrive late afternoon on the Sunday before the camp starts and are asked to depart early evening on the Friday. We welcome students from overseas as well. A typical daily rowing programme would consist of breakfast followed by pilates/stretching prior to the day participants arriving at 10.00am. Following the end of the rowing camp itself at 4.00pm, residents will have light activities such as small boats work, swimming or rest and there will be a programme of evening events after dinner, such as local trips and activities as well as access to the swimming pool. We will also visit the world famous Leander Club for a tour and evening meal. Boarders will be accommodated in single rooms with joint washroom facilities and common areas.

The residential camp option costs £780.

Every measure will be taken to ensure the safety of our students during the camps. Our refunds policy can be seen in the Terms and Conditions below.


Booking for the Rowing Camps Summer 2024 will be available from December 2023.

If you have any queries regarding the Shiplake College Rowing Camps, please email [email protected] to contact our Summer Camps Director, Mr Dan Bradley.

My son described the week as absolutely amazing. Thank you Shiplake for a fantastic, fun and educational week
Parent of Rowing Camp 2019 Participant