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The 2016 Indiana Rowing Camp offers options for both beginner and experienced rowers and coxswains age 13-19.

Olympian, World Champion, and 2014 Division I National head coach of the year, Indiana University Head Coach Steve Peterson and his camp staff offer a challenging, fun, and rewarding experience.

Non-rowers and beginners focus on fundamental skills and learn why rowing is the ultimate team sport!

Experienced oarswomen focus on technique development and individual performance. Note: Experienced Camp includes more strenuous workouts.


Total Rower Development

Commitment to excellence on and off the water is the emphasis of the Indiana Rowing Camp. Rowers are divided into groups by experience and ability with low camper-to-staff ratios for concentrated teaching. There is a strong focus on individual skills as well as a dynamic program that advances team tactics. Water sessions include attention to technique, focusing on rhythm / ratio, blade work, and catch & release positions; land sessions include physical training in addition to lessons on race tactics, nutrition, and collegiate rowing / the recruiting process. Daily activities include video analysis and question and answer sessions!

Specialized Coxswain Training

The coxswain is a key element of the crew and will be given specialized training with a well-rounded approach for the tactical, technical and psychological aspects of the position. The coxswain's role will be enhanced as they participate in land training activities with the rowers. We can only accept a limited number of coxswains so don't delay, register today!


Our top-notch staff brings a variety of experiences and perspectives to make a well-rounded and valuable camp experience for you. Our coaching staff is made up of full-time professionals in the sport of rowing. We have coached in the following collegiate conferences: Atlantic Coast, Atlantic Sun, Atlantic Ten, Big East, Big Ten and Ivy League.

STEPHEN PETERSON - Head Coach Women's Rowing, Indiana University

More than 20 years as a collegiate head coach, Peterson’s passion for rowing is contagious. He is successful at guiding athletes in attaining their full potential. He is well versed in the US National Team selection procedures and has mentored 11 athletes that have gone on to earn spots on the U.S. National Team, and five who have medaled at the World Championships and Olympics.

He is the 2014 NCAA Division I Head Coach of the Year. He has lead Indiana University to 11th place finishes at the NCAA Division I Championships in both 2014 and 2015.

As a rower, he is a 7-time U.S. National Team Rower including the 1996 U.S. Olympic Rowing Team and 1990 World Champion in the Lightweight Double Sculls for the U.S. National Team. He was inducted in the U.S. Rowing Hall Of Fame in 2007.

Peterson's philosophy is built upon the idea that "rowing is fun, training with your teammates is fun, improving every day in practice is fun, competing is fun, winning is fun."

AMANDA PERRY - Assistant Coach Women's Rowing, Indiana University

Perry is a former All-American at Ohio State University. She has over a decade of coaching experience that includes coaching at Ohio State University, Cornell University, Brown University, and University of Virginia. Her coaching highlights include winning two NCAA National Championships as a part of the coaching staffs at Brown in 2008 and Virginia in 2012.

Kim Chavers - Assistant Coach Women's Rowing, Indiana University

Chavers, who works with the novice squad at IU, was previously an assistant coach at Stetson University. She has also coached high school girls and boys at several programs Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA. She rowed on the collegiate level at Marietta College in Ohio. She continued her education by earning her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern. 


Come experience college living on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. IU Bloomington is known as one of the five most beautiful college campuses in the nation. The city of Bloomington is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana with a central location in the heart of the Midwest. It’s an hour drive from Indianapolis, two hours from Louisville, three from Cincinnati, and four from Chicago and Saint Louis. Bloomington is the quintessential college town - active, intellectual, young, friendly, relaxed, and safe.

Overnight campers will reside in IU's newest dormitory, Spruce Residence Hall. This air-conditioned facility is located in the heart of campus.

Water sessions will take place at the newly expanded Dale England Rowing Facility, the practice and competition site for the Indiana Rowing team. This facility is situated on the University owned 33 acres of water front property on Lake Lemon. An ideal setting for rowing, Indiana University has hosted the Big Ten Rowing Championships here on their 2000-meter race course. Bus transportation will be provided to/from the rowing center daily for both overnight and commuter campers.

Commuter campers will join us after breakfast and stay until after the evening activity.


7-8 am Breakfast
8-11 am Morning Rowing Session
11:30 am-1 pm
Lunch & Guest Speaker
1-4:30 pm Afternoon Rowing Session
5-6:30 pm Dinner
6:45-7 pm Practice Video Analysis
7-9 pm Team Activity
9-10:30 pm Game Room/Evening Reflections
11 pm Lights out - QUIET