William & Mary Rowing Camp 2019
Week 1: June 23-28
Week 2: June 30-July 5
Week 3: July 7-12
ABOUT THE CAMP
The William and Mary Rowing Camp is for high school rowers and coxswains, both boys and girls.
Each session begins on Sunday afternoon, and ends on Friday mid-day. Parents and family members are encouraged to come watch the end-of-camp races!
Athletes row out of the William & Mary Rowing boathouse, located at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park, on the beautiful Chickahominy River. They land-train on campus at W&M’s Student Recreation Center.
Rowers train twice a day with the William and Mary coaches and athletes. The camp’s focus is on athlete development, including
in-depth rowing technique in both sweep and sculling shells
in-depth land-training principles and practices
in-depth video analyses
presentations on rowing biomechanics and other subjects
significantly improving ergometer technique and training practices
Each athlete’s development is equally important to the coaches,
regardless of the camper’s age, size, current abilities, or potential.
In addition to the strong focus on rowing technique and conditioning, campers will be introduced to life at the College of William and Mary, the second-oldest college in the United States. Campers will be housed in William and Mary dorms (2 per room), and will eat meals in the College's dining halls.
Campers will enjoy evening entertainment, including
evening games in the Sunken Gardens
scavenger hunt in Colonial Williamsburg
pizza & ice cream party!
CHECK OUT VIDEOS FROM LAST YEAR’S CAMP!
Meet Our Head Coach
Erich Shuler, M.Ed., CSCS, CAFS, TPI-1
Director of Rowing/Varsity Men’s Coach for William & Mary Rowing
Erich is in his first year with William & Mary Rowing. He came to Williamsburg from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, where he was a men’s assistant coach for the 2018 spring season, in charge of coaching the men’s 4s and 3rd Varsity 8 for the Dad Vail Championships.
Before Drexel, Erich spent a total of thirteen years at the University of Virginia, where he began as a novice women’s assistant, then was a varsity women’s assistant, the novice women’s coach, and finally the novice men’s coach. Erich’s crews won numerous gold medals and/or silver/bronze medals at the ACRA National Championships, the Dad Vail Regatta, the SIRA Championships, the Lubbers Cup, the Knecht Cup, the GW Invitational Regatta, the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Crew Championships, and the Champion International Collegiate Regatta. In 2012 he was voted the American Collegiate Rowing Association Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year. In addition, for 8 summers Erich was one of the two coaches of UVa’s Wahoo Rowing Camp for Boys.
In the late ‘90s/early ‘00s, Erich was the Head Coach of Men’s Rowing at the George Washington University and at the University of North Carolina, and was an assistant coach for the 1995 United States Pre-elite Women’s Rowing program.
Refunds can be made up until a month before the beginning of the session. Cut-off dates for refunds:
◦ Session 1 – May 23
◦ Session 2 – May 30
◦ Session 3 – June 7
•Registration includes a $100 non-refundable administration fee
•Please contact the Camp Director with any questions.
Mandatory Camp Forms
• To complete your camp registration, follow the registration steps to pay through PayPal, or you may mail a check (payable to William and Mary Rowing) to the address listed below. In addition, please complete the Authorization for Self Administration of Medication by Camper (if applicable), Emergency Contact Information, and Release of Liability, which are all linked below. The forms (and payment) must be received no later than 10 days prior to the start of camp. All forms should be mailed to
William and Mary Rowing Club
Student Recreation Center, Box 8795
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
• Upon receiving your rowing camp registration, we will send an email to verify your spot at camp within approximately 3 business days.
• An orientation packet will be sent out one month before camp begins, which will include a camp schedule and much more information.
• Please check your e-mail regularly. All camp information will be sent via the e-mail address used when registering for camp. Please check your spam folder for our e-mails.