Rowing camps are residential high intensity training programmes.
They generally take place at the end of the head season and are used as preparation for the upcoming regatta season. The duration of these camps can be anything from a long weekend to several days and usually involve squads relocating to a dedicated training facility away from the day to day to distractions of home life. A typical rowing camp would involve at least three outings a day, strength and conditioning sessions and athlete feedback in the form of technical lectures and video analysis. They are extremely hard work, both physically and mentally, and should be taken seriously by those asked to attend.
Coaches use these camps to experiment with and confirm crew combinations, collectively improve the technical and fitness capabilities of the squad, test an athletes resolve and attitude as well as galvanising the squad behind the seasons goals and objectives.
Previous Twickenham camps have taken place on the continent at Lake Aiguebelette, Lusanne and Bordeux where decent weather and first class training facilities can be found.