Mission Racing Development Camp

Racing Development Camp:

Participants will be training on scenic Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County wine and farm country.

*Athletes may have to option to conclude camp by racing at Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharines, Ontario Aug 1-9, 2020.*

This camp is a racing DEVELOPMENT CAMP.  Our program takes athletes at their current levels of skill, race experience, training knowledge, physiology, and mental toughness. We will provide practical and knowledged growth in all areas. Athletes will learn about training, travel, and racing nutrition needs. An athlete will become aware of emotional tools for coping with training grind, selection stress, winning and losing. Focusing primarily on small boats, athletes will improve their rowing efficiency and learn to adapt to different styles and boat classes. The camp may conclude with an option to race at the 138 Royal Canadian Henley, North America's most competitive Regatta.

If Canadian Henley cancels, a home intra-boathouse, multi-day race experience will occur.  As a race development camp, it is essential that after acquiring new skills and more in-depth understanding of fundamental principles in all areas of being a more competitive rower that the athlete has a chance to test these new practices in a competitive environment.

Start Date Options:

July 1st-31st ( 31 days, 30 nights)

Arrive at: Santa Barbara Airport, or Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

Residential- $4500

Residential participants will camp at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area.


  • 1 Tent per athlete - Air Mattress, Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Towel, and Camp Chair
  • All meals, Chaperones, ground transportation, activities, equipment and training fees.

Day Camper- $1500

Includes: Equipment and Training Fees

*Racing Opportunity*

We are awaiting Canadian Henley's final decision, on or by June 1st, if North America’s Most Competitive Regatta, will take place.

July 31-Aug 9th, St Catharines, Ontario    

All Participants- Approx $2000-$2500

Includes: Flight from SBA to Canada, Room at Brock University, Breakfast and Dinner, Ground Transportation, Equipment rental/trailering, Entry Fees, Coaching expenses, Gear Package

Not Included: Return Transportation from Canada,  Camp ends the last day of Canadian Henley, transport to the airport may be available.

Email with questions.

When online sign up has been completed additional forms, and camp packing list will be sent. These forms will include questions about allergies and restrictions.


25% Camp fees non-refundable deposit due by June 10th.

Camp Balance Due Prior to Arrival.

Canadian Henley Fees Due July 15th.

Register HERE!

Summer Learn to Row Camps (grades 5-12):

New to Santa Barbara County this summer!  Mission Rowing brings the first opportunity for local youth to explore and try the Amateur Olympic Sport of Rowing. In Summer 2020, we will focus on teaching you the basics, develop your skillset and encourage you to bring your friends to try it out.  As summer camps end and your school year begin, we hope you consider joining our Junior Racing Team or Middle School Program. Participating in multiple sessions encouraged. Each Session athletes are separated into age and skill levels to continue development through multiple sessions.

Our dedicated coaching staff includes Olympians, National Team Members, Collegiate athletes and National Champions.

Entering grades 5-12:

Mon-Fri, 9 AM-Noon,

Session 1: June 8-19,

Session 2: June 22-July 3,

Session 3: July 6-17,

Session 4: July 20-31,

Session 5*: Aug 3-14. This session has a morning and afternoon option depending on when your school district starts (9 AM-Noon, or 3:30 PM-6:30 PM)

$295 per session.

Questions?  Contact 

Register HERE!


Visiting Team Camps:

Cachuma Lake is a perfect setting for training camps. Set in the heart of wine country you will find mild weather all year. Good water and plenty of facilities and equipment make Cachuma Lake and Mission Rowing an excellent environment for Winter or Spring Break trips, Masters camps, or fine-tuning before a big championship.

Cachuma Lake is located less than twenty-five minutes from Santa Barbara’s cultural activities and beaches. A perfect environment to focus on rowing undisturbed, yet surrounded by opportunities for fun and team building if that is on the plan.

Mission Rowing can help you to get the most out of your experience. We can help set up accommodations in the park, at nearby camps, or can suggest local hotels. We have docks, launches and land equipment to provide you with everything your team may need. Depending on your needs, we can even offer boats set to your rigging specifications. Our coaching staff and consultants can also be available to run a camp for you.

Drop us an email and let us help you set up a training opportunity that will boost your team’s performance. Tell us what you are looking for, and we will give you the best options to make it happen.


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