Rowers should bring a bag lunch for the bus ride on Thursday, May 24. All other meals will be provided by the club. Breakfast on Friday and Saturday will be at the hotel. Dinner on Thursday and lunches on Friday and Saturday and snacks will be provided at the team's food tent. Bulk water will be available at the food tent. Rowers and family members should bring their reusable water bottles.
Rowers should reserve money to purchase a fast food dinner during the trip home on May 26.
Click on FORMS button above for REQUIRED field trip form. This needs to be electronically signed by parent, and then will be routed to the student. PLEASE prompt your athlete to sign so completed by May 18.
OPTIONAL: Students who regularly carry either an epi-pen or an inhaler are required to provide a copy of the appropriate approved form to carry medicine on this trip. Please scan your copy (or complete new) and email firstname.lastname@example.org
OPTIONAL: SE-63 Medical Authorization Form - To be completed for any student needed to bring other prescribed or over-the-counter medicine. Required - bring printed medical form inside a gallon-sized plastic bag with the medicine:
Wednesday night at practice bus drop off 7:15pm at MHS, or
Thursday morning 7:00am with luggage.
A limited number of rooms at a discounted rate are available for parents attending but not chaperoning. To make a reservation, call: (888)-752-5341 and use the code PAR by Wednesday May 15. Parking is $30 per night at the hotel.
After that date contact email@example.com to transfer a room, if still available.
Luggage & Thursday dress
Rower's luggage must be dropped in designated secure location (TBD) at school Thursday morning. Rower will NOT have access to luggage until check-in at the hotel (after rowing and dinner at food tent). Everyone
should board the bus dressed to row, with crew bag as needed. Bus will go directly to water for unloading, rigging and a practice row in Philadelphia.
We will have a team dinner (included in fees) Friday night at Fox and Hound restaurant at 1501 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. Chaperones and coaches will accompany rowers and coxswains for this event. Additional parents are welcome to join for an additional charge of $30 per person.
Please click the payment button at the top of the pay to process the dinner payment.
Fresh Seasonal Sliced Fruit
Seasonal Vegetable Medley
We will provide bus transportation to and from the regatta for rowers and coxswains. Per FCPS regulations, no rowers will be allowed to drive to or from the regatta in a car driven by anyone other than their own parents, another rower’s parents (with written permission from their own parents) or by a vehicle driven by a designated chaperone.
*Rowers are welcome to make the return trip to McLean with their parents ONLY after being released by their COACH (shell/gear loaded for return to McLean) AND checking out in person with their CHAPERONE.
Notifying the school about May 24 and 25 absences
Notifying the school about May 24 and 25 absences: Rowers should give all teachers advance notice regarding their absence from school for the Regatta. The roster will be provided to the attendance office. McLean High School Administration, guidance and teachers will review/approve (or disapprove) the rower absences in advance of our trip.
Thursday, May 24
7:00 am Rowers drop off luggage at location (TBD) at MHS for storage and inspection.
11:00 am Bus arrives MHS, front entrance, rowers load luggage
11:30 am Bus departs MHS for Camden, New Jersey
3:00 pm Arrive at Cooper River, Camden, New Jersey; rig and swing row
6:00 pm Dinner at food tent
7:00 pm Bus to hotel in Philadelphia for check- in
Friday, May 25
6:00 am Breakfast buffet
6:30 am Bus departs hotel for Camden
8:00 am Time trials for all events from 8:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm.
After a 30 minute break, some semi-final races will be held until 6:00 pm.
11:30 am Lunch provided at food tent
6:00 pm Depart Camden for hotel
7:00 pm Team Dinner at Fox and Hound Restaurant, 1501 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
(15 min. walk from hotel)
8:00 pm Return to hotel
Saturday, May 26
6:00 am Breakfast and Check-out of hotel (time subject to change)
6:30 am Bus departs for Camden
8:00 am Semi-finals continue
11:30 am Lunch provided by food tent.
1:00 pm Finals begin
TBD Depart Camden after last boat has competed -- late afternoon/early evening. One stop will be made for dinner (fast food).
Arrive at McLean High School 3.5 – 4 hours after departure
Follow I-495 N, I-95 N and I-295 N to US-130 N/Crescent Blvd in Gloucester City. Take exit 1D from I-76
Follow US-130 N/Crescent Blvd to N Park Dr in Cherry Hill
Street parking is available all along North Park Drive at no charge. Private businesses may be offering pay to park on their lots which are not associated with the regatta.
The finish line is closer to East Cuthbert Blvd.