The Boys and Girls Rowing teams travel to Florida during the spring break in March for about a week of preseason training.  The primary purpose of the Rowing trip is to train ahead of the spring season, but the true value lies in the opportunities for the team to begin developing their shared goals and values, to have conversations with one another that time or schedule might not permit on campus, and to establish a standard of behavior and accountability. Much of each day is committed to training, however there is time for team activities that are social and fun, but also provide opportunities for student leadership and reflection.

Program dates

March 12–19, 2023

Faculty Trip Leaders

  • Spencer Washburn, Parker Washburn, Brian Hunt, Caleb Corliss, Sam Morris & Emma Hodge

Approx. Trip Cost (Includes one-way estimated flight from Orlando, FL to Hartford, CT)

Estimated trip cost: $1,750-$2,250 (final trip costs will be available in the New Year)

helpful links & Notes

  • Arrival flight cost and booking is the responsibility of the participating student and their family. Students should arrive on Sunday, March 12, 2023 into the Orlando International Airport (MCO) by 12:30pm.



2023 Preliminary Itinerary

*This itinerary is subject to change.

March 12

  • Students should arrive on Sunday, March 12, 2023 into the Orlando, FL Airport by 12:30pm.


  • Students arrive in Orlando and take scheduled bus from airport to hotel. 

March 13-18

  • Students will train daily at the University of Central Florida boathouse and enjoy team meal at the UCF dining hall

March 19

  • Depart Orlando on a midday flight to Hartford, CT. This flight has been booked by Deerfield and is included in the cost of your trip.