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Jeff Garbutt, Head Coach
Jeff Garbutt was named the fourth head coach in the history of the University of Iowa rowing program in October 2021.
Garbutt was an assistant coach on the Iowa staff for seven years from 2013-20. During that time, he helped Iowa reach heights the program had not seen before, qualifying for the NCAA Championships three consecutive years from 2017-19 and reaching No. 7 in the national rankings in 2018, the highest in program history. He returns to Iowa City from La Salle University, where he led the men’s and women’s rowing programs from 2020-21.
Garbutt was on staff in 2017 and 2018 when Iowa was named College Rowing Coaches Association Region 4 Staff of the Year. In 2017, Iowa broke a 16-year NCAA Championship drought and placed 12th nationally. The following year, the Hawkeyes placed a program-best fourth in the Big Ten and set a school scoring record at NCAA’s, putting up 69 points and placing 11th.
After years of planning and a successful fundraising campaign, the University of Iowa and its Athletics Department dedicated the P. Sue Beckwith, M.D., Boathouse in September 2009.
The new home for the UI rowing team -- the largest Hawkeye women's team -- is located on the bank of the Iowa River in Iowa City's Terrell Mill Park, near the Mayflower Residence Hall on North Dubuque Street, across the river from City Park.
The building is named for UI alumna P. Sue Beckwith, M.D., a renowned surgeon in Des Moines, who made a $1 million leadership gift to the University of Iowa Foundation to support the campaign to build the boathouse. It is the first UI building named solely for a woman benefactor.
The boathouse, designed to withstand flooding, features a large ergonomics room that houses the UI rowing team's rowing machines, four large boat bays, a state-of-the-art rowing tank that features moving water at various training speeds, locker room and medical-training spaces, and a terrace and community room that can be used by university and community groups. In addition to the UI rowing team, the building houses the UI men's club rowing team and the Old Capitol Rowing Club, a community-based rowing organization administered by UI Recreational Services.
All refunds must be submitted one week prior to the camp start date, no refunds will be issued after that date. If you’re requesting a refund within the allotted time, please submit an email via the Contact Us tab on our website. Your refund will be issued to the credit card used at registration, minus a $10 processing fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?
The UI Athletics Department does not sponsor any scholarships for camp or clinic attendees. The University offers the E.B. Green Scholarship for attendance at any University-sponsored youth program. The following website has information listed under E.B. Green Scholarships. www.diversity.uiowa.edu/awards.
HOW DO I GET DOCUMENTATION TO CLAIM CAMP FEES ON MY TAXES?
If you are eligible to deduct camp fees for TAX purposes, use TAX ID#426004813.
DO YOU OFFER A SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT?
The following shuttle services are available from the Eastern Iowa Airport:
Anaman Concierge Services, LLC- 319-471-2347 Website
Express Limousines - 319-626-5466 or 800-383-2219
WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I USE?
The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), located in Cedar Rapids, IA is approximately 25 miles north of the University of Iowa campus.
ARE THERE PAY PHONES AVAILABLE?
No, if you don’t bring a cell phone and need to make an “emergency” phone call, contact your counselor or coach. There is also a 24-hour attendant at the Hillcrest front desk.
CAN I VISIT MY CHILD WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?
You are welcome to come and watch any session your child is attending. If you need to remove your child for any reason, make sure their counselor is notified.
CAN I JOIN MY CHILD FOR A MEAL?
Yes, you are more than welcome to visit your child during their stay at camp and dine with them. If you choose to eat in the Hillcrest dining facilities, the fee is $8.50 fee for breakfast and $10 for lunch / dinner. You are also allowed to take them off campus; please make sure to check them out with their counselors.
HOW DO I CONTACT MY CHILD IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?
In case of emergency, contact the Hillcrest 24 hour desk at 319-335-9168.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IF MY CHILD IS INJURED OR NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILE AT CAMP?
If your child is injured during camp, they will be taken to our Athletic Trainer immediately, and the Athletic Trainer will determine what action is required. If necessary, the Athletic Trainer will contact the parent/guardian and discuss care options. We can take the camper to UI Sports Medicine or the UI Emergency Department. Cost for treatment of injuries and/or hospitalization is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. We will have your insurance information from your online registration.
WHO DO I TALK TO IF MY CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE MEDICATION WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?
When you go through the check-in process, make certain that you stop at the Athletic Trainers table and discuss your child’s medication.