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Gems of Gymnastics

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Hey, Gen-u-ine Gymnasts!

Were you born for the balance beam? Made for mat routines? If so, you’re in luck! There’s a good chance you’ll have the opportunity to try some of your favorite Gymnastic events at summer camp. While you’ll always want to confirm that your camp offers a specific activity that you’re interested in, certain activities are so popular (such as Archery), you’d be hard-pressed to find a camp that DIDN’T offer it. Similarly, you’ll find Gymnastics offered at most camps.

Furthering your skills in the art of Gymnastics will benefit you greatly. Performing a sport as physically-demanding as gymnastics is a fantastic way for kids to improve their level of fitness including balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength. But the benefits of such an activity will also exceed your physical fitness. Check out how ELSE doing Gymnastics can benefit you:

Developing your skill level for certain Gymnastic events is a challenge to undertake! With practice and dedication, it’s exciting for campers to discover their progress over the course of their camp stay. Seeing themselves advance instills confidence in their abilities which results in campers feeling more confident in themselves.

Social Skills
Gymnastic events are often performed in a group setting. Kids wait in line for their turn to execute a certain event and then move onto the next. It’s a great setting for kids to talk about their progress, which event is their favorite, and just be silly with each other. It’s a great way for kids to develop their communication skills, work together, and make new friends.

This sport is hard work, but it’s also exhilarating. Learning new skills and performing routines are accomplishments children can take pride in. It’s something that helps them feel more engaged in the summer camp experience and encourage getting into the camp spirit. Since having fun is the Number One goal of summer camp, you can be sure this is one incredibly fun activity!

Will your camper be enjoying Gymnastics in this year’s summer camp season? It will boost their confidence, social skills, physical fitness, and overall enjoyment of summer camp! Be sure to encourage your kid to give Gymnastics a try. Til next time, Camp Folks! Thanks for reading and, as always, Happy Camping!


- John


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