Summer Break Camps
Advanced Gymnastics Camp
What is Themed Camp?
The afternoon portion of camp, from 1:00-4:30, is our “themed camp.” Our campers will be fully engrossed in the weekly theme, with daily variations to keep kids excited and engaged! Instead of a physical focus – like completing Ninja circuits or learning a cartwheel – theme campers will have a creative and play-based experience during their different rotations around the gym. They may follow clues left by a “villain” that leads them to bouncing time on trampolines during Super Hero Week, or creep around the balance beams trying not to be seen by the Basilisk during Harry Potter Camp. There’s no sitting still and waiting around – this is a high energy camp! In addition to rotations around the gym, there will be group games, activities outside (weather permitting), and a craft. Please read through the weekly descriptions for details about themed activities.
What do kids do in Gymnastics and Ninja Camp?
Each morning from 8:30-12:00, we offer Gymnastics and Ninja camps. Three and a half hours of physical activity is a lot, so we do incorporate slower-paced games, crafts, and group activities into the time as well. These camps are skill-based, so we plan for kids to learn new skills and progress throughout the summer. While the morning camps are a fun & worthwhile experience for everyone, more experienced school-aged gymnasts can attend our afternoon Advanced Gymnastics Camps to receive more intense gymnastics training specific to their individual skill level.
What’s the Advanced Gymnastics Camp all about?
This camp is geared toward students who want to focus on their gymnastics skills, and work hard to make a lot of progress this summer! Of course we’ll also have some fun each day. Students must be between ages 6-16 and have reached GymStar 2 or higher at Airborne. Perfect for students in GymStar 3+, and students who are interested in competitive programs. Students new to Airborne should call to schedule an evaluation.
Does my child need to enjoy gymnastics to love camp?
Our themed camps are play-based instead of skill-based, so even kids who have never been in the gym can fully participate! Groups are divided by age and kids are encouraged to try new things at their own physical pace.
Our morning Gymnastics and Ninja camps are based on physical movement. We hope every child will build a love for activity at a young age! However, we try to ensure that campers are comfortable with the skills they are learning. Our coaches know how to individualize skills at each station so that students are comfortable with what they are learning, and still feel challenged if that’s what they want.
What should my child wear?
Athletic attire – comfortable shorts and a t-shirt or tank top (no spaghetti straps or exposed midriffs please.) Bring shoes and socks for outside games (morning dew sometimes requires shoes although the grass is soft and organically treated). Girls may wear a leotard if they want to, but a tucked-in shirt or long sport top is appropriate for boys and girls. Hair that’s long enough to reach the eyes will need to be pulled back and secured for safety purposes.
I have a timid child- will s/he be required to try things like flips or walking on a high beam?
Campers will never have to do any physical activity they don’t want to do. At Airborne, we are firm believers in empowering children to make choices and be the “boss of their own body.” Overcoming obstacles, like fear, is a great way for kids to gain self-confidence, and students will be encouraged to try new things (with safety as the number 1 priority). If a camper is still not interested in trying a station, they can attempt something more comfortable or just walk around the station. If they don’t desire to walk on a high beam, or want to skip an entire area, they will stay with their group (for safety and organizational purposes) but just watch or color instead of participate.
Are the camp daily schedules set in stone?
No, they are not. All schedules are subject to change without notice. For example, if we can’t get the materials for a craft or a subcontractor cancels at the last minute, the schedule will have to change.