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What to Look for in a Gymnastics Camp

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Three girls at gymnastics camp.

Gymnastics camp is another summer child care option.

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The Benefits of Gymnastics Camp for Kids:

At gymnastics camp, kids can further develop their:
  • balance
  • agility
  • self-confidence
  • social skills
  • overall athletic abilities
  • and more

What to Look for in a Quality Program:

When inquiring about gymnastics camps in your area, be sure to ask the following questions:
  • What types of gymnastics activities do you offer?
  • How closely supervised are the gymnasts during each exercise?
  • What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
  • Do you do background checks?
  • What security precautions do you take?
  • Are medical personnel on staff?
  • What would happen in the event of an emergency?
  • Do you offer early drop off early/late pick up?
  • What is the cost?
  • What does a typical schedule at your gymnastics camp look like?

Where to Find a Gymnastics Camp Near You:

Contact local gyms, gymnastics facilities, ballet studios, and YMCAs. In addition, you can also search for "gymnastics" in your local business directory, look for gymnastics camps online, and ask your child's teachers, as well as fellow parents, for recommendations.

Typical Gymnastics Camp Activities:

Gymnastics camps offer many fun and exciting activities, such as:
  • tumbling
  • balance beam
  • vault
  • uneven bars
  • parallel bars
  • and more

For more options, read 10 Affordable Summer Camp Options.

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