Gymnastics Summer Programs
Gymnastics Summer Programs are offered by a wide range of groups, from colleges and dedicated camps to the YMCA. Students from elementary through high school and from beginner to advanced can participate. Girls and boys are welcome in the programs, which provide participants with expert coaches who give group and one-on-one instruction. Training typically centers around the main Olympic events of vault, bar, balance beam and tumbling. There is also dance instruction, as well as training in fundamentals like handstands, casts, splits, handsprings, round-offs and other techniques used to build more complex routines. In addition to gymnastics abilities, participants get a strong dose of friendship, sportsmanship, teamwork and fun. Residential and day sessions are available, along with extracurricular activities such as swimming, hiking, camping, canoeing, softball, soccer and other sports, depending on the program and location.