Summer 2017 Fantastic Gymnastics Camp for Girls and Boys / 5-16 yrs
Women’s Junior Olympic Artistic, Men’s and Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics curriculum offerings!
Campers of all levels receive instruction in gymnastics, swimming, dance, art, recreational sports and circus arts.
Everyone from beginners to competitive gymnasts is welcome. Boys gymnastics and Rhythmic gymnastics curriculum offered; please e-mail Katera in order to receive more information on these options. Wednesdays are devoted to a fun-filled educational or recreational trip within the greater New York area. All coaches are USA Gymnastics Safety-certified, and all lifeguards and swim instructors are Red Cross-certified. For interviews, tours and more information, call 212.415.5724.
Fantastic Gymnastics Camp FAQs
- 1) What are the camp session dates?
Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm (extended care available)
Session A: Jun 26-Jul 7 (no camp on July 4), $1,725
Session B: Jul 10-Jul 21, $1,915
Session C: Jul 24-Aug 4, $1,915
Session D: Aug 7–Aug 18, $1,915
ONE-WEEK OPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST (WITH 10% UP-CHARGE)
Two Sessions (A and B, C or D): $3,295
Two Sessions (Combination of any two sessions excluding A): $3,485
Three Sessions (A and choice of two other sessions): $4,465
Three Sessions (B, C and D): $4,620
Four Sessions (A, B, C and D): $5,250
- 2) Can I register for one week of camp (3 weeks, 5 weeks, etc)?
Yes! We highly recommend registering for a full session as this enhances the camp experience as the children work on a dance over the 2 week camp session that they show off at our end of camp session exhibition; however we fully understand that summer scheduling can be difficult and we invite your child to attend camp for whatever dates work! There is a 10% up-charge for 1 week sessions purchased.
- 3) Can I tack on camp sessions once camp has started?
Yes! No problem. Please just e-mail Katera and she will send you a specialty form for adding Fantastic Gymnastics Camp dates. Please note that camp does fill up so the sooner you can register, the better! Being signed up for one session does not guarantee space for an add-on week so please sign up for all dates that you know your child will be available to attend.
- 4) What gymnastics experience does my child need to be to participate in camp?
No experience required! Children of ALL different skill levels attend our camp! We train beginner gymnasts that have never tried the sport, all the way up to competitive team gymnasts.
- 5) Can I do extended care as needed?
Extended care drop-off in the morning is 8:15 am and pick-up is 5:45 pm.
If you need to use extended care every once in a while, you can have your child dropped off early or picked up late but we very much appreciate 24 hour notice at: e-mail, so that your child can be added to our extended care roster for the day.
Extended care is $12 per day if you did not originally check off this service on your registration form and can be paid with the credit card on file at 92Y. If you would like to add extended care for an entire session please contact Katera.
- 6) What should my child wear to camp?
- For gymnastics all campers should have a leotard with or without spandex bike shorts. Boys can wear a male leotard with shorts or non-baggy shorts/fitted t-shirt. Baggy clothing is not allowed as it can get caught in equipment, etc. All hair should be tied back away from eyes. No jewelry (other than stud earrings) allowed. No zipper pants for gymnastics.
- For swimming children should wear a bathing suit. Goggles if needed. Swimming caps provided.
- For sports/art/dance activities your child should wear athletic shorts and a t-shirt/tank top with socks and sneakers. No flip flops. Many gymnasts opt to leave their leotard on underneath shorts/t-shirt as dance is sometimes more comfortable in a leotard – this is fine and up to the individual.
- For field trips, children should wear athletic shorts, socks, sneakers, and their Fantastic Gymnastics Camp t-shirt and FG drawstring bag provided by staff before the 1st field trip.
- 7) What should my child bring to camp?
- Girls: Leotard/spandex shorts
- Boys: Boys Leotard and shorts/pants
- Hair tie to pull back hair during gymnastics training
- Bathing suit and towel
- Plastic bag to put wet clothes in after swimming class
- Goggles if needed
- Socks and sneakers for afternoon activities
- A change of shorts and t-shirt for afternoon activities
- Bagged lunch (no nut products) if no lunch order form has been completed
- Bottled water is recommended although we take frequent water fountain breaks
- Nut-free snacks are OK to bring, we also provide a Kosher, nut-free afternoon snack
- 8) What does a typical Fantastic Gymnastics Camp day look like?
- Depending on your child’s skill group they will either have gymnastics in the morning or afternoon for 3 hours - Stretching, Gymnastics and Conditioning in Penthouse Gymnastics Studio (groups based on experience)
- Mid-day Lunch break located in a designated 92Y room or outdoor 92Y playground for 45 minutes to an hour
- Campers rotate through Sports (Circus one day per week), Dance Choreography, Arts & Crafts, and Swimming class in the morning or afternoon. For rotations other than gymnastics, campers are split into groups according to their age and they will remain in these groups for the entire session. These are also their field trip groups.
- For swimming class the children are grouped based on experience. FG has their own lifeguard on duty during swim and our campers are coached by USA Swimming certified coaches, while an FG instructor stands on the deck.
- Field trip days (Wednesday) – Children meet at Penthouse Gymnastics Studio, leave for field trip by 10 am and return between 4-5 pm.
Our Fantastic Gymnastics Camp Mission
At Fantastic Gymnastics Camp our coaches and counselors strive to create a camp experience where children are challenged appropriately, have fun learning, and feel comfortable in all different athletic and art settings! Our goal is that every child leaves at the end of the day with a smile on their face, having learned something new!