Looking for a fun and active summer camp experience for your child? Tumbling camps are the perfect way to have fun while getting exercise! They combine elements of gymnastics, tumbling, and dance into one exciting activity that kids love. Plus, they can help build self-confidence and strength while having fun in a safe environment.
At GMGC, we understand how important it is to provide quality instruction with experienced coaches who care about your child’s success. Let’s take a look at what we offer in our tumbling summer camps:
Tumbling Skills Covered At Summer Camps
At GMGC, we offer tumbling summer camps that cover all the basics. Our camps typically focus on teaching the fundamentals of tumbling, more advanced skills, and proper technique. We also cover spotting techniques, safety instruction, and basic stretching to ensure a successful learning experience.
Introduction To Basic Tumbling Techniques
The tumbling summer camp program introduces kids to the basics of tumbling. We cover basic skills such as rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, and back handsprings. Our experienced coaches ensure that each student is taught proper technique and form in order to maximize safety and success with their tumbling skills.
Progression From Beginner To Advanced Skills
We have tumbling summer camps for all levels of skill and experience. For those who are just starting out, our coaches focus on teaching fundamental skills and the basics while helping to build confidence and strength. As students progress, they can move on to more advanced skills like back handsprings, layouts, and fulls. Our coaches provide personalized instruction to help each student reach their goal.
We understand that gymnastics, and bouncing are all great ways to get fit. That’s why our tumbling summer camps cover all three disciplines. We incorporate elements of each into our program in order to create a fun and challenging experience for your child. This multi-discipline approach can help improve coordination and strength while learning new skills.
Common Tumbling Activities At Summer Program
Tumbling activities and classes are a popular component of many camp programs, providing participants with an opportunity to learn and develop their gymnastic skills, which include:
Learn the basics of doing back handsprings:
Executing a back handspring requires proper body positioning, arm placement, and timing. To execute this skill correctly, the body must be kept tight and straight when beginning the motion. The arms should be bent at a 90-degree angle, with elbows close to the body and fingers spread wide. It is important to begin the motion by pushing off the balls of the feet; this will give you a better chance at executing the skill.
Before attempting a back handspring, it is important to have a solid foundation of strength and flexibility. Preparatory drills and exercises can help build the necessary skills for success. Exercises like partner spotting, core and upper body strengthening, and stretching are all essential components in preparation for any tumbling skill.
Spotting is a way of helping people do back handsprings. Trained instructors or spotters help campers do the back handspring safely. Holding hands with the spotter will help keep the camper balanced while trying the move. Spotters also give helpful tips and advice to make sure that everyone is doing it correctly and staying safe.
Learn the fundamentals of flipping, such as round-offs, front flips, and back flips.
Front flips can be difficult for beginners, so we take the time to make sure our campers understand how to execute them properly. We cover technique and spotting while helping the camper build strength and confidence in order to perfect their form.
Backflips require a great deal of power and precision. We will go over body positioning, arm placement, and how to properly spot a backflip. This is a great way to increase strength and confidence while having fun.
Here are the elements of twisting:
Before attempting a twisting skill, it is important to have control over the body. Campers will learn drills and exercises that can help increase strength, power, and flexibility while perfecting their form.
Twisting skills require spotters to ensure safety. Our experienced coaches go over spotting techniques such as proper arm placement, keeping your back straight, and using your legs to help control the motion.
Once campers have a solid foundation of strength and flexibility, they can move on to more advanced skills like layouts and fulls. Our coaches will provide personalized instruction to help build confidence while mastering these incredible tumbling techniques.
Trampolines are an excellent tool for refining twisting skills. Not only do they provide a safe and cushioned surface for training, but they also allow athletes to get more airtime and practice repetitions. This can help with body control and skill refinement in a shorter amount of time due to the increased number of attempts.
Benefits Of Tumbling Summer Camps
At GMGC, our tumbling summer camps are designed to help campers develop their skills in an exciting and challenging way. Our experienced coaches provide a safe environment for learning as well as personalized instruction tailored to each individual’s needs. Tumbling summer camps have several benefits, such as:
Physical Fitness And Conditioning
Tumbling offers a great way to get fit and stay in shape. Throughout the summer camp, participants will be able to work on their strength, coordination, agility, and flexibility while having fun. It is a great way to build endurance and mental strength, just like Ninja gymnastics, while learning new skills.
Skill Development And Progression
Our tumbling summer camps provide campers with the opportunity to practice and refine their skills while progressing toward more advanced techniques. We take the time to go over fundamental skills as well as proper spotting and technique. This helps build confidence, strength, and skill, which can be used throughout life.
Confidence Building And Self-Esteem
We understand that tumbling can be a challenging activity, so our camps focus on building confidence in each camper. Our coaches provide personalized instruction to help them reach their goals and build self-esteem. This allows campers to not only progress in skill but also gain the courage to push themselves outside of their comfort zone and try something new.
Teamwork And Social Interaction
We provide the collaborative nature of tumbling summer camps, where campers work together in groups and pairs to practice skills, create routines, and provide support. There are many opportunities for kids to develop communication skills, build friendships, and foster a sense of camaraderie through team-building activities and group performances.
Fun And Recreational Activities
We understand that campers need time to relax and have fun. That’s why our tumbling summer camps offer a variety of recreational activities such as pool games, group sports, and creative arts and crafts that provide an outlet for the kids to express themselves. This helps keep children engaged and excited about learning new skills and having fun.
Necessary Safety Guidelines
Safety precautions and guidelines must be followed during tumbling summer camps to reduce the risk of injury, such as:
Proper Body Alignment And Technique
It is important to maintain proper body alignment and technique when performing tumbling skills. This includes keeping the head up, chest out, knees bent, elbows close to the body, and fingers spread wide.
Use Of Safety Mats And Equipment
Safety gymnastic mats and equipment help reduce the risk of injury. Our coaches go over safety guidelines and the proper use of all equipment in order to keep everyone safe while having fun. Kids should also always be supervised by an adult when using any equipment.
Listening To Instructions And Following Coach’s Guidance
Campers should always listen to instructions and follow their coach’s guidance when learning new skills. This can help lessen the risk of injury while also making sure that kids are properly executing the skill.
Hydration And Rest Breaks
It is important to stay hydrated when engaging in tumble activities and take frequent breaks. This can help overcome the risks of overheating, dehydration, and exhaustion while allowing campers to stay focused and energized.
Personal Protective Gear
It is important to wear the appropriate protective gear when engaging in tumbling activities. This includes shoes, shin guards, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist wraps, and a helmet (if necessary). These items can help decrease the risk of injury while keeping kids comfortable and safe.
Age-Appropriate Training And Skill Progression
Kids should always participate in age-appropriate tumbling activities that are within their ability level and comfort zone. This will ensure that they do not become overwhelmed or frustrated while still being challenged and having fun.
Injury Prevention And First Aid
Our experienced coaches go over injury prevention and first aid when necessary. We also have a first-aid person on-site at all times in case of an emergency. This can ensure that campers receive the appropriate care in a timely manner.
It is important that all children are carefully watched and aided in performing tumbling activities. Our experienced coaches spot children by helping them maintain their balance and ensuring proper form to prevent injury.
Enroll Your Kid In GMGC’s Tumbling Summer Camps Today!
At GMGC, our tumbling summer camps provide campers with the opportunity to learn new skills in a safe and exciting environment. Our experienced and trained coaches provide personalized instruction tailored to each child’s needs while helping them build strength, coordination, agility, and flexibility. We also focus on having fun, building confidence, self-esteem, and teamwork through group activities and performances. With age-appropriate training and skill progression, as well as injury prevention measures in place, campers can enjoy a fun and safe summer experience while learning incredible tumbling techniques. And parents can rest assured that their kids are having a blast and making friends in a positive, safe,and fun environment. GMGC offers flexible schedules for busy parents! So don’t wait any longer—enroll now for an unforgettable tumbling summer camp experience!