The anticipation of camp for 2022 was unlike no other, given how much camp was missed during the pandemic-fueled absense. This camp sold out in under 48 hours this year! 63 athletes registered for an unbeatable adult gymnastics experience. This year we had 6 coaches to serve the athletes as well as 2 assistant coaches and a partner acro teacher as well as an International Clinician, Tony Retrosi.
These athletes including ones from Japan and Canada were thrilled to have an adult gymnastics camp opportunity this summer.
gymnasts from all walks of life come together
Whether a gymnast's main reason for coming to camp was to...
- learn new skills
- improve old ones
- have tons of fun
- re-connect with old friends
- meet new like-minded people
- enjoy an active weekend full of learning new things
...all of that and more happened at this camp!
Each coach brought something unique to offer to this camp!
This was our 11th camp. While we had many returning athletes, there were also plenty of newcomers who were experiencing this three-day gymnastics camp for the first time. This camp featured training on the 4 women's artistic events. In addition to that, new this year were trampoline/strap bar rotations as well as our popular TumblTrak rotations. We also offered a Partner Acro class for the first time conducted by Kaelyn Rogers!
Partner acro is fun way to bond with others while getting some work in balance and strengthening at the same time.
the flow of camp
Camp featured training rotations as well as an open gym session. We warmed as a group for each session before splitting up into our training groups by skill level for the events. Various beginner, intermediate and advanced groups were offered. The groups were set by the camp director Gina Paulhus prior to the start of the event to ensure appropriate training environments for all.
Members of Group D became fast friends, and it shows in this group photo!
camp always includes fun and games along the way
There were some entertaining games yielding prizes that were sprinkled in as part of warm-ups. One of our contests involved cartwheels for speed across the floor. The teams were set as "Those Who Live In an Area Where the Snow Sucks" versus not. The snow dwellers ended up winning - likely from the extra strength and endurance developed shoveling!
The snow dwellers prevailed in our cartwheel for speed contest! Coveted prizes included gymnastics books, posters, bracelets, and lollypops!
Camp started on Friday July 29 and ran through Sunday July 31. Each day offered several hours of gymnastics training, plus the opportunity for attending group meals at local restaurants with other campers. We even had a watch party where we got to see the U.S. Classic Senior Elite women perform live.
Hungry gymnasts enjoyed a buffet meal while taking in the U.S. Classic, a live event held in Salt Lake City Utah.
we even had a camp clinic.
Tony Retrosi, an International Coach and Clinician as well as Owner of Atlantic Gynmnastics, was on hand to provide his clinic on General Philosophies of Gymnastics and Deep Drive Into Strap Bar. Tony always plucks volunteers out of the audience to provide live examples of his teachings.
Clinic was a welcome reprieve from training and provided lots of great ideas to practice in the open gym session to follow as well as to bring back home.
As always, our Athletic Trainer Meghan Mello was on hand to assist with any physical concerns. She provides acute care as well as treatments for chronic injuries at camp. Meghan has been at every since camp we have had since the beginning, and she is an adult gymnast herself! She enjoys working on her skills in between her AT services at camp. Her hubby is also Joe Mello, one of our fabulous coaches!
Taking a moment to cheese for the camera at Newick's Seafood Saturday in between trainings.
Each camper who made it through Day 3 got an award! It was well earned - we did 13 hours of gymnastics over 3 Days! This year we had more campers than ever practice right until the very end!
Well earned medals from tired but happy campers.
THE BEACH TRIP WAS WIDELY ATTENDED AND HUGELY POPULAR
We had a blast concluding camp at the Wallis Sands Beach in nearby Rye, NH. Campers relaxed and took a dip in the ocean. Afterwards they did a bit of gymnastics on the sand, to the tune of applause from random beach goers. We don't always remember that what we can do is not normal and highly impressive to the average person!
Leaping for joy at all the fun they had at Adult Gymnastics Camp this year!
A Great Big Thank You to each and every one who made the trip to Atlantic Gymnastics to participate in this weekend. You are what make it special! We also want to thank Atlantic for accommodating us, as well as our incredible staff who made it all happen.
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