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Summer CAMPS Guide: Theme weeks a hit at popular Tumblers camps

By Tumblers Gymnastics Centre

Kangaroos, dinosaurs, princesses and pirates – “Holy Super Heroes Week, Batman! I thought this was Gymnastics Camp!?!”

If you thought gymnastics camp was only about practicing somersaults and walking on the balance beam, then you sure haven’t seen Tumblers Gymnastics Centre summer camps.

“Every week has a theme,” explains Tumblers General Manager Véronique Lemay. “I remember all the kids coming in disguised as superheroes and just being so excited to fly through the air and act like them during their superhero training. It’s really something special to see.”

Beach Bash, World Tour & more!

For WACKY CREATIONS week, participants explore the wonders of gravity, balance and science through gymnastics, while making their own lava lamps and slime. Other themes include CHEER AND TUMBLE, WHAT A ZOO and CIRQUE DU TUMBLERS, to name just a few.

Appropriate for beginners and seasoned gymnasts alike, children enjoy seeing the familiar faces of experienced Tumblers camp staff, who have all been trained by High Five – a leading organization in ensuring quality standards for children’s recreation and sport.

Numerous staff have been present for many of the 15+ seasons Tumblers summer camps have been in operation, and they’ve also become experienced in implementing COVID-safe practices over the past year.

“Our staff are really part of our family,” underlines Lemay.

It’s a bright atmosphere where campers can make new friends and progress their gymnastics skills on a daily basis. Crafts and outdoor play time are also part of the equation, not to mention the guest speakers and special events, which all take place on-site at the large Tumblers facility in Orleans.

The week always ends with Friday pizza day, which the campers will have earned after exercising all week.

Free pre- & post-camp care

The camps run for 10 weeks total. Half days are available for the youngest campers aged 3-5, while single-day rates are possible for parents who may need child care on a particular day.

“For us, it’s really about being there for the community and meeting their needs,” indicates Lemay, who leads the not-for-profit group that’s served the community for over 30 years.

Pre- and post-camp care is included with registration, with drop-off as early as 8 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. for the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. scheduled activities.

Oftentimes, convincing the campers that it’s time to go home can prove challenging.

“If the parents come early, it’s like, ‘Aww, c’mon, it’s not finished yet!’” Lemay smiles. “They love it. They’re never ready to leave.”

For more information, visit https://tumblers.ca/camps/summer-camps/ or call 613-834-4334. Register via: https://www.amilia.com/store/en/tumblers-gymnastics-centre/shop/programs

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