Gymnastics Camps

learning new skills,making new friends,
developing their co-ordination and
balance in a fun based-atmosphere

Camps run throughout school holidays; Halloween, Christmas, February, Easter and July & August.

Kilkenny Gymnastics Academy Camps cater for children aged 5 to 15 years of age from beginners to experienced gymnasts. For beginners camps are a great way to have fun and to try the wonderful sport of gymnastics out. For experienced gymnasts camps are a great way to get that extra bit of training in to help improve their skill level and work to get closer to achieving their gymnastics goals! Gymnasts will work on all apparatus in the gym. Children will be grouped together by age and experience level in order to allow the best possible progress, challenge and enjoyment from camp.

Camp begins with a group warm up and stretch to prepare the gymnasts for the day ahead where they will work on Floor, Vault, Bars, Beam and Fast Track (trampoline).  As with our classes, our camps are progressive with lots of new skill development happening throughout every day at camp, every day is fun, different and never the same!

Please note that children must be able to go to the toilet themselves, unaided, including re-dressing to attend. Parents/ Guardians drop and go and are not permitted to stay.

 

AUGUST SUMMER PROGRAMME

As of 4th August all camps, classes and workshops will be held at our new home The Hub, Cillin Hill, Dublin Road.

Our classes, camps and workshops for August are now available to book! Our July summer programme has been a sell out, so be quick to book your places! Book more than 1 item in the one transaction and receive a discount upon checkout.  Please note that once fully booked the places listed below will be removed from the payments website.

 

Camps

Gymnastics Camps cater for all levels of ability, boys and girls age 5+, from complete beginners up to experienced competitive gymnasts. Gymnasts will be grouped by age and ability and work progressively through the week on new skills on all apparatus. Camp runs from 10am – 12pm Monday – Friday (with the exception of the August Bank Holiday weekend). Please note that under Sport Ireland advice parents/guardians will not be permitted inside the training centre to reduce the number of people in the building in line with Covid-19 restrictions so children must be confident to attend alone and be able to take and make verbal communication.

4th – 7th August

10th – 14th August

17th – 21st August

Classes

Mini Gym for 4 year olds

Classes for 4 year olds are high in demand this year! This is the perfect age to be introduced to the wonderful sport of gymnastics for both boys and girls. Numbers are limited to 4 gymnasts for this fun class! Kid will learn the basic shapes, how to follow instructions and build confidence attending on their own.  Please note that under Sport Ireland advice parents/guardians will not be permitted inside the training centre to reduce the number of people in the building in line with Covid-19 restrictions so children must be confident to attend alone.

4th August 3.45 – 4.45pm

4th August 5.00 – 6.00pm

6th August 12.55 – 1.55pm

10th August 1.30 -2.30pm

11th August 3.45 – 4.45pm

11th August 5.00 – 6.00pm

13th August 12.55 – 1.55pm

17th August 1.30 – 2.30pm

18th August 3.45 – 4.45pm

18th August 5.00 – 6.00pm

20th August 12.55 – 1.55pm

 

NinJa Gymnastics

This new and exciting class NinJasTics combines fundamental gymnastics skills with Ninja Warrior activities! Children can channel their endless energy into something productive through our fun NinJasTics sessions! Classes are booked in blocks, see below for dates:

August 4th, 11th & 18th 4.00 – 5.30pm age 7-9 yrs

August 5th, 12th & 19th 5.45 – 7.15pm age 8+ yrs

 

Gymnastics Classes age 5+

Open to members and non members, children will work through gymnastics basics, skills and shapes. Gymnasts will be introduced or re-introduced to the sport after some time off and build back up confidence and skills.

 

5th August 1.20 – 2.20pm age 5-7 yrs

5th August 2.45 – 3.45pm age 7-9 yrs

12th August 4.25 – 5.25pm age 10 yrs+ 

12th August 1.20 – 2.20pm age 5-7 yrs

19th August 2.45 – 4.45pm age 7-9 yrs

 

Workshops

Handstand & Cartwheel Workshop

10th August 3.45 – 4.45pm

17th August 3.45 – 4.45pm

Focusing on sideways motion, gymnasts will practice drills, learn technique and develop the skills necessary to perform and perfect a cartwheel! Suitable for beginners age 5-8 years or those struggling with the co-ordination for cartwheels. We will also focus on the all important handstand! Gymnasts will break the skill down and work to hold a free standing handstand!

 

Round Off & Back Flip Preparation Workshop

This workshop is only suitable for current members only. The workshop will focus on the round off and back flip covering many preparations to work towards piecing together the perfect round off back flip on floor.

10th August 5.00 – 6.15pm age 8+ yrs

18th August 5.00 – 6.15pm age 8+ yrs

 

Vault & Floor Front Handspring Workshop

This workshop will focus on preparation skills on vault, floor and fast track to build the perfect front handspring!

5th August 4.00 – 5.45pm age 8+ yrs

12th August 4.00 – 5.45pm age 8+ yrs

19th August 4.00 – 5.45pm age 8+ yrs

 

Bars Workshops

Bar Basics

Focusing on basic bar skills and strength. Covering up hip and back hip circles and swings in this workshop. 

5th August 4.25 – 5.25pm age 7 yrs +

Advanced Bars (current members only)

We will work to develop bar strength and skills covering skills such as back hip circles, pike and straddle on and undershoots. 

19th August 4.25 – 5.25pm  age 8 yrs +

 

Balance, Co-ordination & Agility Workshops

Suitable for children age 6+ these workshops will focus on improving and developing children’s gross motor skills. This workshop is the perfect addition to compliment other sports such as GAA, football and rugby due to gymnastics training being the foundation for all other sports.

4th August 1.20 – 3.20pm 

11th August 1.20 – 3.20pm

18th August 1.20 – 3.20pm