Our week one campers have been brushing up their handstands, stretching out for flexibility and practicing their best strength skills…it’s time for Handstand, Strength and Flexibility! Campers flooded into the dance gym where each week one cabin will choose one camper to participate in each of the three contests.
Week one celebrity judges, Aly Rasiman, David Durante and Sam Oldham watched closely as our campers took their positions, held their best handstands, L-seats and flexibility poses! It was not an easy decision!
The results are in on our week one glamor girls and boys! The winners are: for the handstand portion, Hannah from cabin 27; for strength, Jessica from cabin 13; and finally our most flexible week one camper is…Lilly from cabin 4! Congratulations to this week’s winners!
Tomorrow brings another exciting day for campers packed with gymnastics with our amazing coaches and celebrities, and of course, exciting rec activities! Stay tuned to see what’s in store for our week one Hollywood campers!
It’s time for another round of cabin challenges! After a busy day in the gyms with Aly Raisman, Sam Oldham and Dave Durante, week one campers are ready to hit the rec activities! What will our Hollywood campers be doing today?
Heading over to IGC’s 266 foot long water slide! In today’s crazy cabin challenge, campers will be riding down the water slide and attempting to throw a basketball into the net! Each camper that makes a basket will win points! Points will also be given for participation.
Who will be our Cabin of the Week winner? Stay tuned to find out!
Don’t forget to send your camper a special gift during their IGC session and order your 2013 gift bag online! Several different gift bags to choose from! Check them out here: http://bit.ly/15UxUIb
Week one campers couldn’t wait to get to the stage field for tonight’s evening activity and get to know our celebrities in a Questions and Answer Session! IGC has an amazing lineup this week with 2012 Olympians, Aly Raisman for USA, Sam Oldham for Great Britain and 2008 Olympian, David Durante for USA!
Each cabin asks a question for each of our celebrity guests to answer. Aly Raisman showed the world she could handle extreme pressure and each and every event on her own, but the uneven bars is actually her worst event. What’s the best? Beam of course!
One of Sam Oldham’s favorite competitions just a few weeks ago when he competed for Team World in the very first Professional Gymnastics Challenge! A highlight was being able to train with amazing gymnasts from all over the world, get to know them and chuck all of your best skills all in one place.
David Durante loves to eat healthy! Even though he no longer competes in gymnastics, he thinks it’s extremely important to treat your body good by eating a well-balanced meal.
We certainly learned a lot about our week one celebrities…and the fun has just begun! We can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has in store. Stay tuned for plenty of inside info this week at IGC!
After a fun day in IGC’s world-class facilities, it’s time for our campers to strut their stuff on the red carpet! It’s rec time for our week one Hollywood campers! That means, today’s cabin challenge is in full swing!
A different cabin challenge is organized for campers each day during recreation time. Each challenge is based on the weekly theme. The cabin with the most points at the end of the week wins a pizza and soda party in the canteen! The winning cabin will be announced during Friday’s staff exhibition in the Olympic Gym.
Today’s cabin challenge will lead campers on a celebrity name search around the IGC campus! If campers can guess the celebrity correctly, another clue will lead them to the next name…but they’ll have to stay on their toes! Campers will have to complete small challenges to get their next clues! Cabin points will be given to the cabins that complete the most challenges and guess the most celebrity names!
Who will be our week one Cabin of the Week winner? Stay tuned to find out!
We hope our IGC week one campers are ready to strut their stuff on the red carpet! Hollywood week has begun! Get ready for a wonderful week of glitz and glamour with week one IGC celebrities, Aly Raisman, David Durante and Sam Oldham!
During check-in we welcome parents and campers to tour IGC’s beautiful campus, meet your camper’s counselors and coaches and stop for a quick bite in the canteen! The canteen is filled with awesome items including exclusive IGC gear, gymnastics essentials, last minute incidentals and cool IGC gift bags. Parents may also purchase gift bags online on IGC’s website!
Our amazing staff of photographers will be roaming the campus taking photos of your camper’s IGC experience! Photos will be posted daily to the IGC website. To view the photos, please refer to the welcome e-mail that will arrive shortly.
Following today’s check-in, campers will sit down with their counselors and bunk-mates for a quick cabin meeting. After getting to know each other, campers will make their way down to the Olympic Gym for gym screening and staff introductions! IGC’s screening process tests the ability of each individual camper on several events. Campers are then placed into gym groups based on their ability level and their height.
Keep your eyes on the IGC Blog all week for plenty behind the scenes updates, photos and much more! IGC fans can also follow what their camper is doing while at IGC on IGC’s Twitter @OfficialIGC or IGC’s Facebook page!
Lights, Camera, Action! It’s time for week one to begin!
Campers couldn’t wait to get to the Olympic Gym for the first Staff Exhibition of 2013! Our PGC Team USA athletes and Olympians, Jake Dalton and Steve Legendre definitely made it extra special!
This week’s staff exhibition kicked off with an awesome dance performance by some of our mini-week girls! The crowd loved their dance to Justin Beiber’s ‘All Around the World!’ Aubrey from cabin 8 also did a very special solo dance performance.
The best was still yet to come! The Olympic Gym was filled with smiles and excitement as our gym staff took the floor with amazing double backs, double fronts and double doubles! Wow! The fun didn’t end there! Our celebrity guests wowed the crowd with huge skills like Steve Legendre’s triple backs on high bar and the rod floor! Jake Dalton also gave an incredibly awesome p-bar performance!
The Most Dedicated Camper Awards are an IGC tradition! Campers receive plaques for their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment. Instructors vote each week on the gymnast in their group they feel has worked the hardest to achieve their weekly goals.
At the end of Staff Exhibition our lovely evening host, Blake, announces the moment IGC campers have been working towards…Cabin of the Week! The IGC Cabin of the Week is…cabin 7! In a close second was cabin 4 and a tie for third place with cabins 5 and 8!
Way to go mini-week campers!
IGC is holding its own Professional Gymnastics Challenge mini-Games! In tonight’s exciting evening activity, campers will be challenged to take on five different games around camp. Cabins will have to compete in as many games as possible to earn points!
There are five different games positioned around camp! Campers must use their best balancing skills at the pool! Cross the floating balance beam and win, but don’t get slipped up by the counselors! On the stage field, campers are doing the limbo! Then head over to the volleyball court for an intense game of cabin tug-of war! Down at the spaceball court, campers are battling it out with the ‘Spaceball Challenge!’ Finally, kids are going crazy over the Slip ‘n Slide! Toss the ball into the net as you make your way down the slip ‘n slide and earn cabin points!
It’s been a great week at IGC, but tomorrow we say goodbye to our mini-week campers! Don’t forget, mini-week check-out is from 7 to 8:30 p.m.!
What would you ask some of the best athletes in the world? Campers got their chance tonight at Tuesday’s evening activity, a Question and Answer Session in dance gym with PGC celebrity athletes, Andy Smith, Jake Dalton, Steve Legendre and Nastia Liukin!
Campers couldn’t wait to ask their favorite PGC Team USA and Team World some questions! Each cabin asked one question to each of this week’s PGC celebrities. What did campers want to know? Campers asked questions like, how many leotards do you own? What’s up next for our celebrity athletes? What do you do to relax after a hard day in the gym, or if you weren’t a gymnast what other sports would you attempt?
Our athletes gave our mini-week campers some great insights! The night is not over yet! Campers are heading down to the canteen to hang out with our PGC celebs during social hour!
Tomorrow our campers and celebs will be hanging out wearing their smiles all day for individual and cabin photos!
Get ready for another cabin challenge!
Yesterday campers were putting their best artwork skills to use creating their very own cabin flags. Points were awarded to the cabins with the most imagination. Congrats to: cabin 7 in third place; cabin 4 in second place; and the cabin with the most creative flag is…the boys of cabin 8B!
Today’s cabin challenge will lead campers to the GaGa ball pit! Each cabin will play a 10-minute GaGa game against a group of rec counselors. Scores will be added up at the end of the 10 minutes. May the best cabin win!
Cabin points will be added up at the end of the week on Thursday. The Cabin of the Week will be announced at Staff Exhibition!
Mini-week campers couldn’t wait to get into the dance gym and show our PGC celebrity judges their best moves! The most anticipated evening activity of the week – Handstand, Strength and Flexibility!
Cabins choose one camper to represent them in each of the three challenges. First, our campers showed their strength by seeing who could hold an L-seat for the longest amount of time. Then, campers are asked to perform a set of flexibility skills to see who’s got what it takes to be the most flexible camper on campus! Finally, it’s the camper who can hold the longest handstand around!
Our PGC judges, Steve Legendre, Andy Smith and Jake Dalton had their work cut out for them tonight! Our winners are: in first place for strength, LuLu from cabin 5; for handstand, Abby from cabin 7; and the most flexible camper is…CJ from cabin 6! Congratulations to our mini-week winners!
The night isn’t quite over yet! We need to see which of our staff members has what it takes to hold a handstand! It was a close call, but IGC’s head lifeguard, Sam takes first place!
Campers are down in the Canteen for social hour before another awesome day at IGC! Tomorrow 2008 Olympian and All-Around Gold Medalist, Nastia Liukin, will be joining us!