IGC Sponsors European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria

IGC is proud to announce its partnership of men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics in the 2014 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria! The competition is set to be held at the MSH Arena Armeec in Sofia from May 12 ― 25th.

Women will compete from May 12 to May 18; men, May 19 to May 25.

Join us on the road to the European Championships as we continue to unite the gymnastics world!

Look for fun activities, games and trivia on European Championships in the next edition of IGC’s “The Pit” Activity Book coming to a gym school near you! Read the April edition online here.

Stay tuned to find out which of your favorite IGC and Pro Gymnastics Challenge celebrities from Europe will compete for a shot
at gold! Follow the latest updates and news straight from Sofia on IGC’s Facebook, Twitter (@OfficialIGC) and Instagram (@internationalgymcamp)!

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IGC Summer Themes 2014

Each week IGC plans special activities, games and events around a new and exciting theme!

Take a look at the fun-filled themes IGC has scheduled for summer 2014!

MINI WEEK (June 8 – 12) Hollywood: Lights, camera, action! Strut the red carpet like your favorite movie stars with big sunglasses and a flashy feather boa!

WEEK ONE (June 15 – 21) Space: Go out of this world and conquer the alien invasion during week one at IGC! Cadets can pack their finest space gear, but don’t forget to pack some black for the infamous ‘IGC Alien Hunt!’ Over and out!

WEEK TWO (June 22 – 28) Pirate: Ahoy, Mateys! Arrr you ready to set sail for another awesome week at IGC?

WEEK THREE (June 29 – July 5) Stars and Stripes: Go all out in your best red, white and blue! It’s all about the home of the free and the land of the brave with IGC’s annual Fourth of July feast!

WEEK FOUR (July 6 – 12) Safari: Head into the IGC jungle in head-to-toe camo! Campers will experience a very special IGC expedition in this safari frenzy!

WEEK FIVE (July 13 – 19) Superhero: To infinity and beyond! Dress to impress your favorite superhero characters or create your own superhero identity during this camper favorite!

WEEK SIX (July 20 – 26) Journey to Atlantis: We’re going under the sea to beat the summer heat in this wet and crazy water world adventure!

WEEK SEVEN (July 27 – August 2) Camp in Color: Be sure to pack a suitcase full of color for IGC’s crazy color war!

WEEK EIGHT (August 3 – 9) International: Celebrate countries around the world and take part in IGC’s very own Olympic Games! Get ready to cheer on your IGC counselors and coaches as they compete in a long-standing IGC tradition, the Mr. and Ms. IGC competition!

WEEK NINE (August 10 – 16) Once Upon A Time: From Cinderella to Pinocchio we’ll be dishing out fun activities based on your favorite fairytales all week long!

WEEK TEN (August 17 – 23) Wild West: Saddle up to IGC in your favorite cowboy hat and boots and get ready for a wild ride! Yeehaw!

Campers are encouraged to bring items (clothing and accessories) that can be used in themed activities throughout the week. Please be reminded that all items must be camp appropriate and must fit into your camper’s luggage.

We look forward to seeing YOU at IGC!

For more information, news and updates follow IGC on Twitter and Instagram!

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IGC TV: Vanessa Zamarripa

In this episode of IGC TV, Suri Serano sits down with PGC athlete and former UCLA Bruin, Vanessa Zamarripa to talk about her time as a Bruin and some of her plans for the future!

Watch the full video with Vanessa Zamarripa on the International Gymnastics Camp YouTube page!

Check out more interviews with your favorite IGC celebrities on the IGC website at www.internationalgymnastics.com!

Follow the IGC conversation on Twitter @OfficialIGC and Facebook!

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International Gymnastics Camp sponsors 44th World Championships!

Big gymnastics news! International Gymnastics Camp is proud to announce our partnership with the 2013 World Championships for Artistic Gymnastics in Antwerp, Belgium!

Since opening our doors in 1971, IGC has been dedicated to Uniting the Gymnastics World. Join us on our journey to the 44th World Championships as we continue to bring the gymnastics world together!

Keep an eye out for your favorite Olympic and World Champion celebrity guests from IGC summer 2013 and the Professional Gymnastics Challenge:

• Steve Legendre, Jake Dalton, Brandon Wynn, John Orozco and Alex Naddour, USA
• Sam Oldham, Great Britain
• Andrew Smith, Ireland
• Oksana Chusovitina, Uzbekistan (sponsored by IGC!)
• Olivia Vivian, Australia
• Eleftherios Kosmidis and Eleftherios Petrounias, Greece
• Tommy Ramos, Puerto Rico
• Jade Barbosa, Brazil
• Jessica Lopez, Venezuela

Don’t miss the 44th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships from 2 to 4 p.m. (EST) on October 12th and 13th on NBC!

Look for fun activities, games and trivia on Worlds in the newest edition of IGC’s “The Pit” Activity Book coming to a gym school near you!

Follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter @OfficialIGC and Instagram @internationalgymcamp for World Championship news, updates and photos from September 30 to October 6th!

See you there!

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IGC TV: Lisa Mason

In this episode of IGC TV, Seri Serano sits down with 2000 Great Britain Olympian, Lisa Mason to hear what she has to say about her very first trip to IGC!

Watch the full video interview with Lisa Mason on IGC’s YouTube page here.

Don’t forget to check out more interviews with your favorite IGC celebrities on www.internationalgymnastics.com!

Join the IGC conversation on Twitter @OfficialIGC and on Facebook!

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2013 IGC Athletes Compete at 44th Annual World Championships

Big gymnastics news! International Gymnastics Camp is pumped to see some of our 2013 celebrities on the participation list for the 44th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium!

The list of talented men and women was released earlier today by International Gymnastics Federation and included many of our favorite IGC celebrity athletes from around the world!

Congratulations to our 2013 IGC celebrities who are heading to Worlds from September 30 to October 6: Steve Legendre, Jake Dalton, Brandon Wynn, John Orozco, Alex Naddour of the United States; Sam Oldham of Great Britain; Andrew Smith of Ireland; Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan; and Olivia Vivian of Australia! We wish you the best of luck in Belgium!

Stay tuned for plenty of exciting news from IGC and the World Championships!

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IGC TV: Jesse Siverstein

Check out Men’s Senior National Team Member, Jesse Silverstein on IGC TV! In this episode, Jesse sits down with Suri Serano to chat about his second year at IGC, his favorite aspects of camp and much more!

Check out the IGC TV interview with Jesse Silverstein on IGC’s YouTube page!

View more interviews with your favorite IGC celebrities at www.internationalgymnastics.com!

Follow the IGC conversation on Twitter at @OfficialIGC or on Facebook at facebook.com/internationalgymnasticscamp

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IGC Summer 2013 Wrap Up!

After 11 amazing weeks of fun, friends and awesome gymnastics training, we’ve wrapped up one of our most incredible summers yet at IGC! Campers from 43 different countries, ages 7 to 17, joined us in our summer dedicated to Uniting the Gymnastics World. There were so many highlights that made summer 2013 so special ― we don’t even know where to begin!

Let’s take a look back at some of our greatest moments from summer 2013!

From the best gymnastics training facilities in the world to our amazing celebrity guests and fun-filled evening activities, there was something for everyone at IGC. Gymnasts of all abilities enjoyed specialized training for their level. From beginners just starting out to the Australian Junior National Team (who stopped by for two weeks), came to join us at IGC!

IGC summer 2013 saw over 35 Olympian and World Champion celebrity guests from all around the globe. Hailing from 10 different countries, they judged our cabin challenges, spoke about their own experiences in gymnastics and coached campers in the gyms!

Our IGC staff also played a huge role in the success of summer 2013. Coming to IGC from 12 different countries, each staff member contributed something very special to each area of camp. Because of our amazing staff members smiles were formed, memories were made and skills were completed!

Thank you again to all of our parents, campers and staff who made summer 2013 so special. We hope to see you all for another amazing summer in 2014!

Don’t forget to take advantage of IGC’s early bird registration rates! Register by Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, to receive $100 off your 2014 tuition! There are 11 amazing sessions from which to choose! Register now and choose your session later! Check out IGC 2014 session dates, tuition rates and more at www.internationalgymnastics.com!

Also, stay tuned for more information on another Professional Gymnastics Challenge coming in spring 2014! It’s going to be intense!

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Week 10 Wrap Up!

Time flies when you’re having fun! We’ve reached the end of another wonderful week – the last of IGC summer 2013! Today we’ll say goodbye to our week 10 space cadets and our 2013 staff members! It’s truly been an amazing summer! Before we take a look at all the fun we’ve had over the summer, let’s take a look at week 10:

This week 2012 two-time Olympic Gold medalist and bronze beam medalist, Aly Raisman; 2008 Olympian, Sam Peszek; and National Team Members, Paul Ruggeri and Brandon Wynn stopped by to hang out with our IGC astronauts! We got to know more about our week 10 celebrities at a Q&A Session on Monday, hear their thoughts on Handstand, Strength and Flexibility on Tuesday, dance the night away on Thursday and watch their skills on Friday! Our celebrities took cabin and individual photos with campers and had an autograph session in the canteen! A week 10 highlight for campers (and staff) was Paul serving ice cream while Brandon danced in the canteen with campers! What an amazing week!

Our campers also earned cabin points through different cabin challenges throughout the week! Cabin 21 was our final Cabin of the Week winner earning 205 points throughout the week! Different cabin challenges are organized each day based upon the week’s theme. The cabin with the most points at the end of the week wins a pizza and soda party in the canteen! Some of this week’s cabin challenges were: Space Jam on the slip ‘n slide, Spaceball Tournament at the Spaceball Course, Asteroid Invasion at the pool and much more! Campers had a great time having fun to earn as many points as possible!

Don’t forget to pop into the canteen before heading home for exclusive IGC merchandise and souvenirs! Say hello to Paul Ruggeri and Brandon Wynn signing autographs in the canteen!

There’s only a few days left to save $100 on your 2014 IGC registration! Register by August 31, and receive early registration rewards! Check out 2014 session dates, celebrity schedules, special early bird rates and more at www.internationalgymnastics.com!

Stay tuned for a fun IGC summer 2013 wrap up! See you in 2014!

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2013 PCD Graduation!

Our incredible IGC coaching staff works hard each and every day, inside and outside of the gyms, to be the very best gymnastics instructors they can be! Why are IGC’s gym instructors some of the best in the world? Because they learn from the best!

IGC’s Professional Coaches Diploma Program was created and developed by IGC CEO, Brent Klaus for those looking to improve their coaching skills. Gymnastics instructors from all over the world attend IGC every year to learn and grow from our intensive PCD program.

The IGC coaches who graduated from the Professional Coaches Diploma Program have spent countless hours in the gym, training, listening to important lectures, making lesson plans for campers, improving spotting skills and discussing techniques. They’ve learned to teach each and every gymnast that walks through IGC’s gym doors. That’s what makes IGC’s gym coaches some of the best and brightest in the world!

For their dedication and commitment to IGC and our campers in 2013, our gym staff is recognized by earning a diploma given to them by, Brent Klaus; IGC founder, Bruno Klaus; Safety Coordinator, Phil Frank; Gym Director, Constantin Petrescu; Olympic Gymnast and Coach, Abie Grossfeld; and long-time staff members and PCD graduates, Anthony Petrocelli and Ryan Mears.

The PCD program ranges from levels one through five. Congratulations to our all of our graduating IGC summer 2013 gymnastics instructors who are truly amazing at what they do!

See you in summer 2014!

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