Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrating 50 years of International Gymnastics Camp is truly celebrating a legacy that is made up of all of you, our IGC family.

 

In 1971 we founded International Gymnastics Camp with a vision to build a place that united the gymnastics world in a fun, kind and positive environment. Nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, more than 150,000 campers from over 60 countries have called IGC their home away from home. For three generations now we are proud to share a legacy of friendships, smiles, laughter, and joy. These cherished camp magic memories will last forever and live on in the next generation of campers. From our gymnastics to our recreation, our campus to our IGC philosophies we continue to uphold our IGC standards of excellence. Through our 50 year legacy, we have been pioneers in safety and education in both the gymnastics and camping (summer camp) world. We thank you for being a part of this IGC tradition and we look forward to continuing this extraordinary legacy with you.

Bruno and Cheryl Klaus. IGC’s Founders

old photo of bruno and cheryl with their children when they were young
bruno and cheryl today sitting on a bench at camp

I am proud to carry on this family tradition as the second-generation family leadership at International Gymnastics Camp. We are the only second-generation family-run gymnastics camp in the world. Growing up at IGC I was privileged enough to see the camp magic memories that were created each summer, the passion for gymnastics you all brought to IGC and the true summer camp fun that comes with this.

Continuing to uphold and develop our IGC standards of excellence, I founded the Professional Coaching Development Program which is now world-renowned and pioneered a new way of positive coaching with a true understanding of our sport, gymnastics. Scoring the only ever perfect 10.0 on vault at USA Championships in 1998, I further understood the value of training hard and balancing that with the enjoyment of life outside of the gym which is a testament to our IGC beliefs.

Being a Professional Bull Rider for 17 years allowed me to be a part of another fun, intense and rewarding sport in a different yet parallel world. From our Kount on Kindness program to our Be Gymnastics initiative and so much in between, I am honored to continue this incredible 50-year legacy with you all, our IGC family.

Brent Klaus, IGC’s Director
 

Brent with IGC coach Constantin
brent riding a rodeo bull
Brent, Coach Constantin, and another camp director