Celebrity Guests at IGC

  • BY: IGC Team
  • April 12, 2022

Since 1971, International Gymnastics Camp has been proud to host Olympic, World and National Team coaches and athletes, as well as other legends in the sport of gymnastics, including some fun gymnastic’s movie stars! Our celebrity guests at IGC share their love for the sport of gymnastics with our campers, and their knowledge and wisdom that inspires the next generation in our sport.

Having pioneered this initiative of having celebrity athletes and coaches at summer camp, our goal is that every camper leaves IGC even more in love with the sport of gymnastics and inspired by their coaches, fellow campers, counselors, and legends of the sport. We took a bit of a hiatus with hosting celebrity guests at IGC as we navigated through the COVID pandemic and strived to ‘bubble’ and ‘cohort’ for much of last summer for the safety and wellbeing of our IGC campers, so we are absolutely thrilled announce the return of having celebrity guests at IGC this season!

We of course had our incredible resident IGC legends at camp last season who were a part of our ‘bubble’, including 4-Time Olympic Coach Miles Avery, Romanian Olympian and IGC’s Men’s Program Director Constantin Petrescu and the legend himself, Abie Grossfeld! Fun Fact: IGC’s Director Brent Klaus is the National Vault Champion, scoring the only perfect 10.0 at US Championships! Check it out here

Camp in itself is incredibly fun and exciting, a place that feels like your home away from home and a camp magic experience with memories that last a lifetime – the celebrity guests are simply a wonderful addition to the already amazing camp experience. Where else do you get to train with people from all over the country and world and also get the chance to be inspired by top athletes and coaches in the sport!  

Returning to IGC this summer is 2-Time World All-Round Champion, Ivan Ivankov. Olympic Medalist and University of Illinois Head Coach, Justin Spring is also returning to IGC this summer! Did you know Justin is a former IGC camper too? Talk about a camp magic legacy! 

In addition to this, All-Round World Championship’s Silver Medalist Jana Beiger is returning to camp this summer.  Chalk It Up and Stick It movie sensation Maddy Curley and her co-star Tarah Paige are returning to IGC this season too! Fun Fact: The hit gymnastics movie, Chalk It Up was filmed at IGC! How cool is that! Keep an eye out on our social media for the announcement of the weeks they’re attending! 

This is just the first of more announcements this summer of legends returning to IGC and we can wait to make more camp magic memories with all of you, our IGC family.  

Feel free to contact our awesome office team for more information on celebrity guests at International Gymnastics Camp!