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Frequently Asked Questions

Campers and parents naturally have many questions about what happens at camp. Let us help you by providing answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about IGC. Scroll through, ENROLLMENT, CAMP LIFE, GYMNASTICS TRAINING & GENERAL FAQs.

 

SUMMER GYMNASTICS CAMP FAQS

ENROLLMENT QUESTIONS

 

Below are some enrollment FAQs. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office!

DO YOU OFFER ANY SUMMER CAMP TUITION DISCOUNTS?

Yes, we sure do! From August to April each season we offer several discounts. Essentially, the earlier you enroll, the bigger the discount! Our website and dates and rates page is always updated with the current discounts. If you’re unsure if there is a discount on offer, please feel free to check with our office. At this time there is no tuition discount but you can enroll for IGC 2022, don’t miss out as spots are already limited in some weeks!

WHEN IS ENROLLMENT OPEN FOR GYMNASTICS CAMP?

Enrollment is OPEN NOW! You are welcome to enroll now for our 2022 season (some weeks are already limited in availability) and our 2023 summer season will be open for enrollment in July.

WHAT IS THE COST OF GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMP?

Great question! Here you can find our dates and rates.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO COME TO GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMP?

At IGC our campers are 7 – 17rs! And ALL levels of gymnasts are welcome to enroll!

CAMP TUITION INSURANCE, IS IT WORTH IT?

We know that there are unforeseen circumstances, injuries in the sport of gymnastics and other unplanned situations out of your control that may pop up and this is why we offer tuition insurance through Travmark’s Program Protector. We highly recommend purchasing tuition insurance – there are no refund options on or after May 1st. Our goal is that you have peace of mind going into what will be an epic IGC summer season.

I CAN’T SEE THE CAMP FEES ON YOUR SITE?

You can find our dates and fees here. If you’re on a mobile device, simply swipe left of the table to get more info.

I LOCKED MYSELF OUT OF MY CAMPMINDER ACCOUNT, HELP?

Not to worry, this is very common! Simply give our office a call or email.

SUMMER GYMNASTICS CAMP FAQS

CAMP LIFE QUESTIONS

 

Below are some camp life FAQs. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office!

CAN WE REQUEST A CABINMATE?

You can indeed request a cabin mate! For the equity of all our wonderful campers, our IGC cabinmate request policy allows for a camper to request one cabinmate within approximately 1 year’s age range of the other camper, and the request must be reciprocated. We do not guarantee cabinmate requests but do our best to make sure they are honored.

WHAT TIME IS CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT DURING SUMMER?

Check-in for all campers is on Sunday from 2pm EST – 4pm EST. Check-out is from 9:30 am EST – 11:30 am EST on Saturday. Please note that these times are subject to change each season, to confirm the time of your camp arrival and departure, please email the office.

MY CAMPER IS TRAVELING BY AIRPLANE TO CAMP, WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Please call and/or email the office to organize your camper’s arrival and departure to camp. The office will have the most up-to-date travel logistics for the season.

HOW DOES THE CANTEEN ACCOUNT (CAMP STORE) WORK?

IGC has a camp store (The IGC Canteen) that carries t-shirts, gymnastics apparel, supplies, snacks , and beverages. Spending money will be placed on a canteen account under your camper’s name, which they can access to purchase items during their stay. Canteen accounts are set up using your credit card held by CampMinder through your “My IGC” Login.  Simply click on View Canteen Account and add funds. All canteen accounts can be topped up at any time during your campers’ stay.

Because of the variety of needs of our campers, it is difficult to recommend an amount of spending money.  From past experience, we would suggest $150 per week. Campers are not able to overspend their accounts.  Campers are responsible for budgeting their own spending money; they are also responsible for their own purchases and consumption of food of their choice. This should be discussed between the parents and campers prior to your arrival at camp. Unspent canteen money will be refunded to the default credit card on file within 15 days of your departure from camp.

MY CAMPER HAS FOOD ALLERGIES, HOW DOES THAT WORK AT CAMP?

At IGC we are lucky to have a delicious and nutritious buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner, daily. There are ample choices at our 20ft salad/wrap bar and many hot food options at each meal. If your camper has any allergies that require an epi-pen, i.e., egg, milk, celiac, gluten-free, kosher, or any other dietary sensitives that for health, safety or religious needs require special preparation, our kitchen cannot accommodate these sensitive, and to reiterate, our food service area is a buffet.

At IGC we have strived for years to accommodate many different dietary requirements and we find ourselves saddened that due to the remarkable increase of these vast dietary requirements we are no longer able to continue this philosophy. For those with nut allergies, we do our best to provide a nut-sensitive environment. Furthermore, we do not serve shellfish.

If your camper is unable to eat at our buffet, to ensure good safety, prevent cross-contamination and make a reasonable accommodation, for your camper’s meals we require sealed individual microwavable meals. In addition, you may provide dietary specialty, nut-free snacks for medical reasons that will be stored in the Health Center.

For campers needing to bring their own meals that are essential to their health & safety, please review our clear guidelines below and our office is happy to answer any further questions. Please note, meals that do not follow these guidelines will not be accepted and IGC will provide sealed meals for your camper at an additional cost.

1. Meals must be individually sealed.
2. Meals must be clearly labeled for each meal.
3. Meals must be microwavable and/or simply sealed and ready to eat.
4. Meals will be checked in with our chefs during Sunday check-in.
5. Any specialty dietary snacks will be kept in the Health Center.

We understand and respect that in this day and age there are many diets that are a choice and do not impact the immediate health and safety of a camper. For campers that are not allergic to food but are following a diet by choice, please ensure your camper is comfortable eating from a buffet-style setting. Our counselors and auxiliary kitchen staff will be there to help your camper if they are unsure about what is being served. Ensuring your camper is excited and confident eating from a buffet will allow our kitchen staff and counselors to focus on campers that do require being a part of the sealed meal program during mealtimes.

WHAT IF MY CAMPER HAS A MEDICAL NEED?

The centrally located IGC Health Center is staffed 24/7 with an Enrolled Nurse and Certified Athletic Trainers. We also have a physician on call at all times. If a camper is injured or becomes ill and is out of activity for a period of time, parents/guardians will be notified. In the event of illness, campers will be housed in the Health Center for a brief period of time. If their illness persists, you will be required to pick up your camper.

For our campers’ safety, all medications, vitamins included, must be turned in to the Health Center and be administered by the Camp Nurse. Therefore, if it is not imperative to your camper’s wellbeing and safety, please refrain from bringing any unnecessary medications or vitamins to camp.

Prescription drugs must be in the original container with the licensed physician’s instructions. Please place these original containers into a zip-lock bag labeled with your camper’s name. If your child takes any medications or vitamins, please complete the Medical Administration Form found within your “My IGC” account and bring it to camp with the medication(s).

Any medications not picked up upon Check-out of camp will be disposed of properly the week after your child’s departure. If your camper will be traveling with another person/family to Check-in, please be sure to have the Medical Administration Form filled out and brought to camp with your camper. If the camper requires an EPI pen or inhaler on their person at all times, please contact the IGC Admin Office for the release form and bring it with your camper to Check-in.

WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO YOU SERVE AT CAMP?

Our IGC cafeteria serves a delicious buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. And in addition to this, we have a stocked canteen with yummy goods! No food or beverages are allowed in the cabins due to forest animals and severe food allergies. Please do not bring or mail food or beverages. Any specialty dietary snacks will be kept in the Health Center.

WHAT TIME IS RECHARGE/BEDTIME FOR THE CAMPERS?

Sleep and nutrition are really important, especially when you have a jampacked day of camp magic fun at IGC! Recharge is at 9:30pm. The campers have the opportunity at this time to return to their cabins for showers and get ready for bed.

DO YOU HAVE LAUNDRY FACILITIES AT CAMP?

Coin-operated washers and dryers are available for campers’ use ($3 for wash and $3 for dry).  Laundry money and detergent can be checked out of their canteen account. Campers should not have money in their cabins. Campers can bring their own laundry detergent if preferred.

WHAT SHOULD WE PACK FOR GYMNASTICS CAMP?

Summer casual clothing is appropriate for camp.  The clothes brought to camp are likely to get extra dirty and may get damaged or lost. Avoid bringing lots of brand-new expensive clothes to camp.

Please label all items brought to camp. This is the best way to ensure that the items brought to camp will come home from camp. Use a permanent laundry marker to label items but put more than just initials.  All forgotten clothing and unclaimed items are donated to charity at the end of each following camp week. If you believe that your camper may have an item in ‘lost and found’ you must contact the camp office in the week after your camper returns home.

Camp is a great place for campers to learn responsibility, this includes carrying their own luggage. We recommend using duffel bags on wheels, so campers can easily maneuver their luggage up and down the hilly terrain. Storage space is limited, and trunks cannot be higher than 14 inches, so they will fit under the bed.

General Clothing

Leotards and shorts/leggings, and boy’s workout clothing (to be worn during all gymnastics classes; fitted workout tees may be worn over leotards)
T-Shirts
Shorts
Underwear
Bathing Suit
Sleepwear
Two towels (shower & pool)
Swimwear
Sweatpants or Thigh-length shorts (for Scary Aerie)
Sweatshirt
Socks
Face Masks
1 pair of Hand Grips (recommended, not required)

Footwear

1 pair of Flip Flops / Sandals / Crocs
1 pair of Sneakers (required for Scary Aerie)

Outwear

Rain Jacket / Poncho
Light Jacket

Linens and Bedding

1 Fitted Sheet – Twin/Single Size
1 Top Sheet – Twin/Single Size
1 Pillow with Pillow Case
1 Blanket / Comforter or Sleeping Bag
1 Pool Towel
1 Shower Towel

Toiletries

Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Soap / Shower Gel
Shampoo / Conditioner
Brush / Comb
Deodorant
Hair Dryer
Shower Caddy / Basket

Sundry Items

Sunscreen
Insect Repellant
Water Bottle
Stationary, Envelopes & Stamps

Do not bring valuable items to camp. IGC is not responsible for articles that may be lost, taken, broken, or damaged. 

The following items are NOT PERMITTED at camp:

Cell phones*
Cameras*
Laptops*
MP3 Players and iPods*
Electronic Readers*
Tablets*
i-watches and similar devices*
All electronics and social media devices*

* If your camper is in possession of any of these devices it will be confiscated and stored in the camp office until departure. Cell phones, cameras, and similar media devices pose an imminent threat to a camper’s safety and privacy. We take the safety and privacy of our campers very seriously and know that you do, too. Team Leotards or Warm-ups, Jewelry, and Items of sentimental value – we do not recommend bringing these to camp.

SUMMER GYMNASTICS CAMP FAQS

GYMNASTICS TRAINING QUESTIONS

 

Below are some gymnastics training FAQs. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office!

HOW DOES IGC GROUP THE CAMPERS FOR TRAINING?

Following check-in all campers are evaluated by our coaching staff via a verbal screening and placed into workout groups according to their skill level and height. At the start of the week, our instructors along with the campers will set realistic goals for each of the events. IGC instructors will assist with fine-tuning goals on each event to ensure proper progressions are taken to safely achieve these goals. Summer camp is and should be fun, so if a camper isn’t happy with their gym group, they are encouraged to let their coaches and/or counselors know.

WHAT LEVEL OF GYMNASTS CAN SIGN UP FOR CAMP?

ALL levels of gymnasts are welcome to enroll for camp! Each summer season at IGC we have campers who have never done gymnastics right through to elite and national team gymnasts.

DO YOU OFFER A BOY’S GYMNASTICS PROGRAM AT CAMP DURING THE SUMMER?

ABSOLUTELY! We take great pride in our Men’s program at IGC and it runs alongside our women’s program during the summer. Boys are welcome to enroll for any camp week, provided space is available. The legendary Constantin Petrescu runs our boy’s program each summer!

SUMMER GYMNASTICS CAMP FAQS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

Below are some general FAQs. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office!

WHAT IS YOUR OFFICIAL IGC SOCIAL MEDIA?

CAN MY CAMPER SIGN UP FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAY OR LEAVE ON FRIDAY EVENING?

Once camp is in session, we can accommodate campers who find it necessary to arrive a day early or to depart a day late. The additional day fee is $75. However, we cannot accept campers before 12:30 p.m. on June 19, 2022. On August 20, 2022, we are unable to accommodate any late checkouts after 11:00 a.m.

THESE ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING AND YOU SHOULD CALL TO CONFIRM THESE WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE.

If your camper is checking in a day early, the only Saturday check-in time is 1 p.m.

If your camper is checking out a day late, the only Sunday check-out time is 10 a.m.

If your camper is checking out a day early, the only Friday check-out time is 7 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The early Friday check-out option will incur a $75 administration fee and your camper will not be able to attend the open workout session, Staff Exhibition, or the Camper Awards including Most Dedicated and 5-Year Campers.