June 1, 2018

Why is Summer Camp A Good Idea for Kids?


The end of the school year is here which means it’s time for parents to decide how their children will spend the summer months. As you can imagine the temperature outside in Houston can be stifling, making it difficult for kids and parents to spend a healthy amount of time outdoors being active. Unfortunately, this can lead to kids sitting on the family couch, playing video games or spending inordinate amounts of time glued to their phones or mobile devices. So, how can parents combat this sedentary lifestyle so many families find themselves in these days? Enroll your child in summer camp!

Here’s a look at the top three reasons kids benefit from a healthy summer camp experience:

STAY ACTIVE. Kids are filled with energy and need to release it in a healthy and engaging way. Here at Houston Gymnastics Academy, our camp coaches ensure kids are active, combining both fun and fitness, throughout their time at the gym. From our challenging obstacle course to our rope swing to the trampoline, campers are sure to get much-needed and beneficial exercise while having a blast!

HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM. Between school and social media, kids are overwhelmed with varying opinions on what the “norm” is these days, oftentimes leaving them feeling isolated or misunderstood. HGA summer camp will challenge them to step out of their comfort zone or improve their already-established skills. Our camp isn’t just for those who have experience in the gym, it’s for kids looking to try something new, make new friends and feel a sense of belonging with their fellow campers. It’s important that young people discover and explore their talents and develop their interests, both focal points at our summer camp. Register your child today and they’ll go back to school with improved self-confidence, knowing they learned new skills and rose to the challenge.

IMPROVED SOCIAL SKILLS. Summertime is an excellent opportunity for your child to meet new friends while still spending time with his or her lifelong pals. In fact, our summer camp can combine both. HGA Summer Blast Camp brings together kids of varying backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and personalities, enabling kids to learn the importance of inclusion as opposed to exclusion as they interact with new friends. Our diverse group of coaches and campers is sure to improve your child’s social skills as they work together to conquer the obstacle course, welcome new campers to the group throughout the summer and bond over new experiences.

We understand summertime is also a time for family vacations, as well as relaxation, which is why we offer convenient options for our summer gymnastics camp. Parents can register their child for a half day (9am-1pm *ages 3-4 years only), full day (9am-3pm *3-12 years) or all day (9am-5:30pm *3-12 years) session. In addition, parents can register their child for one day, one week or the entire 11-week camp, whatever fits the family’s schedule best.

To learn more about our annual summer camp that runs from June 4th-August 17th, including pricing, click here. To register your child, please call the gym at 713-668-6001. Please note, camp dates do fill quickly so advanced registration is advised though walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.