Oil City YMCA to Host Gymnastics Summer Camp August 15-16; Fall Programs Announced

| August 4, 2022

OIL CITY, Pa. – The Oil City YMCA will be hosting a “Flip for Fun” Gymnastics Summer Camp on Monday, August 15, and Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

Gymnastics Summer Camp is for ages five and older.  The camp will be geared towards beginners and experienced gymnasts and will feature floor, beam, bars, and vault drills, skills, and themed games.  The mini camp is perfect for youth of all levels, including those with little or no experience, or the experienced gymnast looking to improve on skills.

All gymnasts enrolled in the two day camp will receive a goody bag. Registration is available online and at the YMCA for $45/Members or $60/Non-members.

Oil City YMCA Gymnastics is under the direction of Coach Bailey Lewis Donaldson. Questions about the program can be directed to Oil City YMCA Youth Director, Max Krepps at 814-677-3000.

Coach Bailey Lewis-Donaldson

The YMCA welcomed Bailey Lewis-Donaldson to the coaching staff in September 2021. Bailey has trained and competed in gymnastics locally and is knowledgeable in various styles of dance. Bailey had been the preschool, recreational and competitive team coach at Leap of Faith Gymnastics in Clarion, a family-owned business from 2009 through 2020 until the sudden passing of her father, Jon. Up until then, the gym had trained hundreds of gymnasts, including 2019 & 2020 repeat USAG State Champion and the 2018 USAG State Vault Champion. Leap of Faith gymnastics, with Bailey at the helm, sent several gymnasts to be accepted to train at Chow’s Olympic Training Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bailey especially enjoys specializing in technique, drills, and choreography and loves each of the events in their own way.  She is also a 2020 Clarion University Graduate in Real Estate and Paralegal studies and she and her husband Tyler welcomed a little boy, River, in April 2021.

Fall Gymnastics Programming 

The YMCA will host the following gymnastics programs for gymnasts of all levels this fall.

FLIP ‘N DIP – Begins October 4

The best of both worlds.  A 30-minute gymnastics lesson followed by a 30-minute beginner swim lesson for ages 3-5. *Hint: Kids wear swimsuits for the gymnastics lesson for a quick transition. Parents must stay for the program to help with the transition. Register by the first of each month. Held Thursdays from 5-6:05 pm.   Monthly fee$30/Members; $45/Non-members.

 

FUNDAMENTAL GYMNASTICS – Begins September 6

Learn introductory skills from experienced gymnastics coaching staff. Youth are introduced to skills in bar, vault, beam, and floor routines. For children ages 5+.  This program will help increase strength, flexibility and agility. Enjoy monthly theme nights and holiday parties throughout the year.  Fundamental Gymnastics meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30— 6:30 pm. The monthly fee is $40/Members; $60/Non-Members

NINJANASTICS – Begins October 11

Introduces gymnastics, tumbling, Parkour, and the thrill of American Ninja Warrior into a fun program while combining tumbling, climbing, getting through obstacles, and even some flips to increase body awareness, coordination, agility, and motor skill levels.  Held Tuesdays from 5:00—5:30 pm.. Ages 5-18.  Monthly fee of $32/Members; $50/Non-Members 

LITTLE EXPLORERS – Begins October 6

This class is designed for our youngest gymnasts and explorers.  For youth who are walking to age three.  Explore climbing, running, jumping, and simple gymnastics moves.  This class is held from 5:00 – 5:30 on Tuesdays. Class will include structured activities, free play, and exploration. Parent participation is required for the class.  Monthly fee:  $20/Members; $35/Non-members

COMPETITIVE GYMNASTICS TEAM

The competitive gymnastics team consists of gymnasts who have the desire to compete.  The Oil City YMCA Tri-Stars compete at levels 2-9.  Team practices are Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm and other times TBA.  For more information, please call the Head Coach at 814-677-3000. The team fee is $60 per month.

If you have questions about the gymnastics programming or about the competitive gymnastics team, please reach out to Oil City YMCA Youth Director, Max Krepps, at (814) 677-3000.

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