This form 'below' only for Gymnasts Requiring Housing.
Beautiful facility Specifically designed for
(Monday thru Friday)
$375.00 / Week
This is 1/3 the cost of the "Resort Camps".
Thank you for taking an interest in our 27th Annual Team Clinic. We welcome you to take part in our funtastic clinic. Each year, we take pride in providing a really positive & exciting camp experience for all competitive gymnasts.
We are NOT one of the giant Gymnastics Summer Glamour Camps that you send your kids away to. We don't even try to compete with the Multi-Million Dollar Summer Camps and all of the toys they can provide. We do not have nor offer Horse Back Riding, Face Painting, Bungee Tramps, nor Rock Climbing. We will not bring celebrity athletes and coaches in to get your pictures taken with either.
What we have to offer is a real gymnastics working clinic. Our Team Coaches & Camp Staff are full time gymnastics professionals, not college kids trying to pay for camp tuition. Their lives and livelihoods revolve around the sport of gymnastics. We are truly seeking to improve gymnasts and gymnastics in our area.
Our camp is about instilling good work habits, technique, and developing new skills. Sharing ideas and experiences with like-minded athletes and coaches. We are a "Work Horse" Camp!
As a "Work Horse" camp, we are interested in providing a fun, positive, educationally valuable experience. We will send the gymnasts home tired & sore each day, but happy that they moved closer to their goals. At camp, they will work hard and they will develop their skill. They will make new friends, share ideas, and generally come back with renewed motivation and learning tools. We know this from the area gymnasts and parents that return year after year.
One of the most rewarding and interesting phenomena about the camp is the last 2 hours of the week. The last 2 hours of the Team Clinic, we have a little gymnastics version of Show & Tell. We invite all of the parents in and each of the gymnasts show off their newly acquired skills. Even after coaching 25+ years, I still get a thrill by watching the upcoming athletes perform their new skills. The greatest coaching satisfaction lies in this area.
We hope you will make plans to attend our clinic this year & hope to see you soon!
Housing & After Camp Activities
We get many Campers from gyms all over. Some gyms are close enough to commute. Some gymnasts stay with relatives in the area. Some families come and spend the week in Erie either at a hotel or camp.
EGC does not directly provide housing, but does help facilitate housing for our visiting families. Some EGC Team Parents have graciously opened their homes to adopt a gymnast (or 2) for the week. They adopt the gymnast and bring them into their homes. They drive them back and forth to the gym, they prepare meals and pack their lunch, and they take them to our 'nightly activities'. They provide a bed, shower....
For many gymnasts "this is the camp experience"! Some of these relationships have turned into great friendships where they keep in contact with each other after camp, visit and write each other....
EGC sends a letter to our Team Athletes asking if anyone is interested in "Hosting" a gymnast for camp. From there, we use the "Doug - screening test". This means... "Doug" as a father considers - "would I allow and feel comfortable with my daughter staying with that family?" It is the same system we use for hiring EGC Staff. I need to know that I would feel comfortable and safe with my son or daughter being coached by that person prior to hiring them.
Once we receive the replies, we sort through and try to match gymnasts by age, level, and interests. When we have a match, we pass on the phone number and contact information to both sets of parents. From here, you can make arrangements for the week.
We ask that you make a minimum donation to the family of at least $50.00 for the extra food, towels, wash... for the week. That again is between you and the host family and EGC is not involved in these arrangements.
We also ask that you sign a "Consent to Treat" waiver with the host family & the gym. In the event of an illness or injury, the host family can act quickly in the event of an emergency.
As a "gym function" in the evenings after Camp, we often get together for some fun and relaxation. You are invited to participate even if you are not staying with a family. We typically as a "group" take one evening to go to Presque Isle Beach and swim. Another evening we typically have a cookout and swim at our friends Pond. We also typically take one evening and ride the rides at Waldemeer Amusement Park. Please send additional money for this activity.
If you would like to secure "Housing" with one of our Host Families please submit the following form. Please make sure you 'click' submit, and you "must" also apply for the "Camp" online. You can create an account on the buttons provided above.
~~EGC employs numerous gymnastics professionals for the team camp. All are leaders in the gymnastics industry.