Jump Rope Camp

Summer 2018

JOIN ROPEWORKS THIS SUMMER FOR OUR FUN-FILLED JUMP ROPE CAMPS

Offered Throughout the Greater Seattle Area

Our camps are designed for kids aged 7 -14. We work on single rope skills, partner routines, long rope and double dutch jumping. Each person is challenged at their own skill level, and camp is open to kids of any skill ability – from beginners to members of jump rope teams.  Contact the Camp Host Directly to Register

Camp includes instructions and demonstrations in:

Single Rope Skills
Double Dutch
Long rope skills and formations
Choreography and show creation
Partner Routines

Plus we play games, watch jump rope videos run drills and more.  Camp culminates with a performance for friends and families.

Join In The Fun!

Great camp activities keep everyone motivated

DATES COMING JANUARY 2018
Locations: Mukilteo YMCA, Meridian School, Hiawatha Community Center, Renton Community Center, University YMCA, Magnuson Community Center
July 10-14 Mukilteo YMCA 9 am – noon (with wrap around care)
Registration begins in March. Contact the YMCA to register.

Can’t wait? take a look at last year’s camp brochure to get an idea of the camps and programs we’ve provided in the past. ymca-snoco.org/camp

July 17-21 Meridian School 9:30 am to 12:30PM
Registration starts March 1st and ends June 1st.
July 31- Aug 4 Hiawatha Community Center 9am to noon
Registration begins Feb 7 to 7/16
BARCODE for Sparc is 160423 and it’s listed under activity camps

August 7-11 Magnuson Community Center 9:30am to 12:30PM

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/camps/default.htm
You must have a SPARC account to register online

https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp
Registration begins Feb 7 to 7/16

BARCODE for Sparc is 159888 and it’s listed under activity camps

August 21-25 University YMCA at Magnuson Park 9:00 am to noon
http://ykids.seattleymca.org/university-family-ymca/summer-camps/specialty-camps#tabs_2

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Why Jump Rope?

Because it's good for the whole person
Jumping rope is an incredible lifetime fitness activity.  Athletes use rope jumping for agility, timing, coordination, foot-speed and endurance.  Learning the skill early in life helps develop the skills for a lifetime of rope jumping for fun and fitness.

Jumping rope is an excellent exercise for cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and coordination.  Now researchers are learning that physical activity like jumping rope also prepares the brain for optimal learning too.  So, it’s great for the mind, the body and the soul!

Current brain research supports the need for movement in the learning process.  Here are just a few ways that jumping rope may help prepare the brain for learning.

  • Raising heart rate gets more blood to the brain, feeding it needed nutrients and oxygen for heightened alertness and mental focus.
  •  Aerobic exercise grows new brain cells in rodents, and promising research suggests that may also apply to humans.  In short, jumping rope is an exercise that allows both brain hemispheres to perform parallel.
  • The vestibular system that creates spatial awareness and mental alertness is strengthened through activities such as jumping rope.  Balance and jumping activities provide the student with a framework for reading and other academic skills.
  • Rhythmic aspects of jumping rope can develop the internal dialogue needed to establish basic reading skills.   Beat awareness and beat competency simulate the basic rhythm patterns of our language that need to be established for better language acquisition.
  • Physical activity reduces stress.  Cardiovascular exercise places the brain into homeostasis and contributes to balancing the body’s chemistry, electrical and organ systems.  Exercise can have similar benefits as some anti-depressant  medications. Jumping rope can be a lifelong activity requiring little equipment, time and space.

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