Summer Camp

JOIN ROPEWORKS THIS SUMMER FOR OUR FUN-FILLED
JUMP ROPE CAMPS 2018

Offered Throughout the Greater Seattle Area

Our camps are designed for kids aged 6 -14. We work on single rope skills, partner routines, long rope and double dutch jumping. Each person is challenged at theirown 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

Join In The Fun!

Great camp activities keep everyone motivated

SUMMER 2018 CAMP LOCATIONS

To Register, Contact the Camp Host Directly
June 25-30 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 16-21 Meridian School 9:30 am to 12:30PM Registration starts  Feb 26th and ends June 1st. For any other questions regarding registration you can contact the program manager Jessica Urdaz- White at JUWhite@meridianschool.edu or Sara Chesterfield at SCesterfield@meridianschool.edu or call 206-632-7154 x343.
July 23-28 Hiawatha Community Center 9am to noon
PAGE 47 CODE:175012
Registration begins Feb 2
BARCODE for Sparc is 175012 and it’s listed under activity camps PAGE 47 of brochure
August 14 – 17 Renton Community Center 9:30-12:30 
No camp on Monday Call Renton CC to register
August 20-25 Magnuson Community Center 9AM TO NOON 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 2 to 7/16 BARCODE for Sparc is 176074 and it’s listed under activity camps August 20-25 University YMCA at Magnuson Park 9:30AM to 12:30PM http://ykids.seattleymca.org/university-family-ymca/summer-camps/specialty-camps#tabs_2

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.