Jump Rope Summer Camp 2020

JOIN ROPEWORKS THIS SUMMER FOR OUR FUN-FILLED
JUMP ROPE CAMPS 2020

Each of our specialized camps are directed and taught by Rene Bibaud – Ropeworks owner and creator, using her highly acclaimed approach to skill development and growth mindset providing participants a personal, high quality experience focused on the whole child. 

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 level – from beginners to members of jump rope teams. 


Athletes learn to build skills in a success-oriented, scaffolding approach and offers each individual tools to continually push skill development.  We offer a ton of games to build coordination, timing, foot speed and endurance while maintaining a balance of a fun summer time activity kids will rave about for years to come!
Age range: 7 -14


3 hours per day
Some locations offer extended day or wrap around care
We perform for family at the conclusion of camp.

SUMMER 2020 CAMP LOCATIONS

To Register, Contact the Camp Host Directly

Registration usually opens approximately two months prior to Summer. Each organization has it’s own timeline.  Check back for updated registration links. 

June 22-26 9am to noon Mukilteo YMCA – Mukilteo WA 

June 29- July 3 Kings School – Shoreline 9am Tentative
July 6-10 Bellevue YMCA – tentative
July 13-16 San Juan Island CC  9am to Noon
July 20 – 24 Meridian School 9:15am to Noon
July 20 – 24 Matt Griffin YMCA (area) Seatac 1PM to 4PM

 

 

July 27 to Aug 3 YMCA at Boren W Seattle 9am to noon
Aug 3-7 Hiawatha CC 9am to noon
Aug 10-14 University YMCA at Magnuson Park
Aug 17-21 Shoreline CC 9am to noon
Aug 24 – 30 Team Camp time tbd tentative (see below) West Seattle VFW
Aug 31 tentative new member camp.West Seattle VFW

August 24 – 30 VFW West Seattle
Pre team & team plus acrobatics and choreography camp.  Team members and pre-team members plus general public will participate in a deep dive into jump rope choreography, dance and acrobatics with a special focus on creating new skills and routines with choreography at the center of our work. Some wrap around care available 

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.