Summer Camp

JOIN ROPEWORKS THIS SUMMER FOR OUR FUN-FILLED
JUMP ROPE CAMPS 2019

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 their own skill level, and camp is open to kids of any skill level – from beginners to members of jump rope teams. 

Age range: 6 and older
3 hours per day
Some locations offer extended day or wrap around care
We perform for family at the conclusion of camp. 

SUMMER 2019 CAMP LOCATIONS

To Register, Contact the Camp Host Directly

June 24-28 9am to noon
Mukilteo YMCA 
(with wrap around care)
Registration begins in March. Contact the YMCA to register.

REGISTER AND INFO HERE

SPECIALTY CAMP: JUMP ROPE (GRADES 1-6)
Branch: Mukilteo Family YMCADepartment: Camp
 
Dates: 06/24/19 – 06/28/19Class#: 96009
Days: M, Tu, W, Th, FTime: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Membership
Required
Fee Category: Facility MemberFee: $280.00
 Program deposit: $30.00
Fee Category: Program MemberFee: $305.00
 Program deposit: $30.00

July 1-3
San Juan Island Parks and Rec
San Juan Island
Visit the san juan island parks website for more info HERE

 

  July 8-12  (Call in advance, it’s almost full)

University Family YMCA at Sandpoint
 $260 for 9am to 4pm for members.  $300 non members

FacilityMagnuson Park – Speciality Camp Space [42-MPSPEC

Full Day camp, jump rope portion runs 9:30-12:30PM

Register HERE – also offers wrap around care. 

July 22-26 9am to noon

Hiawatha Community Center
$220
AGES 6-15 
Location: Hiawatha CC #13912 7/22-7/26 M-F 9 a.m.-Noon
You’ll need an ARC account to register first. 
Registration Begins Feb. 5, 2019
GO HERE TO REGISTER

July 22-26  1PM to 4PM
Shoreline Community Center
$215

July 29-Aug 2 1PM to 4PM 
Shoreline Community Center 
$215

August 12-16 9am to noon
Sartori Elementary School – Renton
$189 

332 Park Ave N, Renton, WA 98057
TBC – check back shortly for registration link

August: Stay tuned for some specialty outdoor jump rope and acro classes. (Week of Aug 5 or 19)

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.