Gymnastics provides a wonderful outlet for energetic children, and is infinitely more enjoyable for everyone than scream-powered video games. Enjoy the silence with today's Groupon: for $150, you get a two-week youth gymnastics day camp at Gulf Coast Gymnastics (a $300 value). Choose between the following options:
- Mondays–Fridays, June 13–24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Mondays–Fridays, July 11–22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gymnast gumshoes learn to point their toes and stick their landings at two-week beginner day camps from Gulf Coast Gymnastics. Up to 40 gravity-afflicted youths per session learn the choreographed buoyancy of trampolining, outlined by strict safety rules that can be translated to use of backyard trampolines or extra-bouncy patches of grass. Airborne youngsters then come back to Earth with tumbling lessons before learning to calculate the exact geometric measurements of a perfectly executed somersault. All students should bring their own lunch each day of camp.
Small student-to-teacher ratios and individual attention—these are just two elements that make Gulf Gymnastics a sought-after destination for the graceful sport. Here, students as young as 3 begin building skills that boost their self-confidence, strength, and coordination, helping them whether they're turning cartwheels on the balance beam or vaulting to the front of the school cafeteria line. Students can also join competitive teams at Gulf Gymnastics, and work toward another win to match the boys team's first place at the 2011 Bryan Invitational and 2011 Juergens Invitational.