Gymnastics at Cameron Family YMCA
Build Strength, Skills and Confidence with Your Friends at the Y
Welcome to Cameron Family YMCA gymnastics, where toddlers to teens (and adults, too!) can grow strong, get confident, find balance and jump into fun. Based on the skills, levels and progressions developed by USA Gymnastics, our gymnasts learn in an encouraging atmosphere as they build skills to progress through each level of the program.
Location and Contacts
Cameron Family YMCA Gymnastics
10123 Riverwalk Drive
Santee, CA 92071
Linnea Campbell • [email protected]
Registering for Classes
Class registration is available up to three months in advance. Classes are often full; we suggest registering 3-4 weeks in advance to ensure your child gets the class day/time you want.
Preschool Gymnastics — Ages 1 to 5
The preschool gymnastics program offers age-appropriate instruction to help children gain coordination, balance, listening, social and motor skills — all in a fun gymnastics environment.
- 1, 2 and U— Ages 1-2 (Parent/Child)
- 2.5 and 3— Ages ??
- Gymventures 3 — Ages 3-5
- Gymventures 3/4/5 — Age 3-5
- Gymventures 4/5 — Age 4-5
- Supertots — Age 3-5
- Superstars — Age 3-5
- Mini-Comets — Age 5-10
Boys Progressive Gymnastics — Ages 5-12
Boys in progressive classes will have the opportunity to use all of the men’s gymnastics apparatus: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar. Gymnasts will learn gymnastics terminology and develop strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence.
- Novice/Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3/4 Non-Competitive
Girls Progressive Gymnastics
Girls enrolled in progressive classes will gain experience on each of the four women’s gymnastics apparatus: vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Gymnasts will learn gymnastics terminology and develop strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence.
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3/4 Non-Competitive
- Open Gym — see schedule below
- Teen Gymnastics I and II
- Tumbling I — Beginner
- Tumbling II — Advanced
- Tumbling III — Back Handspring
- Cheer/Tumbling — I and II
- Adult Gymnastics — Ages 15+
- Gymnastics for Home School — Ages 6-12
The Cameron Family YMCA is home to the Cameron Comets competitive gymnastics team. The Comets compete through USA Gymnastics locally and nationally. A gymnast must first successfully complete pre-team and be approved by the program director or head coach before being considered for the competitive team. Please contact our program director for more information regarding scheduling, pricing, tryouts and practice times.
Schedule at a Glance
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Progressive Classes and Teams
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Gymnastics classes are not in session during the following dates:
- April 21, 2019
- May 18-19, 2019
- May 27, 2019
You do not need to be enrolled in a class to participate in our open gym sessions.
Preschool (Ages 1-7)
Tuesday • Friday • Saturday
12 - 12:45pm
Free; parent supervision required
Kids Only (Ages 8-14)
7 - 8:30pm
Adult (Ages 15+)
8 - 9pm
Note: Preschoolers require parent supervision.
Private lessons are available by appointment for both gymnastics and cheerleading. Private lessons can provide extra time to work on specific skills or routines, especially before try-outs or skill evaluations.
Semi-Private Training (2 people)
Semi-Private Training (3 people)
General Information for Progressive Program
Progressive classes have a ratio of 1:8. Depending on registration, there may be fewer than 8.
Attire for Classes
- Girls: Leotards or comfortable shorts and T-shirt. Avoid clothes with zippers, snaps, and buttons. Hair must be pulled back. No jewelry or gum.
- Boys: Athletic shorts and T-shirt. Avoid clothes with zippers, snaps, and buttons. Students may wear socks or go barefoot. Hair must be pulled back. No jewelry or gum.
Checking in for Classes
On the first week of each month, check-in is required and a check-in table will be located outside the gymnastics facility. After the first week, check-in is not required until the first week of the next month. Check-in is required to ensure your child is registered and in the correct level. Please bring a receipt if you register on the day of class.
Make-up classes can be scheduled on a space-available basis. Makeups are not guaranteed. Schedule makeups by contacting Linnea Campbell. Please be sure to show up only on the day you are registered for classes.
Progressing to the Next Level
To progress to the next level, a student must be able to perform all skills in their current level. Contact Linnea Campbell for a list of skills required for each level. Your child's instructor will inform you and your child when it's time for an evaluation.
Evaluation sign-ups are posted the third week of the session. Evaluations are held during the last week of every session. Your child must be evaluated before moving to the next level. Sign up for an appointments on the evaluation board posted near the entrance to the gymnastics center. Gymnasts will progress only at the start of a new session.
- If your child is registered in the progressive program (ages 5+), and you are a YMCA member, you can use the facility during class, but you must be present to pick up your child after class.
- You may observe your child's class from the viewing area. Parents/guardians are not permitted in the gymnastics center to ensure safety of all.
If you have questions about the gymnastics program or classes at Cameron Family YMCA, call (619) 449-9622.