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Gymnastic camps announced at My Playground in Truckee

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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; My Playground is pleased to announce their summer gymnastics camps for children ages 6+. See what all the fun is about.Your child will learn new and exciting skills quickly and have an amazing time. Sign up early andamp;#8230; camps fill fast.New gym this year: 40-foot tumbling track, spring floor for tumbling, Vault runway, Elite uneven bars, competition size balance beam, 14 by 7 foot in-ground trampoline and more.Children work on body positions, stretches, flexibility, balance, strength, floor (tumbling), climbing rope, bar, vault, beam, rings and trampoline. Curriculum and instruction follow the USA Gymnastics Levels 1 – 4 and USAG Safety Guidelines. Level 1-2 skills include: cartwheel, head stand, hand stand (with walk, forward roll), vault to handstand, press handstand, round off andamp;#8211; rebound, straddle hang, forward and backward rolls (floor and beam), dive rolls, back extension roll, straddle jump, tuck jump, seat drop, tree fall, bridge (kick over), back walkover, kick walk, bear walk, scale, pivot turn, re-grips, pull over, cast and back hip circle. Level 3-4 skills include: front walk over, front limber, stride/mill circle, cast sole circle, kip intro, back/front handspring, round off andamp;#8211; back handspring, rolls and cartwheels on beam.Camp includes gymnastics, crafts, team-building, nutrition education, lots of fun and more. The week ends with a final demonstration presentation for family and friends on Friday. Swim option: Swim option will be available most afternoons from 1:30-2:30 p.m. with transportation provided to high school pool and talented coaches like Debbie Meyer, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and head of Tahoe-Truckee Swim Team. Call 530-587-7404 for details.Camp datesLevel 1-2 (ages 6+ co-ed): July 11 – 15, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, gymnastics coaches Lindy Miller, Laura Bronstone Level 3-4 (ages 9+ co-ed): Aug. 1 – 5, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, gymnastics coaches Lindy Miller, Laura Bronstone Level 1-2 (ages 6+ co-ed): Aug. 8 – 12, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, gymnastics coaches Lindy Miller, Laura Bronstone Camp tuition: $285 for the week, additional swim option cost TBDNew bigger-better gym location starting July 1, 2011. My Playground andamp; Truckee Gymnastics, Deerfield Commerce Center, 11410 Deerfield Drive, Truckee. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot as soon as possible. Visit http://playgroundcentral.com or call 530-587-7404.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com