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Gymnastics Camp

The Sport Ireland Campus Gymnastics Camp brilliantly combines elite-level facilities, expert coaching, and fun for your child to learn the skills of gymnastics, improve their movement and have a great week of fun.

The camp takes place in the same facility in which Ireland's top athletes train when preparing for national and international events.

This camp takes place from 09:00 to 15:00 (doors open at 08:45) and is suitable for children aged 5-12.

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World Class Facilities

Our Gymnastic Camps take place in our international standard bespoke Gymnastics Training Centre. This will include unique equipment specifically designed for kids of all ages. The facility is used by Ireland's top gymnastics as they prepare for international and national events.

It has also been used by other elite international teams.

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Top Class Coaching

At the Sport Ireland Campus we have a team of fully qualified expert coaches on hand to ensure your child will have a thoroughly enjoyable time learning and developing new gymnastic skills as well as improving their movement and functional skills.

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

  • There will be a temperature check of each camp participant on arrival. If your temperature check reads 37.5 degrees Celsius or above a second reading will be taken. If this reading is still 37.5 degrees Celsius or above, you will not be permitted access to the summer camp
  • In advance of the activity, participants should  only travel to the activity venue  with a designated carer and/or members of the same household. 
  • We ask participants and parents not to congregate at the beginning or end of the activity. Please arrive on time for sign-in and temperature check at your drop-off zone. Sport Ireland Campus ask that you are at this location 5 minutes before your designated start of camp time. Drop off will not be permitted before this time.
  • Each participant must have their own water bottle, bag, lunch.
  • Children will be asked to hand sanitise throughout the day
  • We ask you to  encourage your children to adopt good respiratory hygiene, covering their nose etc all participants should be advised to stay home if they feel unwell, and to consult their GP if they have any of the symptoms relating to Covid-19. If a participant becomes unwell during the activity, they should be isolated from other participants and return home as soon as possible.
  • There will be no access to any changing facilities for any reason.
  • If a participant displays any of the symptoms of Covid-19 and becomes unwell during the camp, they will be brought to a safe isolation area away from other participants and a parent will be contacted to return them to home as soon as possible
  • Emergency First Aid – Summer Camp supervisors will have emergency first aid equipment and have been trained on how to perform emergency first aid using PPE.
  • Health Declaration – each participant agrees to the health declaration terms and conditions when signing up and will reconfirm status prior to start of summer camp.

Keep it Balanced

Typically, a packed lunch should contain all of the major food groups:

Ø 1 portion of starchy carbohydrate (e.g. wholegrain breads, pittas and wraps, brown rice/pasta)

Ø 1 portion of meat or meat alternative (e.g. chicken, fish, egg, pulses)

Ø 1 portion of dairy (e.g. yogurt, cheese)

Ø 1 or more portion of vegetable (e.g. carrot sticks, peppers, sweetcorn, lettuce, onion)

Ø 1 or more portion of fruit (e.g. apple, orange, banana, pear, kiwi)

Ø A drink of water and/or milk

Some Tips:

ü Be prepared and organised – preparation in advance will not only save you time, but will reduce the chances of opting for last minute ready-made lunches or convenience foods which can be high in sugar, fat and salt.

ü Get the kids involved – learning about food and nutrition are important life skills and should be encouraged from an early age. Children are more likely to be interested in their lunches if they have helped to choose and prepare them. Don’t be afraid to let them experiment!

ü Try new foods – trying new foods from an early age plays a huge role in a child’s willingness and acceptance of different foods. Children’s food preferences evolve as their palates mature, so continuously encouraging them to try new and different foods is a crucial step in their development of good eating habits.

ü Shake things up – variety is key, not only does variation in the diet provide nutritional benefits, but reduces boredom and lack of interest in food. This is particularly important for children and teenagers, as they can be prone to becoming fussy eaters.

ü Consider presentation – it is worth spending that extra few minutes on presentation, especially for younger children. Aim for a variety of shapes, colours and textures in the lunchbox. The more pleasing a packed lunch looks; the more likely kids are to eat and enjoy it. It may be worth investing in colourful, easy-open Tupperware, lunchboxes and thermos flasks to liven up lunchtime.

 

‘Dairy-licious Ideas

The Department of Health advise 3 servings from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group each day for those aged 5 years and up; with 5 servings recommended for 9-18-year olds due to the importance of calcium during this life stage

Help your child boost their calcium intake with these lunchbox ideas:

• a container/mini-carton of milk (200ml)

• a pot of yogurt, homemade smoothie or rice pudding

• a matchbox-size (25 g) piece of cheese such as cheddar, edam or gouda.

 

Lunchbox ideas Sandwich fillers: - Avocado, crunchy peppers and cheddar - Tuna and sweetcorn, spinach leaves and mayonnaise - Chicken, mixed salad and tomato relish - Turkey, grated cheddar and tomato

Sandwich alternatives: - Pesto pasta salad with chicken and peppers - Mild spiced couscous with roasted veg and chickpeas - Brown rice salad with sliced hardboiled egg, avocado and spring onion - Homemade soup and brown bread

Snacks: - Carrot and red pepper sticks with hummus - Cubed cheddar cheese with grapes - Fruit salad with yogurt and seeds - Fresh fruit smoothie made with milk or yogurt

Alternative Sweet Treats: - Homemade flapjacks - Homemade banana bread - Mini box of raisins/ dried fruit

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