When I was a kid, I went to a lot of different summer camps. Some were for sports or dance, some were for music, but each one was a camp that specialized in one activity. That meant my parents had to find twice as many camps if I wanted to explore more than one hobby (and I did). I see summer camps today packed to the gills with multiple activities—something for a kid’s brain as well as their bodies—and think to myself, I’d kinda like to be a kid again.

For example, take a look at Magic City Gymnastics’ Summer Adventure Around the World. You’d think a gymnastics camp would be entertainment enough for most kids, but they are creating a summer experience. They’re finding ways to enrich kids culturally as well as keep them busy.

Each week, the Summer Adventure “visits” a foreign country, like France, Mexico, or Egypt. This is a genius idea considering gymnastics at the summer Olympics is always one of the most popular events. During these half-day or full-day camps Magic City Gymnastics will engage your kids in activities like music, arts and crafts, and games—they’ll even teach your kids about holiday celebrations in the country they're “visiting.” On top of all that, there’s daily gymnastics or ‘ninja’ training, too. The camps start as early as 7:30am and go as late as 5:30pm so it gives parents a chance to maintain their work schedule throughout the summer.

As an adult, I suppose taking a Pilates class and vacationing in France might come close to what these kids will do in a day, but where can I hurl myself into one of those giant foam pits? Maybe they’ll offer adult classes next year…

Here’s Magic City Gymnastics’ full summer schedule. To find out more visit magiccitygymnastics.com or call 406-221-2424.

Summer Adventure Schedule 

June 3 - 6, 2019 France

June 10 - 13, 2019 Brazil

June 17 - 20, 2019 Mexico

June 24 - July 4, 2019 NO CAMPS

July 8 - 11, 2019 Australia

July 15 - 19, 2019 Japan

July 22 - 25, 2019 China

July 29 - August 2, 2019 India

August 5 - 9, 2019 Kenya

August 12 - 16 2019 Egypt