- Aug 7, 2018
I am sure there are a variety of opinions on camps here. I only see a very small benefit of attending camps. Our gym does not allow (strongly discouraged) athletes to attend camps unless they have been invited. Now there is some benefit to you/gymnast to go to a camp and see the campus, etc. But that would be my expectation. I would not view it as an opportunity to get "noticed" by the staff. So if you are interested in a university and want just see the campus, sure?This is a bit of a spinoff, but if someone wants to do college gymnastics, how important are camps and how to narrow them down? It would be a big expense for us to do more than two camps that involve travel and given that gymnasts need to target a considerable number of schools....how do other families do this? Can you get a spot on a team without having gone to their camp?