Welcome to the Elmhurst Park District Gymnastics Program. Gymnastics classes at the Elmhurst Gymnastics Center, located at Wagner Community Center, are a fun way for children to learn basic gymnastic skills under the supervision of trained professionals. Gymnastics improves strength, balance, and flexibility while helping children build self-confidence and new skills. Join our growing program!
COVID-19 Protocols: What to Bring
- FACE COVERING/MASK: All participants will need to bring and wear a face covering to class and when social distancing guidelines cannot be met. Participants will be expected to come to class with a mask on.
- WATER + WATER BOTTLES: Participants will need to bring their own water bottles. These should be reusable and clearly labeled with the participant’s name. Please bring plenty of water as water fountains will not be available.
- LABELED BAG: Participants must bring a bag clearly labeled with the participant’s name.
- GALLON SIZED BAG OR SMALL BIN: Gymnasts will receive their own chalk, please bring a gallon sized bag or a small bin for gymnasts to store and apply chalk.
The Elmhurst Park District offers three weeklong summer gymnastics camps. Gymnastics Camp for boys ages 4-11 offers an introduction to gymnastics in a fun, challenging atmosphere, and includes basic skill instruction on all gymnastics events. Gymnastics Camp for girls ages 4-6 also incorporates basic skill instruction on all gymnastics events, and includes dance. Gymnastics Camp for girls ages 7-11 includes basic skill instruction on all events, as well as dance. No prior gymnastics experience needed, just a willingness to have fun.
Several introductory gymnastics courses are available for youngsters, including Meteorites, Asteroids, Twinkle Stars, and Lasers Boys. Meteorites Gymnastics Program is offered for ages 12-36 months, and is a parent/child class featuring songs, obstacle courses and group activities. Asteroids, for ages 3-4, incorporates traditional gymnastics equipment along with obstacle courses in order to teach skills and help develop coordination. Twinkle Stars, geared toward ages 4-6, helps boys and girls learn proper gymnastics progressions while developing at their own pace in a safe, fun atmosphere. Lasers Boys features swinging, climbing, jumping and all six men’s Olympic events as well as development of basic skills and body positions, and is designed for ages 4-6.
Preschool Open Gym is offered on Tuesdays and Fridays during the school year (Update: Preschool Open Gym Fall 2021 is postponed, check back for updates). Our gymnastics facility is open for kids up to age 6 with parents to explore and have fun. Staff will be on hand to ensure safety and proper usage of the facility and equipment. Due to safety reasons, the age requirements will be strictly enforced. An adult parent/guardian must be present.
The Boys and Girls High School programs are offered during the High School competitive off seasons. This program is for gymnasts preparing for their high school team, focus is placed on conditioning, strength training and skill development. Gymnasts of all levels are welcome.
Our boys-specific gymnastics classes range from ages 5-18. From Lasers Boys to Boys Beginner, Intermediate/Advanced to High School Gymnastics, male gymnasts will be introduced to all six men’s Olympic events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar. As boys move through the gymnastics program, they’ll focus on increasing flexibility and strength and be introduced to flip flops, round offs, dive rolls and more.
Girls’ gymnastics classes accommodate ages 5-18, and focus on developing skills on the vault, bars, beam, and floor. As girls advance through the program, higher level techniques are introduced such as back hip circles, kick overs, back walkovers, and limbers.
Private lessons are not offered at this time.
The Elmhurst Park District takes safety very seriously. As with any active sport or recreation, injuries can take place. Please see the following information related to concussions.