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Teaching Kids to Cartwheel, Handspring, and More at Little Gym Summer Camps

Little Gym of Huntersville & Lake Norman
This post is in partnership with The Little Gym of Huntersville/LKN.

Do you or your kiddo ever wish they could learn one skill like cartwheeling? I’ve mentioned before I’m the Mombassador for The Little Gym Huntersville – Lake Norman and Miss A and Lil C have enjoyed each of their classes and have been in classes for several years. I love that the classes give my girls well-rounded skills in all areas of gymnastics from balance to teamwork, and am excited that this year Little Gym is focusing on specific skills.

This summer, Little Gym of Huntersville – Lake Norman is offering several summer sessions for your children {ages 6-12 years old} to grow in different areas of their gymnastics.

Little Gym Skill Thrill and Super Kids Small

Here they are:

Caribbean Cartwheels & Hawaiian Handstands June 24th & June 26th

Cartwheels and Handstands are the “gateway skills” that will lead the beginning/intermediate level gymnast toward learning Round-Offs, Back Handsprings, Front Handsprings , and more!  Because Cartwheels and Handstands are both “upside down” skills, they do wonders for building your child’s upper body and core strength, too!  Learning and perfecting Cartwheels and Handstands are a “must” for young gymnasts!  A “Caribbean/Hawaiian” side theme will add a fun tropical twist to the week!

Back Handspring Bonanza July 15th & July 17th

This Skill Thrill Camp is perfect for those kids who are ready to learn the Back Handspring!  It’s also great for those kids who have learned a Back Handspring – but are ready for more advanced Back Handspring variations, i.e. Round-Off, Back Handsprings; Round-Off Back Handspring-Back Handspring; and more!  A three hour “Back Handspring Bonanza”!  What could be more fun?

Front Handspring Festival July 29th & July 31st

This Skill Thrill Camp is perfect for those kids who have learned their handstand – and are ready to move to the next step – a “Front Handspring”!  This camp is also great for kids who can do this skill by themselves – but just need some repetition and practice to solidify their technique and confidence.  This Front Handspring Festival will also be an “Upper Body Fitness Festival” of sorts – as handstands and front handsprings are a great way to exercise the muscles of the arms, shoulders, chest and back!

Amazing Aerials August 12th & August 14th

Is it possible to do a “no-handed cartwheel”?  YES – this skill is called an “Aerial”!  While advanced-level gymnasts may be perfecting their aerial or learning to link their aerial to other skills, beginning and intermediate gymnasts will have the opportunity to grow their cartwheels as they journey through the many skill progressions to learn the intricacies of this exciting skill.  This Skill Thrill Camp may be just the thing for those kids who are “THAT CLOSE” to doing their aerial by themselves!  This week may just do the trick!

Interested in finding out more information? Check out the schedule on TLG’s website: thelittlegym.com

Email The Little Gym of Huntersville/Lake Norman at {tlghuntersvillelakenormannc@thelittlegym.com} or call 704-948-7665 to enroll your child and let them know you heard about camp on MommyBKnowsBest.com

The Little Gym of Lake Norman/Huntersville


As a Mombassador for The Little Gym Huntersville/LKN my daughters receive complimentary classes. I do not receive monetary compensation, and all the opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, honest opinions. Yours may vary.

Camp Food Sprouts {Guest Post}

If you are like most parents, you are probably excited that school is out and that summer is almost here! No more car lines, packing lunches, homework or time sensitive projects. Summer is a time for fun and most of all it’s a time for your child to relax and make wonderful memories.

If your kids are like most American children their summer activities may consist of hanging out with friends, swimming, playing in the sprinklers, reading books, watching movies/TV, playing video games, and depending on their age, spending time on electronic devices.

If you’re like me, you don’t want your kids sitting in the house, watching tv or playing video games all day. You want them outside, playing and running and being an active kid. Let’s face it, our culture is an online culture and is becoming even more so every day.

We all want our children to be well rounded individuals, to have more than we had as children, to know more and of course to be greater. We strive for our children to be both tech savvy and earth savvy. We would love for our children to build a website and to build a garden. The question is: how do we get that balance in this fast paced, media-centered world that we are in? How do we show our children how the basics when that’s not the space we live in?

What if your child had the opportunity to go to a summer camp to learn real life skills while having a blast with other kids and making memories? Personally, it would be so fulfilling for me to see my little S walk into a room sporting a tie die shirt she made from veggies. I am giddy thinking of the look on her face when she sees the first sprouts from her egg carton garden. Can you imagine your child enjoying this wholesome experience??

These are just some of the many invaluable experiences that Camp Food Sprouts will facilitate for your child.

Camp Food Sprouts in Charlotte is a two week, summer day-camp, dedicated to teaching your child real-life skills and ensuring that your child has fun while doing it. At this unique camp, your child will engage in themed sessions that include art projects, cooking, gardening, water play, yoga and more. The camp also has chefs, farmers and nutritional experts throughout the camp to teach your child and give them a hands-on learning experience.


Camp Food Sprouts offers invaluable life skills and arts that your child may not experience at home or at another camp. This is truly a one of a kind, unique experience that your child will learn from and take with them throughout their life.

If your child is between 6 and 12 years old and interested in cooking, baking, gardening and having FUN this is the camp for them.

Check out more details on Camp Food Sprouts on their website: www.knowyourfarms.com and tell them you heard about their camp on MommyBKnowsBest.com!!

Do your children love nature? Cooking? Gardening?? What’s their favorite outdoor activity??

Lisa is a Florida Native who currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two children. B.C. {Before Children} Lisa was an R.N. Currently Lisa has a love for hairdressing, finding fun play spots around North Carolina and giving great parenting advice.

Summer Camp at The Little Gym

Wow, I can’t even believe it will be Summer in just a few months. I know some of you are saying, “slow it down MommyB, it’s not even Spring yet,” but now is when all the Summer camps, classes, activities are starting to enroll, so needless to say, Summer is on my brain.

Once school lets out Miss A is ready to go. She is my child {probably mostly due to her age {{she’ll be 6 in May}}, who finishes a task and is ready for the next. Actually, who am I kidding, both my girls are very active and like to be involved the entire day, which is awesome, but can also be mentally and physically challenging, which is one of the many reasons why I like to get them involved in Summer activities like swim lessons, Vacation Bible School, and Summer Camps.

This year Miss A will be attending two sessions of Summer Camp at The Little Gym of Huntersville/Lake Norman. This will be her third year attending. A few reasons I really love TLG is because we get so much out of the experience.


Each child who attends Little Gym Summer camp gets to:

  • Meet new friends
  • See friends she already knows from Little Gym classes, school, and other activities
  • Get crafts
  • Learn life skills
  • Learn gymnastics skills
  • Be entertained for 4 hours

We love The Little Gym Summer Camps because we know they are kid-friendly, and educational. If you want to sign your child up for The Little Gym Summer Camp they should be 3 to 8 years old and bathroom independent. Your child could be a regular at The Little Gym or a first-timer and they’ll feel right at home.

For Summer Camp schedule at The Little Gym of Huntersville/Lake Norman head here: www.thelittlegym.com and to sign up, get pricing, see photos, and more, call 704-948-7665 and visit their Facebook page.


I am The Little Gym of Huntersville/Lake Norman Mombassador, and receive services in return for my work showcased here. The above opinions and thoughts expressed are mine and my family’s.

Introducing the LeapFrog Summer Camp Program

Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring my post about Leapfrog Summer Camp. To sign up for LeapFrog Summer Camp, please click here. #CleverLFCamp #spon

Are you ready for the summer? I am very excited for parties, travelling, heading to the pool, and enjoying time with my family. Miss A had her last day of Preschool last week and we’ve had our full share of, “what can I do now?, I’m bored., I miss school.” Her schedule at home isn’t as busy as it was at school so I think now she doesn’t know what to do with herself. Lucky for us, one of our FAVORITE learning companies, LeapFrog is hosting a great Summer Camp program! {Thank you!!!}

If you have a child or children ages 4 to 7 years, hop into LeapFrog’s 8-week Summer Camp starting June 4th through July 29th 2012. You don’t have to wait to sign up for camp, you can go online now to enroll. Plus it’s FREE!!! We’re super excited because the program is designed to keep kids learning throughout the summer no matter where they are. Yes, that’s right, anywhere you have access to your computer your child can explore geography, writing, science, art and more. Love it!!!

Here is the LeapFrog Summer Camp schedule, take a peek!!

Week 1: June 4-10 Out & About—Learn about the people and places in our world on your way to becoming a global citizen.

Week 2: June 11-17 Caring for Animals—Experience animals in new ways and explore themes of responsibility and compassion.

Week 3: June 18-24 Puzzle Time—Build logic and reasoning skills as you puzzle your way through brain-bending activities!

Week 4: June 25-July 1 Art & Music—Let your creativity run wild as you experiment with a range of media, including handmade instruments, crafts and a home art gallery!

Week 5: July 2-8 Writing That’s Real—Explore fascinating nonfiction topics and try your hand at investigative writing.

Week 6: July 9-15 Storytelling—Bring your ideas to life through storytelling, music, art, drama and pretend play!

Week 7: July 16-22 Science Adventures—Observe, ask questions and draw conclusions as you explore and investigate the world around you.

Week 8: July 23-29 Friendship Week—Get ready for school and International Friendship Day by exploring what it means to be friends.

Which is your favorite?? You don’t have to choose, but if you pick one I’d love your comments here.

So again, it’s super easy to sign up online: leapfrog.com, keeps your kids learning and engaged throughout the summer, allows you to travel and still participate, and you miss a week and not feel bad about it because it’s FREE!!! Your kids will thank you, I promise!!

This post is sponsored by LeapFrog. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.