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West Loop Summer Camps 2020 at POW! Gym

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West Loop Summer Camps 2020  at POW! Gym


POW! GYM offers amazing camps to accommodate the working parent. While structured programming begins around 9:30am, our week long camps begin at 8am and finish at 5pm.  No extra fees for early drop off.  Below offers our full description for each of our camps.  If you are looking at designing an enriching summer for your child our camps are a perfect fit.

Member Pricing: $350 / week
Non-Member Pricing : $400/ week

Single Days: $85/Day (can not be purchased on this link, go back menu)


Early Bird Discount Below:

Tier I: February until March 15th = 25% Off Week Long Camp ($300/wk)
Tier II: March 16th until April 15th = 20% Off Week Long Camp ($320/wk)
Tier III: April 16th until May 15th = 15% Off Week Long Camp ($340/wk)


Camps the Week of June 22nd
Camps the week of July 13th
Camps the week of July 20th
Camps the week of August 3rd
Camps the week of August 10th
Camps the week of August 17th
Camps the week of August 24th
Camps the week of August 31st


Policies, Please Read Carefully:

*If purchasing after May 15th, regular pricing with sibling discount available.  

*Sibling discounts do not apply and no other discount can be applied to any of the early bird offers.  

*For regular priced camps, siblings receive a 10% discount when attending the same camp, must contact us to receive this discount.

*There are NO REFUNDS for early bird pricing for camps. No Exceptions.

*If you are looking for unlimited access for the summer, contact us directly since we have special discounts for UNLIMITED SUMMER ACCESS.

*No payment plans for week-long camps.

*Kids may not share week-long camps.

*Missed camp days due to illness can be used for other summer camp days if space is available. Refunds will not be given for single days missed.

*You can change your camp week, with notice 7 days ahead of time, but will not receive a refund.

*Camp weeks can not be saved for the following year if you are unable to attend.  They may not be used for Day Off camps during the school year.

  • No discounts can be applied retro-actively once camps are purchased.
  • Do not purchase camps for your child if they do not meet the minimum age requirements.

Fit Kids: Fitness and Active Games (7-9yrs & 9-12yrs)

Enroll your kid in a full day (8:00am-5:00pm) of athletic driven play at POW! They will participate in an active games like agility course training, dance freeze party, team charades, youth boxing, group story writing, relay training, and more! 


Kids will experience park time each day, neighborhood walking field trips, board games, team challenges, reading sessions and art time.  POW! excels at creating a day filled with structure and purpose.  While camp drop offs can being at 8am, our structured programming starts at 9:30am.


All children must come with a packed lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and a water bottle. If you send any electronic devices - POW! is not responsible for them. Devices will not be permitted during our structured activities.


Sports & Speed Conditioning  ( 7-10 yrs)


These young elementary aged kids will have an opportunity to experience the foundation of the Parisi Speed School training methods along with fun sports conditioning games. This week long program includes a full day that allows drop off at 8am and pick up at 5pm.  In the spirit of true summer camp, POW! Kids will balance out training sessions with arts projects, park time, board games, social activities, dance parties and more.


Training sessions will be scheduled to feature a variety of speed and agility training lessons. Kids are expected to arrive with packed food for their 3 structured meal times, a book and water bottle.  Each week will also explore our community with a walking field trip to our neighborhood parks.


Boxing & Martial Arts Conditioning Camp (8-13yrs)

Camps at POW! are first and foremost - A BLAST!! We make everything fun and dynamic. POW!’s week-long, full day (8:00am-5:00pm) camp includes boxing & martial arts classes. This unique training experience that will build confidence and teach valuable skills. The goal is to give the kids exposure to a wide range of martial arts techniques and self-defense.

Kids will take classes in boxing, muay thai/kickboxing, self-defense, judo, tumbling, and of course overall fitness. We will also teach the children about martial arts history and offer various art assignments and creative writing assignments. Our goal is that the children leave with a better understanding of how to become a disciplined person with excellent mental focus. Most of the martial arts at POW! focuses on the functional application of self-defense or the combat sports. This week long camp will also improve your child’s fitness level and overall coordination.

The primary focus of this week-long camp is to give the kids a unique training experience using the the combat sports & martial arts. We will spend a couple sessions over the differentiating between defenses that apply to a bullying situation on school property and those that happen in an uncontrolled environment. We will also discuss bullying and help kids to better understand how to response when someone is mean verse bullying them.

Kids must have equipment for this class:  boxing gloves and wraps are required.  These are sold in the Pro Shop.

Nerf Skills & Drills Camp (8-13yrs)

POW! Camps are filled with dynamic and active full days (8:00am - 5:00pm) . We find a way to keep kids moving. Nerf Week will lead several structured movement classes each day that combine target shooting with nerf guns while running and jumping.  Campers will practice various nerf skills into challenges.  POW! provides single shot nerf guns for safety, however during battle days, kids are allowed to bring their own nerf guns and ammo that will safely stored until the appropriate training time. Safety equipment is worn and rules of engagement are followed.  


Some of these nerf skills events will occur inside and others may be at Mercy Soccer Field. Aside from the daily nerf events, the kids will still participate in art, park time, daily workouts, art projects and reading. Our program is structured and we make sure the kids get the right balance of physical activity, structured play, down time and rest. Kids will be divided into teams throughout the day. We also take field trips to the park.


Parisi Speed, Strength & Sports Performance Camp (10-15yrs)


This camp will build the young athlete as a whole. Aside from following Parisi’s Signature training program we will invest time in enhancing each child’s character, athletic intellect and leadership skills. Camp week will be filled with athletic training, nutrition lessons, education in anatomy, athletic testing and yoga. Training is never just about the workout.  This immersive experience will help young athletes understand the meaning behind peak performance. Our athletes will enjoy 3 structured workouts a day. 


The week will begin with athletic testing.  Each day will teach lessons intended to influence every camper’s athletic perspective and habits.  POW! and Parisi pride themselves on building more confident, fit and healthier students.  


Week-long camps will lead kids through the following class topics: 

Strength, Linear Speed, Jump Training, Multi-Directional Speed, Mobility, Flexibility.


Growing Up Chicago - Teen Camp (13+ yrs)


To understand Chicago, a person must experience it. Even native Chicagoans sometimes need to step back to really understand their home.  At POW! Kids, we pride ourselves in our hands-on, structured, active curricula. POW! takes this approach with immersive learning, exploring the streets of Chicago. 


This camp is best for teens who love Chicago and want to know more about it through actually living it. Rain or shine, our teens will trample the city and use the CTA for scavenger hunts in classic Chicago locales, to gaze at world class art, dialog about pizza comparisons and even dive into the grid system that makes Chicago the greatest city in the world.  And of course, these camps will offer a daily workout, for POW! builds confident, fit, safe and healthy people.


Owner, Katalin Rodriguez Ogren, a native-Chicagoan, who grew up on Chicago Ave and Wells with her brothers created this camp for the independent, curious, and active teenager.  Campers will experience what it means to be a city-kid. This week long camp will begin at POW! Gym in the West Loop where they will start their day with a workout.  Kids will then be led through the city exploring various topics like art, architecture, history, sports, culture and food.  Teens will navigate the city while using public transportation, led by Lead Instructor Anya Zamiar.


July 20th-24th  Chicago: The City with Big Shoulders 

Through adventure based exploration of the city, campers will accidentally learn what makes growing up ‘Chicago’ such a gift.  Chicago has a unique vibe built in its cultural centers like art, music and architecture.   Teens will explore the cornerstones that make Chicago’s art scene one of the best in the world.  After observing examples of art, music and architecture around the city, teens will grow a new appreciation for Chicago’s influence on the world.


August 10th-14th:  Chicago: The City of the Century


Chicago is known worldwide for many things.  If you have ever travelled abroad wearing a Chicago sports jersey, you know that our Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls will prompt conversation from admiring fans wherever you go.  And if sports do not echo in your presence, just mentioning Chicago pizza will get a conversation rolling.  This week will focus on the culture of food and sports. 


Some will boast that Chicago’s greatness stems from being the home to so many professional teams.  Others says it is the amazing food.  The passion behind sports teams and pizza are intrinsic to its communities.  Teens will explore the individual neighborhoods that support our iconic stadiums.  As campers trample the city from north side to south side, they will sample the various styles of Chicago pizza.  



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