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February 2018

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POW! Gym Chicago offers amazing kids programs.  Check out our west loop summer camp schedule.


Online enrollment will not open until March 1st.  Please email or call us directly to register for all our camps.  Each camp allows 12 children to be enrolled.  Our camps are Monday through Friday  from 8am to 5pm.  All children must be picked up NO LATER than 5:15pm.


Descriptions of our Special Themed West Loop Summer Camps

west loop summer campNerf Skills and Drills Summer Camps:  POW! Camps are filled with active fun.  We find a way to keep kids moving.  We lead several structured movement classes each day that combine running, jumping, agility training and more.  During our Nerf Skills week, we will incorporate a couple nerf shooting skills events along with our signature conditioning training.  Examples of this is running and shooting targets.  Although we offer a single shot nerf gun for use, kids are allowed to bring their own nerf gun and ammo.  Some of these skills events will occur inside and others may be at Mercy Soccer Field.   POW! offers goggles for all battles.

Aside from the daily nerf events, the kids will still participate in art 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.

west loop boxing classes for kidsMartial Arts & Fight Choreography Summer Camp:  Camps at POW! are first and foremost – A BLAST!!  We make everything fun and dynamic.  POW!’s week long martial arts summer camp is a 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 even expose them to the art form of fight scene choreography.

Kids will take classes in boxing, muay thai, self-defense, judo, tumbling, falling and stage combat. 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.  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 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.

Sports Conditioning CampsSports Conditioning Summer Camp,   POW! is known for keeping kids active.  This camp will take elements from the Fit Kid Camp and Parisi Sports Performance Camp and blend them together.  It will not be as technical and physically demanding as the Parisi Sports Performance Camp, however it will give the kids more conditioning application.  We will give the kids choices of sports to play like volleyball or basketball.  They will take part in age appropriate strength training, yoga, running drills and circuit training.  We will also highlight different sports and our art and writing assignments will center around sports.

West Loop Summer Camps at POWParisi Speed and Sports Conditioning Summer Camp:  The goal of this camp is to build the 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, education in anatomy and physiology, athletic testing and yoga.  Training is never just about the workout, its about understanding why and how to move the body, and how to keep it performing at its best.  Our athletes with enjoy 3 structured workouts a day, begin and end the week with athletic testing, and learn the recovery techniques necessary to maintain optimal performance.