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Tehachapi, California, USA

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The Basics

Camp Type: Gymnastics Camp, Summer Camp

Genders Served: Co-ed Sessions

Number of Campers Per Session: 300

Number of International Campers: 242 Annually, about 15%

Accredited By: American Camp Association

Camp Affiliation, If any: Powdr

Specialty Programs, If Any: Gymnastics Teams, Groups, and Individuals. Other Specialty Programs at Camp Woodward West include Cheerleading Camp, Skateboarding Camp, BMX and Mountain Biking Camp, Parkour, Dance Camp, Video Production and Photography Camp.

Camp Focus

Camp Mission & Philosophy: 
Our mission at Woodward is to Play Forever! Woodward is focused on bringing new renewables to camp by responsibly and creatively using natural resources by getting campers excited about recycling, growing our own garden and working with local vendors to provide more sustainable and local ingredients. It is by thinking local that we believe we will find the best solutions and the most innovative ways to enable all of us to Play Forever.

What factors set this camp apart from other camps?
We offer top notch instruction and state-of-the-art equipment along with highly trained staff in our 24,000 square foot facility. Campers will get up to a maximum of 7 hours of gymnastics a day and are also able to balance gymnastics practices with a summer camp experience. We offer kids the option to swim, go bowling, climb the rock wall, run the Ninja course and so much more!

What is unique about the experience campers receive: 
We hope that all campers leave Woodward with more gymnastics knowledge than they had when they came and possibly some new skills, but also new friends and experiences.

Sessions & Ratios

Length of Sessions: Two weeks or full summer

Two weeks: Camp runs from June 7 – August 22. Any two weeks can be chosen to attend.
Full Summer: Camp runs from June 7 – August 22 (11 weeks).

Overall Ratio of Staff to Campers: 1:8

Cabin Group Ratio of Staff to Campers in: 1:16 for regular cabins and 1:13 for mini cabins. Counselors sleep inside cabins with campers. If a coach attends camp with a group of 5 or more campers, coaches typically stay in private room while team or group stays together


Campers Sleep In: Our mini-campers ages 7-9 live in our mini cabins with a live-in Cabin Parent. Our older campers ages 10+ stay in cabins with a live-in camp counselor 18 years of age or older. Each cabin is equipped with bunk beds, a mattress, and individual storage cubbies.

# Campers in Cabin: 13 in mini-cabins, 16 in regular cabins.

# International Campers in Cabin: International campers may attend in groups or teams, so we do not place a limit on the number.

# Counselors in Cabin: 1 counselor or coach/camp parent per cabin.

Amenities Included: Each bunk includes a mattress on each bunk bed, individual storage cubbies, air-conditioning, electricity and most have an adjacent bathroom with a sink, mirror, shower and toilet.

Additional Details: Campers are required to bring all bathroom amenities. sheets and/or sleeping bag for beds, pillows, bathing suit and pool towel, shower towel, shower shoes. sunscreen, and any gymnastics equipment needed

Dining Facilities

At Camp, meals are served: Buffet Style

Additional Meal Options: Woodward can accommodate for any food allergy or food restriction such as gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, nut free, etc. Please let us know ahead of time when signing child up for camp so we are prepared.

Medical Facilities

Woodward West has multiple medical facilities to ensure camper’s health and safety are accessible so they can focus on their camp activities. An athletic training room is located in the heart of the campgrounds with multiple Athletic Trainers to assist with minor injuries and camp battle wounds. The infirmary(or nurse’s station) is located near the camp office with multiple live-in registered nurses, to handle illness’ and medication distribution including over-the-counter and prescription medications. Athletic trainers and registered nurses, work as a team handling medical emergencies that may arise.

Distance to Hospital: Roughly 30 minutes

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