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Camp Tsukara

. Camp Tsukara, East Troy, Wisconsin.

CAMP TSUKARA by Jerry Fontana Now in it s third seaso n, Camp Ts uk ara has bee n enjo yin g its mo st successfu l summ er ye t. Th e ca mp pr ogram run s w ith three sess io ns of three weeks , two weeks and three weeks. Campers ma y se lect any sess ion or co mbin ati o ns du rin g th e eigh t week program. With a capacit y o f 130 bo ys and girls some sess io ns we re fi ll ed as ea rl y as Ap ril. The pro gram emph as izes the all -a round event s w ith sp ecial co nsidera ti on towa rd s th e techni cal executi o n of indi vidu al skil ls. Modern d o rmit o ry facil iti es, exce ll ent food and a co mp lete ca mpin g prog ram add to th e pop ul arit y of Ca mp Tsu kara . GYI'nn as ti cs faciliti es in clud e a gy mn as iu m co mpl ete w ith an Am eri ca n fl oo r exe rcise mat, a minimum of three p ieces of apparatu s for each m en 's and women ' s eve nt s p lu s enough mat s, cras h pad s and landin g mat s to co mpl etely cove r th e o utdoor wo rkout area. Jerry Fon tana is th e Ca mp D irector. A for m er Nationa l C hampi on from Iowa State U ni ve rsit y, Mr. Font ana is pr e ~e nt l y th e H ead Gymn ast ics Coach at Evans ton Hi gh Schoo l, in Eva nston , Illinoi s. M i ke Jac ki , for m er A ll- Amer ica n from Iowa State is th e Assista nt Dir ec tor . H e is also the Educati o n D i rec tor fo r A me ri ca n A th leti c Equipm ent D ivisio n! AMF Inco rp o rated . The ke y to Tsukara 's success has to be th e excell ent sta ff th at is bro u ght togethe r each summer. Li st ed below are so me of th e people w ho have att ended Tsu kara in th e pas t.

MEN Bren t Simmon s - USA World Team Dave t3ut z man - USA Pan Amer ica n Ga mes Gary Mora va - NCAA Chamn in n

Jim Step henso n - Wo rl d U ni v. Games Team Bob D ic kson - A ll Amer ica n Ted Ma rcy - Na ti o nal Champ io n WOMEN Karen Smith - Na ti o nal Champion Sandy Philips - Wo rld U ni ve rsit y Game s Tea m D ebb ie Hall e - O lympic Tr ial Fin al ist Jill John so n - 1973 USA vs China Na ncy Thi es - 1972 O lympics Co nni e Israe l - Ol ympi c Tri al Fin ali st So me of th e ot her peop le w ho have att end ed are : Mark Graham , Iowa State U ni vers it y; Chuck Froeming, A ll Ame ri ca n; Ray DuPlessis, Universit y of New Mex ico; G in ger Temp le, So uth ern Illin o is Un ive rsit y; Kim Cosne r, South Eas tern Loui siana U ni ve rsit y; and Kat h y Stewa rt , M cKinl ey YMCA, Champ aign, III.

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CAMP OF CHAMPIONS by Ji m Royce Th e " Camp of Champi o ns" , was loca ted i n th e Sang re d e Chri sto mo untain s ju st No rth wes t of Las Vegas, New M ex ico . There were 70 gy mn as ts in att end an ce and an exce ll ent staff of wel l known grea t gym nasts such as; Dana Shell ey (U ni ve rsit y of New M ex ico), Gary A lexa nd er (A ri zo na State U ni vers it y), Jon A itk en (U ni ve rsit y of New M ex ico), Da ve Chandl er (Un ive rsit y of New M ex ico), and m yse lf of co urse from th e U ni ve rsit y of New Mex ico and pa st assistant coac h at Ar izo na St ate U ni ve rsit y. Th e wee k was fun fi ll ed w ith tal ent ni ght s, dan ces, film s an d as many as eight hours of wo rk-ou t and in stru cti o n per d ay.

OUTSTANDING FACILITIES ENJOYED AT STONY BROOK GYMNASTICS CAMP at iona l Gymna sti cs Ce nt er s, In c. not o nl y has o n e hi ghl y su ccess fu l summ er Gy mn as ti cs Camp in Woodward , Penn sy lva ni a, b ut it now has a second eq uall y success ful ca mp in Sto n y Brook , L.I. , ew York . Th e ba sic phi losop hi es and educa tion al proced ures of th e two ca mps are the sa m e but th e fac iliti es are ve ry much d ifferent. Stony Brook is a 77 ac re ca mpu s co mp lete w ith a new athl eti c faci lit y co mpri sed o f an indoo r swim mi ng pool and two large gym nasium s. In addit io n th ere are four dormito ri es, a large din ill !; ha ll, tenn is co urts, field ho use and ath letic field s, all of w hi ch prov ide a beau tiful se tt in g in w hich ca mp acti viti es co ntinu e undisturb ed rain o r shin e. A we ll ba lanced prog ram o f gymn as ti cs and ex tra curri cul ar act ivit ies such as art s and cra ft s, wa ter sk iing, ph o tograp hy, trips to th e b each , mov ies and sp ec ia l eve nt s have made Ston y Br oo k an enjoya b le experience for al l the ·U.S. and fo reign gy m nast s w ho have parti cip ated. D i rec tor Ga ry Se ibert and Ass istant D irec tor D ick Basciano are ve ry p leased w it h th e ca mp 's success and att ribut e m os t of th e cred it to an outs tandin g job by th e ent i re stafr. All are lookin g forwa rd to nex t summer as Stony Brook Gymnast ics Camp becomes a trad iti o n.

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Profile for USA Gymnastics

Gymnast Magazine - August/September 1973  

Gymnast Magazine - August/September 1973