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2023 Region 5 Training Camps Dates & Information

Forward Momentum Camp
June 9 - 11
Location(s) TBD
New Skill Jump Start Camp

This camp will focus on learning drills and the process for the new skills that athletes need for next season. We'll also focus on helping coaches learn to teach and spot those skills. 

Hot Shot & TOPS Camps
August 11 - 13
Location TBD

Level 10 High Performance & High Tech Camps
September 8 - 10
Legacy Allsports
Lexington, KY

Level 9 High Performance & High Tech Camps
October 6 - 8
Location TBD

Forward Momentum Camp
October 20-22
Location(s) TBD
Routine Ready Camp
This camp will focus on routine parts and connections. Region 5 judges will be at camp to help athletes and coaches understand start values, bonuses, and deductions. Learn smart routine construction and how to minimize deductions going into the pre-season.


If you have questions or comments regarding Region 5 Camps, please contact a member of the camp committee. 


Camp Coordinator - Taryn Rawles
Indiana Representative - Irving Nochez
Illinois - Nick Becker
Kentucky - Scott Austin
Michigan - Taylor Wolthuis
Ohio - Rachael Tracy



Interested in hosting a camp at your gym? Contact Taryn or your state representative listed above.


Camp payments should be made with a club/business check. Make checks payable to Region 5 Gymnastics and mail to:

Tami Schaafsma
8030 East Paris Ave SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Questions? Contact Us!



  • Our camps continue to be successful due to the many experienced and successful Region 5 coaches who graciously donate their time to work camps. Attending coaches should register through the USAG reservation system. The camp director will contact you to discuss your preferred event assignments. Please remember that one working coach per every 10 athletes attending is expected to be with gymnasts at all campsWorking coaches must be experienced in coaching the levels which are present at the camp.
  • Learning/observing coaches are also invited to attend camp. Please be sure to register them.
  • Gymnasts MAY NOT attend camp without a coach.
  • Scratches should be made by emailing You may not automatically sub in another gymnast from your club. Refunds will be provided for gymnasts that are scratched before the scratch deadline, which is 4 weeks before each camp begins.
  • Remember that both athlete and professional members must have a current USA Gymnastics membership in order to attend camps. All memberships expire on 7/31/2022.  Coaches, please remember that background checks may take several weeks to process so don’t wait until the last minute to renew!
  • Gymnasts must meet the requirements for the camp for which they are registering. Any exceptions will be made at the discretion of the camp committee. Gymnasts who were injured in the 2021-22 season may use their 2020-21 season to meet requirements.


General Information & Host Requirements

  • Gym must be available for camp on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday until noon.
  • Gym must have the necessary equipment and space to accommodate a large number of gymnasts.
  • Equipment must be in good working order and be properly maintained.
  • Host gym must carry liability insurance and provide proof of policy if requested.

Camp hosts will:

  • Be chosen by the regional camp committee
  • Be paid a $500 stipend for a single camp or a $1,000 stipend for a double camp
  • Have staff or company representative onsite at all times during the camp hours
  • Be responsible for maintaining an adequate supply of chalk
  • Be responsible for maintaining restrooms and facilities
  • Have basic first aid supplies available including ice bags
  • Be a USA Gymnastics member club in good standing or an NCAA Gymnastics facility

If you have any questions regarding bids, please contact your state's camp committee representative.