Ellis Athletic Center Presents Our Kids Summer Camp!

If you’re looking for a low-commitment summer activity for your children, our Kids Summer Camp at Ellis Athletic Center might be the perfect fit.

For children ages four through 10, the Kids Summer Camp at our gym in Newtown Square gives children a chance to play sports, complete obstacle courses, play outdoor games, and much more! There’s no better way to keep your children healthy and busy this summer than our active summer camp.

Kids Summer Camp Details

We know that summertime gets busy between planned family vacations, sleepaway camps, and sports leagues. For this reason, our gym in Newtown Square offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to registration and participation.

  • Children ages four to 10
  • 9 a.m – 12 p.m, Monday through Friday
    • Lunch Bunch option from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. with meals from the Luigi & Giovanni cafe (cost: $15/day)
  • Session dates:
    • July 23 – 27
    • August 20 – 24
    • August 27 – 31
  • Note: You can register per day or for the whole week
  • Cost: $30/day

If you want to register your child for our Kids Summer Camp, find the registration form here! For additional information, feel free to contact Liz at echiliberti@factsfitness.com.

Reasons To Sign Your Child Up For Our Kids Summer Camp

There are myriad benefits when it comes to promoting an active lifestyle from a young age. However, registering your child for the Ellis Athletic Center camp isn’t just about them — it’s also about you

Having a Gym With Childcare Gives You Time For You

When you drop your child off at 9 a.m. for their fun-filled day, you get three hours to yourself. Since you’re already at the gym, you can get in whatever workout you want without needing to rush back to pick your children up from child care. Plus, since the camp extends for three hours (with the option of an additional 45-minute lunch), you also have time to actually relax at the gym.

When’s the last time you were able to take a long shower after your workout, taking advantage of our laundry service and locker room amenities? Have you ever had time to just sit down and grab a refreshing smoothie from our Juice Bar? When your kid is having a blast and making new friends on the basketball court, you can relax at the gym.

Or, since our local gym is conveniently located in the middle of the Ellis Preserve, you can run around town and do some errands while the kids are busy.

Whatever you choose to do with these three hours, they’re yours!

Our Summer Camp Is Flexible

Registration for the Kids Summer Camp was designed to make your life as a parent easier. You don’t need to worry about whether you’re around for the whole week, whether you need to pick your kid up early on Wednesday for an appointment, or whether you want to make a game-time decision about camp. You can register on a daily basis or for the week(s), so there’s nothing too binding about the camp.

If you have a child who tends to be shy or to get separation anxiety, a three-hour camp is also the perfect amount of time. You can see how they do on the first day without worrying about paying in advance for a week they might not even want to attend. (That’s usually not a problem, though, as our trained counselors are well-versed in supporting all types of children and keeping the kids very engaged!).

The Kids Summer Camp Is A Blast

Our summer camp itinerary isn’t just a quick game of basketball or tag outside. We create an enriching and active environment where kids of all abilities can come together and play. Your child will participate in sports activities, including learning the fundamentals of a few different sports, crafts, obstacle courses, outdoor games, peer-to-peer relationship building, and much more! Each camp is supervised by licensed and trained professionals, so your children are in good hands.

If you want details on our specific activities, be sure to give us a call today at Ellis Athletic Center.

About Our Gym With Child Care

There are distinct benefits to joining a gym with childcare, including the ones that we covered in this blog. In terms of conquering summertime boredom and inertia, there’s no better time to join a gym with child care than now.

In addition to our Kids Summer Camp, we also host birthday parties, open play days, Ellis Kids Classes, and have a Play Care center. Whether you’re looking for something to do with your children or want a chance to prioritize your own self-care, Ellis Athletic Center is the local gym for you.

Stop by our gym for a tour, or learn more about our Kids Summer Camp today!

Reasons to Join a Gym with Child Care

It seems obvious that you should join a gym with child care for, well, the child care! Of course having a safe, active, and close-by environment for your child to play while you exercise is the primary advantage of attending a gym with child care, but there are other benefits that you might not have considered. After all, why even bother finding a gym with child care if you could just rely on your babysitter or other child care provider and get the same solo workout? Take into account these benefits you might not have thought of as you consider a gym with child care for your family.

As a gym with child care services in the Newtown Square community, Ellis Athletic Center has seen the other benefits that this service provides, for both parents and children alike. In addition to being able to work out on your own and not have to worry about your children, here are the other benefits of attending a gym with child care.

Playdates and Family Friends

While we specialize in fitness at Ellis Athletic Center, we also have a knack for introducing families and helping children to make friends. When you join a gym with child care, you also join a gym of families who have children the same age as your own! This means that your kid can make friends and you can also find a community of parents with young children in Newtown Square. We have children who become friends in child care and then start to attend the same mini-sports camps at Ellis Athletic Center. Seeing familiar faces and having friends in the same activities can really encourage your children to remain active and healthy, even into their adult lives.

Friendly Staff Members and Clients

At some gyms more geared toward adult fitness, you can get stiffer clients and staff members. Chances are, though, that gyms with child care also tend to have friendlier and more helpful staff and clients. At Ellis Athletic Center, we hire staff members specifically for our child care center who show friendliness, kindness, patience, and, of course, commitment to your child’s safety above all else. Kids brighten up a gym space as well, making certain spaces more light-hearted and less intense. If you want a gym with an overall friendly and energetic atmosphere, definitely consider joining a gym with child care.

Loaded Event Calendars

We have found that families are way more likely to attend community events than younger, single individuals. This is because families are always looking for affordable activities that are also appropriate for all ages. When you attend a gym with child care, you also attend a gym that considers its families to be valuable members. As such, these fitness centers provide more family-centered events such as sports camps, family fitness days, and family-oriented facilities such as changing rooms and child-proof spaces.

Check out our event calendar to see the family-friendly events occurring each week at Ellis Athletic Center. We have recurring events such as Mommy and Me Yoga classes and Kids Sports camps, and we also have special events such as our Community Wellness Weekend.

Safer Facilities

When you take on the responsibility of having a child care center at your gym, you commit to safe facilities and procedures for the entire fitness center. Whether this means having a lifeguard on duty at all times, extra staff members available in case of emergency, or always-updated workout equipment, attending a gym with child care really contributes to overall safety. Additionally, certain machines and areas of the gym are only accessible to adults or children of a certain age with supervision, so you do not need to worry about children running around without proper supervision. Ellis Athletic Center prioritizes the safety of all of its clients, and this is especially the case when we welcome the youngest community members into our gym.

Ellis Athletic Center

Ellis Athletic Center isn’t just a gym with a child care center. Rather, we truly pride ourselves as being a family-friendly gym atmosphere that has opportunity for people of all ages. Join today and become a member of an amazing fitness community in Newtown Square that welcomes all members of the family.