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Gymnastics at Camp Starlight

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Nobody can deny the great facilities available at Camp Starlight, but one of our most outstanding areas has to be gymnastics, situated in the stunning Carriage House.  Built in 2009, the facility has a sprung floor, vaulting area, asymmetric bars, three beams and a tumble track.  Fully enclosed but with full height sliding doors for hot days, gymnastics is an all-weather activity here.

Gymnastics at Starlight is going from strength to strength.  We have participated in three gymnastics invitationals this year, including the Tropical Twist meet held right here.  Both our senior and junior teams won second place team overall at the Wayne County meets, and we came first at our in-house competition.  Full reports for each meet can be found in the JayZ sports blogs.

These outstanding results are down to, of course, the talent of the girls we have here, but also because we can offer them the opportunity to compete in our recreational meet, regardless of their age or ability.  This helps to build confidence in a non-pressurized environment, and also serves as a showcase for our girls to demonstrate the fabulous routines they have been working on.  When the girls are ready for the competitive meets they are already well versed in what to expect and perform extremely well.

Our gymnastics department is headed by John L.  John was a member of the Brazilian national gymnastics team from 1978 to 1985 and was an alternate for his country in the 1980 Olympic games.  When he’s not at camp, John runs pre-school gymnastics classes in Southern Florida.  John believes we have some seriously talented young ladies here at Starlight and thinks that we just get better every year.  Bring on 2012!

JayZ Blog #14 – WCCA Sports Results

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Boys Results

Date Sport Grade H/A Opponent Starlight Opponent Result
07.18 Baseball 4 A Tyler Hill 1 2 Lost
07.19 Baseball 8 A Poyntelle 17 1 Win


Girls Results

Date Sport Grade H/A Opponent Starlight Opponent Result
07.15 Softball 5 A Invitational See below    
07.19 Basketball 6 H Lohikan 38 8 Win
07.22 Gymnastics All H Invitational     1st


July 15th 2011

Girls 5th Grade Softball Invitational (A)

Starlight 10 – Trails End 2

Starlight 0 – Tyler Hill 10

Starlight 2 – Bryn Mawr 7

The 5thgrade softball team won one of their three games at the Trails End Invitational meet.  In the lone win, Starlight defeated Trails End 10 to 2.  Each member of the team touched home in the victory with 17 hits in total.  Spencer J had three hits in the game and Shira M, Sydney P, Lauren B and Morgan S each had two hits.  Lauren B had the defensive gem of the day in the game against Bryn Mawr with a diving catch and throwing a runner out at home.  All girls played with great team spirit and should be really proud of themselves.

July 18th 2011

Boys 4th Grade Baseball (A)

Starlight 1 – Tyler Hill 2

In another closely contested matchup, Starlight fell 2-1 to Tyler Hill.  Starlight’s lone run came when Weinhoff doubled home Kahn in the 4thinning.  Kahn and Barad combined to throw all four innings, striking out six Tyler Hill hitters.  Great job boys!

July 19th 2011

Boys 8th Grade Baseball (A)

Starlight 17 – Poyntelle 1

The 8thgrade Starlight baseball team beat Poyntelle 17-1 after four innings of play.  Starlight put up 10 runs in the first innings which was highlighted by Jordan K’s two run home run.  Jordan K led the team with three hits followed by Justin B, Jacob R and Nick Z who had two hits apiece.  Justin B was also the winning pitcher, allowing one run on one hit while striking out five.  This team is now in the Wayne County Championship!

Girls 6th Grade Basketball (H)

Starlight 38 – Trails End 8

Ava S led the team in both scoring and assists, tallying twelve points and over ten assists.  Caroline M was second in scoring with ten points.  Olivia R had six points, Brooke H and Sani S had four apiece while Hailey threw in two.  Overall the team played great defense in what is a superb result.

July 22nd 2011

Tropical Twist Gymnastics Meet (H)

Recreational meet – Starlight Blue 1st, Starlight White 3rd

Competitive meet – Starlight 1st

July 22nd saw the first ever Tropical Twist gymnastics meet held here at Camp Starlight.  The weather meant it certainly felt tropical, but being inside meant that the competition could go ahead despite the heat-wave.

The morning session saw teams from Blue Ridge and Indian Head joining 40 Starlight campers in a recreational meet.  This gave every gymnast the opportunity to participate in a competitive environment and exhibit the routines they had all been practicing so hard.  Starlight entered a blue and white team and some impressive results were recorded.  Starlight Blue won the overall team competition with 164.1 points with Shelby P and Marni K sharing joint 2ndand Maddi S taking fourth in the all-arounder competition.  Marni also came 1st in the Junior Beam competition with a superb score of 9.5.

The afternoon session was a competitive meet with Starlight taking on an excellent team from Blue Ridge.  The standard was very high but Starlight won the overall team first place award by a slim margin.  Starlight campers Hannah C, MacKenzie A and Lauren P took 1st, 2nd and 3rdrespectively in the senior division all-arounder competition.  Their junior counterparts – Elle B, Skylar R and Amanda S also did extremely well with each girl taking a minimum of third place on at least one piece of apparatus.  Well done to all three Starlight teams for making it such an enjoyable day.