Half-Day Cheerleading Camp
July 15-19 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Girls 6-10 years old
Campers will develop self-confidence, flexibility, and strength during this week-long camp. The emphasis will be on an introduction to the sport and developing cheer skills to advance to the next level. Cheerleaders will learn the following cheerleading techniques:
- Arm motions
- Chants & Cheers
- Short Dance Routine
- Beginner Stunts
There will be a warm-up with stretching at the start of each session. Introductory stunting will be taught and practiced through progression. Cheerleaders will also make cheer-related crafts that they can take home as souvenirs. On the final day of the camp, cheerleaders will perform a Showcase for family and friends during the last 15 minutes of camp!
What to bring
- Comfortable athletic clothing and shoes
- Full water bottle with camper's name on it
Claire Zagami Kapoor, Head Cheerleading Coach
Under Claire Zagami Kapoor’s direction, Our Lady of Good Counsel has one of the Washington, D.C., area’s finest high school cheerleading programs. In addition to supporting Falcon athletic teams, cheerleaders have competed with distinction.
Several of Kapoor’s cheerleaders have gone on to perform in college, including major NCAA Division I programs such as the University of Maryland, Syracuse, and N.C. State.
Kapoor, who came to Good Counsel in 2013, believes that being a coach is not just a role you fill but is who you are.
“It takes an inner strength to lead a group to achieve a common goal, to drive excellence, and to train for the unexpected,” she said. “It is caring about the team while seeing the individuals as well. It is the skill of highlighting lessons in your sport, which will benefit your athletes as they move through life.”