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at Cal Gymnastics Camp

Cal Women's Head Coach and Jamaican Olympic Head Coach, Justin Howell, and Cal Women's Associate Head Coach, Liz Crandall-Howell, have built a strong foundation at Cal that has led them to national prominence. Camp will reflect their individual instruction, dedication, and passion.

The Complete Skills Camp will help gymnasts improve their skill sets, further development, improve technique, and gain a deeper understanding of gymnastics. Camp is open to any and all participants ages 9-17, but is structured towards gymnasts that have completed or are training in USAG levels 4-10.

Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to practice and compete on the beautiful and historic UC Berkeley campus
  • Strong focus on individual skill development and performance
  • Exposure to one of the nation's top Division 1 gymnastics programs
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Justin Howell

    Justin Howell, a well-respected Bay Area club coach, took the helm of the Cal Women's Gymnastics program in June of 2012 and made an immediate impact, leading the Golden Bears to one of their best seasons in recent history.

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  • Elisabeth Crandall Gym

    regular_coach Elisabeth Crandall-Howell

    2016 National Assistant Coach of the Year, Elisabeth Crandall-Howell is a distinguished international brevet-level judge, an internationally experienced gymnast, and a collegiate All-American. Coach...

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  • Holly Thomas

    assistant_coach Holly Thomas

    Holly Thomas, a veteran on the California club coaching scene, joined the Cal women's gymnastics program as an assistant coach in June 2016. A three-year letterwinner at UC Davis during her...

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Camp Details


Session I: June 30th-July 3rd
Session II: July 5th-8th


Camper Check-in: 8:30AM 
Closing Ceremony: 12:30PM
Camp Hours: 9AM-4PM

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Routine Option

Coach Liz will be offering her services to help campers clean up their current floor routine or help choreograph a new routine. These options are merely add-ons to the camp day, before or after a camp day or during lunch. The clean up routine option, about an hour, is $200 and choreographing a new routine, about two hours, is $450.

Camper Evaluation

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Campers will be evaluated and split up into smaller groups according to age and ability and instruction will be tailored to each level's needs.

Camp Meals

Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.


Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. There are several options that we suggest. There are a few shuttle services that offer transportation to and from Oakland & San Francisco International Airports. Reservations must be made at least a few days in advance, you can make reservations over the phone or online (see below).


Website: www.bayporter.com
Phone: 1-877-467-1800 (Local, Bay Area) 1-415-467-1800 (Long Distance, Outside Bay Area)


Website: www.supershuttle.com
Phone: 1-800-258-3826

Local Accommodations

For those traveling in from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, see the recommended list below.

  • Hotel Durant (Please call 510-845-8981 to reserve your room)
  • Hotel Shattuck Plaza (Please call 510-845-7300 to reserve your room)
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Berkeley (Please call 510-548-1700 to reserve your room)
  • Double Tree by Hilton Berkeley Marina (Please call 510-548-7920 to reserve your room)
  • Berkeley City Club (Please call 510-848-7800 to reserve your room)

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.  Campers must bring their health and release forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.


We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30 AM Check-in
  • 9:00 AM Warm-up
  • 9:30 AM Rotation #1
  • 10:15 AM Rotation #2
  • 11:00 AM Rotation #3
  • 11:45 AM Rotation #4
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Rotation #5
  • 2:15 PM Rotation #6
  • 3:00 PM Free time (gymnasts will choose which event they want to work on)
  • 3:30 PM Conditioning and stretching
  • 4:00 PM Wrap-up and dismissal

Coach Liz

The Golden Bear Recreation Center is a 10,000 square foot facility on the UC Berkeley campus that is also home to the Cal Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics Teams.


Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.50 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    This camp will build confidence in your abilities.

    My daughter went with a friend and they were able to workout together, meet others and most importantly build confidence in their abilities. Thank you!

    — Kris N. Parent

    • 4/5.
    My daughter had a wonderful time.

    My daughter had a wonderful time learning from the coaches and meeting other gymnasts. It would be fun for the girls to stay in the dorms and have an overnight experience.

    — Elizabeth H. Parent

    • 4/5.
    I liked meeting new gymnasts and working with the coaches.

    I liked being at the school with some of my teammates, meeting new gymnasts, working with the coaches, being on the campus.

    — Nevaeh D. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    The coaching was excellent.

    The coaching was excellent and my daughter had fun learning.

    — Cythia B. Parent


Cal Women’s Gymnastics Camp

Justin Howell, Camp Director
Golden Bear Recreation Club - 25 Sports Lane
Berkeley, California 94720


Camp Dates & Prices

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