June 2024 Newsletter

What a way to start summer! We’re proud to have won the Small Business of the Month Award from Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Small Business of the Month certificate presented to Gem City by the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce

We’re also getting excited for the Olympics this summer! To celebrate, we’ll be doing two things:

  1. We’ll be holding Olympic Week in July to celebrate! Grab a t-shirt in the Pro Shop to show your support for gymnastics!! (We just restocked our inventory, so pop in to grab a new size or color before they sell out.)
  2. Buy a raffle ticket in the Pro Shop for a chance to win Lila, the newest American Girl Doll and gymnast. Plus, Lila will come with gymnastics equipment and competition outfit accessories. Get your tickets before the drawing on Thursday, August 1. More info here.

We still have a few summer class openings! Give us a call to get your spot reserved. Pricing is based on your start date, so don’t hesitate! 

Hope you stick your landing!
Katie Cernea

📝 Quick Notes for June

Next Break

We will be closed July 3-5 for Independence Day break. 

New Parking Lot

We are so happy with how our new parking lot turned out! We will be doing some finishing work with rock and landscaping this week, but it already looks and functions so much better than before!

☀️ Summer Clinics

Clinics are a great way to dedicate focused attention on a particular skill with Gem City’s deep knowledge pool. Check out what’s coming for skills with both cheer and gymnastics skills! You can also find more info on our cheer clinic flyer and gymnastics skills flyer.


  • $25 per clinic
  • Pre-registration required
  • Open to ages 6-18
  • Both members and nonmembers welcome
  • Signed waiver and payment must be completed each week


We’ll cover basic stunts, jumps, and tumbling involved in all-star cheer. If we have more advanced athletes attending, we’ll separate into two groups to work more advanced stunts and tumbling.


  • Monday, July 22 @ 7:30-8:30pm
    • Register by Thursday, July 18
  • Monday, July 29 @ 7:30-8:30pm
    • Register by Thursday, July 25 
  • Monday, August 5 @ 7:30-8:30pm
    • Register by Thursday, August 1

Tumbling & Gymnastics Skills

Date & Skill Focus


  • Monday, June 24 from 2-3 pm
  • Register by Thursday, June 20


  • Monday, July 1 from 2-3 pm
  • Register by Thursday, June 27


  • Monday, July 8 from 2-3 pm
  • Register by Tuesday, July 2


  • Monday, July 15 from 2-3 pm
  • Register by Thursday, July 11


  • Monday, July 22 from 2-3 pm
  • Register by Thursday, July 18

Back Handsprings

  • Monday, July 29 from 2-3 pm
  • Register by Thursday, July 25

🥳 Coming Soon in Fall 2024: Two New Gem City Programs

Homeschool Gymnastics

Athletics play a powerful role in helping kids grow, which is why Gem City is excited to offer a new program designed for homeschool students!

We’ll offer daytime classes for ages 16 months to 11 years old. This program will be co-ed. These classes will be designed differently than our traditional classes. Skill levels and ages will be combined for the first time to better accommodate families with multiple children attending. 

Details: Prices for the classes will be available when the full fall schedule is released on July 1st. The fall session is 16 weeks long, beginning on August 26th and ending on December 21st.

Class Schedule:

  • 3-4 years old: Tuesday 9:00-9:45 AM
  • 5-11 years old: Tuesday 9:45-10:45 AM
  • 16 months-2 years: Tuesday 10:45-11:15 AM
    (parent participation required)

Recreational Cheer

Learn the building blocks for all things cheer related, including jumps, basic stunting, tumbling, and counting.

Recreational Cheer will be a 45 minute, co-ed class for athletes from ages 6 to 12 years old. This more broadly focused class will establish a solid foundation for all aspects of cheer. (Gem City’s cheer tumbling classes focus specifically on the tumlbing aspect.) 

Details: Prices for the classes will be available when the full fall schedule is released on July 1st. The fall session is 16 weeks long, beginning on August 26th and ending on December 21st.

Class Schedule: Class day and time for the fall session will be a starting point. Based upon interest we may offer more classes for the spring 2025 session.

🗓️ Next Event

Open Gym: Wednesday, June 26

Our next Open Gym is on Wednesday, June 26 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, and you must pre-register by Tuesday, June 25. Ages 5-12. Members $18, nonmembers $21.

Other Upcoming Events

Our next Pizza Fun Night will be on July 19 from 630-930! The deadline for sign up will be Thursday, July 18.

🏆 Big Congrats Are In Order

Congrats to Gem City’s New Cheer Squads

Congratulations to our two new all-star cheer squads! We held tryouts on May 4 and we will be having another Senior Elite Level 2 and Youth Elite Level 1 squad this coming season! Here are the squads:

Senior Level 2 Elite:

  • Dorothy Boehmer
  • Gwen Terstriep
  • Kinsey Baker
  • Remmi Hoerr
  • Ava Freesmeyer
  • Ashton Gilbert
  • Lily Gerard
  • Ellisyn Stratman
  • Christian Klingele
  • Jostyn Koch
  • McKenzee Mellon
  • Rylee Mellon
  • Irelyn Plenge
  • Sylvia Winking
  • Kaylin Vazquez-Epperson

Youth Level 1 Elite:

  • Charley Denton
  • Esther Vazquez-Epperson
  • Ruby Krueger
  • Audrianna Howe
  • Payton Palmer
  • Brekyn Sharp
  • Skye Turner
  • Kolbie Schutte
  • Niah Vazquez-Epperson
  • Raelynn Weatherford
  • Emalyn Bailey
  • Hattie Armontrout
  • Jamie Burton

Good Luck, Tumblers!

Congratulations to these 22 athletes that qualified at State and are now advancing on to the 2024 USTA National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky June 17-21!  We are so proud of this group. They trained hard for the last year and are now going to represent GGCT at their biggest competition of the year!

  • Ruby Akerson, 16, Palmyra
  • Sierra Bergman, 16, Quincy
  • Christian Klingele, 17, Plainville
  • Ellisyn Stratman, 12, Quincy
  • Mae Pittman, 13, Quincy
  • Isla Ufkes, 10, Quincy
  • Kaylin Vazquez-Epperson, 11, Payson
  • Dorothy Boehmer, 14, Pittsfield
  • Ryli Zahringer, 12, Bethel
  • Jamie Burton, 10, Quincy
  • Mayvee Miller, 11, Palmyra
  • Hadley Trowbridge, 11, Quincy
  • Morgan Venvertloh, 10, Mendon
  • Niah Vazquez-Epperson, 8, Payson
  • Esther Vazquez-Epperson, 8, Payson
  • Hunter Buehler, 9, Quincy
  • Vivian Kuchy, 8, Winchester
  • Lyza Carlin, 10, Quincy
  • Grace Stokes, 11, Quincy
  • Kayden Hill, 12, Bowen
  • Payton Palmer, 11, Rockport
  • Jennalee Waschenbach, 10, Quincy

⚠️ Pricing Updates

Preschool Playtime

For all of our Preschool Playtime attendees. You may have noticed the flyer at the sign-in table on Wednesday mornings, but we thought we’d share here as well. Our admission price for PP will be increasing to $9 per child starting summer session, Wednesday, May 29. 

Private Lessons

Starting summer session, May 29, private lessons will increasing in price. $35 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes, and $60 for an hour. 

📚 Keep Hitting Those Books

Our fourth and final Good Grades Drawing of the school year will be June 19. Call or stop in the office with your report card to enter!! Read about the fourth quarter winner below.

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