Tom Hamblin has been a long time Woodward Staff member helping campers dreams come true.
Name: Thomas Hamblin
Years you have been involved in Tumbling: 22 years of diving, trampoline, power tumbling, and acrobatics gymnastics. I have been coaching for 20 years now. I was a former tumbling coach for the U of MD Cheerleading (1999-2000) and the Baltimore Raven Stunt Team (2000-2002). In addition I was a national and international coach for acrobatics gymnastics and the coach of Arundel High School Gymnastics.
University/Gym you tumbled at: I did power tumbling/ tramp and acrobatics with Mulitsport Sport School and dived at Waugh Chapel Swim Club with Brian Payne.
University/Gym you coach at: Docksiders Gymnastics.
How many years have you been to camp? 12 years this summer.
Favorite Camp Food: Chicken patties and tater tots (Wednesday's lunch)
Favorite Camp Activity: Flying stunt kites.
Best Camp memory: The 2007 ground breaking of the new cheer/tumble gym. Working with the US, Danish, Sweden national tumbling team. Watching the kids achieve their goals and have smiles on their faces knowing they had a great time and they can't wait to come back next summer!
Favorite Quote: "Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." - Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi