The purpose is to bring an experience of a lifetime to our athletes with coaches with amazing backgrounds. Each day they will get in: Floor (60 minutes), Bars (60 minutes), Beam (60 minutes), Vault/Trampoline (60 minutes), Strength/Mental Training (60 minutes) & a designated time for lunch.

June 12, 13, 14th

Cost: $315 per athlete, due at registration (mandatory for Kids First athletes: Rising Stars and up)

Girls ages 7 and up, for preteam (level 2/Xcel Bronze) through level 10’s.



  • 9-9:30am Warm-up
  • 9:30-12:30pm Events
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30-3:30pm Events
  • 3:30-4pm Cool Down


Jack Carter: His devotion to character, discipline, and commitment have helped lead their gymnasts to top tear colleges, the U.S National team, and even the Olympics,  In 2000 Jack Carter accompanied his gymnast and friend, Kristen Maloney, to the Olympic games in Sydney, Australia where she took home a bronze medal.  Jack has one goal in mind, helping your gymnast develop a positive attitude toward learning gymnastics to prepare them for life, and provide an opportunity to reach their maximum potential. Jack will be running bars at the camp.

Olivia Gill:

Was an elite gymnast that qualified an athlete to junior international. She has also sat on the selection committee for Jamaican Junior National Team. Beyond that she has done numerous international beam clinics. Olivia will be running beam at the camp.

Mike Gillette:

For over 25 years Mike Gillette has trained military and law-enforcement personnel to be at their best when circumstances are at their worst by teaching them how to become mentally tough. Ten years ago he began to look at the specific needs of athletes. His work in this area began with competitive fighters and now encompasses a broad spectrum of athletes and sports.

Mike currently works with D1 athletes, aspiring Olympians and college-bound club athletes. He solves problems and builds new capabilities. His teaching process takes the form of team seminars, individual sessions via Skype and immersive in-person workshops. For further information about working with Mike, use the contact form below.

Mike Gillette is a Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Peak-Performance Coach with a life story that reads like an action-adventure novel. A life which includes time spent as an Army Paratrooper, SWAT Commander, Government Counter-Terrorism Expert, Bodyguard to Fortune 100 Executives and a Record-Breaking Strongman whose feats have been documented by Guinness World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. As both a practitioner and purveyor, he is a pioneer in the field of mind and body development. Through his books and DVDs, Mike’s methods are used in over 50 countries worldwide.

Mike will be running Strength, mental training and nutrition.

JD Reive:

Is the University of Iowa Men’s gymnastics head coach. He has helped guide the Hawkeyes to their first Big Ten regular season tital since 1998 and was named Central Region Staff of the year. Before that, JD was a competitive member of numerous US National Teams. JD will be running Vault.

Doni Thompson: 

Doni is the owner and Head Coach of Eyas Gymnastics. Doni has been involved with gymnastics for the past 20 years as an athlete and coach. Prior to founding Eyas, Doni developed a highly successful, highly unique boys only gymnastics program that produced several junior national team members as well a thriving recreational program for all ages. Along with her husband, Iowa head coach JD Reive, she managed and operated JDR Gymnastics for six years at Stanford University before moving her family to the University of Iowa and beginning her new endeavor with Eyas Gymnastics. During her tenure at JDR Doni took the reigns on one of Nation’s largest men’s invitationals, the Stanford Open in 2009, directing the most successful weekend in the events 20 year history.

As a  gymnastics prodigy, Doni quickly moved through the elite ranks. Beginning gymnastics at age 7, Doni began competing within a year and completed level 5 through 9 as an eight year old! The following year she competed one more year of level 9, qualifying to Western Nationals and winning the uneven bars. At age 10 Doni went elite, competing in her first international competition at the Mexican Olympic Festival where she won every single event and the All-Around. Doni was a member of the US National Team from 1992 to 1995. During these years was the 1994 US Olympic Festival All-Around, Bars and beam Champion, a member of the 1995 Pan American Games Gold medal team in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a member of the 1995 Bronze medal US World Championship team in Sabae, Japan. She held numerous national event titles and international assignments.

Doni concluded her athletic career at UCLA as a college stand out. She helped UCLA win three NCAA Championships in 2000, 2001 and 2003. She was a two-time collegiate All-American, the All-Pac-10 Conference academic team and the Pac-10 “Freshman of the Year.”

As the owner and Head Coach of Eyas Gymnastics, Doni intends to engage and educate the local and regional community in program building, community outreach and the fundamental tools needed to produce a successful program and athletes.