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Back on the "Game Trail" for 2021

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Summer Camp Counselor's Training Dates for 2021

 

Camp Quillian Counselor Games Training / Houston, Texas / May 15th

Quillian 2021 Q 1

A wonderflu training with an extraordinary group.

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Bellaire Parks and Recreation / Summer Camp Counselor's Training

May 16th

Bellaire, Texas

Bellaire 2021 Bellaire 2021

Back to my old stomping grounds - Bellaire, Texas...

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Achiever's Gymnastics Training date - May 23rd - Denton, Texas

Call Achievers Gymnastics for full details.

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Achievers Gymnastics recently spent a WONDERFUL afternoon hosting our Summer Camp Clinic with Mike Spiller! A combination of Achievers staff and local DFW Coaches learned all the tips and tricks to having a successful summer camp. Mike is a genius at what he does and I highly recommend his expertise for anyone needing fresh and fun ideas for their programs! Our afternoon with him felt like a flashback to Elementary Field Day – playing games, laughing, and finding our “silly side”. Amongst his plethora of knowledge our biggest take away was – “Enthusiasm is caught, not taught!”. We are SO excited to have the tools for success this upcoming summer!

Jessica Pruitt - Camp Director

What a wonderful day we had. So much fun in Denton Town.

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Alamo Heights Gymnastics Center Camp Counselor Training / June 5th

 San Antonio, Texas

AHGA 2021

Another FUN Counselor Training today at AHGA

AHGA 1  AHGA 3

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Powerhouse Gymnastics / Summer Camp Training for Counselors

June 6th / San Antonio, Texas

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Discover Gymnastics Camp Fun Training / June 12th / Houston, Texas

Discover 2021

Call Discover Gymnastics for full details.

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Eagle Gymnastoics Academy / June 19th / Frisco, Texas

Eagle Gym 2021

Call Eagle Gymnastics for full details.

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SPJST Counselor Fun Training / June 25 / Temple, Texas

spjst 2021

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Last year - 2020

March 8th - Summer Camp Counselor Games Workshop

Capital Gymnastics / Austin, Texas

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What a great time we had.  You really can't call it work when it is so much fun!

From the Summer Camp Director at Capital Gymnastics in Pflugerville, Texas

This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to meet and learn new games and activities from Mike Spiller!! I could only WISH to do the things and travel and learn new games like this wonderful man has done for so many years!! 👏🏻 Thank you so much for sharing that knowledge with us Mr. Mike!

What an incredible experience! Not only was I able to learn about new games and techniques to help with our camps at Capital, I was able to experience a seminar like no other. This was such a dream come true and I couldn’t be more thankful to Mr. Jimbo and Mrs. Cheryl Jarrett for the experience!! Our camps this year are going to be so so so much fun all thanks to Mr. Mike and the Jarretts !!! 

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March 11th - Summer Camp Counselor Inservice

Boerne Gymnastics Center / Boerne, Texas

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Boerne Counselors are ready for a fun summer after today's Counselor Training.

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May 16th @ Quillian Summer Camp Training

Houston, Texas

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Summer Camp Counselor Games Day - City of College Station, Parks and Recreation Dept.

Lincoln Recreation Center

May 28th / 2020

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2019

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Corpus Christi Summer Camp Counselor Training

   

I do believe they are well prepared for a full summer of fun!

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The 2019 Quillian Summer Camp Counselor Training

It was VERY successful.

 Quillian Camp

Testimonial from the Director - Mr. Tom Gaden

It’s always great to have Mike come to camp help train our staff. This year he threw in a new twist. Instead of active, gym/playground games the whole evening was spent learning indoor, shall I say rainy day or too hot to go outside games. As always, Mike had everything laid out in advance. Each staff person had the opportunity to learn at least 80 new games. Some were very simple, some made you think, but all in all it filled our camp staff tool box with new, fresh ideas. Thanks Mike for giving so much back to camps, schools, parks and rec. departments, etc. You’ll never know how many kids you have made a positive impact on because of a new game taught by Mike.

 

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The 2019 Counselor Training went well with Basel's All Star Staff

Houston, Txexas.

Basel's

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STRING FUN IN LOUISIANA

Leaps and Bounds in Louisiana will be teaching their camps how to have fun with strings this summer. Our training was so much fun recently.

     

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Boerne Circus Camp

Don't miss the chance to experience Circus Life at Boerne Gymnastics Center this July. 

Call to register - 830-816-9496

See ya down the road y'all!!!

 

Staff CC 2018

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2019 GAT

 This wonderful convention will happen Labor Day weekend in Austin. It's a wonderful time to gather all the gymnastics talent in Texas for educational growth.  It's always a great time.

https://gatx.org/

   

  

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My European Fun Tour 2018

What a wonderful time I had with Scouts, Schools and other Youth Groups in England, Wales, Switzerland and Italy.

                                  

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You can follow my woodworking at https://www.facebook.com/6126msgow/

Happy Truck

Medal Holder of all types available - custom designed by M!ke - msgow@comcast.net for full details.

Medal Holder Male  Medal Holder Female  Medal Holder Texas

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What an honor it was to get this Certificate from the Boy Schouts of America recently.

We had a fun night playing Games from Around the World.

We also honored my father for his design and building of the 1955 Scout Hut there at Bryker Woods School.

Scouts  Scouts Certificate

 

Scouts 1

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Life Member - 2017 / Gymnastics Association of Texas

Thank you GAT for this wonderful award.  It means the world to me!

Gymnastics was the seed that gave me roots!

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I'll be back this year...

Fun at the Texas Classic Gymnastics Meet / Galveston, Texas

The Games and Play Station was a huge success.  Many parents were thankful for this space for siblings to play and pass the time.

                             

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Gymnastics Meets are always more FUN with M!ke the Dr. of PHUN!

Gymnastics meets are always super fun for the siblings of gymnasts if Mike is there with his Activity Booth. 
He will paint faces, do crafts, teach string games, and always has an assortment of puzzles and games for all ages.
Call Mike if you are interested in having him in for a meet.  Affordable and FUN 4 all...Contact him @: msgow@comcast.net

     

   

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Scottsdale Gymnastics invites Mike to consult them on Circus Camp programing.

Mike Spiller

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"Play as a Component of Recreational Gymnastic Classes."
My article in USAG Technique Publication
USA Gymnastics / Indianapolia, IN

https://issuu.com/usagymnastics/docs/techniquemagweb_march2014?e=0
to see the article in USAG's Technique click above link

Article is on pages 23-25
   

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MIKE WORKS WITH NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN GROUPS AROUND THE AMERICAS

CHEROKEE FAMILY WELLNESS CAMP
CLICK LINK ABOVE TO SEE PHOTO

Cochiti Pueblo / After School Program


Testimonials about Mike Spiller and his Native American Indian Games Presentations
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Ewloe Green Primary School - No. Wales / UK
Click link above for all the photos

I have returned from my fact-finding trip to the UK.  It was a great trip and I'm back in action once again here in the USA!

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Southampton Brownies - What a fun night we had! So. England

       

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My time with the STRINGMAN - David Titus / Lawton, Ok.
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African philosophy - You got to love it / You got to live it !

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Testimonials

City of Corpus Christi / Parks and Recreation Department / Latchkey Program

I'm glad I had an opportunity to work with you. The passion and love you put into your work shows in the quality of your presentation. 
The Parks and Recreation Department, no doubt, will continue to reach out to you in the years to come. 

Good luck and thanks again!

 Isabel Huerta / Assistant Program Manager

City of Corpus Christi / Parks and Recreation Department / Latchkey Program

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H.F.V Wilson Community Center / OKLAHOMA
 

�My staff absolutely loved your training. You were so energetic and fun! All day I heard laughter, chanting and fun coming from the auditorium. Every single one of them was engaged and had a smile on their face. Throughout the day on breaks, I would see the staff practicing their string tricks. It is the 2nd day of Sports Camp and when the kids need a break, my staff is showing them string tricks and playing games with them. We are providing the information for each counselor and they are excitingly waiting for it! I truly feel that this is information they can use throughout summer and can take with them for future careers.� 

Alicia Gilmartin, Program Coordinator / "Creating Memories, Changing Lives"

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 Buster Adams / City of Bellaire / Athletic & Aquatic Superintendent

Mike Spiller of Games of the World has been an instrumental tool for my camp staff training for years. 
Mike makes playing and teaching games to my staff fun and easy. 
This training has translated into endless games, ideas and tools we use every year at Camp Paseo. 
I have always been amazed how quickly my staff buys in to what Mike is trying to communicate to them annually. 
A big thank you to Mike Spiller for his continued positive influence on Camp Paseo.

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Testimonial from Brian - a Games of the World follower and PE teacher

Going through your latest installments now...wonderful...love the Board Game Switch activity...since I teach tons of world board games...
I'm also giving this to my fifth grade teacher who is Bolivian...she's very excited...
thanks again, Mike.  Great stuff... 

Mike � I�m playing Ninja Ken, 7 Stones/Pitto (Moroccan version of "Caps" game) & Cielo, Luna, Mar (Chilean version of "Poop Deck" activity) this week....also using Turkey Darts, 12 Stone & Peteca games for my next free choice day in PE...
thanks again for the great activities, Mike!
You�re a saint! / Brian

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Testimonial from Brad Boleman / Speaker at MNHAPERD Conference in Minnesota

Good morning.  It was great talking to you about equipment and games.  I presented before you at MNAHPERD.  I wanted to send you a testimonial about why I started making equipment and using them in my games. I went to one of your workshops about 10 years ago in Brooklyn Center or Brooklyn Park called Games of the World.  I was inspired after the workshop.  Not only did I buy one of your books but I also used some of your ideas for my Masters Project through St. Mary�s University.  I have been using some of your games in my class (Achi is one of my favorite games to play).  A light bulb went off in my head on how I can create equipment in my PE classes to help my school offset the costs of things.  I have presented at many different conferences in Minnesota and through many University�s Graduate courses to give my �expertise� in cost effective equipment for schools and Physical Education Teachers.  I am always looking at things and trying to figure out ways that I can create this piece of equipment and how I could use them in a game.  You have inspired me to keep doing what I am doing and I enjoy every minute of it.  I am glad we got to talk about equipment and games that we both have done. 
Thank you so much for all the great ideas that you have given to me and so many other people.  This is why I keep doing what I enjoy to do because of your great ideas and energy.

Brad Boleman / Valley View Elementary PE Teacher

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Read what educators from around the USA are saying
about my "
Games of the World" workshops

This just in from Brian - Glad I was of help Brian... Play on!

Today - Playing Ninja Ken, 7 Stones/Pitto (Moroccan version of "Caps" game)
& Cielo, Luna, Mar (Chilean version of "Poop Deck" activity) this week
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also using Turkey Darts, 12 Stone & Peteca games for my next free choice day in PE...
thanks again for the great activities, Mike!
You are a saint! 
Brian

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Book NOW for your 2020 Games of the World Seminar or Artist in Residence Program
Contact Mike - the Doctor of Fun - msgow@comcast.net / 832-623-4924

         

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Where in the World is Mike
Please go to the top of this page and click on - Calender of Events to see my schedule.

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