Summer is the perfect time for kids of all ages to embark on a new adventure. Whatever your child’s passion – honing their athletic skills, exploring their creative talents, or discovering new ways to learn – North County San Diego’s summer camps are here to inspire that journey. The friendships and memories made at camp can last a lifetime. Read along to learn more in ZCode’s 2020 Summer Camp Guide.

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Local Force, Global Recognition

California All-Stars Cheer Focuses on Athletic Excellence

California All-Stars Cheer (CAS) began its story 19 years ago in North County San Diego. With more than 1,000 athletes throughout six locations – San Marcos, the Bay Area, Las Vegas, Ventura, Ontario, and Scottsdale, AZ – CAS has worked its way to offering the most competitive cheer program in the state of California, gaining international recognition along the way as 12-time World Champions.

“All-Stars encompasses all the fun aspects about cheerleading, including dance, stunts, bonding with friends, and gaining confidence and skill through performances. Building the children from the inside out is what we do, because we focus on them as a whole,” said Tannaz Kirichkow, Owner of CAS. “Our goal is to make sure our kids gain a strong sense of self-confidence that will carry on for the rest of their lives.”

CAS offers tumbling camps in the summer, which focus on tumbling techniques for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The camps can last two or three days and are three hours per day. Camps are open to both boys and girls. CAS provides a sense of work ethic and life lessons in each of its classes, including a sense of bonding and camaraderie for cheerleaders who travel to national and international competitions.

“People come to California All-Stars for top-quality coaching and family atmosphere,” explained Tannaz. “Life lessons, core values, and athletic excellence come hand-in-hand. We love to see our kids succeed on and off the floor!”

CAS’s list of awards and recognitions includes 400 National Titles, Grand Champions, Program Champions, Innovative Choreography Awards, Judges Choice Awards, Paid Bids to the USASF Cheerleading Worlds, 2009 through 2013 World Champions, IALC Champions, 2010 through 2014 NCA National Champions, three silver medals at the 2008 Cheerleading Worlds, and 2013 Summit Champions.

Marilee Chaney of North County said, “CAS is about positive attitudes.
From the ‘can do’ approach toward all athletes to seeing the staff enthusiastically hug a cheerleader when she gets a new tumbling skill – from the beginning, the message has been ‘you are capable, and you are welcome here.’”

“Building the children from the inside out is what we do, because we focus on them as a whole.”

With a trained and energetic staff, spacious gym, and professional instruction, CAS has something for every budding cheerleader out there! Tryouts for new teams will be held May 13, 14, and 16, and students should preferably be there all three days.

The tryout process determines team placement. Everyone is placed on a team; there are no cuts. CAS also has “prep” teams for families that are looking to enroll without the travel requirement. To learn more about camps, classes, and clinics at CAS, visit www.CaliforniaAllStars.com/SanMarcos.


At-a-Glance

Name of Camp: California All-Stars
Name of Owner: Tannaz Kirichkow
Years in Position: 21
Year of Establishment: 2001
Address: 340 Rancheros Dr. #170, San Marcos, CA 92069
Website: CaliforniaAllStars.com
Email: tannaz@californiaallstars.com
Phone: 760-471-2243
Description of Camp: A faith-based competitive cheerleading club, with 15 teams from entry level to elite! No experience required. Classes, private lessons, and open gyms offered for ages 3 to 19.