Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Gymkana?

  • What is Gymkana's message?

  • Where does Gymkana usually perform?

  • What can I expect from a Gymkana show?

  • What are the requirements for Gymkana Troupe membership?

  • Is gymnastics experience required for team membership?

  • What is the Gymkana pledge?

  • What is Gymkana?

    Gymkana is an outreach program of the University of Maryland School of Public Health. The Gymkana Troupe promotes its message of healthy living through its unique gymnastic and acrobatic performances, gymnastics classes, and summer camps.


    What is Gymkana’s message?

    The Gymkana Troupe actively promotes a message of healthy living through example. Specifically, a message of drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free living. Gymkana’s primary goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of school-age children. Gymkana also encourages adults to make positive choices for a healthy lifestyle.


    Where does Gymkana usually perform?

    Just about anywhere. In addition to their annual Home Show performances in April, the Gymkana Troupe travels to various locations to perform throughout the year. Gymkana regularly performs in elementary, middle and high schools, college and professional halftime shows, and special events both on and off the UMD campus.


    What can I expect from a Gymkana show?

    Gymkana's shows vary in scale and content based on the specifications and requests of the venue. Click here for a list of what Gymkana has to offer.


    What are the requirements for Gymkana Troupe membership?

    All active members are current students of the University of Maryland and must attend regular team practices, meetings, and events. All active members must pledge to be 100% drug, alcohol, and tobacco free.


    Is gymnastics experience required for team membership?

    No. Gymkana student memberships are not based on gymnastics ability. Every year many of Gymkana's athletes join the Troupe with no prior gymnastics experience.


    What is the Gymkana pledge?

    Gymkana's members serve as role models for healthy and active lifestyles to children. As role models, Gymkana members pledge to remain 100% drug and tobacco free for the entire duration of their membership. They also pledge to remain completely alcohol free during Gymkana’s season.