Move over Pokemon Go, move over dodge ball, move over foursquare—there’s a new all-ages game that is storming the nation, and it’s about to arrive at a brand-new year-round facility that will host birthday parties and classes in Waldwick, called the Gagasphere.
GAGA, which originated in the 1970s in Israel, is a popular children’s camp game that is known as “the great equalizer” because kids of all ages and abilities can play at the same time. It’s a fast-paced group game played with a soft round ball, in an enclosure called a pit. The object of the game is to strike the ball with an open hand into other players, hitting them below the waist, while being sure not to be hit. If the ball hits you – you’re out –but if you’re standing on the sidelines and catch the ball, you’re back in! So players are engaged even when they are not in the pit.
The Gagasphere is scheduled to open September 1 thanks to the hard work of two Glen Rock moms whose children loved playing the game at summer camp and raved about GAGA’s fun, fast-paced, excitement. Co-founder Pamela Diamond, who in addition to being a mom of three, is a pediatric physical therapist, and Co-founder Leslie Kossar Schraer, a mom and former marketing executive, together have created a place where children of all ages and differing abilities can play without being overly competitive.
The Gagasphere is a 3,100 square foot facility that includes three GAGA pits where kids can play after school, in camp programs and at birthday parties. Games typically last about five to ten minutes, and because games are constantly changing, kids are continuously moving, so they are exercising but they don’t even know it!
While the facility and programs are primarily geared towards kids ages 5-14, adults and older kids will be able to get in on the action as well. Future plans include ideas for adult league play and open pit time at the facility.
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