Welcome to Hot Springs, Arkansas!

  • NCA Performance Camp
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Plenty of mats
  • The Hot Springs Convention Center is connected to the hotel – minimal walking
  • AR State Competition is also held at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena, so this camp is a great way familiarize yourself with the facilities
  • For more information, contact your State Director, Stan Tabor, at stabor@varsity.com

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Staff Tips

  • Your buddy instructor will contact you a couple of days before camp! Feel free to send him or her videos of stunts and pyramids your team is currently working! – Alyssa
  • Some coaches find the convention center cold. It wouldn’t hurt to pack a sweatshirt or light jacket! – Stan
  • It’s not a requirement, but many teams bring a banner to hang from the arena railing! They ask that we use rope or string, rather than tape. – Amanda

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Testimonials from Camp

"'We've attended the NCA camp in Hot Springs for several years. The Staff is always phenomenal and we love the option to arrive a day early to play at the water park!'" Coach Kaye D.Northwest Rankin High School
"'With the help of our buddy instructor, we learned a creative routine that we can perform at pep rallies and halftimes! This camp was a great foundation for our competitive year.'" Coach Christy B.Alma High School
"'The one-on-one staffing was very helpful and the facilities were top-notch. I've already booked it for this coming summer.'" Coach Stacy P.Nashville Jr. High

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Camp Notes

Camp Theme


Greatness can be portrayed in many ways, including becoming a leader, helping others, or inspiring the feeling of spirit. Since 1948 NCA has pursued our mission of empowering great athletes and building strong teams.

Join us this year to discover how to pursue your greatness.

What to Bring

  • A great attitude!
  • Camp Wear
  • Cheer Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Fun Day Outfit – see below for ideas on what to wear!
  • Game Day Props such as poms, signs, megaphones and flags

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What to Wear

We want to see how your team PURSUES GREATNESS at NCA Summer Camp!

Here are some ideas on what to wear for fun day:

  • Great historical figures or heroes
  • Role models or trailblazers
  • Great celebrities
  • What you want to be when you grow up
  • Landmarks or monuments
  • Someone you admire
  • Olympic teams
  • USA

Team Up for St. Jude

Since 2011, Varsity Spirit has raised over $6.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because of cheerleading teams just like yours – through game days, donation letters, and online fundraising. Join the fight and pre-order your letters for NCA Summer Camp today!

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Required Forms & FAQs

Come into NCA Summer Camp fully prepared! Access required forms and read through our frequently asked questions before coming to camp.

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