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

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

It’s all about the JOURNEY at NCA Summer Camp!

This summer we are exploring the invaluable roles cheerleaders play in their communities as athletes, ambassadors, crowd leaders, entertainers and spirit raisers. Not only will the journey at NCA Summer Camp be fun-filled and educational, but also lead to self-discovery so your athletes can return to their peers as empowered respectful leaders. What will you discover on your #JourneyWithNCA

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 are going on a JOURNEY at NCA Summer Camp to explore what makes us great! Discover the importance of respect, hard work, encouragement, confidence and just having fun. Speaking of fun, here are some outfit ideas to plan for FUN DAY at camp:

• Take flight as PILOTS

• Set sail as SAILORS

• Shoot for the stars as ASTRONAUTS

• Stay on track as TRAIN CONDUCTORS

• Explore new frontiers as EXPLORERS

• Enjoy seeing new things as TOURISTS

• Discover something new as SCUBA DIVERS

• Set a course for success as OLYMPIC ATHLETES

• Get creative and have FUN!

Team Up for St. Jude

Varsity Spirit partners with St. Jude to support its mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. Each summer, we ask every cheerleader attending a Varsity Spirit camp to send fundraising letters to friends and family around the country, asking for donations to the renowned hospital. 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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