Welcome to Little Rock, Arkansas!

  • June session – NCA Traditional Camp
  • July session – NCA Leadership 1:1
  • Camp is held indoors in a matted facility
  • Nice dorms and state of the art facilities
  • Minimal walking – facilities are in close proximity of each other
  • For more information, contact your State Director, Stan Tabor, at stabor@varsity.com

Location Tips

  • It’s not a requirement, but it’s a tradition for teams to bring a banner to hang in the gym! The university doesn’t allow us to use tape, so be sure to pack rope or string. – Stan
  • The facility provides a set a bleachers and a few chairs, but some coaches prefer to bring their own lawn chairs to camp! – Blake
  • The gym is located in UALR’s student union. You can bring extra money to purchase snacks from their book store, coffee shop and restaurants like Quizno’s! – Christy

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Testimonials from Camp

"'Love the Game Day focus! It gave us great material to use. Enjoyed the Leadership camp! It really brought my girls together and they left feeling like they had a true connection with everyone on the team.'" Coach BrittanyAshdown High School
"'We've attended NCA camps at UALR several times. The dorms are nice and clean and we love the private bathrooms!'" Coach Beth D.Benton High School
"'NCA at UALR is always fun! All the facilities are close together and there's a Starbucks!'" Coach Laurie C.Lamar Jr. High
"'This was my first time to attend NCA at UALR and we really enjoyed it! The Staff was friendly and helped to answer any questions I had.'" Coach Natalie G.Magnolia High School

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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
  • Leadership Session: Bring an extra school t-shirt for the t-shirt swap!

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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.

required forms & faqs