Welcome to Garden Grove, California!

  • Resort Hotel accommodation with up to 6 per room
  • Resort provides linens and towels
  • Water parks and pools available to enjoy during breaks
  • Exceptional food service
  • Camp is held in an indoor, matted ballroom with air conditioning
  • Shop the latest trends in cheer fashion at the on-site Varsity Spirit Shop
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Ashley Paradise, at aparadise@varsity.com

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Location Tips

  • Bring your own snacks for breaks – fresh fruit and granola bars are a good, healthy source of energy! – Trey
  • Don’t forget your swimsuit for some waterpark fun! – Ashley  
  • Bring a water bottle to refill at hydration stations. Camp can be hard work sometimes, so be prepared! – Brooke
  • Fun, fast and high-energy camp! Come prepared to learn! – Brittney

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Testimonials from Camp

"'The staff at NCA is always excellent, and this year was no exception. We especially liked the stunts taught this year - very creative and cool transitions (even for a novice team like ours). Often we are only taught stagnant stunts, so it was lots of fun for them to learn how to move around and connect/reconnect.'" Coach LesliePasadena Christian School
"'The effort the staff put into their personal “buddy” teams to get connected with them is amazing!'" Coach TrishaSantana High School
"'The pacing of camp was great. We got a lot of material, but the girls had plenty of time to practice and prepare for evaluations. The evaluations were also not stressful at all. I loved having the All American tryouts on the final day!'" Coach LesliePasadena Christian High School

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Camp Notes

Camp Theme

PURSUE GREATNESS at NCA Summer Camp.

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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