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, Tsutae Johnson, at tsutae.johnson@varsity.com.

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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Exclusive “Snack Pass” for Varsity Spirit
Health and Safety Paw Pledge

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

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.

required forms & faqs