Welcome to Iowa State University!

  • Speed and Traditional combo camp
  • Dorms, dining hall and facilities are all within a short walking distance
  • Camps located in the newly renovated State Gym and Beyer Hall
  • Dorm room accommodations
  • Great opportunity for cheerleaders to visit a college campus
  • Shop the latest trends in cheer fashion at the Varsity Spirit Shop on site!
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Jenna Reynolds at  jreynolds@varsity.com or (573) 397-2976.

Location Tips

  • Come ready to work! Camp is quick, but we make it fun and memorable for every level of team there. – Caitlin
  • Get ready to learn lots of new, creative, and fun stunts and pyramids! – Erica
  • Remember, the Staff is here to help make your new season a success. Don’t be afraid to ask us questions! – Weston

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Testimonials from Camp

"'The one on one time was awesome! The instructors were amazing and very helpful with all of the material.'" Coach KourtneyUrbandale High School
"'I loved how personal the NCA Staff made our first camp experience.'" Boone High School
"'I really loved the team time. Our girls bonded and I heard comments such as “we feel like a family now no just a team.” To see my cheerleaders growing not only athletically but growing to be better people is honestly the best thing I could wish for. I am super impressed by the camp staff!'" Coach SamCedar Falls High School
"'We loved how fun the staff was and the silly games they did to get everyone involved! Also, the shower of praise was so amazing! It rocked my team in such a positive way.'" Coach JodiEast 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.

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