Welcome to Edwardsville, Illinois!

  • New location in 2021!
  • Speed camp location
  • Indoor facility with AC and mats
  • 1:1 staff to team ratio
  • University housing and meals
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Carrie Nichols, at cnichols@varsity.com or 636-357-3049.

Location Tips

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

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Testimonials from Camp

"'I love that we had a one-on-one instructor so that we always had someone helping us and that there was a ton of material introduced and we were allowed to move at our own pace.'" Coach MaryBloomington High School
"'We had an excellent time at camp. The instruction and knowledge provided exceeded our expectations! I always felt the needs of my team were taken care of, and the staff constantly checked in to make sure if we were okay or needed anything. They made it easy and comfortable to communicate if I did need something in particular, and always had an answer for any of my questions! NCA Speed Camp has the best staff - hands down! The knowledge, talent, and workmanship is unmatched!! It was a pleasure going to Speed Camp this summer, and we are excited to come back next year!'" Coach KellyGlenbard East High School
"'I loved that the focus was on stunts and that we had an instructor who was there to work specifically with our team at our skill level.'" CoachOak Creek 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
  • Game Day Props such as poms, signs, megaphones and flags

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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