Welcome to Edwardsville, Illinois!

  • New location in 2020!
  • 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 866.429.5124.

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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


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
  • Game Day Props such as poms, signs, megaphones and flags

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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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