Welcome to Emporia, Kansas!

  • Traditional NCA Camp featuring the full curriculum
  • Dorm room accommodations
  • Camp is held in an indoor, matted facility with A/C
  • KSHSAA rules are followed for Kansas teams
  • Camp is run by a 50-year NCA veteran, Elaine Brady
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Holly Schaffner, at hschaffner@varsity.com.

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Location Tips

  • Bring all of your gameday props like signs and megaphones to get the most out of your camp experience– Erin 
  • Coaches, bring a lawn chair to use in the gym during the day!– Jessie  
  • This is a solid camp year after year. Come prepared to learn and grow as a team, and register early! This location often fills up fast!– Alannah

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Testimonials from Camp

"'Our squad LOVED NCA. We were challenged and learned NEW material.'" Coach RobertaTopeka West High School
"'Elaine caters to her coaches, staff, and makes her camps memorable for customers.'" Coach HeatherRidge Community High School
"'On behalf of Lee's Summit North we wanted to say THANK YOU! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Emporia! It was the BEST camp I have attended as a coach and as an athlete! One thing we really appreciated was how this particular camp setup allowed us to bring both teams to the same camp and get both the traditional and performance experience!'" Coach AshleyLee's Summit North

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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
  • 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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