Welcome to Lake Charles, Louisiana!

  • Don’t forget sheets and pillows!
  • The indoor facility is so nice and the campus is easy to navigate.
  • Bring signs to hang up in the facility!
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Amanda May, at amay@varsity.com or 800.378.6750.

Location Tips

  • The NCA Staff is here to help – don’t be afraid to ask us any questions throughout camp! – Ashley 
  • Remember to bring any signs, poms, megaphones or flags for the Game Day evaluation! – Mattie
  • McNeese is a beautiful campus, make sure you have plenty of phone storage for all the photos you will be taking! – Kasey

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Testimonials from Camp

"'Loved the layout of camp at McNeese State! The dorms, cafeteria and instructional facility were all together!'" Coach HannahCoach Hannah, Iota High School
"'We loved that this camp was not too crowded with too many squads. I felt like there was more time to focus on our squads needs.'" Coach MelanieSt. Cecilia Junior High
"'Everyone was extremely helpful at this camp! The campus is a perfect size to give my girls a great experience.'" Coach GrayWestlake 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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