Welcome to Northwestern State University!

  • Dorm room accommodations
  • NSU is a contract camp for NCA, your invoice will come directly from NSU
  • June 10th session is a Leadership camp. Team bonding & leadership is woven throughout this impactful camp experience. Curriculum unique to this camp type.
  • Talent Show!
  • Camp held indoors
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Amanda May, at amay@varsity.com

Location Tips

  • Make plans to tour the downtown area before or after camp. The movie “Steel Magnolias” was filmed there! – Stan  
  • Remember to bring any signs, poms, megaphones or flags for the Game Day evaluation and Top Team run-off on the final day! – John 
  • Make sure there’s plenty of memory available on your cell phone or camera so you can document the experience! – Sayde 

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Testimonials from Camp

"'I like getting a variety of material! We take it home and build on it!'" Coach FrancesPrairie View Academy
"'My team enjoys NCA camp at NSU because of the apartment style dorms.'" Coach BronwenSouth Cameron High School
"'My team had fun at the NSU camp! We like the final day competition at the Leadership camp.'" Coach BrianneBastrop 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.

required forms & faqs