Welcome to Lindenwood University!

  • Both traditional session and NEW Game Day Speed session offered
  • Game Day Speed session includes skill instruction (including tumbling) as well as some sideline material and Game Day incorporation!
  • Suite style dorm room accommodations
  • One of the largest traditional camps in the midwest
  • Facilities are close together for easy walks to camp
  • Camp held indoors with mats and A/C
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Ashley Parnell, at aparnell@varsity.com or call 417-830-9009.

Location Tips

  • Register early, this camp fills fast! It is one of the biggest traditional camp in the Midwest. – Ben 
  • Bring your own snacks for breaks – fresh fruit and granola bars are a good, healthy source of energy! – William 
  • Get ready to learn lots new, creative, and fun stunts and pyramids if you are attending the Speed Camp session! – Ashlyn
  • Speed camps are physically demanding, it’s a good idea to do some conditioning before camp. Oh, and bring a water bottle! – Holden

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Testimonials from Camp

"'Our Fort Zumwalt West cheer squads very much enjoyed the NCA Camp at Lindenwood. Our squads love learning new stunts, and they use the new cheers and chants throughout the year.  Also, our cheerleaders who earned All-American awards were very proud and excited. We also had three cheerleaders who were given staff applications, and I know that at least two of them are planning on applying.  I just heard them all talking about it last week. The NCA Summer Camp at Lindenwood has always been a very positive experience for us and is a great way to kick off our fall season each year!'" Coach VickiFort Zumwalt West
"'Loved the team members’ energy and enthusiasm! The cafeteria staff did an amazing job of accommodating the large number of people! The staff was friendly and the guy in charge was very accommodating. They even prepared a special gluten free option each meal for one of our girls.'" Coach LoganRockwood Summit HS
"'I LOVED the layout of the gym this year. It made it so easy for all teams to see and learn from staff! The entire staff including the support staff and camp manager and trainers worked fluidly to ensure that this camp experience was great! Thank you NCA!'" Coach SarahDixon 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!

pre-order st. jude letters

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