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, Holly Schaffner, at hschaffner@varsity.com 

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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


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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