Welcome to Cape Girardeau, Missouri!

  • June 6-9 session will be a traditional cheer camp with a 1 staff per team ratio (1:1). NDA dance camp will run simultaneously so you can bring your dance team as well.
  • July 12-14 session will be a 3 day, 2 night camp with a 1:25 staff to student ratio.
  • July 15-18 session will feature the choice of traditional or performance cheer curriculums, contact your State Director for details. These will be 1:1 sessions
  • Dorm room accommodations are suite style and have AC.
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Holly Schaffner, hschaffner@varsity.com 

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Location Tips

  • The atmosphere at this location is great.  Bring your school spirit, your crowd leading tools and some posters or door decorations! – Ben 
  • Bring door decorations for your dorms to show your school spirit! – Heather
  • Don’t forget your own snacks for breaks – fresh fruit and granola bars are a good, healthy source of energy! – William 

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Testimonials from Camp

"'Definitely a big fan of the 1:1, and also having a camp that I can take my more advanced Varsity and JV to where they both get to have a full team experience.'" Coach HattemarFrancis Howell High School
"'Our team benefited from the stunting class and having the different levels. The cheers and chants are always good and the private coaching helps push our girls to their best and working on fine tuning.'" Coach NatalieSt. Charles West High School
"'The instructors were amazing and the focus of safety was amazing for my girls'" Coach KatieNorth Kansas City High School
"'The 1:1 was GREAT. This works great for us as we have a really small team of only 8 girls. They were motivated and pushed to try new skills. Our buddy was AMAZING.'" Coach DelorisMetro East Lutheran

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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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