Welcome to Cape Girardeau, Missouri!

  • Both a NCA traditional & performance camp held at this location.
  • Bring tennis shoes to walk from dorms to facility.
  • Camp is held in an arena, with plenty of mats and space to spread out.
  • A/C and Mats at this location.
  • Dorm room accommodations are suite style and have AC.
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Ashley Parnell aparnell@varsity.com

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

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