Welcome to Lincoln, Nebraska!

  • NEW camp location in 2021!
  • Traditional NCA Camp for both building and non-building teams
  •  Conveniently located next to the University of Nebraska and Memorial Stadium
  • In downtown Lincoln near the Historic Haymarket District
  • Minutes from popular attractions such as the State Capitol
  • Camp is held indoors with a full set of mats
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Ashley Parnell, at aparnell@varsity.com

Location Tips

  • Bring a great attitude ready to learn! Team bonding at this camp is top notch and so is the material you will learn. – Julie 
  • Bring your own snacks for breaks – fresh fruit and granola bars are a good, healthy source of energy! – Alex 
  • Bring a water bottle to refill at hydration stations. Camp can be hard work sometimes, so be prepared! – David 

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Testimonials from Camp

"'We loved the Band Chant. It was a lot of fun. I love how the NCA staff were knowledgeable about the Limited Stunting Rules for Nebraska teams and were able to teach creative skills within those parameters.'" Coach CarleceThayer Central High School
"'The girls learned always learn so much from the NCA Staff and have fun while at camp.'" Coach Chelsea StockampLogan View High
"'We love the NCA staff. All instructors were so supportive of our athletes and worked with them tirelessly to help them be their best.'" Coach MakalaPapillion/Lavista 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