Welcome to Aiken, South Carolina!

  • Only NCA Performance Camp in South Carolina great for competitive teams
  • Focus on transitional and inverted stunts/pyramids
  • Top Gun Jumper, Tumbler, Stunt Group, and Dancer competitions
  • Learn The Jam, a routine choreographed just for your team
  • Each team has their very own instructor to ensure specialized attention during the camp.
  • Hand-picked staff based on competitive/choreography background
  • Camp is held in an air-conditioned Convocation Center with lots of space and mats
  • All squads stay in suite style dorms within close walking distance of Convocation Center
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Brad Jones, at bjones@varsity.com.

Location Tips

  • If you’re attending the NCA Performance session, your buddy instructor will contact you a few days before camp-be sure to let them know your team’s skill level! You can even send them video clips of stunts or pyramids you’re currently working! – Lyndy
  • If you can make time to work on stunt basics before camp, you’ll get even more out of NCA Performance! We can help you move on the more elite skills. – Paul
  • Fun, fast and high-energy camp! Come prepared to learn! – Tucker

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Testimonials from Camp

"'Can’t wait to come back next year! Our goal was to improve on our skills and abilities as well as bond as a team. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!'" Coach DebbieStratford High School
"'I have attended many different camps, nothing compares to the performance camp at Clemson! It was exactly what we were looking for! The staff, material taught at camp, and organization of the camp were all fantastic. The performance style camp is perfect for competitive teams!'" Coach HaileyFort Mill High School
"'NCA Performance Camps encompass the team building and spirited fun of a traditional camp while also providing instruction and the TIME to learn new skills. You and your team have the freedom to work on what you need for the season and having your own buddy is an added bonus!'" Coach Brandy

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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.

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