Welcome to Aiken, South Carolina!

  • Newest Camp Location in SC held in the USC Aiken Convocation Center
  • Only NCA Performance Camp in South Carolina great for competitive teams
  • Geared toward teams interested in competing/performing/working skills
  • Only NCA Performance Camp in SC which will focus primarily on the performance aspects of cheerleading
  • 1 instructor/choreographer buddy per team
  • 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
  • Hand-picked staff based on competitive/choreography background
  • Camp is held in an air-conditioned Convocation Center with lots of space and mats
  • Good food on campus!
  • All squads stay in suite style dorms within close walking distance of Convocation Center
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Lauren Bladergroen, at lbladergroen@varsity.com.

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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


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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