Welcome to Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

  • Squads stay in hotel rooms – leave your own linens at home!
  • Beautiful location tucked away in the Smoky Mountains
  • Camp is held inside air-conditioned ballrooms
  • Location offers indoor pools
  • Resort Schedule allows the PERFECT combination of work and play!
  • Catered meals are included
  • This location offers a private water park
  • Shop the latest trends in cheer fashion at the Varsity Spirit Shop on site!
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Ryan Jackson, at ryanjackson@varsity.com or 845.475.7113.

Location Tips

  • Bring your own snacks for breaks – fresh fruit and granola bars are a good, healthy source of energy! – William
  • Bring a water bottle to refill at hydration stations. Camp can be hard work sometimes, so be prepared! – Jessie
  • Fun, fast and high-energy camp! Come prepared to learn! – Tucker
  • Arrive early to allow plenty of time to get settled in your comfy hotel room! – Ryan

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Testimonials from Camp

"'Everyone was very helpful and kind. They represented a true cheerleader and I am very thankful my girls have them to look up to.'" Coach AshleyP.F High School
"'We loved everything about camp! Stunt class is a favorite of my girls. We also love learning the dances and the fact we got to spend some of camp outside was GREAT!'" Coach LizzieChuckey-Doak High School
"'Great experience! The entire staff was very helpful through the whole process and gave us great one on one attention! Thank you so much, Staff!'" Coach MadelineVincent 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!

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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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