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.

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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


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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