Welcome to Dallas, Texas!

  • Dorm room accommodations
  • NEW JH/MS only session in July!
  • Great food in the cafeteria
  • Camp held both indoors and outdoors
  • Register early to secure your spot for the date of your choice
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Amy Miller, at amiller@varsity.com

Location Tips

  • Coaches and participants, bring a water bottle to refill at hydration stations. Camp can be hard work sometimes, so be prepared! – Michelle
  • Pizza party on the 3rd night of camp is a fun time for everyone to socialize before saying goodbye! – Paige
  • SMU is a gorgeous campus. There are plenty of opportunities and spaces to snap team pictures for your football program! – William

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Testimonials from Camp

"'I really like the head instructors at the SMU camp. They communicate the information and schedule clearly and efficiently.'" Coach TaraGrace Community School
"'Staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and I appreciated that they frequently checked in with coaches to see how things were going and to see if we had questions or concerns. Our buddy was amazing… We will definitely be back!'" Coach Tracy
"'The camp helped my girls learn new stunts and cheers. The instructors gave my girls the help they needed to grow as cheerleaders. I loved the custom coaching. The concept keeps my cheerleaders on their toes!'" Coach Ashley

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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.

required forms & faqs