Welcome to Ellensburg, Washington!

  • Each session of camp offers leadership training with AWSP
  • Learn leadership skills centered around five critical areas: communication, group process, managerial skills, self-awareness and human relations
  • Camp is held indoor and outdoor – mats are provided
  • Mascot Training is only offered at Session I – contact your State Director for more information
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Robby Sortore, at rsortore@varsity.com

Location Tips

  • “Monday Night Live” is a fun tradition where teams get to show off a home routine on the first night of camp. We love to see the creative and fun routines that each squad brings! – Rachel
  • The leadership training makes this camp the best. Your team will not only walk away as better cheerleaders but as stronger leaders in your school and community! – Andy
  • Remember to bring lots of water and a positive attitude! Camp at Central is the best way to start your season! – Preston

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Testimonials from Camp

"'NCA CheerLeadership is a must for us! If you don’t go it’s a huge mistake, don’t miss out on an amazing experience! Our team said if they would of just gone to a 3 day camp they wouldn’t of been able to figure out as a team how to overcome their weaknesses. The leadership classes gave them the tools to lead their team and showed us who really stepped up to the plate. Overall it was an amazing experience. We will be back next year!'" Coach SerenaRichland High School
"'We brought a mascot for the first time, and the experience for him was amazing! We also had Hannah as our Buddy and the connection she made with our team was the best we’ve ever had. She knew exactly when they need support, a break or hard work. We loved her!'" Coach LesleyOcosta High School
"'The staff at this camp is impossible to beat. Sarah was amazing. She was kind and loving but also expected a lot of my squad. She helped us excel in all aspects. Andy is as always THE best. Rachel and Luciano were great and amazing in all that they did.'" Coach ShareeWahluke 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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