Welcome to Carthage!

  • Speed Camp location
  • Camp is held in an indoor, matted facility
  • Located right on the lake
  • Facilities are located in close proximity to each other
  • Options for AC dorms and non-AC dorms
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Location Tips

  • These camps are intense! The teams here are hungry to learn. It’s non-stop skill work. You’re going to get a look at some of the top teams in IL. You’ll learn the most innovative stunts and many teams walk out of camp with a competition pyramid! – Lexi
  • The Speed camps at Carthage are a great way to assess the skill level of your team. -Simba
  • The Carthage camps are home to some of the top cheerleaders and coaches. Team’s love camp and look forward to coming back each year! – Jared
  • You can definitely tailor this camp to fit your needs. If there is something you really want your team to focus on don’t be afraid to tell your staff. Staff will customize camp so you walk away accomplishing your goals! – Shawn
  • Any level is welcome to speed camp. It’s not just for the elite teams. – Carson

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Testimonials from Camp

"'We are very new to stunting, so just being able to go back after seeing each class and build on what we had been working on was so beneficial. After each new stunt taught, staff broke it down by base, back, and flyer for them to better understand.'" Coach LizParker High School
"'I love the atmosphere that the staff brings each day. Easily changing within programs showing that things CAN hit and showing us that we need to stop over thinking and just focus on the progressions into the advanced skills. Thank you NCA staff for making our first Speed Camp experience great!'" Coach HaileyEisenhower High School
"'We LOVED our camp staff. They were AMAZING and catered to our teams needs. We made so many memories and cannot wait for next year.'" Coach CassieCoach Cassie Mundelein 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
  • Game Day Props such as poms, signs, megaphones and flags

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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