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
  • For more information, contact your NCA State Director, Carrie Nichols, at cnichols@varsity.com

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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 loved our private coaching. Our buddies - Natalie and Obi were amazing. They were incredibly knowledgeable passionate positive and fun. My kids enjoyed them so much and begged for them to come home with us. This has been the most knowledgeable staff I have ever experience at camp in the 14 years I have coached. The material was very helpful for our future succeeds through our season and we are excited to get the season started with the material we have learned. Camp was organized and ran very well.'" Coach KellyGlenbard East, IL
"'People that say a true bond can't happen overnight have clearly never experienced the remarkable kindness that these 3 amazing individuals (Mabree, Shawn, and Jared) gave my athletes over the 3 days. To say that we are so grateful and thankful for them is an absolute understatement. Our camp buddies Mabree and Shawn especially showed our kids love, passion, patience, guidance, trust, and loyalty. They believed in them every step of the way during camp and NEVER gave up on these kids. I can only wish for every cheer program out there that they get the same camp experience that my Varsity kids had....because of them, we will NEVER forget this camp and the unconditional love and support that they gave us. THANK YOU to them for leaving some big footprints in all of our hearts!'" Coach DanielleLincoln Way Central
"'Great experience for the team! Will for sure be attending next year. Everyone on staff was top notch and made the weekend extra special for the kids. Our kids are very vocal when they like and don't like something and had nothing but great things to say about this weekend. Parents were also very happy and said they heard great things from their athletes throughout the weekend.'" Coach AmandaSt. Viator

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Camp Notes

Camp Theme

Stronger Together

We believe that teamwork and personal growth go hand in hand. At NCA Summer Camp, you’ll develop skills that last a lifetime. You’ll go beyond athletic achievements and learn the art of becoming a leader. You’ll create lifelong memories – together. Whatever your team’s goals are, we have the resources to help you succeed.

Together we are a team. Together we are stronger.

What to Bring

  • A great attitude!
  • Athletic clothing and shoes
  • Water bottles
  • Fun Day clothes
  • Game Day Props: Poms, Signs, Megaphones, Signs, Flags

What to Wear

On fun day, show how your team is stronger together! Here are some examples:

  • Super heroes
  • Puzzle pieces
  • Links on a chain
  • Legos
  • Athletic teams
  • Any other creative idea your team comes up with!