Overnight Camps

The essential summer camp experience

Overnight Camps

Our Overnight Camps offer the entire NCA curriculum and the most one-on-one time with your NCA Instructors. Each camp features a balanced schedule between Game Day and Performance training to create the perfect atmosphere for strengthening team bonds.

4-Day Curriculum

NCA Custom Coaching : 4
One-on-one time set aside each day so your NCA Buddy can help you with whatever you choose, whether it’s evaluation material, stunts, cheers, dances, or material from home.
Number of Evaluations : 4
1-4 available, depending on camp.
NCA Camp Cheer
The NCA Camp Cheer is taught so that nominated athletes can use it for their All-American Tryout.
Chants Taught : up to 10
1-10 available, depending on camp.
Jump Class : 2
NCA provides specialized Jump Classes giving personalized instruction and drills to build technique for Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced jumps.
Stunt S.A.F.E. & Skill Drills
NCA sets the standard for safety with specific safety classes that provide hands-on training for the entire team. Teams learn proper safety techniques to ensure safe practice and performance all year long. Stunts are taught in progression and drills are emphasized to ensure proper technique. Teams at camp even take part in a Safety Awareness Test to reinforce the importance of safety and new regulations.
Core Stunts
Core Stunts are an essential part of every other stunt variation. By learning the correct technique of our six Core Stunts & two dismounts taught, teams will have the proper technique to succeed.
Team Evaluation/Skill Check
Teams will be asked to perform the Core Stunts that are the foundation of cheerleading technique. The NCA Staff will evaluate the skill level of each team and recommend what level stunt classes they should attend at camp. This ensures that teams are learning stunts that are safe for their skill level.
Stunt Classes
Stunt classes are offered at Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced/Elite. Teams will learn new, innovative stunts alongside the industry standard stunts associated with their level.
Pyramid Workshop : 2
Teams will learn new twisting, flipping and creative pyramid transitions, and structures. This class is a camp favorite for coaches and campers. Teams return home with new pyramid choreography that’s perfect for a routine, pep rally, or game time performance.
Game Day Implementation Class
Learn how to effectively implement stunts and signs to elevate the game day atmosphere.
Time-Out Spirit Dance
Choreographed as a Novice-level dance, the Spirit Dance is taught to the entire camp with a focus on having fun!
Band Chant
The dance is optimal for incorporating both cheer and dance teams, as well as additional spirit program entities. This dance is a novice to intermediate level dance.
Hip Hop Dance
NCA is known for setting the standard with the Intermediate-level Hip Hop dance. This dance style allows us to mix it up with a more fluid and freestyle spirit. This is a camper favorite.
Advanced Dance
Build on the specialty dances your team has learned with these advanced dance techniques so your team can have the best skills and routines possible.
Cheerobics
Campers warm up and stretch with the NCA Staff just prior to physically active classes taking place. Fun and energetic, Cheerobics is the perfect way to avoid injuries and sore muscles.
Additional Jump Class
Build on the skills your team learned in the Jump Technique Class. Optional class for those who want to take their jumps to the next level.
Team Time
Squads may come to camp as individuals but leave as a cohesive team. The daily interactive team building classes encourage athletes to embrace each other and work together towards a common goal.
All-American Tryouts
Awarded by NCA Staff to individuals who show strength in spirit, technique, and leadership. Nominees and Winners are eligible for select Special Events.

3-Day Curriculum

NCA Custom Coaching : 2
One-on-one time set aside each day so your NCA Buddy can help you with whatever you choose, whether it’s evaluation material, stunts, cheers, dances, or material from home.
Number of Evaluations : 2
1-4 available, depending on camp.
NCA Camp Cheer
The NCA Camp Cheer is taught so that nominated athletes can use it for their All-American Tryout.
Chants Taught : up to 10
1-10 available, depending on camp.
Jump Class
NCA provides specialized Jump Classes giving personalized instruction and drills to build technique for Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced jumps.
Stunt S.A.F.E. & Skill Drills
NCA sets the standard for safety with specific safety classes that provide hands-on training for the entire team. Teams learn proper safety techniques to ensure safe practice and performance all year long. Stunts are taught in progression and drills are emphasized to ensure proper technique. Teams at camp even take part in a Safety Awareness Test to reinforce the importance of safety and new regulations.
Core Stunts
Core Stunts are an essential part of every other stunt variation. By learning the correct technique of our six Core Stunts & two dismounts taught, teams will have the proper technique to succeed.
Team Evaluation/Skill Check
Teams will be asked to perform the Core Stunts that are the foundation of cheerleading technique. The NCA Staff will evaluate the skill level of each team and recommend what level stunt classes they should attend at camp. This ensures that teams are learning stunts that are safe for their skill level.
Stunt Classes
Stunt classes are offered at Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced/Elite. Teams will learn new, innovative stunts alongside the industry standard stunts associated with their level.
Pyramid Workshop
Teams will learn new twisting, flipping and creative pyramid transitions, and structures. This class is a camp favorite for coaches and campers. Teams return home with new pyramid choreography that’s perfect for a routine, pep rally, or game time performance.
Game Day Implementation Class
Learn how to effectively implement stunts and signs to elevate the game day atmosphere.
Time-Out Spirit Dance
Choreographed as a Novice-level dance, the Spirit Dance is taught to the entire camp with a focus on having fun!
Band Chant
The dance is optimal for incorporating both cheer and dance teams, as well as additional spirit program entities. This dance is a novice to intermediate level dance.
Advanced Dance
Build on the specialty dances your team has learned with these advanced dance techniques so your team can have the best skills and routines possible.
Cheerobics
Campers warm up and stretch with the NCA Staff just prior to physically active classes taking place. Fun and energetic, Cheerobics is the perfect way to avoid injuries and sore muscles.
Team Time
Squads may come to camp as individuals but leave as a cohesive team. The daily interactive team building classes encourage athletes to embrace each other and work together towards a common goal.
All-American Tryouts
Awarded by NCA Staff to individuals who show strength in spirit, technique, and leadership. Nominees and Winners are eligible for select Special Events.

Squad Credentialing

Credentialing Overview
NCA is dedicated to providing instruction, competitive opportunities and memorable experiences for cheerleaders with an emphasis on leadership and safety. Cheerleaders have the honor and responsibility of creating a strong sense of school pride and elevating spirit within their school and community through five key roles – crowd leader, spirit raiser, ambassador, athlete and entertainer. When squads focus on achieving excellence in each role of the cheerleader, they lead the way in elevating spirit within their school and community.

Along with the five roles of a cheerleader, teaching proper progressions and safety training are top priorities at NCA. As stated by the National Federation of State High School Associations, the four crucial aspects of leadership are communication, team building, problem solving and motivation – each of which are a focus in our summer camp curriculum. Together, as partners in building strong school spirit programs, this makes up the Varsity Spirit / NFHS Credentialing program.

Crowd Leader
The title cheerleader says it all, leading the crowd through cheers. They can do this by using a combination of crowd-effective chants and skills to rally the crowd and together and support the athletes on the field or court. Signs, poms, megaphones and flags are vital tools to get the crowd’s attention and communicate loudly and clearly how they should participate. This should strengthen unity among the fans, encourage sportsmanship and foster pride and loyalty for the school and community.
Spirit Raiser
When cheerleaders spread their sense of pride for their school both on and off the field, they are helping others build a connection to their place of learning and the community within it. Spirit raising is taking the pride cheerleaders have for their school and sharing it with others. Whether it means making signs and encouraging their peers to attend the big game, planning and hosting pep rallies, organizing sprit weeks or keeping the positivity up in and out of the classroom, spirit starts with the cheerleading team.
Ambassador
As some of the most visible students on campus, it is important for cheerleaders to be positive role models for others both inside the classroom and out in the community. As examples for other students, cheerleaders can help raise the bar for academics, school spirit and behavior. At games, the cheerleader’s primary role is to support the success of others. How many other athletes can say that? Cheerleaders celebrate other team’s victories just like it’s their own. Win, lose or tie, cheerleaders understand the value of sportsmanship and the importance of supporting others, teaching them to be better role models both on and off the field.
Athlete
Just like all athletes, cheerleaders have the natural drive to perfect their skills and progress to new ones. Cheerleading requires strength and flexibility to perform stunts, jumps and tumbling. Technique creates a strong foundation for hitting skills and learning new ones. Physical endurance is required to cheer throughout an entire game, during practices and at competition. Competition is an opportunity for recognition for the incredible job cheerleaders do throughout the year. While it does showcase great athleticism, it should not be the team’s primary focus.
Entertainer
Not only do cheerleaders support the athletes on the field, they entertain the crowd in the stands in between plays, during timeouts or halftimes and during other spirit raising events. By performing visual dances, partner stunts and tumbling, cheerleaders create a visual interest to supplements the in-game entertainment never distracting what is happening on the field. If the crowd is engaged with what the cheerleaders are performing on the sidelines, they are more likely to yell for the athletes on the field or court.
Safety
Through our camps, we have consistently stressed safety awareness classes that emphasize the importance of proper technique and progressions for all cheerleaders. There is no more important issue in cheerleading than safety. Our goal moving forward is to continue to make cheerleading safer and safer, and to ensure that our athletes understand it is vital in their team's success. We will go through a Safety Awareness and Spotting Seminar before we start stunt class, too!
Leadership
From individuals leading within a squad to a squad leading on campus and in the community, spirit leaders will focus on developing the fundamental NFHS leadership skills. The four crucial aspects of leadership as stated by the NFHS are communication, team building, problem solving, and motivation. The UCA Staff will lead you every step of the way through the Squad Credentialing Program!

Final Day Competitions

Final Day Competition Overview
Top Team Chant, Band Chant, and Cheer are all offered as Final Day Competitions for NCA Overnight Camps. Click the button to learn more about each of these competitions.

Mascot Curriculum

Mascot Curriculum
Our Mascot Curriculum is offered at select 4-Day Overnight Camps. Click the button to view the 4-Day Schedule.

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