Welcome to Iowa State University!

  • Camp located in the newly renovated State Gym.
  • Suite-style dorm housing located extremely close to the camp facility and is a fun experience for team bonding – view accommodations here.
  • Elite NDA Curriculum offered.
  • Master Class taught by an active member of the professional dance industry! Learn more about our NDA Master Instructors – here.
  • For more information, contact Stephanie Raciak at sraciak@varsity.com.

Location Tips

  • It’s amazing how the dancers feed off of each other at this camp. No matter the time of day they are always energetic, attentive, and eager to learn. – Malorie
  • Great camp for any level team. NDA offers beginner through Elite level material and training. – Megan
  • Bring a water bottle to refill at hydration stations and a sweat towel to wipe up your “glow”. Camp can be hard work, so be prepared! And always remember – #theworkisworthit – Kenzie

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2021 Master Instructor Coming Soon!

Testimonials from Camp

"'We are walking away from camp excited for our season ahead, knowing ourselves and our team better than we have before. Members of our team who have been dancing together for 4 years now are leaving with knowledge they never knew about those team members before. We have grown as leaders, both the team and myself and our assistant coach. We are leaving with skills, technique and dances we could not learn at any other camp. NDA, truly is the best camp a dance team can attend and we are very thankful for that.'" Coach GrahamNewton High School
"'As a coach, I loved the material that the coaches got out of our meetings. I also just love the atmosphere of NDA camp. Our head instructor made everyone feel so comfortable, and you could tell she not only cared about every team, but she put her heart and soul into everything NDA! I have been to 7 camps as a student, college student, and now coach, and the staff here was BY FAR one of the best I have come across!!'" Coach KelseyNorwalk High School
"'The camp curriculum was beyond great, and the NDA staff members were fantastic. My girls had a wonderful time learning from the best of the best and growing and bonding as a team!'" Coach SamanthaDavenport West High School

Camp Notes

Camp Theme

It’s all about the JOURNEY at NDA Summer Camp!

This summer we are exploring the invaluable role dancers play in their communities as athletes, ambassadors, performers, role models and spirit raisers. Not only will the journey at NDA Summer Camp be fun 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 #JourneyWithNDA?

What to Bring

  • A great attitude!
  • Camp Wear
  • Dance Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Funner Day Outfit — see below for ideas on what to wear!

Download NDA Packing List

What to Wear

We are going on a JOURNEY at NDA Summer Camp! Discover the importance of respect, hard work, encouragement, confidence and just having fun. Speaking of fun, here are some outfit ideas to plan for FUNNER 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 dancer 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 NDA Summer Camp today!

pre-order st. jude letters

Required Forms & FAQs

Come into NDA Summer Camp fully prepared! Access required forms and read through our frequently asked questions before coming to camp.

required forms & faqs