Welcome to Eastern Illinois University!

Camp Dates & Pricing

  • Dorm housing is a fun experience for team bonding.
  • Camp is held in a large facility so dancers to spread out and learn each day!
  • Intimate camp with a comfortable atmosphere that will push dancers to their next level.
  • Super friendly and helpful university staff makes the camp experience even easier.
  • For more information, contact Stephanie Raciak at sraciak@varsity.com.

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Location Tips

  • There is a large gym for practice space so be sure to take advantage when time allots to practice all of your routines in this awesome space! – Kassie
  • Great opportunity to meet teams locally in the area and get to know all of the staff! – Molly
  • Not a far commute from the facility to dorm giving your even more practice time! – Holly

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Testimonials from Camp

"'The teams that attend this camp are great to bond with and the coaches are great too!'" Coach LynneCarlinville High School
"'Our NDA staff were shining examples of leadership and professionalism. They were excellent role models all throughout our stay. They worked so well together and made our girls feel special.'" Coach NatalieTremont High School
"'We liked that there were a lot of open practice times. We loved the cool down stretch. All of the staff had great energy! They were also very understanding and helpful.'" Coach WhitneyMatoon High School
"'We LOVED Ellery and Ellie! They made each girl feel special and noticed for their individual talents!'" Coach CaitlynSpringfield High School

Camp Notes

Camp Theme


Greatness can be portrayed in many ways, including becoming a leader, helping others, or inspiring the feeling of spirit. Since 1976 NDA has pursued our mission of empowering great athletes and building strong teams.

Join us this year to discover how to pursue your greatness.

What to Bring

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

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What to Wear

We want to see how your team PURSUES GREATNESS at NDA Summer Camp!

Here are some ideas on what to wear for fun day:

  • What you want to be when you grow up
  • Great historical figures or heroes
  • Role models or trailblazers
  • Landmarks or monuments
  • Someone you admire
  • Great celebrities
  • Olympic teams
  • USA

Team Up for St. Jude

Since 2011, Varsity Spirit has raised over $6.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because of cheerleading teams just like yours – through game days, donation letters, and online fundraising. Join the fight and pre-order your letters for NDA Summer Camp today!

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Required Forms & FAQs

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

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