Welcome to Eastern Illinois University!

  • 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.

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

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