Welcome to Illinois Wesleyan University!

  • Camp held indoors.
  • Great central location for camp in Illinois!
  • For more information, contact Stephanie Raciak at sraciak@varsity.com.

Location Tips

  • The commute from the practice facility to the dorms is less than two minutes. This is helpful for maximum practice time. – Kassie
  • Be ready to learn from the best staff ever! – Alexys
  • Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. – Molly

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Testimonials from Camp

"'We adore NDA Camp, the curriculum and the Staff! Hannah was phenomenal. She wasn't our Buddy, but she made a point to build a rapport with my team. She's very intuitive and is invested in each camper's success.'" Coach DebbieRochester High School
"'We love this camp and continue to come to this location for the personal attention year after year.'" Coach RebeccaEureka High School
"'We enjoyed the intimacy of IWU! We will be back next year.'" Coach TiffanyJacksonville 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