Welcome to Ball State University!

  • AMAZING dorm room accommodations.
  • Short walk from building to building.
  • Camp held indoors – plenty of room for breakout sessions and to provide your dancers with the best learning environment possible.
  • For more information, contact Ashley Udashen at audashen@varsity.com.

Location Tips

  • Don’t forget those XL twin sheets for the dorms! – Rachel
  • This is the most positive camp I’ve ever worked! Individuals genuinely make an effort to make friends on different teams. – Kassie
  • Ball State has a great dance program for dancers looking to dance in college. Camp gives them the chance to check out the campus! – Edith

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Testimonials from Camp

"'The head instructor, Hayley, was so encouraging and kept everyone involved and engaged. The NDA staff made my dancers feel welcome and boosted their confidence!'" Coach GinaKokomo High School
"'I loved the staff we had this year! All were welcoming, knowledgeable and the girls truly enjoyed their teaching techniques.'" Coach BriannaFishers Fusion Dance
"'I loved the swap shop talk with the other coaches and found this time was one of the best takeaways during all of our coaches meetings.'" Coach KailaDelphi Community High School
"'Facilities are awesome!'" Coach SandeeConnersville 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