Welcome to Lincoln, Nebraska!

  • Dorm housing located extremely close to the camp facility and is a fun experience for team bonding.
  • Location is a squad favorite – most teams return to this location year after year because of the great facilities, food and atmosphere. It also provides a great opportunity for dancers to visit a college campus.
  • Held in a state-of-the-art air-conditioned facility – a great atmosphere for learning!
  • Shop the latest trends in dance fashion at the Varsity Spirit Shop on site!
  • For more information, contact Kelsey Scheffer at kscheffer@varsity.com or (773) 372-8453.

Location Tips

  • Love, love, love this camp! The energy here is second to none. All the teams work very hard and are extremely supportive of each other. – Lyndsey
  • Don’t forget to pack your things for Fun Day and decorating your team’s Spirit Stick! I love seeing how creative our teams are. – Mariah
  • Plan to keep your Gatorade and snacks outside of the gym facility to avoid spills on the newly varnished, awesome gym floors! – Catie

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Testimonials from Camp

"'I love the intensity of NDA summer camp. It always pushes my girls and in the end, they are so proud of themselves and I am so proud of them. I love the team building that begins right when we get to camp and then continues throughout the year. We absolutely LOVED the improvisation session that our head instructor did in place of a cool down one evening. Overall, we really love NDA camp at NWU!'" Coach AngieScottsbluff High School
"'Our team buddy was amazing! She did a great job during custom coaching helping our team clean. She was also very upbeat and positive without being patronizing. She genuinely seemed to care (it didn't seem like a job to her).'" Coach LisaWestside High School
"'The team time at this camp was great! Our buddy was the perfect mix of positivity and push with our girls. Very professional and detailed with the girls in both custom coaching and team time!'" Coach AmyNewton 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!

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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.

required forms & faqs