Welcome to Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

Camp Dates & Pricing

  • This location replaces the former Wilderness Lodge Resort Camp.
  • Held in conjunction with NCA, so bring your cheerleaders!
  • Camp is held indoors on carpeted floor.
  • Hotel room accommodations; each room includes a stunning view of the Great Smokey Mountains!
  • Teams will have 4 hours of free time on days 2 and 3 to enjoy the resort or to get in extra practice time!
  • All meals are provided by the resort. Meals begin with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the final day!
  • For more information, contact Stacy Shelton at sshelton@varsity.com.

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Location Tips

  • Great camp for any level team. NDA offers beginner through Elite level material and training. – Kelly
  • Bring your own snacks for the hotel room; dinner is fairly early and your dancers may need a snack later into the evening. – Kelsey
  • Be sure to bring sneakers! Your squad may want to do some outdoor exploring! – Lizzy

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Testimonials from Camp

"'We love how the NDA instructors come in and treat our team as if they were their own team. They truly want the team to succeed and have an amazing experience.'" Coach AlexaCommack High School
"'Camp is always a great experience for my team and myself as a coach! It is great to connect with other coaches in the area and my dancers excel so much in just 4 days! It is incredible! Amazing camp!'" Coach LaurenNew Prairie High School
"'In all the years I've used NDA for our camp needs, it is by far the best experience for myself and the dancers. Staff was excellent, curriculum was excellent, and we loved the schedule!'" Coach AlexisShawnee Mission East 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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