Welcome to the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort!

Learn more about this specific location below. The UCA instructional staff cannot wait to start working with you and your students.
We are excited to partner with you to build skills, confidence, routines, friendships and memories to last a lifetime!

Location Tips

  • Accommodations at beautiful resort in the middle of Palm Springs
  • Access to three onsite pools
  • Onsite spa, restaurant, exercise facility, golf course, shopping and coffee shop
  • All meals are catered
  • This schedule allows for an evening off to enjoy the resort after dinner on Day Two or Three
  • Camp is held indoors in an air-conditioned facility
  • This location uses mats for camp
  • Shop the latest trends in cheer fashion at the Varsity Spirit Shop on site!
  • Christian schools session offered in August. Daily devotionals / Christian Leadership and worship led by UCA staff.  Personal journals provided to each athlete.
  • State Director: Brian Ahn | bahn@varsity.com | 323.551.7704

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Testimonials from Camp

"'WOW! Words can't express how much my athletes and coaches LOVE UCA Camp! I have attended UCA Camps for the past 16 years as either an athlete, UCA Staff Instructor or coach, and this year was by far my favorite! With roughly 90 athletes in my program; it is extremely reassuring to know UCA is always there for me. Every year I am overwhelmingly impressed with the staff's knowledge and eagerness to help make sure my kids have a great time. After attending UCA Camp, you will never want to take your team anywhere else!!!'" Coach KatieDutch Fork High School
"'The UCA Staff at camp were amazing! So many of them went above and beyond for my girls so that they left feeling confident and game ready! The individualized private coaching we got for sidelines, cheers and the Rally Routine was so awesome. The one-on-one time is what I look forward to most as a coach so that I can focus with my girls on improving all the important details while we practice. Coaches meetings were the most productive they have ever been. Every request we made was given attention to and worked into the schedule. Kudos to UCA for always making summer camp so memorable for my teams! We can't wait for next summer!'" Coach MattHoggard High School
"'For over 20 years, the Carroll County Cheerleaders have attended UCA Camp and we are tremendously pleased each and every year. From the outstanding staff, wonderful facilities and the material learned while at camp, the UCA program is incredible. The attention and dedication given to the young people is amazing and always top-notch. I can honestly say that I enjoy camp each year because of the UCA Staff and our overnight camp experience. I feel that 20+ years should attest to the fact that the UCA program is second to none.'" Coach NicoleCarroll County High School

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Camp Notes

Camp & Pep Rally Theme

This year’s theme is Spirit Power featuring our Pep Rally: Super Squad Rally! On night three, be ready to get creative and dress up with your team for an interactive, super hero-themed rally!

What to Bring

  • Spirit Raising Props such as signs, poms, megs and flags.
  • Addresses for St. Jude Letters (or see the link below to pre-order your Letter Writing Kit!)
  • Outfits for the Pep Rally: Super Squad Rally! Dress as your favorite super hero, create your own super hero or wear a costume that represents your favorite super power!

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 UCA Summer Camp today HERE! 

Required Forms & FAQs

Don’t come to #UCAcamp unprepared! Access the required forms and view the frequently asked questions here.