Welcome to the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells!

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

  • Located in the heart of the Palm Desert between two of California’s premier golf courses
  • Spacious and comfortable resort accommodations
  • Resort offers spas, restaurants and pools, including a beach pool with sand!
  • All meals are catered
  • Schedule allows for an evening off to enjoy resort amenities
  • Camp is held indoors
  • This location uses mats for camp
  • Shop the latest trends in cheer fashion at the Varsity Spirit Shop on site!
  • State Director: Brian Ahn | bahn@varsity.com | 323.551.7704

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Testimonials from Camp

"'This is our second year coming to this camp. The staff is always extremely talented and always positive when assisting our team. The location always provides us with an amazing experience, from the food to the pools. This camp has it all.'" Coach KellyBrea O' Linda 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
"'We come back every year because of the fantastic location and how professional and talented the staff is year in and year out!'" Coach DanaSanta Margarita Catholic 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.