Welcome to the University of California – Santa Cruz!

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

  • Camp is held on field that overlooks the ocean!
  • Housing in dorm rooms creates a great team bonding atmosphere!
  • Camp is held outdoors in beautiful California weather!
  • Shop the latest trends in cheer fashion at the Varsity Spirit Shop on site!
  • State Director: James Blunk | jblunk@varsity.com | 800.864.4153

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Testimonials from Camp

"'UCA does an amazing job at instructing. They always have ways of making the kids understand and enjoy what they are doing. If the kids start to get frustrated, the staff is always right there to help. Being a new coach, I’ve had so many questions and everyone was so friendly and helpful!'" Coach LisaEureka 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
"'Great material to take home! Staff was awesome as always and I loved that they let me be as hands-on with the kids as I wanted but yet still were super helpful.'" Coach JoanneKennedy 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.