Welcome to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville!

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

About This Location

  • Dorm housing is a fun experience for team bonding
  • Camp is held indoors, in air conditioning
  • Catered university meals
  • This location uses mats for camp
  • Great opportunity for cheerleaders to visit a college campus
  • Shop the latest trends in cheer fashion at the Varsity Spirit Shop on site!
  • State Director: Carrie Nichols | cnichols@varsity.com | 636.357.3049

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Testimonials from Camp

"'We learned so many new stunts at camp this year! I especially loved the focus on safety and progressions. My team left camp prepared for the coming season. Thank you!'" Coach EmilySouthwest High School
"'The facilities and staff at SIUE were so great to work with! They made check in super easy for a first time coach! Once we got to camp, my girls had the time of their lives! They are already asking to go back next year!'" Coach AdrienneSt. Mary's 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

Camp Notes

Camp Theme & What's New This Summer

  • To check out what’s new this summer, what to bring/wear and about the camp theme – click here!
  • To view the camp brochure – click here!

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 cheerleader attending a UCA 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 UCA Summer Camp today!

PRE-ORDER ST. JUDE LETTERS 

Required Forms & FAQs

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