Welcome to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville!

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

  • 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: Kaylin Dietrich | kdietrich@varsity.com | 815.451.0307

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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

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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.