Day Camps

About UCA Day Camps

For over 45 years, UCA has been building spirit and training leaders for life! Stay close to home while enjoying many benefits of the UCA Overnight program. These commuter-only camps are usually held at a school or gym and squads drive to and from camp each day. The UCA Staff will take your squad through game day training, team bonding activities, one-on-one time and more.

Sample Schedule & Curriculum Highlights

Spirit Prop Workshop & Game Day Training
Squads will learn how to create excitement and engage the crowd during a game with poms, signs, megs, flags and proper spiriting techniques in the Spirit Prop Workshop! During Game Day Training, teams will learn exciting and crowd effective sidelines, cheers and band chants to become the ultimate crowd leaders at school.
NEW!- Stunt & Pyramid Curriculum
Updated partner stunt and pyramid curriculum from beginner to elite with new transitions, inversions and dismounts while still following the UCA progressions squads know and love. Includes a Safety Awareness Test, Spotting Seminar and Stunt Qualification.
Team Building
Build, bond and grow through team building exercises, encouraging evaluations and leadership training.
Cheer Private Coaching
One-on-one time with the UCA Staff incorporating spirit props such as signs, poms, megs and flags along with skills and spirit into a cheer of choice.
Coaches' and Captains' Workshop
Coaches will have the opportunity to bring their captains to the first Stunt Workshop and the Goal Setting meeting to ensure the leaders of the squad are aligned on both stunt training and goals for the season.
Camp Routine Private Coaching
Individualized time with the UCA Staff to help create an eleven 8-count performance customized to the squad’s unique strengths and abilities.
Spirit Night
Show your Friday Night Lights spirit by going all out in a theme! Channel your own schools’ theme weeks or spirit days and come dressed to dominate what your student section would look like during a big game week! The UCA Staff will take you through 4 quarters of fun that will be filled with team bonding and memories!
Team Leader Program
Increased 1:1 time with Team Leader to build stronger relationships and receive additional help to maximize your squad's potential!
Camp Awards
UCA Camp brings out the very best in teams through daily spirit awards like the Spirit Stick and Top Banana, camp wide leadership and traditions awards and more!

Coaches' Education & Safety

Educational and Safety Best Practices
UCA’s Coaches’ Meetings are powered with the knowledge of USA Cheer, Varsity University and the NFHS! Learn proven techniques for successful spirit program management as well as elevating your school’s spirit like never before.
Coaches’ Meetings
Your Head Instructor will lead daily meetings with roundtable discussions and video components covering key topics including all things UCA Camp, safety, new rule changes, game day trends and more.
Coaches' Stunt Workshop
The Head Instructor and UCA Staff will demonstrate skills, stunt technique and stunt progressions–all geared towards training coaches! Gain valuable safety knowledge to support your own stunt coaching after camp is over!
Coaches' Gifts
UCA loves our Coaches! Attend UCA Camp and receive a Game Day Playbook, Varsity University Coaches' Education Course, access to our summer material and music, membership to the Varsity Club, supplemental resource videos available on BAND and a Tryout Kit. For coaches attending Overnight Camps, you'll also receive a Padfolio to stay organized throughout camp and beyond!

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