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About the United Spirit Association

The United Spirit Association represents a 70-year tradition of summer training camps and special events, offering quality instruction and a creative environment where students can develop friendships and enjoy a positive learning experience.

The USA was established as an outgrowth of Robert Olmstead’s original California Specialty Camps. Mr. Olmstead conducted his first summer training camp in 1950 and since that time, hundreds of thousands of students have enjoyed “A summer vacation where learning is fun.” Today, as a part of the Varsity Spirit Corporation, the USA actively promotes the values, ideals and vision of the Olmsteads while working to reach students now and in the future. The USA is the largest summer camp and special event organization of its kind in the western United States, conducting camps primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Through its “Home” camps and Special Events/Competitions, the USA reaches students and performers nationwide.

Living up to its name, the United Spirit Association provides specialized instruction and year-round events for spirit, dance and band auxiliary activities. This summer, USA camps will offer complete programs at all levels for cheerleaders, Songleaders/Pom, Dance Teams, Drum Majors, Mascots, Pep/Short Flags, Dance/Drill Teams, Advisors, Leadership Teams, Directors and Coaches.

USA News

5 Ways to #TeamUp4StJude this September

Show your gold, for the fight against childhood cancer. Varsity Spirit partners with St. Jude to support its mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer, and we need your help! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which means it is time to #ShowYourGold this football season by planning a pep rally, spirit week or […]

Sep. 12, 2019

The Most Important Life Lessons I Learned at Cheer Camp

The Most Important Life Lessons I Learned at Cheer Camp by: Nicole Lauchaire, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Varsity Brands For many, the idea of summer camp conjures up images of canoes setting off on a placid lake, of tug-of-war and hiking and singing songs by a roaring fire pit. For me, camp was something […]

Aug. 20, 2019

Competition Registration Is Now Open!

Competition Registration Is Now Open!

You may still be in a summer daze but competition season is just around the corner. Registration is now open and it's time to set your sights on the best season yet!

Jul. 30, 2019

USA Spirit Camp Update!

USA Spirit Camp Update!

USA Spirit Camps are happening all over the country and middle school, junior high and high school teams are having a great time this summer! Camp is where teams learn new material for the upcoming season, and of course, make memories that will last a lifetime!

Jul. 22, 2019

A Sneak Peek At West Coast Spirit: Costa Mesa High School!

A Sneak Peek At West Coast Spirit: Costa Mesa High School!

Pretty soon, summer will be coming to an end and teams will begin preparing for this upcoming season of competition! Last season, we followed Costa Mesa High School on their journey through the 2019 USA Spirit Nationals in Anaheim, California.

Jul. 12, 2019

It's Time To Vote For Your Favorite Spirit Squad!

It’s Time To Vote For Your Favorite Spirit Squad!

This season, you decide the high school and college spirit squads featured on Varsity TV. Over the past two weeks, more than 650 Cheerleader's Choice nominations were sent in for high school and collegiate cheerleading squads across the nation.  

Jun. 19, 2019