Due to health and safety precautions our summer training camp options have changed. Please contact your USA State Director (Cheer/Mascot) Tsutae Johnson (Tsutae.Johnson@Varsity.com) or your USA State Director (Song/Pom, Dance & Pep Flag) Nicole Cestone (NCestone@Varsity.com) for the updated list of summer training camps available.

Welcome to USA Camp at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove!

  • Experience an extra wave of fun at this massive 84-degree indoor water park offering the best in weatherproof Southern California team bonding
  • In addition to the waterpark, enjoy bowling, the arcade, laser tag and an ice cream parlor
  • Work hard with your team and the USA Staff AND find plenty of jaw-dropping thrill rides and water slides to make this a camp you’ll remember forever
  • Dunkin’ Donuts on site
  • Please note that Great Wolf Lodge does not allow for commuters at any of their locations, but who would want to miss staying overnight at this fantastic local getaway

Location Tips

NEW! Great Wolf Lodge Snack Pass

  • Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit
  • Bring snacks for your room

Dance State Director: Nicole Cestone | ncestone@varsity.com | 949.324.1973

Cheer State Director: Tsutae Johnson | tsutae.johnson@varsity.com | 626.277.5671

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Camp Notes

Camp Theme

In 2020, we want to Make The Connection with you and your teams and help you Make the Connection with your other school groups and community!

What to Bring

Overnight Participants:

  • Sleeping bag or blankets, pillow, linens and towels
  • Fan/Snacks/Water for Dorm Room (optional)
  • Toiletries and Shower Shoes
  • Alarm clock

All Participants:

  • Completed and signed Release and Waiver Form
  • Practice clothes, tennis shoes/dance shoes, sweatshirt or jacket (Dressy clothes not necessary)
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Water bottle to keep with you during class times
  • Spending money to use at the Varsity Spirit Shop (optional)
  • Most participants bring $50 – $55 for snacks, water, t-shirts, souvenirs, etc. (optional)
  • Matching uniforms/outfits for evaluations, etc. (optional) – Spirit and Dance Camps Only
  • MP3 player with speaker (these are not provided at camp). Note: Each school will receive a code which will allow you to download the USA Summer Camp music.
  • Activity equipment (e.g. poms, mascot costume, etc.).
  • Signs, poms, megaphones, banners and flags to incorporate into Game-Action Cheers Evaluation – Spirit Camps Only
  • Rally Attire – See Rally Night Information Form – Spirit Camps Only
  • Mace or Military Baton, Gloves, and Whistle – Drum Major Camps Only

What to Wear

Comfortable, athletic attire and proper footwear for each day at camp. Many teams wear matching attire each day and bring uniforms for final day evaluation (recommended but not required).  Your local Varsity Rep can assist you with affordable campwear.

Spirit Camps – Better Together! Rally (Dress up ideas are endless; Peanut Butter & Jelly, Charlie’s Angels, Thing 1-Thing 2…have fun partnering up with your teammates dressing up as things that go together!)
Costumes/Outfit/Props

Showtime Camps, Performance Dance camps & Camp of Champs – Class Competition
Night Color themed costumes/outfit
• Seniors – Pink
• Juniors – Blue
• Sophomores – Green
• Freshman – Orange

Testimonials from Camp

"'One of the best weekends our team has had together. While the camp is about dancing, it is also about leadership, bonding and love for our art.'" Dance Team DirectorRancho Bernardo High School, CA
"'USA Camp instructors go above and beyond to instill leadership, confidence and the skills needed to be a successful team!'" Varsity Cheer CoachIndian Springs High School, NV
"'The staff is extraordinarily caring, passionate and driven to make students into the best student-leaders they can be. Their talent is unparalleled, and their mentorship has made an impact on my life that will stay with me forever'" Drum Major Camp AttendeeConcord High School, CA

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