Welcome to USA camp at UC Santa Barbara!

  • The campus, bordered on three sides by the Pacific Ocean, has miles of coastline, its own lagoon, and the rocky extension, Goleta Point, which is also known as “Campus Point”
  • The campus has numerous walking and bicycle paths across campus, around the lagoon and along the beach
  • Enjoy building skills and team bonding at this gorgeous location away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city
  • Students get a taste of the collegiate experience by staying in dorms and walking through campus to get to the teaching fields, while enjoying beautiful weather and the fresh ocean air
  • Santa Barbara’s downtown district features shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions like the Mission Santa Barbara

Please contact your USA State Director.


Location Tips

This would be an awesome opportunity to take team pictures with a beautiful and authentic background. Bring your beach attire and the whole team can lounge and relax right there at the beach after camp is over. What a great bonding moment for your team!

Since you’re right next to the ocean, remember to bring a jacket as it gets cool at night

Bring extra money for souvenirs from the USA camp store

Contact your State Director for more information.  


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Camp Notes

Camp Theme

Each year the USA chooses an inspirational theme to go along with the camp season that teams can use throughout the year at their own schools. This theme is reflected in the cheers, handbooks, ribbons and even the annual USA Camp Dance.

It’s often said home is where the heart is. The place you call “home” cane be anywhere you feel safe, supported and surrounded by those that lift you up. Home can be the physical space you share with your family – a place where you’ve gained courage and other valuable life skills that have shape you into the person you are today. Home can also be your school campus; a place where your brain is stretched, and lifelong memories are made. Home can also be your community of friends, providing acceptance and a sense of belonging. Wherever you are welcome to be your true self… you are home. And, no matter the road life takes you down, it’s important to remember you can always return home… to your hometown, the big homecoming game or wherever feels like home for you… there’s simply no place like it.

What's NEW This Summer!

To check out what’s new this summer, along with what to wear/bring – click here!

Testimonials from Camp

"'We became closer to each other as a team. It was really fun and pushed us out of our comfort zones. The staff were really helpful and realized our potential.'" Varsity Song TeamMonta Vista High School, CA
"'Our favorite parts of camp were the Spirit Rally and the camp dance. The staff was friendly and was always ready to help!'" Varsity Cheer TeamArbor View High School, NV
"'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

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