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Camp Payment & Registration Cancellation Policies

PAYMENTS

Following is the 2022 USA Camp Payment and Registration Cancellation policies.  Please make sure to secure your camp registration by submitting your camp payments on time.  If you have any questions regarding the policies, please contact your State Director, Varsity Rep or the USA Registration Team at 800-886-4872.

DEPOSIT DUE – 60 Days Prior to Camp Start Date

Acceptable forms of payment are School Check, Purchase Order, Money Order, Cashier’s   Check, or Credit  Card.  We do not accept organization or personal checks or check   payments from individual squad members.

To pay with credit card – log into myVarsity.com and access your school’s camp registrations.

For individuals to pay with credit card – provide the following link   www.myvarsity.com/s/payments to your participants.  Please note that your participants will need the registration number from their squad’s camp registration.

To pay with Purchase Order – either fax it to 866-761-9365 or email to kfoster@varsity.com.

To pay with school check, money order, or cashier’s check – make check payable to United Spirit Association or USA and mail to:

United Spirit Association
5770 Warland Drive, Suite B
Cypress, CA  90630

BALANCE DUE – 45 Days Prior to Camp Start Date

 

CAMP REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY

45 Days Prior to Camp Start Date 

Registrations without payment (check, credit card, or purchase order) will be put on hold pending payment.  Once payment has been received the registration will be reinstated as long as there is still space available at the camp.

30 Days Prior to Camp Start Date 

Registrations on hold pending payment will be cancelled if payment has not been received.

Once a registration is cancelled, it will only be reinstated once payment in full has been received and as long as there is still space available at the camp.  Once a registration has been cancelled, reinstatement is not guaranteed once payment is received.

Please note the above does not apply to participant/non participant number changes on a camp registration.  Please make sure to check the Camp Terms and Conditions regarding cancellation fees for changes to camp attendee numbers.

CAMP AND CLINIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS

2023 Spirit Nationals Squad Credentialing Camp Requirement

The USA Spirit Nationals, held each February in Anaheim, CA provides an opportunity for teams to showcase their competitive skills and we are proud of the fact that for over 35 years the USA stage has recognized teams that make competition a part of a well-rounded program.  To encourage the primary role of the cheerleader on camps, while also providing a fun, exciting and rewarding competitive, environment, the Varsity Spirit/NFHS Squad Credentialing program will be a requirement for cheer teams to attend the USA Spirit Nationals on February 24 – 26, 2023.

This program will be conducted at all two days or longer Varsity Spirit camps.

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NEW – Coach Membership Required at Camp

In a continuing effort to better protect athletes and coaches, Varsity Spirit has partnered with USA Cheer, the USA Federation for Sport Cheer. Beginning this summer, Varsity Spirit will require that all adults attending an Overnight Camp have a USA Cheer Coach, STUNT Coach, Dance Coach, or Professional Membership. It is highly encouraged that all coaches have this membership, regardless of whether they attend an Overnight Camp or not.

  • The USA Cheer membership is active from June 1 through May 31 and will satisfy the new Varsity Spirit requirement for summer camps and events.
  • Each registered cheer team/program must have at least one coach with a Cheer Coach Membership, and each registered dance team/program must have at least one coach with a Dance Membership. Additional coaches and team personnel can choose to have either a Cheer Coach, STUNT Coach, Professional or Dance Membership.
  • New this year: The Cheer Coach and Dance Coach memberships come with additional liability coverage for current members who are 18 years of age or older while coaching their designated team*.

Varsity Spirit will cover the membership fee for all registered coaches and team personnel who attend a Varsity Spirit camp lasting two or more days. Coaches must complete their membership requirements before their camp. When checking in at camp, you will simply provide proof of membership for each adult from your organization attending camp.

If you are attending a Varsity Spirit camp lasting two or more days, you will receive a code via email prior to attending camp to complete your free membership. Please do not complete the membership registration below if you do not have this code. Once you receive the code, register for your membership below. Be sure to click “Apply” after entering your code in the appropriate box.

Camp Rules (MUST READ)

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At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends is our top priority. As various parts of the country open up and begin to resume public activities, it is important to follow the guidelines provided by your local and state government and health departments regarding activities that are permitted for your community in addition to any specific requirements from your direct association (college conference and divisions, school district and/or state high school athletics/activities associations, US All Star Federation, governing youth rec association, etc.).

To view the USA Cheer “Return to Cheer and STUNT” Guidelines – click here.

  • This document and any policies described therein were prepared by USA Cheer and are being provided by Varsity Spirit for informational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for using this information and understand and agree that Varsity Spirit is not responsible or liable for any errors or omissions or for any claim, loss or damage resulting from the use of this information. None of these materials are offered, nor should be construed or relied upon, as medical advice.

COVID-19 Camp Rules

Click HERE for the COVID-19 Camp Rules (as of 3/8/22).  Please share these with your athletes, parents, and administration.

Release Forms

Click HERE for the Liability Release and Waiver Form. Every adult/minor attending a camp must turn in a signed copy at registration the first day of the event.

Click HERE for the Accident Insurance Policy. Varsity Spirit offers an accident policy to registered camp participants at most overnight camps.  Not offered at home camps, day camps, or clinics.

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What to Bring to Camp

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP (TEAMS) – RESORT & UNIVERSITY LOCATIONS

  • St. Jude Letters or addresses for St. Jude Letters.  As a part of our NFHS Squad Credentialing program, each athlete should complete two St. Jude letters
  • Music device/portable speaker
  • Home routine for Showtime USA (Dance Camps – optional)
  • Spirit Raising Props: signs, poms, megaphones, flags, etc. for Game Day Classes & Evaluations (Spirit Camps)
  • Your school’s traditional fight song and/or a home routine (Spirit Camps – optional)
  • Dress up attire for the final night of camp! (Spirit Camp, Showtime Camp & Performance Dance Camps Only – See information for your specific camp type on myVarsity portal).  

WHAT TO PACK (INDIVIDUAL TEAM MEMBERS)  – RESORT & UNIVERSITY LOCATIONS

  • Completed and signed Participant Release and Waiver Form
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray (Some Resort Locations may have classes outdoors).
  • Water bottle
  • Healthy Snacks & Water
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Money to use at the Varsity Spirit Shop (optional)
  • Camp wear/uniform for each day of camp
  • Shoes and attire for both outdoor and indoor facilities
  • Hair accessories (bows, ribbons, hair ties)
  • Activity equipment (poms, mascot costume, etc.)
  • Mace or Military Baton, Gloves, and Whistle (Drum Major Camps Only)

In addition to the above items, those attending a camp at a University location should also pack the following:

  • Bedding & Towels
  • Shower Shoes
  • Pop Ups & Folding Chairs (optional)