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USA Summer Training

Hello, advisor/director/coach! The USA instructional staff cannot wait to start working with you and your students. Below is information to help you prep and get to your USA summer training. See you soon!

  • California State University, San Marcos (333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096)

  • Camp Dates:  July 7 – 10, 2017

  • Every attendee is required to complete and bring a Varsity Spirit Release and Waiver Form, as well as university required Waiver Form.

  • Please check your invoice on the camp portal. If you have a balance due, it must be paid before your camp’s start date. To make the registration process run smoothly, please bring a copy of your method of payment (purchase order, school check, etc.) and a copy of your zero balance invoice.

  • Registration runs from 9 a.m. until noon at The Quad. Be sure to look for the Varsity Camp Administration (VCA) staff wearing the red polo shirt for assistance upon arrival. Once you know the specific location of your dorm, unload your students and your belongings. Please get your team(s) to the Opening Ceremony meeting location by 1:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. start.

  • Meals start with dinner on night 1 and end with breakfast on the last day.

  • Wifi will not be available to attendees while on campus.

  • Keep in mind that this is a closed camp. Parents/guardians, family and friends are welcome to support the students during the Home Routine on night 1 and during closing ceremonies on the last day beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thanks!

Scroll down and keep reading on for info on what to bring, camp music and more! Feel free to share this page with your students and parents/guardians.

Program specific information is located under the Event Paperwork tab of My Team Registrations. We are excited to partner with you to build skills, confidence, routines, friendships and memories to last a lifetime!

Varsity Spirit Release and Waiver Form
University Required Waiver Form
Cheer Camp Schedule

Scroll Down for More “Need-to-Know” Info

Manage Existing Team Reservation

Other Camp Notes

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
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, STRONG AS ONE, is reflected in the cheers, handbooks, ribbons and even the annual USA Camp Dance. In creating your own signs, posters, t-shirts, etc. for camp, show how strong your team’s spirit can be!

The “Hooray for the Holidays” Rally provides an opportunity to have fun with your squad by dressing up in your favorite holiday costumes as you celebrate your most favorite time of the year! Get creative, have fun and make unforgettable memories with your team and with the USA Staff!

Teams are encouraged to dress up and celebrate their favorite holiday of the year. From Santa’s elves or vampires to bunnies or leprechauns, it will definitely be a fun night to remember! Dress up and have fun showing off your most wonderful time of the year. Hooray for the Holidays!

For program specific curriculum and evaluation information, please see the Event Paperwork tab of My Team Registrations in the Varsity Portal.

We value your feedback! In addition to the curriculum specific How Was Camp form given on the last day of camp, we would love to have each coach attending camp provide their feedback via a short digital survey. Either text “USA” to 36698 or visit usa.varsity.com/survey to get started!

Be part of something bigger! Please remind each participant to bring 2 addresses to camp to complete the 2 St. Jude letters for the Squad Credentialing program. Students completing 5 letters will receive a St. Jude pin!

For rules and procedures (including camp rules, videotaping policy, etc.), please visit the Event Paperwork tab of My Team Registrations in the Varsity Portal.

Future Opportunities

USA/UCLA Spirit Spectacular!

SAVE THE DATE! If you are a USA Summer Camp customer, you have the opportunity to perform on the field with the USA Staff in front of thousands of college football fans at the UCLA vs. Hawaii football game on September 9, 2017, at the historic Rose Bowl!

Get a game ticket, practice time with USA Staff to brush up on material, a souvenir and experience college game day at its finest all included in one low price!

Ask your State Director and CLICK HERE for more information!

Want even more one-on-one time with a USA Instructor?

Sign up for GAMETIME LIVE! Schedule a USA Instructor to watch you in action on the sideline in the fall, then get immediate verbal feedback, followed up with written feedback and a 2 hour private clinic to make adjustments that will wow your crowd!

Need a unity routine for a pep rally or halftime? Call your State Director! We can add transitions and stunts that will pull your routines and program together on the field and off.

Travel with the USA!

Students selected as All Americans at camp have the opportunity to travel to London with Varsity Spirit and perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade. Have fun meeting other spiritleaders, dancers and drum majors from across the country and make amazing memories that will last a lifetime!

Captains and co-captains have the opportunity to take part in the Varsity Spirit Spectacular in Orlando, Florida, while Superior Plaque winners can take part in a fun Citrus Bowl performance over New Year’s!

Click HERE for more info!