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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!

  • Davis Conference Center (800 Heritage Park Blvd., Layton, Utah 84041)

  • Camp Dates:  June 26-29, 2017

  • Every attendee is required to complete and bring a Release and 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.

  • Camp registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26th. Opening ceremonies starts promptly at 2:00 p.m. Schools/ teams should plan to give themselves at least 1/2 hour of time to register and should therefore arrive no later than 12:00 p.m. for registration. When you arrive at the Davis Conference Center, please proceed to the USA camp check-in desk which is at the registration desk off of the Sky LobbyPlease do not check-in at your hotel first, as USA staff will check you in for camp first at the Davis Conference Center and then direct you to the appropriate hotel desk for keys from there. Please see toggles below for further check-in/check-out details.

  • Meals start with dinner on night 1 and end with breakfast on the last day. Please see toggles below for further meal details.

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

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Release and Waiver Form
Elite Cheer Camp Schedule
Performance Dance Camp Schedule

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!

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Other Camp Notes

CAMP CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION (RECEPTION DESK – SKY LOBBY at DAVIS CONFERENCE CENTER)

Please check-in for USA Camp at the registration desk off of the Sky Lobby. The Varsity Camp Administration (“VCA”) will check you in for camp first at the Davis Conference Center and then will direct you to the appropriate hotel desk for keys from there.

Check-in time for the hotel is officially 4:00 PM. Rooms likely will not be available before that time.

As a reminder, all quad and triple rooms will consist of two double beds. If you have more than 2 people registered to a room, they will be sharing a bed.

For those who have registered for a 3-night stay, your rooms may not be available until after 4:00 PM on Monday, June 26th. Upon your arrival Monday morning, please proceed to the USA camp registration check-in at the Sky Lobby reception desk at the Davis Conference Center  to receive your camp information. Please leave all luggage in vehicles until camp registration has concluded. Camp registration for Monday check-in begins at 9:00 AM. We ask that you leave your bags in your vehicle until your rooms are ready. If you do not have a vehicle to leave bags in, you may leave them in a room designated by the hotel after you have registered for camp.

The hotel has informed us that USA guests will be issued rooms as soon as they become available. Should rooms become available while you are in classes, the USA staff will notify you that keys may be picked up during the next break in classes.

Hotel check-out is 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 29th. Please note that on the day of departure, your room key will no longer work after 12:00 PM, however camp does not end until approximately 12:30 p.m. that day. You must make arrangements to leave your luggage in vehicles, as late check out will not be available on Friday. Please remove all items from your room prior to this time. When departing the hotel, one representative from each room must clear the account for the room.

Parking is free of charge at the Hilton Garden Inn and Davis Conference Center. You must park only in designated parking stalls.

Please be advised that for safety/security, and to help provide a focused teaching environment, the USA Resort camp will be closed to all visitors with the exception of the following:

CHEER & DANCE — Opening Ceremonies (Day 1):  Monday, June 26th from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Cheer takes place in the Eclipse A/B Ballroom of the Davis Conference Center.
  • Dance takes place in the Stratus ballroom.

CHEER — USA Home Cheer Evaluation (Night I):  Monday, June 26th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

CHEER & DANCE — Closing Ceremonies (Day 4):  Thursday, June 29th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Cheer takes place in the Eclipse A/B Ballroom of the Davis Conference Center.
  • Dance takes place in the Stratus ballroom.

Parents/guardians, family and friends wishing to come as spectators at either of the times above please note the following:

  • Free parking is available at the conference center.
  • For safety and security reasons, no items may be brought into the conference center (i.e. coolers, chairs, etc.).
  • Although there will be programming other than the hours listed above, the above times are the only times that parents/family/friends will be invited as spectators to camp. At all other times, only officially registered students/advisors/coaches will be permitted at camp.

We ask that on the final day of camp, you please not arrive prior to the 11:30 a.m. Closing Ceremonies scheduled time. When teams are spread out for the final morning activities, the facility cannot accommodate additional people in the building. We appreciate your cooperation.

All meals will be provided at the Davis Conference Center. Meals will follow a stagger schedule, which will be designated by the USA staff. Your staff will inform you of meal dismissal times during classes.

For this camp, meals are provided for both commuter and residential attendees as part of camp registration fees.

If you or anyone from your group has a severe food allergy or is a vegetarian, please communicate that with Kim Betts, kbetts@varsity.com, immediately.

The USA staff will conduct staggers for all lunches and dinners. We ask that when you are dismissed for a meal that you please proceed immediately to the ballroom to help keep lines to a minimum.

All meals will be served at the Davis Conference Center – wristbands and/or meal tickets for admission may be required. Please no cheering in the dining areas during meals. Food will be served buffet style. In order to expedite service, please leave the dining areas as soon as you finish eating and please bus your own dishes.

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

In addition to the general camp rules and procedures in the Event Paperwork, please see below for rules specific to this camp.

GENERAL RULES

The hotel will have guests staying on property who are not part of the USA Conference Center Camp. We both anticipate and appreciate everyone’s cooperation in being respectful of other guests at all times.

In addition, the following rules will be instituted during camp in order to ensure safety and effective operation of the camp.

  • Stereos and television set volume in rooms must be kept at a level so as not to disturb other guests.
  • Room hallways may not be used as a common meeting area or for practicing routines. Meeting must take place in individual rooms or in hotel lobbies/lounges.
  • Practicing outdoors may not begin prior to 8:30 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m.
  • The swimming pool will be open for use during lunch and dinner breaks. There is no lifeguard present – use of the pool facilities is at your own risk.
  • Stunting is not permitted in the pool or on the pool deck.

INCIDENTALS

The cost of rooms has been paid in full by the USA prior to your arrival. Upon check in guests will be asked to submit a credit card or a cash deposit.   However if a guest does not have a credit card or cash, the hotel’s front desk agents will at this point turn off all charging privileges. If you wish to have access to long distance calls, movies or charging room service to the room, you must provide the front desk with a credit card or cash deposit for incidentals. Incidental expenses incurred during your stay at the hotel must be paid by individuals at the time of check-out. The USA will not be held responsible for extra expenses. If the incidental expenses are not paid at the time of check-out, an additional service charge of 20% will be added to the outstanding bill.

SIGNS/POSTERS

We recommend that you not bring signs/decorations as they will not be permitted in common areas such as halls, lobbies, etc.

ELEVATORS

Attendees are requested to use the stairwells to reduce elevator traffic, especially when coming down for classes.

SECURITY

Please be sure to lock your room at all times. Should you be locked out during the camp, you will need to go to the front desk for a replacement key. Identification will be required.

This is a closed camp; therefore, visitors are not permitted at any time, except for Opening Ceremonies, Home Cheer/Showtime Evaluation on the first evening of camp and Closing Ceremonies on the final day of camp. You will be given bands at USA registration that each participant must wear throughout the camp on their ankle or have attached to a bag that is carried with them. This is your identification as an official camp attendee. These bands will be used for identification during classes and at meals.

Should you have any security issues, please phone the front desk immediately.

VIDEO TAPING

Due to the need for preparation and personal time, staff/faculty will not be able to film routines individually for attendees prior to or after class. We appreciate your cooperation in following these policies.

The USA Camp Office will be located in the Green Room at the Davis Conference Center once camp begins.

A camp store will be open for the purchase of souvenir items. It will be located in a ballroom at the Davis Conference Center.

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
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!
Please keep in mind that signs/decorations will not be permitted in common areas such halls, lobbies, etc.

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!

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 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! Look out for more information at USA Camp during your Captains’ Huddle!

CLICK HERE for info on Special Events!