University of Texas at San Antonio NCA Cheer/Mascot Camp III 2024

CAMP IS FULL, NO NEW REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED

CAMP IS FULL

Please be aware that if this camp becomes full and we have not received a deposit, your team may be asked to come as a commuter or move to one of our other camps.

Camp Dates: July 22-25, 2024
Camp Code: TX SA III NCA (3-night stay)
Location: University of Texas at San Antonio

Resident Fees
Athlete – $440
Coach – $395
Commuter Fees
Athlete – $260
Coach – $220

Commuter meal tickets: $95.00 per person, includes all meals during camp.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR CAMP

  • NCA/Varsity Rep will notify us if you have registered with them.
  • If you haven’t registered with NCA, that’s OK!
  • Now, complete Southwest Camps’ Registration Form. Click Here (You will get a confirmation email from JotForm.com. Please make sure your email server does not block or think it’s spam.)

Your team will NOT be registered for camp until we have received our online Registration Form. This form contains information that is NOT provided to us by NCA.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Email address should be one that you check regularly throughout the summer. Important camp information and updated invoices will be sent to this email address until camp starts.
  • If any information should change after you have completed our form, DO NOT fill out this form again. Please notify Southwest Camps immediately with any changes in numbers, contact information, changes in participants or coaches that will be attending camp, etc. Be sure to include the school name, group, and camp attending so we may update your account and the campus accordingly.
  • Individual Participant (not with team)
    The individual participant must be accompanied at all times by a registered adult sponsor (21 or over). The adult sponsor must pay applicable fees and plan on attending the coaches/directors meeting each day for important information.
  • Make sure to include all bus drivers, chaperones, sponsors, and coaches staying in hotel on your registration form.

 

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS

Resident Fees
Athlete – $440
Coach – $395
Commuter Fees
Athlete – $260
Coach – $220

Commuter meal tickets: $95.00 per person, includes all meals during camp.

 

    • Prices are per team member or individual attending camp.
    • $200 per person (overnight athlete/coach) deposit is required by May 28, 2024 (Non-refundable after June 11, 2024)
    • $100 per person (athlete/coach – instruction only/commuter) deposit is required by May 28, 2024.(Non-refundable after June 11, 2024)
    • Your deposit guarantees your spot at camp. If the camp does become full and we have not received your deposit, you may be asked to come as a commuter.
    • Invoices are not automatically emailed. Upon request, we will be glad to send you an invoice. Please include the school name, group, and camp attending in your request.
    • Please send all payments to Southwest Camps NOT NCA.
      Send payments to: P.O. Box 350 Cisco TX 76437.
    • Preferred payment options: official school check, cashier’s check, credit card or money orders. Personal, gym, booster club or business checks will not be accepted after June 11, 2024.
    • Full Payment is due by June 24, 2024. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • Payment by school purchase order:
      Purchase orders for deposit amounts will be accepted to hold your spot at camp.  However, they must be paid in full absolutely no later than May 28, 2024. (non-refundable after June 11, 2024)
      Purchase orders for the remaining balance must be paid in full absolutely no later than June 24, 2024. NO EXCEPTIONS.

REFUNDS -CANCELLATION POLICY

Refunds will not be available until after the completion of all 2024 camps and are refunded back to the person or school that paid for camp.

Southwest Camps retains the following amounts per person from any refund you might be due for cancellations or drops.

If canceled or dropped between:

 45 – 31 days prior to camp start date  $200 per person is non-refundable
 30 – 15 days prior to camp start date  50% of camp fee per person is non refundable
 14 – 0 days prior to camp start date  No Refund

FORMS REQUIRED AT CAMP

These forms must be completed and brought with you to camp.

NCA/VARSITY RELEASE & WAIVER FORMS:

Varsity Spirit has transitioned to digital waivers this season. Everyone attending camp or staying in the dorm must fill out the Participant Release & Waiver form, this does include coaches, chaperones, and bus drivers.  These waivers must be completed before the first day of camp. There has been a change in this form this year. All camper insurance and medical information, to include medication, is now the coaches responsibility to collect and maintain.

EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM:

Emergency Contact Form– (PDF Form Fill – download required)

    1. Complete this form, print and sign. The original must be turned in at camp check-in. Make a copy for yourself to keep with you at all times during camp.
    2. Everyone attending camp and staying on campus must be included on this form.

 

CAMP RULES:

Camp Rules (PDF Form)

    1. Please make sure that you provide a copy of the event/camp rules to all participants and guardians of participants.
    2. Please make sure that everyone that signs the Release and Waiver form is acknowledging that they have read and will comply to event/camp rules. This does include coaches, sponsors, chaperones, and bus drivers.

 

UTSA Participant Release Forms:

There are separate forms required depending on age.  UTSA – Participant Release Form, minor  ( PDF form) and UTSA – Participant Release Form, adult (18+) (PDF form).

  1. Complete the appropriate form, print and sign. The original must be turned in at camp check-in. Make a copy for yourself to keep with you at all times during camp.
  2. Everyone attending camp and staying on campus must be included on this form.

VISITOR POLICY:

Due to capacity challenges, we are limiting family/guests to the camp for the final day performances.

Coach – Please make sure to share the visitor policy with all that plan to attend

    • At this time, visitors will be welcomed for the “Final Day PerformancesONLY.
    • Limit of two visitors per camper  – We will provider each coach with wristbands for them to provide to visitors. The wristbands must be worn at all times and are required to enter the gym where performances will take place.

We appreciate your help in adhering to these guidelines and look forward to welcoming any visitors that can make it!

(Be aware that COVID can/will impact this policy. Please continue to visit the Southwest Camp website for updates.)

 

FIRST DAY OF CAMP CHECK-IN

When: 9AM – NOON
Registration process must be completed BEFORE checking into the dorms. Plan to turn in all forms at this time.

Where: Alvarez Hall
6908 N Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, Tx 78249

Opening Rally: 1:00 PM at Recreation Wellness Center
UTSA Campus Map

 

SCHEDULES

CAMP SCHEDULES

Camp/Mascot Schedules  Camp schedules are subject to change by the Head Instructor. If there are any changes, a new schedule will be handed out on the first day of camp during the first coaches meeting.

MASCOT SCHEDULE 

Camp/Mascot Schedules If there are any changes, a new schedule will be handed out to the mascot at camp.

 

DORM INFORMATION

Housing in Alvarez Hall

  • Expect one to a room, two to a suite sharing a bathroom.
  • Room assignments are handled by UTSA and Southwest Camps.
  • Dorm rooms are assigned by UTSA staff only.
  • Coaches/Sponsors are required to provide rooming assignments for each person staying on campus.
  • Dorm room keys for every person will be issued to the coach/chaperone for distribution. The coach/chaperone is responsible for collecting and returning their team’s keys at the end of camp. Any room key lost during camp or not returned at check-out will incur a $25 fee per key that will be billed to and payable by your school.
  • Male Team Members: All males will be housed separately from females. Males are not allowed on the female floor. They are welcome to meet downstairs in the lobby.
  • The Dorm Room Assignment form (Excel Form – download required) is due by June 24, 2024.
  • Male coaches must bring a female chaperone to stay in the dorm with the team.
  • Resident Female Coaches: If you bring more than two male participants to camp, you must bring a male chaperone to stay with them.
  • All males (coaches, participants & bus drivers) will be housed together, separate from the females, either in the same dorm or close by.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO decorating in the dorms.
  • Extra Long Twin size bed sheets are required.
  • Bring a blanket just in case the room is too cold.

For special needs or injuries, special arrangements can be made through Southwest Camps. Please call or email us.

 

MEALS

Roadrunner Cafeteria is now open.

  • Resident meals will be served in the Roadrunner Cafeteria, see Campus Map for location.
  • Resident Fee includes meals, which will begin on the first day at dinner and end on the last day at breakfast.
  • Commuters can purchase a meal ticket for $95 at time of registration with Southwest Camps.
  • Normally the cafeteria prepares meals/food for all different types of diet. If you require a special diet please let us know immediately.  Please complete the Guest Food Allergy/Dietary Request Form (PDF Form Fill – download required) and email it to us no later than 2 weeks prior to camp.

 

PARKING

1 Parking permit is included for each school.  Any additional parking permits  for $25 each can be purchased by contacting us either by email at camp@southwestemblem.com or by phone at 888-442-2514 or 254-442-2500.

 

WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING LIST Use this list to make sure you are prepared. Commuters will not need everything on this list.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ITEMS
  • RE-USABLE SCREW TOP WATER BOTTLE
  • FACE MASK (IF REQUIRED BY LOCAL GUIDANCE)
  • HAND SANITIZER
  • COMPLETED AND SIGNED WAIVERS
  • HEALTHY SNACKS AND WATER
  • SANITIZING WIPES
  • PAPER TOWELS
  • TISSUES
  • ANY NECESSARY MEDICATION
  • BEDDING AND TOWELS
  • CAMP WEAR
  • CHEER SHOES
  • FAN
  • FUN DAY OUTFIT/ACCESSORIES
  • GAME DAY PROPS: FLAGS, POMS, MEGAPHONES, SIGNS, TEAM MASCOT
  • HAIR TIES AND RIBBONS
  • HANGERS
  • INSECT REPELLANT
  • MONEY FOR THE VARSITY SPIRIT SHOP
  • SHOWER SHOES
  • SUNSCREEN
  • TOILETRIES
  • UMBRELLA AND RAINCOAT
  • UNIFORM
  • A GREAT ATTITUDE!
LEAVE AT HOME
  • GUM
  • JEWELRY
  • GLITTER

If one of your participants requires wrapping at all times, please be sure to bring your own wrapping to camp. The wrapping that we furnish at camp is for injuries during camp.

 

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Check the Camp Schedule for appropriate clothing or contact your Varsity/NCA Rep.

The statement below is a suggestion from NCA:

  • 1st Day: Half day PM – Camp clothes – shorts and t-shirts/tank tops.
  • 2nd Day: Full day – Camp clothes – shorts and t-shirts/tank tops.
  • 3rd Day: Full day – Camp clothes – shorts and t-shirts/tank tops. This is also known as FUN DAY. You can dress to match the THEME but of course, they don’t have to (just a suggestion!) This is also the day that participants try out for All American. Many participants choose to wear their uniforms for tryouts.
  • 4th Day: Half day AM – Most teams choose to wear their uniforms on the final day but again, it is not required.

FUN

The theme this year: Make it Count!

When you take the mat, you have one shot. In life, your words and actions only take one time to truly affect others – so its important to make it count. Be intentional and make every moment powerful and purposeful. Live life to the fullest and make your mark.

CONTACT INFO

  • If you have any questions concerning registration, payments, food and dorms, please feel free to contact us either by email or by phone at 888-442-2514 or 254-442-2500.
  • If you have questions about classes, instructional items and clothing, you will need to contact your Varsity Rep or call NCA – Cheer 1-800-527-4422.
  • Click Here to visit the NCA website or download the NCA 2024 Brochure.