Cheer Camp: A Beginners Overview
Here is a look at some frequently asked questions about cheer camp for those thinking about attending it for the first time.
What is Cheer Camp?
Cheer camp is an overnight camp for cheerleader looking to expand their cheer knowledge, improve skills, and form closer team bonds. At cheer camp, your team will work on specific routines, team stunts, and tumbling. Cheer camps will also focus on your individual skills. Instructors will be available to cater to your specific needs, whether that be flips, somersaults or helping you perfect your scorpion.
What is the history of cheer camp?
As a former cheerleader of Southern Methodist University, Laurence Herkimer developed the philosophy that cheerleaders could perform better if they trained outside of the school year. In 1948, Herkimer created the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) and founded the first cheer training camp in the summer of 1949. Fifty-two college cheerleaders attended that first camp and within a few years, whole squads followed suit. This led to the highly competitive and intense training many cheerleaders invest in today.
Who goes to cheerleading camp?
A cheer camp is typically attended by cheer teams and their coaches.
Where do the camps take place?
Cheerleading camps usually take place on college campuses where athletes can stay in the dorms Cheer teams can also bring in experts to host a camp at their school.
What will I do at camp?
At cheer camp, your team will work on specific routines, team stunts, and tumbling. Cheer camps will also focus on your individual skills. Most camps will have instructors available to train your specific needs that will help you reach the next level. These activities include moves such as flips, somersaults and other tumbles and stunts.
When do camps take place?
Cheerleading camp typically takes place in the summer months.
If you have any more questions regarding cheerleader camps, or would like to book CheerTD for your next camp, please contact us.