Cal Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, California


Camp Location Info:

  • Location Website: Cal Lutheran University
  • Experience college life in apartment style housing on this quaint campus located in Thousand Oaks (a short drive away from Malibu).
  • This beautiful location gives the perfect amount of distance from the busy city so teams can focus on bonding and squad skills.
  • Wind down in air-conditioned dorms and hold team meetings in the spacious lounges on each floor.
  • Enjoy the excellent combination of both the wonderful indoor and outdoor teaching facilities.
  • A brand new cafeteria AND a large, convenient, full service Starbucks opened in 2015!
  • Outdoor pool is available for fun team time!
  • Any spirit team in attendance is invited to participate in the UCLA Halftime Spirit Spectacular in the fall where they have the opportunity to perform during Half-Time at the historic Rose Bowl!
  • Shop the latest trends in cheer fashion at the Varsity Spirit Shop on site!

TIPS: Being so close to Malibu, you do feel a refreshing breeze at night, so bring cozy blankets and some warm pajamas for your dorm. Also, with the community showers in the fun dorms, shower shoes would be helpful. Lastly, you may walk by the on campus Starbucks every day, so if you are a fan, be prepared.


Camp music will be provided on CDs, so please bring something appropriate for practice purposes.

Spirit -- bring your signs, poms, megaphones, etc. to enhance your “Game Time” evaluation (and “Unity Fight Song” evaluation for Elite camps)!  Get hands-on practice with your spirit props and leave ready for Game Days!


I have coached for 15 years and have only gone to one camp outside of the USA - that was a mistake! The USA offers it all - a sense of family, a challenge and an opportunity to learn and grow as people.

Chris Espedal, Advisor - Bear River H.S., Grass Valley, CA

What to Expect at USA Spirit Camp:

1. Team Bonding

  • Spending time with your teammates in a camp environment allows you to grow and bond as a team, creating memories to last a lifetime. In addition to Teammaker and Unity workshops, USA promotes team unity by directly coordinating game-actions, ready to use rally ideas and a camp dance for your whole program.  Create a unified spirit program at USA Camp!

2. Great Material

  • For over six decades, the USA has been the industry leader – setting trends and giving you the hottest & most dynamic material.  USA Camp gives your team the foundation and confidence to wow the crowd! We pride ourselves in teaching the most innovative material that will make your team look AMAZING!  

3. Skill Building

  • The USA Staff provides the highest quality of professional technical training in a safe and fun environment. Be ready to train and build skills, challenging yourself along the way.  You will be supported every step of the way by positive and knowledgeable staff members.  Get ready to lay a strong foundation for the new year!  For Cheerleaders -- enjoy our NEW enhanced Stunt Education!

4. Leadership Training

  • Every phase of the USA’s leadership training program emphasizes the importance of cooperation, sportsmanship, student body involvement and squad unity.  The USA’s totally integrated approach allows students to learn and practice general leadership principles -- both on and off the field!  

5. An Amazing Experience

  • USA Camp will be an amazing experience in which you form unbreakable bonds, challenge yourself and create once-in-a-lifetime memories.  From the fun of Rally Night, to bonding with your teammates, to learning new skills – USA Camp will be unforgettable!