maryland cheerleading camp

Learn from one of the most prestigious programs in the country!  The Maryland Cheerleading Camp is one of the only camps of its kind offered to teams, partner stunt groups, and individual participants.  Three days of instruction will focus on partner stunting, tumbling technique, drills, and new skill introduction.  Athletes of all experience levels are encouraged to attend to enhance their current abilities.  Participants can choose to stay on the University of Maryland campus or commute to camp each morning.  Join us this year for a brand new structure and exciting new curriculum!!   

CAMP GROUPS

Campers are placed in groups according to their age, skill, and experience level.   Participants will be placed according to information entered on their registration form.  Roommate and camp group requests will be honored to the best of our ability.  Participants will rotate around to learning stations with their camp groups. 

Minimum age allowable for individual registrants is 7.  Team minimum is 5 years-old, but must be accompanied by a coach.

CAMP CLASSES

Camp participants will receive first class instruction in partner stunting, tumbling, dances, jumps, flexibility, and conditioning.  On the final day each group will perform a team routine for the parents and the rest of the camp.  The entire camp will warm up, stretch, eat, and play fun games during breaks together.

PARTNER STUNTING

Bring your partner stunt group and get the most out of stunt instruction during camp*!   Learn creative stunt entries, proper stunt and dismount technique, a variety dismounts and transitional stunts! Variations available for all skill levels.  Participants that do not attend camp with a partner stunt group will be matched with other individual attendees for partner stunt classes. 

TUMBLING

The variety of training apparatus available at the University of Maryland will help participants, novice to elite; enhance their tumbling and stunting ability.  Campers will progress through drill stations to train proper technique and safety.   Spring floors and tumbling strips will be utilized during most tumbling sessions.  Tumbling instructors will coach participants toward new combination passes and guide advancement of new tricks with hands on spotting.  Our goal is to strengthen the foundation of tumbling skills before introducing difficulty.  Participants will advance skills only after showing mastery of the foundation elements. 

 *Athletes are only guaranteed to train in their preferred stunt position IF they attend camp with a prearranged stunt group.  For example, for safety reasons, campers that are typically flyers are not guaranteed to fly during camp if other participants their age and skill level are not of adequate size to base that particular camper (in this case, that particular camper would be taught how to base).  The only way to guarantee that a flyer will work on “flying” skills at camp would be to register with 2 bases and a 1 back spot, as this group will stay together during stunt classes throughout camp. 

Cost

ON-TIME - No Longer Available   LATE - No Longer Available LAST MINUTE - July 15 - July 22 (Last minute pricing is for Commuter option only, t-shirt size not guaranteed )

Team Commuter Participant Pricing (Includes lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday.)

Team Commuter Camp Participant(Includes lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday.)

LAST-MINUTE - $335.00

Team Commuter Coach (Includes lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday.)

LAST-MINUTE - $115.00

Pricing for Individuals & Small Groups (group of less than 12 participants or without a coach):

Individual Commuter Camp Participant (Includes lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday.)

LAST-MINUTE - $345.00


Dates

July 29 - August 1, 2018


time & Location 

The Maryland Cheerleading Summer Camp will take place at The University of Maryland College Park in the 125 million dollar state-of-the-art Xfinity Center, which opened its doors in 2002. This air-conditioned practice facility is where the majority of the camp classes will be held. Stunt classes during camp will be held on foam cheerleading mats to increase safety for all camp participants.  (Check in for resident campers is Sunday evening on July 29th.  Commuters are welcome to attend the opening rally Sunday evening, but it is optional for them.  Commuter check in is July 30th at 9:00 am in Heritage Hall of the Xfinity Center.

COMCAST CENTER PARKING: Commuter participants can park in lot 4b with a temporary permit issued on site during check-in hours on Friday. (Resident participants should check-in at the dorm).  Parking is free without a permit all day on weekends. 

DIRECTIONS: For directions to the Comcast Center, please CLICK HERE.


Schedule

Sunday, July 29, 2018 (Optional day for commuters)

  • Registration & dorms check in: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Xfinity Center, heritage Hall)
    • Park in Lot 4B and come up the stairs.   When you enter through the doors, go to the right as if going to the main gym. Heritage hall will be on your left.  There will be Maryland staff present to direct you.
  • Opening Performance/Camper Welcome Event: 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM (Main Gym)
  • Coaches Welcome Event: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM  (Heritage Hall)
  • Campers return to dorms: 9:15 PM (Denton Hall)

 Monday, July 30, 2018

  • Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (North Campus Dining Hall)
  • Classes: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Xfinity Center)
  • Lunch: 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM (North Campus Dining Hall)
  • Classes: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Xfinity Center)
  • Dinner: 5:10 - 6:30 PM (North Campus Dining Hall)
  • Day 1 Closing Ceremony: 7:00 - 8:30 PM (Xfinity Center)
  • Buddies walk teams back to dorm: 8:30 PM (Denton Hall)
  • Campers Lights Out: 10:00 PM (Denton Hall)

 Tuesday, July 31, 2018       

  • Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (North Campus Dining Hall)
  • Classes: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Xfinity Center)
  • Group Stunt Competition: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Lunch: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (North Campus Dining Hall)
  • Classes: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Xfinity Center)
  • Dinner: 5:10 - 6:30 PM (North Campus Dining Hall)
  • Top Terp Tryout: 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Buddies walk teams back to dorm: 8:30 PM (Denton Hall)
  • Campers Lights Out: 10:00 PM (Denton Hall)

 Wednesday August 1, 2018

  • Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (North Campus Dining Hall)
  • Performance Practice: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Fan Performances (Family and Friends Welcome) : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Awards & Camp Closing Ceremony: 12:00 PM
  • Campers Dismissed/ Check out: 12:30 PM

Registration is now closed

*Please print, complete, and bring waiver with you on the day of the event.

Refund requests will not be processed until after the completion of camp.  Cancellations within a week of camp and no-shows the day of camp are ineligible for any refund at all as all costs were already incurred.  Any other cancellation requests received will result in reduction of refund based on expenses already incurred.