A Man With A Vision: Jerry Preschutti

IMG_5317.JPG

Fifty years ago, Jerry Preschutti opened a football camp in Greeley, Pennsylvania, called Pine Forest Camp. The former football coach thought that he was living the dream in 1968; little did he know, he was just getting started! In 1970, Pine Forest hosted its first cheerleading camp and the rest is history...

Over 8,500 cheerleaders attended UCA Cheerleading Camps this summer at the one of the three Pine Forest Camp locations: Pine Forest, Trails End, and Chestnut Lake. After many years of football and cheerleading camps held at the Pine Forest camp grounds, Jerry realized that the cheerleading camps were growing into something so special. Six years ago, Pine Forest stopped hosting the original football camps and focused on growing the UCA Cheerleading Camps.

null
One of the largest camps of the 2017 summer at Trails End.

What sets these camps apart from other locations is that they are 100 percent family-run. Jerry is assisted year after year by his two sons Jerry and Craig. The three of them work together each summer to create the best experience for every cheerleader that attends the camps. Jerry says the combination of the Preschutti family and the UCA family is something unique that creates a one-of-a-kind camp experience.

null
Jerry thanking the UCA Staff for another great camp at Trails End.

Jerry personally opens and closes each camp by speaking to the teams. This summer, as the Trails End elite camp came to an end, Jerry shared a powerful message with everyone. He encouraged everyone to have a vision over a goal.

null














Much like all Varsity Spirit Camps, whether you've attended a UCA Pine Forest camp as a cheerleader or coach, you leave each year feeling inspired from your experience and look forward to carrying on the traditions. Between the fan-favorite chocolate milk or receiving the Top Banana from Jerry, the best parts of Pine Forest remain the same for each new group of cheerleaders.

null
Jerry in a prep ready to hand out the Top Banana!

This is the 48th summer Pine Forest has hosted cheerleading camps. Some may wonder how someone who had no former cheerleading background can continue their passion for the camp, but what motivates Jerry is what he gets to see every year; the spirit that each cheerleader brings and the memories they take with them when they leave. Jerry can't wait for September to come so he can start planning for summer 2018!

To learn more about UCA Camps, head to uca.varsity.com.

Must-Watch Event: NCA High School Nationals

Megaphone.jpg

Top school teams from across the U.S. will head to Dallas, Texas, to compete for a national championship title January 27-28 at NCA High School Nationals 2018.

Big Event Weekend Coming Soon!

MAJORCSNHSN.jpg

Another big weekend in cheerleading and dance is coming your way soon! You can watch three all star and school cheer events all in one weekend. We've got all the details and how you can watch the action LIVE on Varsity TV.

Venue Insider: NCA High School Nationals 2018

Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 11.55.21 AM.png

The 2018 NCA High School Nationals is quickly approaching! The weekend's festivities will take place in The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. 

Next Weekend Is Going To Be MAJOR!

LadyLightning.JPG

Want to watch the top Senior Level 5 teams from the most prestigious programs in the country? Then you don't want to miss the The MAJORS 2018 on Friday, January 26, in Indianapolis on Varsity TV. 

Meet The 2018 U.S. National Cheer Teams

USA.jpg

Some of the most talented cheerleaders from across the United States traveled to Orlando, Florida to try out for the opportunity to represent the USA this April at the ICU World Championship. There were 115 cheerleaders who attended this year's selection process.

Memphis Rocked The House In Hip Hop Finals

IMG_5468.JPG

The University of Memphis rocked the house today in division IA hip hop with a routine full of attitude! The Tigers want the title and they made that statement clear in finals at the 2018 UDA College National Championship this weekend in Orlando, Florida.

FSU Showcased Their Seminole Pride In Jazz Finals

IMG_5468 copy.jpg

It's been an incredible of dance at the 2018 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Florida, this weekend. Every finalist delivered breath-taking emotion that brought teams to the eyes of fans watching.

Who To Watch In DIA Finals At UCA College Nationals!

small.jpeg

To college cheer fans it feels like Christmas morning, because it's finally time for one of the biggest nights of the year: the division IA finals at UCA & UDA Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Florida!

Shelton State Earns 11th Championship Title!

SSCCBANNER.jpg

Shelton State earned their 11th national championship title at 2018 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

Pom-Perfect Routines To Watch In Div. lA Finals

_DSC0082.jpg

The pom division is always one of the most fun and exciting divisions at the college championship. This season, the division lA teams stepped up their game with some incredible, fast-paced, and skillful routines.