McCracken Basketball Camp at Battle Creek YMCA

McCracken Basketball Camp at Battle Creek YMCA
McCracken Basketball Camp at Battle Creek YMCA

The McCracken Basketball Camps at the Battle Creek YMCA are the perfect opportunity to take your game to the next level. Give yourself an advantage over your competition at McCracken!

McCracken Camps is beginning its 52nd year of operation! In that time over 120,000 players have attended McCracken Camps.  McCracken Camps is known as a teaching camp, offering instruction for the most advanced high school player to the younger player who is just learning the game. We look forward to the opportunity to help you become the best you can be.

Complete Skills Program -- Detailed instruction and drills in all the skills necessary to be a complete basketball player.

Highlights Include

  • Our 51-year program of detailed, personalized, individual instruction
  • Skill-appropriate drills for each player and drill group
  • Top competition in daily league games and scrimmages
  • Individual and group contests for awards

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Camp Code: BMXDMI

Please check in each morning at the Battle Creek YMCA between 8:45 and 9:00 am.

Check-out time is each day at 4:00 pm.

HEALTH REPORT:  Parents must complete and sign the camp health form (available on-line – www.mccrackencamps.com, or by calling the camp office); be sure to include the name of your medical insurance company.  Please bring this form to camp on the first day.  DO NOT MAIL.  If you have special medicines to take, bring them with written instructions on the reverse side of the health report.

LUNCH:  Camper should bring a sack lunch each day (no refrigeration available).  Cold bottled water will be available to the campers for lunch and throughout the day.

More Details

Facilities

The Battle Creek YMCA is located at 182 Capital Avenue NE in Battle Creek, MI.  

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 Lectures and Demonstrations
  • 9:45 Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Contests
  • 1:30 League Games
  • 3:15 Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
  • 4:00 Check-out

Meet Camp Coaches

Todd German
Camp Director

Todd German

Coach German has been involved with The McCracken Basketball Camp for 40 years, first as a camper, then as a counselor, next as the assistant director, and now as the Director. German was a standout high school and college athlete from Bronson, Michigan. He played basketball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and at Manchester College. At both schools he was the leading...

More Coaches
Staff

Trained counselors will live in dormitories with the campers and, along with the director and assistant director, will supervise all camp activities.

Read Full Bio

Trained counselors will live in dormitories with the campers and, along with the director and assistant director, will supervise all camp activities.

Camp Director

A Message from the Director

CAMP GOALS & IDEALS A high school coach once told us, “Do you know why I like your camp? It’s because you teach – you don’t just throw out the ball and say ‘play’.” The two long-stated goals of The McCracken Basketball Camp are that each camper should 1) have fun; and 2) learn to become the best player that he or she can possibly...

Camp Director

P.S. to Parents

Parents ask me why they should send their son or daughter to our camp. What makes our camp so different from other camps? It’s no secret. Our philosophy is that we believe in personal attention for each player, both on and off the courts. We are not an assembly line, stuffing kids into slots. The individual is the most important part of our camp and always will be. We would...

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
"I learned so much"

I learned so much about basketball during my week at camp -- and also some things about teamwork. I probably could not have made it completely through Defense Day and Stations without the coaches and the team that I was with.

Read All 4 Reviews
  • 5/5.
"Kudos to McCracken organization"

As a parent of a two-time camp attendee, I'd like you to let other parents know a couple of things. First of all, this camp is not for the lazy or unmotivated. My daughter comments all the time about how challenging she found camp and how much she loved it. She's remembering and using what she's learned from camp in her regular season play. Second, if you’re looking for a basketball camp that is truly worth the "price of admission"...THIS IS IT. You as a parent get the satisfaction of knowing your money isn't being wasted but more importantly, the skills and lessons your child will come home with are priceless. The McCracken Organization employs terrific coaches for the camps. Coaches who can communicate and teach, while promoting good sportsmanship and FUN. Kudos to the entire McCracken Organization !

  • 4/5.
"I had so much fun"

I had so much fun. I have improved tremendously on my post moves. I am now shooting around the paint and outside of the paint because of your camp. If you had seen my shooting before, you would know that I have made a big improvement. Thanks to you and your staff for helping me develop my skills as a leader and as a player.”

  • 5/5.
"Just wanted to say thanks"

I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to be a counselor for the last two summers. I made so many friends and taught children a sport that they and I both love. But teaching them about basketball was not the most important thing. The most important thing your camp does is to teach these kids about life. McCracken Camps provide campers with discipline, motivation, sound skills, and leadership, but most importantly self-esteem and friendships. I feel extremely special to be a small part of this wonderful camp.

Camp Dates & Prices

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Subscribe now to receive camp updates or call 1-800-645-3226.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.