Available upon request at check-in time for a $20.00 deposit. Deposits will be returned at checkout when the room key is returned. The deposit is forfeited if the key is lost.
If you wish to receive mail while at camp, please address as: Camper's Name, c/o McCracken Basketball Camp, Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all camp activities, both on and off the court.
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9:45PM.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-9:45PM.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Commuter Camper Hours are 9AM-4:30PM.
♦ Lunch is provided. Check-out immediately following closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 2PM-9:45PM, MON-TUES 9AM-9:45PM, WED 9AM-4:30PM
Campers are allowed to bring a cell phone to camp. Cell phones must be kept in the dorm room and can only be used there (not in the gym, cafeteria, etc.). Please talk to your child prior to arrival about using cell phones only to communicate important camp information (pick-up time, game schedule, etc.). We would also hope that you, as parents, keep calls to your child to a minimum. Part of the camp experience is giving your child the chance to get away and to be on their own. Cell phones are not necessary as there are pay phones available. Should an event arise, the Site Director will have a phone available for campers to use and/or will personally contact the parents.
A group picture of the campers may be ordered at check-in time for a fee of $5. The group picture will be handed out before the end of the camp session.
Spending money may be turned in to the camp bank at the first meeting following registration. The bank is open each day so that money may be withdrawn.
Complete first aid facilities are available. A hospital with 24-hour emergency service is located nearby.
Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to the start of camp. The health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. DO NOT MAIL. If you have special medicines to take, bring them with written instructions on the reverse side of the health report.
GROUP AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS
Group Discount: If 4-5 campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. If 6-7 campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $50 discount. If 8 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for an $80 discount. Campers do not have to attend the same McCracken Basketball Camp session to receive the discount, but all applications must be sent in together (no online registrations for group or sibling discounts). If you have questions, please call the camp office at 260-432-0099.
Sibling Discount: Siblings attending McCracken Basketball Camps are eligible for a $15.00 discount (per sibling). Campers do not have to attend the same McCracken Basketball Camp session to receive the discount, but all applications must be sent in together (no online registrations for sibling or group discounts). If you have questions, please call the camp office at 260-432-0099.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Campers will utilize Manchester University's Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC) for basketball instruction. The PERC serves as the hub of sports activity. Dedicated in 1982, the PERC includes classroom and office space; a complete fitness center; two handball/racquetball courts, a performance laboratory and complete athletic training room. A large arena houses three full-length basketball courts and serves host to our men's and women's basketball, wrestling and volleyball contests. The arena serves as an indoor practice facility for several sports as well. The main arena has played host to numerous NCAA Regional basketball contests, and can hold six wrestling mats used for the annual Spartan Mat Classic and NCAA Regional events. The PERC building expanded in 1998 to include a separate gymnasium that houses a full-length basketball court and serves as an auxiliary gym and a practice facility for the wrestling team.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Wake-up
- 8:00 AM Breakfast
- 9:00 AM Lectures/Demonstrations
- 9:45 AM Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Rest
- 2:00 PM Lectures/Demonstrations/Contests
- 3:00 PM Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
- 4:30 PM Individual Instruction/Free Time
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM League Games
- 9:00 PM Night Program
- 10:30 PM Lights Out