REGISTRATION: Held in Warren Cottage at Wayland Academy. Check-in times are 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Check-out time 4:30 p.m. Needed the day of registration: HEALTH FORM. BALANCE DUE should be paid, but if not, must be collected at registration. Credit cards will not be accepted the day of registration.
CHECK-IN: 1:00 to 2:00 pm. on the first day of camp.
CHECK-OUT: 4:30 pm. on the last day of camp, with an awards presentation which begins at 3:30 pm. on the last day of camp. Parents invited to attend awards presentation.
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS: Day campers will register at the same time as the regular campers and remain for the rest of the first day. Each day thereafter the camper arrives after breakfast and stays until 9:45 pm, with lunch and dinner provided.
HEALTH REPORT: Parents must complete and sign the camp health form; be sure to include the name of your medical insurance company. Please bring this form to camp. DO NOT MAIL. If you have special medicines to take, bring them with written instructions on the reverse side of the health report.
WHAT TO BRING: Basketball gear – shorts, shirts, socks, basketball shoes. Casual wear – jeans, shorts, T-shirts, jacket or sweatshirt, pajamas. Miscellaneous articles – towels, sheets pillow, two blankets or sleeping bag, toilet articles, and a fan. PLEASE MARK YOUR CLOTHING FOR IDENTIFICATION. We are not responsible for articles lost or stolen at camp. Please leave all jewelry at home. All meals are provided and water is available, but you are also welcome to bring bottled water, sports drinks and snacks.
ROOM KEYS: Available upon request at check-in time for a $20.00 deposit. This deposit is totally refundable if the key is returned at check-out time. The deposit is forfeited if the key is lost.
CELL PHONES: Campers are allowed to bring a cell phone to camp. The 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 about using them 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 that can be most beneficial to young people is giving them the chance to get away and to be on their own. Of course, a cell phone is not necessary. There are pay phones available, and the Site Director will get in touch with parents, or make a phone available to any camper, should the need arise.
PICTURES: A group picture of the campers may be ordered at check-in time for a fee of $7.00. The picture will be handed out before the end of the camp session.
CAMP MAIL: If you want to receive mail at camp, it should be addressed as follows: Camper's Name, c/o McCracken Basketball Camp, Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916
CAMP BANK: 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.
MEDICAL CARE: Complete first aid facilities are available. A hospital with 24-hour emergency service is located nearby.
Wayland Academy is located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Highway 151, approximately 40 miles northeast of Madison.
Campers will be housed in dormitories (two to a room). All meals will be served in the school cafeteria. Basketball instruction and play will take place in Lindsay Gymnasium and the Fieldhouse.
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 Swimming/Recreation
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM League Games
- 9:00 PM Night Program
- 10:30 PM Lights Out