Complete Skills Program: For all abilities. Detailed instruction in skills necessary to become a complete player.
Gold Program: For advanced high school players.
Junior Gold Program: For advanced middle school players.
BOYS CAMP: JULY 10TH-13TH
All Campers Check-in: Sunday, July 10th between 1PM-2PM at Kirk Center, Olivet College.
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Wednesday, July 13th at 3:30PM. Check-out following at 4:30PM.
GIRLS CAMP: JULY 17TH-20TH
All Campers Check-in: Sunday, July 17th between 1PM-2PM at Kirk Center, Olivet College.
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Wednesday, July 20th at 3:30PM. Check-out following at 4:30PM.
Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on meals, dorming, supervision, and facilities.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.
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 a sleeping bag, toiletries, 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.
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, Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan 49076
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 between 1PM-2PM 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 $7. 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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Olivet College is located in Olivet, Michigan, just 30 miles south of Lansing off of I-69. Campers will room 2 per room in the Olivet College dorms. All meals will be served in the school cafeteria. Basketball instruction and play will take place in Upton and McKay gymnasiums.
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/Swimming
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM League Games
- 9:00 PM Night Program
- 10:30 PM Lights out