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Work on all facets of the game and improve your overall basketball skills and IQ at the Battle Creek YMCA with Todd German and the McCracken Basketball staff. Realize your full potential during summer 2023 through hard work, competition, and encouraging instruction and leave camp with life-long friendships.

McCracken Basketball Camps Complete Skills Program offers detailed, personal instruction and drills to help players thrive, gain a deeper understanding of the game, and develop their skills at every position.

Highlights Include
  • Skill-appropriate drills for each player and drill group
  • Top competition in daily league games and scrimmages
  • Individual and group contests for awards
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Todd German

    Coach German has been involved with The McCracken Basketball Camp for over 40 years - as a camper, counselor, Assistant Camp Director, and now as Camp Director. German was a standout high school and college athlete from Bronson, MI. He played basketball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Manchester College; he was the leading scorer, rebounder, and MVP at. German received his master's degree from Western Michigan University.

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    Camp Coach Mark Anderson

    Mark Anderson has been coaching at McCracken Basketball Camps for over 37 years. His experience includes coaching at the high school, club, college, and professional level.

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    Staff McCracken Basketball Camps

    The director will be joined by trained, high-energy counselors who will help coach campers and supervise all camp activities.

Camp Details

July 31- August 3, 2023

Check-in: Monday at 8:45AM
Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 3:30PM
Daily Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack


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.


The camp staff will be able to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


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.


For general questions about our basketball camps please see our FAQ page.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

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Sample Daily Schedule

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

The Battle Creek Family Y Multi-Sports Center consists of 42,550 square feet of activity floor space. The indoor area can be used as an open space or divided into separate courts which measure 46' x 78'. The Battle Creek Family Y Multi-Sports Center can be divided into seven individual courts. Four of the courts have permanent basketball standards with breakaway rims.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.83 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    can't wait for next year!

    August 8, 2021: Karsen enjoyed camp and she learned so much. She can't wait for next year!

    — Amanda Z., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you so much!

    August 6, 2021: Jake had a GREAT time and said that his coach was his "favorite of all of the coaches he has ever had!" Jake has been playing basketball since we could register him, so this means a LOT! Thank you so much!

    — Heather S., Parent

    • 5/5.
    We would definitely do this camp again.

    September 1, 2019: This was my son's first McCracken Basketball Camp. He enjoyed the drills so much he would repeat them at home. He said he learned a lot and had so much fun. and he is thrilled to be picked to attend the shoot out competition in Indiana. We would definitely do this camp again.

    — Jodi W., Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Jake LOVED this basketball camp

    August 8, 2019: Jake LOVED this basketball camp so much and every bit of it! He came home every day and talked non-stop about what he had learned that day, about his coaches, etc. He worked hard and earned many ribbons, which he was super pumped about! We purchased him a t-shirt and shorts and I think he has worn them a few times a week (as soon as they are washed, he wears them)!

    — Heather S., Parent

    • 5/5.
    It's a 10!

    September 5, 2016: I'd give it a 10 out of 10!

    — Tom C., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great camp opportunity

    August 12, 2015: My daughter enjoyed the coaches and attitudes of all participants, which is generated from leadership of camp. The other kids were easy to get to know and she enjoyed the opportunity to work with other girls the same age that then became new friends. Considering her age that is saying a lot about the good atmosphere offered for learning.

    — Tania B., Parent

McCracken Basketball Camp Battle Creek YMCA

182 Capital Avenue NE
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 7 - 14
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9am-4pm $310.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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