McCracken Basketball Camp Albion College
IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE SERIOUS FUN
AT MCCRACKEN BASKETBALL CAMPS
Formerly held at Olivet College, the McCracken Overnight Basketball Camp at Albion College is the perfect place to fine-tune your fundamental skills, compete with players of similar ability, and make new friends. Join McCracken Basketball Camp Director Todd German and staff for this boys and girls camp and have your best summer yet!
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.
- 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 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.View Todd's Bio & Basketball Tips ⟩
Camp Director Stephanie Miller
The seventh head coach in the GC women’s basketball program’s 52-year history, 1997 Michigan State University graduate Stephanie Miller begins her seventh year with the Maple Leafs in 2017-18.View Stephanie Miller's Bio ⟩
Staff McCracken Basketball Camps
The director will be joined by trained, high-energy counselors who will help coach campers and supervise all camp activities.
Boys: June 30 - July 3
Girls: July 30 - August 2
All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1PM-2PM at Whitehouse Hall.
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 3:30PM. Check-out following at 4:30PM.
All Campers Check-in: Tuesday between 1PM-2PM at Seaton Hall.
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Friday at 3:30PM. Check-out following at 4:30PM.
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, 611 E Porter St, Albion, MI 49224.
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.
Day 2-Day 3:
♦ 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: Day 1 2PM-9:45PM, Day 2-3 9AM-9:45PM, Day 4 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.
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
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
● Athletic clothing mentioned above
● Comfortable off-court clothing
● Flip flops
● Personal items & medications
● Washcloth and bath towel
● Fan (optional)
● Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter, or sleeping bag
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.
BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps please see our FAQ page.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
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
One of the first on-campus facilities for indoor sports among Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association members, Kresge Gymnasium is Michigan's oldest active intercollegiate athletic facility.
Built in 1925 as a replacement for the College gymnasium destroyed in a January 1922 fire, Kresge saw its first event on Jan. 8, 1926, when Albion defeated Olivet in an MIAA men's basketball contest, 30-21. Albion went 13-7 that season, winning six of eight home contests. The next season, Albion stepped up its game, finishing with a 15-4 mark, including a 7-1 home record and the league championship.
July 10, 2023: To be honest, to many to mention. My son enjoyed every aspect of the camp. He loved the interaction with his coach, he loved the sense of independence staying in dorm and meeting all these new kids. And the fact cell phone usage is limited was a PLUS. Well done all around.
July 12, 2022: Cecil said he enjoyed the focus on the youth - how the coach showed them what/how to improve their skills and give them tips to work on.
July 9, 2023: Making a new friend with plans of rooming together nest year. Chance to learn and practice skills.
July 17, 2022: My son enjoyed being able to stay in the dorms, expand on his skills and meet new kids from different areas.
childhood summer highlights
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.