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Olivet College, in southern Michigan, is the classic location for an overnight basketball camp for boys and girls ages 8-18. Join Todd German and the McCracken coaching staff and help fine tune your fundamental skills, compete with players of similar ability, make friends 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.

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

  • Todd German

    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 Details

2019 Dates

Boys: July 7-10
Girls: July 14-17

All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 1PM-2PM at Shipherd Hall.
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Wednesday at 3:30PM. Check-out following at 4:30PM.

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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.


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 $5. The group picture will be handed out before the end of the camp session.


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.

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

Olivet College Cutler Event Center

Olivet College is located in Olivet, Michigan, just 30 miles south of Lansing off of I-69. Overnight campers will reside in the Olivet College dorms and in past summers it has been 2 per room. All meals will be served in the school cafeteria. Basketball instruction and play will take place in the Cutler Events Center where the Comet Basketball teams play.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.71 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Our daughters' first real camp.

    July 27, 2016: Everyone was EXCELLENT!! This was both of our daughters first real camp other than what our local school provides. The Camp Director and her team of counselors were AWESOME! My kids loved the camp and want to come back next year! Thank you!

    — Jim H. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Great seeing the same McCracken traditions from 25 years ago.

    July 27, 2016: I used to be a camper myself (25 years ago) and it was great to see all of the same traditions. I would like to see the camp run a little longer like it used to be.

    — Laura M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved when everyone sang songs.

    July 27, 2016: My daughter had so much fun and made so many friends. She loved when everyone sang songs in the cafeteria.

    — Jennifer W. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    My daughters third year at Olivet College.

    July 27, 2016: My daughter has attended the McCracken Basketball Camp at Olivet College for three years and has absolutely loved her time there. According to my daughter, the food is one of her favorite things about camp. And she loves D-day.

    — Kristine S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I made memorable friendships at camp.

    July 27, 2016: The relationships/friendships I made at camp were the most memorable parts. The counselors were great and the drills were really helpful.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    The best part was the campfire.

    July 27, 2016: The best part about camp is getting to know everyone and the campfire at the end. Thank you!

    — Logan K. Camper

    • 5/5.
    I loved everything.

    July 28, 2016: I loved everything...the instruction of drills and games, activities in the gym and at night time. I felt safe and had fun.

    — Chloe E. Camper

    • 5/5.
    I love staying in the dorm and making new friends.

    July 29, 2016: This camp was great. I loved being able to have the freedom of staying in a dorm room and being away from my parents for a while. I love basketball and this camp let me express that in a great way. I loved making new friends at this camp too. The camp was very intense, especially on "D" day. It made me feel like I was working really hard and every second I felt like I was improving in something. There were many memorable experiences at this camp that I had but one place that was very memorable to me was the cafeteria. A memorable moment for me was when, after "D" day, everyone took off their shoes and ran into the pool area and jumped in. Everyone was so sweaty and hot and the cool water felt really good.

    — Ella D. Camper

    • 5/5.
    My daughter won the Hustle Award.

    July 29, 2016: The trophies were great. My daughter won the Hustle Award which has made her want to work harder yet. Would be neat to quit giving out ribbons, and give away a trophy to each camper for a specific "skill" they are great at.

    — Lori E. Parent

    • 5/5.
    "I learned so much"

    I learned so much about basketball during my week at camp -- and also some things about teamwork. I probably could not have made it completely through Defense Day and Stations without the coaches and the team that I was with.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    "Kudos to McCracken organization"

    As a parent of a two-time camp attendee, I'd like you to let other parents know a couple of things. First of all, this camp is not for the lazy or unmotivated. My daughter comments all the time about how challenging she found camp and how much she loved it. She's remembering and using what she's learned from camp in her regular season play. Second, if you’re looking for a basketball camp that is truly worth the "price of admission"...THIS IS IT. You as a parent get the satisfaction of knowing your money isn't being wasted but more importantly, the skills and lessons your child will come home with are priceless. The McCracken Organization employs terrific coaches for the camps. Coaches who can communicate and teach, while promoting good sportsmanship and FUN. Kudos to the entire McCracken Organization !

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    "I had so much fun"

    I had so much fun. I have improved tremendously on my post moves. I am now shooting around the paint and outside of the paint because of your camp. If you had seen my shooting before, you would know that I have made a big improvement. Thanks to you and your staff for helping me develop my skills as a leader and as a player.”

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    "Just wanted to say thanks"

    I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to be a counselor for the last two summers. I made so many friends and taught children a sport that they and I both love. But teaching them about basketball was not the most important thing. The most important thing your camp does is to teach these kids about life. McCracken Camps provide campers with discipline, motivation, sound skills, and leadership, but most importantly self-esteem and friendships. I feel extremely special to be a small part of this wonderful camp.

    — Counselor

    • 5/5.
    Very pleased with the individual attention

    We are very pleased with the camp counselor provided for Devin. Chase provided valuable feedback and instruction for improvement which we have yet to find at other camps. Thanks to the staff for the attention to detail!!

    — Parent

McCracken Basketball Camp Olivet College

Todd German, Camp Director
320 S. Main Street
Olivet, Michigan 49076
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Extended Day 9am-9:45pm $355.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $465.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Girls
Extended Day 9am-9:45pm $355.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $465.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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