McCracken Basketball Camp at Manchester University North Manchester, Indiana
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The McCracken Basketball Camps at Manchester University are the perfect opportunity to take your game to the next level. Give yourself an advantage over your competition at McCracken!
McCracken Camps is beginning its 55th year of operation, and in that time over 125,000 players have attended. McCracken Camps is known as a teaching camp, offering instruction for the most advanced high school player to the younger player who is just learning the game. We look forward to the opportunity to help you become the best you can be.
Complete Skills Program -- Detailed instruction and drills in all the skills necessary to be a complete basketball player.
- Our 54-year program of detailed, personalized, individual instruction
- Skill-appropriate drills for each player and drill group
- Top competition in daily league games and scrimmages
- Individual and group contests for awards
Manchester University is located in North Manchester, Indiana, on State Roads 114 and 13, 30 minutes west of Fort Wayne.Meet your coaching staff
Coach German has been involved with The McCracken Basketball Camp for 43 years, first as a camper, then as a counselor, next as the assistant director, and now as the Owner/Director. German was a standout high school and college athlete from Bronson, Michigan. He played basketball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and at Manchester College. At both schools he was the leading scorer, rebounder, and MVP. He received his master's degree from Western Michigan University.
Trained counselors will live in dormitories with the campers and, along with the director and assistant director, will supervise all camp activities.
July 23-26, 2017 -- BOYS Complete Skills Camp at Manchester University
July 23-26, 2017 -- GIRLS Complete Skills Camp at Manchester University
REGISTRATION: Held in Garver Hall at Manchester University. 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: July 23rd at 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
CHECK-OUT: July 26th 4:30 pm 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 $5.00. 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, Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
MEDICAL CARE: Complete first aid facilities are available. A hospital with 24-hour emergency service is located nearby.
FACILITIES: 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 the Alumni Fieldhouse on campus.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 Wake-up
- 8:00 Breakfast
- 9:00 Lectures/Demonstrations
- 9:45-11:45 Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:00 Rest
- 2:00 Lectures/Demonstrations/Contests
- 3:00-4:30 Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
- 4:30-5:15 Individual Instruction/Free Time
- 5:30 Dinner
- 6:30-8:30 League Games
- 9:00 Night Program
- 10:30 Lights Out