McCracken Basketball Day Camp at Battle Creek YMCA Battle Creek, Michigan

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The McCracken Basketball Camps at 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 57th year of operation! In that time over 130,000 players have attended McCracken Camps.  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.



Highlights Include

  • Our established 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

The Battle Creek YMCA is located at:  182 Capital Avenue NE, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Todd German

Coach German has been involved with The McCracken Basketball Camp for 45 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 work with the campers and, along with the director and assistant director, will supervise all camp activities.

Learn more about McCracken Basketball Day Camp at Battle Creek YMCA
July 29-August 1, 2019 -- Complete Skills Day Camp at Battle Creek YMCA
Please check in each morning at the Battle Creek YMCA between 8:45 and 9:00 am.
Check-out time is each day at 4:00 pm.

HEALTH REPORT:  Parents must complete and sign the camp health form (available on-line –, or by calling the camp office); be sure to include the name of your medical insurance company.  Please bring this form to camp on the first day.  DO NOT MAIL.  If you have special medicines to take, bring them with written instructions on the reverse side of the health report.

LUNCH:  Camper should bring a sack lunch each day (no refrigeration available).  Campers should also bring enough bottled water to last them throughout the day.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 Lectures/Demonstrations
  • 9:45 Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Lectures/Demonstrations/Contests
  • 1:45 League Games
  • 3:15 Drills/Stations/Scrimmage
  • 4:00 Check-out
Read camper reviews

John C.Parent

  • 5/5.
Coach Todd's leadership is exceptional.

August 4, 2017: Would love to see this camp expand to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Coach Todd's leadership is exceptional and sets a positive tone. Our son was quite pleased with Coach David and the support he gave his group. Our son who is going into 7th grade is his second year of dong the camp would like the "older kids like me" to learn and practice more moves, such as post up, attacking the basket, etc...

Timeaka R.Parent

  • 4/5.
My kids enjoyed the skills and drills.

August 4, 2017: My kids enjoyed the skills and drills taught. They also liked 3 on 3 and the 5 on 5 tournaments. As a parent, I enjoyed the awards ceremony and encouragement for all the kids. My only complaint is that it was rather hot inside the building.Maybe ask the Y-Center to provide a cooler system or fans to circulate more air.

Kim B.Parent

  • 5/5.
Very well organized!

August 7, 2017: Fun games, good coaches, very well organized!


  • 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.


  • 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 !


  • 4/5.
"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.”


  • 5/5.
"I 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.

McCracken Basketball Day Camp at Battle Creek YMCA

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Battle Creek, Michigan 49017


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Camp Schedule & Fees

McCracken Basketball Camp at Battle Creek YMCA   Jul. 29 - Aug. 1, 2019 Register

Programs: Complete Skills

Age Group: 7 - 14 Gender: Co-Ed

Day 9am-4pm: $235.00 Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.