John M. Belk Arena 


The centerpiece of the Baker Sports Complex is the John M. Belk Arena, featuring a main varsity court with hardwood floor for basketball and volleyball. For athletic events, the Belk Arena seats nearly 5,300. When the bleacher seating is retracted, two additional hardwood basketball courts and two hardwood volleyball courts are available.

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June 2018

Bob McKillop Summer Basketball Camp Session II

06/17/2018 - 06/21/2018 ~ Sunday - Thursday Registration Ends: 06/17/2018$570.00 - $670.00 | Davidson College Davidson, NC


Our day/resident camps are available to all boys ages 9-18. Campers are grouped in leagues by age and ability. Campers work in small groups and go through skill stations to develop individual and team skills. They will play in camp competitions, and compete in games.


Bob McKillops Basketball Camp is located on the campus of Davidson College. The camp takes place in the Baker Sports Complex. The centerpiece of the Baker Sports Complex is the John M. Belk Arena, featuring a main varsity court with hardwood floor for basketball and volleyball. We also use our brand new courts in the Harry L. Vance Athletic Center that provides two practice courts for Davidsons mens and womens basketball teams and the volleyball team.


Bob McKillops goal for his camps are to help develop the skills of all players and have fun at the same time. He and his staffs emphasis is placed on the basic skills and techniques associated with the game of basketball. The mechanics and drills that are taught at our camps are used with our college players. We pride ourselves in providing the best possible learning experience for our campers. All players are placed in groups based on age and individual ability.



Residential ... $670.00 

Commuter ... $570.00



All registrations must take place online. We no longer offer mail in registration. Please register as soon as possible as camp fills up quickly. You will receive an email confirmation when your registration has been completed successfully.


Camp Includes

Davidson Basketball cotton t-shirt and an evaluation certificate.


What to bring

Day Campers: Come dressed and ready to play with athletic shorts, a t-shirt, and basketball/athletic shoes. Do not bring jewelry, watches, hats, etc. Cell phones will be put away during camp time. Additionally, do not bring a basketball. Balls are provided during camp. Davidson Basketball is not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen.


Resident Campers: Campers staying in the dorms will need to bring athletic shorts, t-shirts, socks, underwear, basketball shoes, slides (for the showers and walking to and from dorms and meals). Towels, soap, personal hygiene items, pillow, blanket and sheets or sleeping bag (beds are usually XL Twin). All rooms are air-conditioned. There will also be a $40 key deposit that will be held by us until your key is turned in at the end of camp.



Check-in will take place in the lobby of the Vance Athletic Center on the first day of camp. You may park in the Baker Sports Complex Parking lot. Resident Campers check in between 3:00-5:00pm and Day Campers check in between 4:00-5:00pm. If you need to check in late, you may check in on Sunday at 9:00pm at the dorms or Monday morning at 8:30am at the gym.  Late arrivals need to make prior arrangements.


Camp Hours

Day Campers: On the first day of camp, day campers will check-in between 4:00-5:00pm. Each day after they should be at camp by 9:00am and can be picked up at 9:00pm.

Resident Campers: On the first day of camp, resident campers will check-in between 3:00-5:00pm.


Camp Bank

At registration, all campers may open a Camp Bank Account, which will function as a debit system, in order to prevent children from holding cash at camp. We recommend $40 for resident campers and $20 for day campers. Refunds will be given on the last day of camp and will be given to you at the same time you receive your key deposit refund. Your camp bank deposit is cash only.  We do not accept checks for our camp banks. 



All campers will be provided all-you-can-eat meals served in our Vail Commons dining hall. Day campers will be provided lunch and dinner and our resident campers will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner. We will have a camp canteen open in the gym 2-3 times per day for the campers to buy snacks and drinks. They will use their money from their camp bank for this. We will have up to 2 nights per week that we will offer pizza for them to purchase.


Medical Information

Bob McKillops Basketball Camp does not require a separate, printed medical form. All of the medical information we need is collected when you sign up. During the online check-out process, you will also be required to review and agree to a liability release and permission to treat. Answers to all questions are required for admission into camp; please be sure that the information you input is complete and accurate.



Current Davidson College employees should contact Susan Mercer for enrollment instructions.


Scholarships/Financial Aid

Unfortunately, we are limited by NCAA regulations and are unable to provide financial assistance to our camp.



We will try to honor all roommate/hallmate requests received three weeks prior to camp. If you would like to add/change a request, parents must update this information by logging into their online account. In order for us to guarantee your request, please make sure the requested roommate has also requested your son.


Camp Trainer

There will be a full-time, certified, athletic trainer on site for the entirety of camp. If you have any medical concerns regarding your child, please convey this to the trainer at check-in. In the waiver statement that was electronically signed, please note that over-the-counter medications may be provided. Should you have any questions about this policy, please speak to our camp trainer at check-in.



Our primary goal in forming camp teams is to ensure balanced competition. Teams are assigned based on age and grade and are adjusted by our coaching staff during evaluation games on the first day. Teams will have 8-10 campers. In some cases, players are traded among teams to help balance the competition. Also, if a camper plays above the level of his age group, he may be moved to an older group. CAMP COACHES, NOT PARENTS, WILL MAKE THIS DECISION. We CANNOT honor team assignment requests.


Award Ceremony

The awards ceremony will begin after the championship games at approximately 11 a.m. Check-out will follow the Awards Ceremony at approximately 11:30 a.m. All campers will check out in the Vance Athletic Center lobby. Campers must go to their dorm room first and gather all of their items before they turn in their room key to receive key deposit. Arrangements for early check-out must be made in advance.



All family members are welcome to come and observe camp. Although we would hope that each child would experience making new friends and teammates by spending as much time as possible in the camp atmosphere with their teammates. Maps to the gym locations can be found on our website or it will be posted as you enter the main gym.


Wi-Fi Access

Davidson College does offer a guest WIFI to outside parties.


Tuition/Refund Policy

Full tuition must be paid at the time of registration. A refund (less a $100 administrative fee) is available only if notification is received at least one month before camp begins. No refunds will be made within one month of camp beginning, except in the case of serious injury or illness (less the $100 administrative fee). Documentation of the injury/illness will be needed before the beginning of camp. There are a limited number of spaces available per session. Campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are listing a roommate choice, your roommates registration will need to be received for his space to be secured. Space is not held by listing someones name on a registration.  


Typical Resident/Day Camper Schedule

  • 7:45-8:00                  Wake up
  • 8:00-8:45                  Breakfast
  • 8:45-9:00                  Free Shooting and Damp Campers Arrive
  • 9:00-9:15                  Camp Meeting - Attendance
  • 9:15-11:00                Stations
  • 11:00-11:30              Team Practice
  • 11:30-1:00                Games
  • 1:00-1:30                  Lunch
  • 1:45-2:15                  Rest Period
  • 2:30-2:45                  Camp Meeting - Attendance
  • 2:45-3:30                  Coach McKillops Lecture with Entire Camp
  • 3:30-5:00                  Contests and Games
  • 5:00-6:15                  Individual Instruction
  • 6:15-6:45                  Dinner
  • 7:15-7:30                  Free Shooting
  • 7:30-7:45                  Camp Meeting - Attendance
  • 7:45-9:15                  Games
  • 9:15-10:30                Pick-Up Games - Free Time Day Campers Check-out
  • 10:30-11:00              Campers in Rooms
  • 11:00                         Lights Out



Contact Information

For questions, please contact Susan Mercer at Usually easiest to reach Susan by email.  


Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way to communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you registered for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and/or miscommunication.

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