What is the difference in the two dorms?
First of all, the campers are placed in the dorms by
age, so every camper is near fellow campers in his age
range. The men's dorm has two bedroom suites with a
bathroom in between and accommodates up to three campers
per room (six per suite). This dorm usually houses the
younger campers. The women's dorm has three bedrooms per
suite with two common bathrooms and accommodates two
campers per room (six total per suite). This dorm
usually houses the older campers.
What can my son bring to put in his room?
Campers are allowed to bring televisions, stereos, video
game systems, refrigerators, snacks, etc., if they would
like. Each room has cable access and free wireless
How are campers divided into their respective leagues
for 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competition?
The camp has four leagues. The ACC is made up of 5th and
6th graders. The SEC is made up 7th and 8th graders. The
ABA is made up of 8th and 9th graders while the NBA is
made up of players from grades 10-12. The initial
determination of which league a camper is placed in is
based on his grade and size. After observing the campers
play on Sunday and Monday, league changes can be made.
Camp capacity is 256, or four leagues of 64 campers.
Obviously, the breakdown of campers by grade doesn't
always fall in line with these numbers. This creates
situations where campers from the same grade may end up
in different leagues.
Camp coaches assess players abilities the first night
and will move more advanced players up to compete
against better competition, to the extent possible.
How much money does my son need to bring and what can he
spend it on?
Most parents on average give their son $60-80 for late
night snacks and other items. The school's student union
is open to campers and features pool tables and ping
pong as well as a snack bar that is very popular,
particularly after night games, with the campers.
There is also a camp store that carries official Dixie
Basketball Camp items such as shorts, shirts, bags, etc.
How can I talk to my son at camp?
The campus has no pay phones, but campers are allowed to
bring their own cell phones to use to call home. You
will find the times campers have free on our
Campers can also receive mail. The camp address is Dixie
Basketball Camp c/o Southwest Mississippi Community
College, Summit, MS 39666.