Lake Norcentra Basketball Camp


Over the past 44 years, thousands of local youngsters have participated in the Lake Norcentra Basketball Camp. Coach Garth Pleasant’s camp goes beyond teaching basketball fundamentals. With a focus on attitude, respect, and giving your best effort, Coach Pleasant instills valuable life lessons not just on the court but also in the classroom and at home. Many young individuals and parents have benefited from these teachings. Don’t miss Coach’s concluding talk on Friday afternoon; it promises to be a highlight of the camp.


Camp Information

Who: LNBC is designed for girls and boys ages 6 to 16.

Where: Campus of Rochester Christian University in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

When: Six weeks are held each summer.

Days/Times: Camp runs Monday through Friday. There is an orientation session for campers and parents at 9 a.m. Monday morning. This typically lasts about 30 minutes then campers are assigned to their teams. Check-in opens prior to the orientation session.

2024 Cost: $230

Teams: On the registration form, campers can indicate friends they would like to be on a team with. We make every effort to accommodate these requests. We will work with your camper during Monday’s registration to make sure they are placed with their friends.

What to bring?

Attire: Comfortable gym attire, weather-appropriate

Shoes: Comfortable athletic shoes

Water: Water jug/bottle. Please make sure your child’s name is clearly indicated on the bottle.

Lunch and/or money: Campers may pack their own lunch or buy a slice of pizza for $2 per slice. Cans of pop are available for $1 each. A variety of snacks and candy will be available for purchase.

NO Basketballs: There is no need to bring a basketball. Basketballs of appropriate size will be provided to each team.

Sun & Heat: We encourage campers to wear sunscreen and have sunscreen available at each outdoor court. During hot summer days, we will rotate teams often so they can cool off in the shade and/or air conditioning.

Features & Advantages of LNBC

  • Free camp shirt
  • Motivational materials
  • Written individual analysis of each camper
  • Indoor/outdoor courts
  • 12-1 counselor/camper ratio
  • Clinics with films
  • Daily games
  • Certificates and ribbons
  • Camp notebook
  • Concessions available – (drinks, pizza, candy)
  • Counselor 3-point contest
  • Awards assembly

Daily Schedule

  • Fundamentals
  • Motivation & Goal Setting
  • Attitude
  • Team Concept
  • Body Balance
  • Ball Handling Skills
  • Dribbling
  • Passing and Receiving
  • Defensive Concepts
  • Offensive Moves
  • Shooting Techniques
  • Rebounding Techniques
  • Daily Games
  • Total Player Development


All refund requests must be done in writing by e-mailing In the subject line please write “REFUND – Camper’s Name” Camp fees will be refunded, less $20 administration fee PLUS any Eventbee processing fees. Questions: Contact John Pleasant at