An important message about 2020 Basketball Camps
Friday, May 15, 2020
It is with great sadness that we regret to inform you that the Oak Hill Basketball Camps for Summer 2020 have been cancelled.
Our first priority is the health and safety of our campers and staff. Due to the continued threat and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we are not able to host basketball campers on our campus this summer.
Those families who have already paid can expect a full refund in the coming weeks from OHA, except for the service fee if registration was online.
Keep connected with Oak Hill Basketball by visiting our campus in the future to attend one of our home games, or watch the Warriors’ home games live for free at OHAEvents.com. You can find our schedule this fall at OakHillHoops.com or on this site’s Teams page
We appreciate your interest in our basketball camp and truly hope that we will be able to work with your son in the summer of 2021.
Stay positive and hopeful as we power through these unusual times. Best wishes for the summer and upcoming school year.
Summer Basketball Camps
Oak Hill Academy Coach Steve Smith’s Basketball Camps
For Boys 10-17
Q: How do I register/make payments?
A: Registration and payments are accepted online using a debit/credit card through the oakhillhoops.com site. Payment is due in full at time of registration. A 4% service fee will be added to online payments.
Q: Do I have to register online?
A: No. Registration/payment can be mailed to the attention of Lisa Smith, OHA, 2635 Oak Hill Rd., Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363. Click here to download the registration form. Cashier’s check, money order or money gram should be made payable to: Oak Hill Academy. Full payment is due at time of registration.
Q: Can I get a discount for early registration?
A: Yes. A $20 early registration fee is available for anyone registering before May 1st on line or by mail.
Q: Are camp scholarships available?
A: No funds are available for camp scholarships.
Q: Is there a multiple camper discount?
A: No. However, there is a $20 discount if you register for camp by May 1st.
Q: Does my payment guarantee my camper a spot?
A: Yes. Camp is simply first-come, first-served.
Q: When does registration close?
A: There is not a closure date for camp registration. Registrations are accepted until each camp session is full. If you have a question about availability, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What if I have to cancel? Can I get a refund?
A: For a cancellation that occurs MORE THAN TWO WEEKS before the start of your camp session, you will receive a partial refund. $100 of your camp tuition is non-refundable (and the 4% processing fee that was added at check-out if you paid online). Camp tuition is non-transferable to 2021 camp dates but registration can be switched to another 2020 Session for no fee if there’s availability.
Q: What if I have a last minute injury or emergency and have to cancel?
A: If there is a family emergency or injury less than two weeks prior to the start of your camp session, please contact email@example.com or 276-768-7425. Refunds will be determined on a case by case basis. Or you can switch to another 2020 camp session for no extra fee if there’s availability. No-shows receive zero refund…no exceptions.
Q: Can my son attend multiple camp sessions?
A: Yes. If your son attends multiple camp sessions, he must be registered individually for each one. Note: for the days in between camp sessions he must depart campus. No housing, meals or supervision is available for those days in between because we are cleaning & getting ready for the next session.
Q: Who is eligible to attend camp?
A: Boys only, ages 10-17 for all sessions.
Q: What is the skill level?
A: Boys attending camp are at various levels in their development. However, most play on either their school team, AAU team or both. Not recommended for beginners.
Q: Who are the coaches and camp instructors?
A: OHA Head Coach Steve Smith runs Sessions 1 & 2, aided by his assistant coaches and strength coach. Various former players and coaches return to help instruct and supervise for all sessions. Please Note: Session 3 is run by the OHA assistant coaches and strength coach. Coach Smith leads one lecture during Session 3.
Q: What is taught during camp?
A: Elements of instruction include:
• Individual stations emphasizing fundamentals;
• Team and individual drills to improve strength and conditioning;
• Individual skill competitions;
• 3×3 and 5×5 team play, competitively coached.
Q: How are roommates assigned?
A: Boys of same age are assigned together, at random. However, campers can make a roommate request at registration. Should you have a specific roommate in mind and you’ve already completed registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What should I pack for my camper?
A: • Campers may bring snacks to keep in their dorm room, but please keep in mind that individual rooms do not have refrigerators.
• Bedding for a twin XL-size bed is needed (including pillow).
• Towels, workout apparel, shoes and toiletry items are must-haves.
• Other items to consider: fan, swimming trunks, alarm clock, sunscreen.
Q: Do I need to bring cash to pay for any meals/snacks?
A: Three meals per day (all you can eat) are provided daily in the campus cafeteria. No cash is needed. However, the Campus Store is open each day. Apparel and snacks are available for purchase, if desired, using either a card or cash.
Q: What if my son has food allergies or dietary restrictions?
A: There is a wide variety of healthy food options through Meriwether-Godsey food service at OHA. Anything containing peanuts is labeled. If you need to bring specialty food that requires refrigeration, or have further questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
Q: What if my son has prescription medicine that he needs to bring?
A: Medication must be turned in to the camp director at check-in on Sunday. No medication is to be kept in the dormitory. All medication must be clearly labeled with camper’s name and in a bottle or plastic bag with instructions. Exceptions: Campers may keep EpiPens and inhalers with them; vitamins may be kept in their rooms. If you have other medical concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What if my son gets injured during camp?
A: An on-site trainer or coach will tend to the needs of the camper. If necessary, the coach in charge will call the emergency contact listed on registration form with specifics if further medical attention is required. We also have a nurse on call.
Q: Is there WiFi? Are electronic devices permitted?
A: WiFi is available in some areas. The password will be issued at registration. Phones and other devices are not prohibited, but are not encouraged. Phones are not permitted during camp instruction or in the cafeteria at mealtimes. OHA is not responsible for any damaged or lost electronic devices.
Q: What time does camp begin on Registration Day?
A: Camp begins Sunday evening immediately after dinner at 6:00 pm.
Q: When do I drop off and pick up my camper?
A: All campers should be dropped off on Sunday between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm and picked up by 12:00 noon on Thursday. Day campers should be dropped off each morning at 8:00 and picked up each evening between 8:00-8:30. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay and watch competitions at any time.
Q: Is there any difference in the three sessions?
A: The daily schedule is relatively the same for each session. Each week brings a different group of campers and a couple of coaching changes. Please Note: Session 3 is run by the OHA assistant coaches and strength coach. Coach Smith leads one lecture during Session 3.
Q: If I’m interested in sending my camper to OHA to attend school, what should I do?
A: Contact OHA’s Admission Director, Mrs. Katherine Giszack (email@example.com), and she can answer any questions, set up a personal interview, campus tour and assist you with admissions paperwork. To visit OHA’s school website go to oak-hill.net.
Q: Which airport should I use? Is ground transportation provided?
A: Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT) is most commonly used. You may also search Greensboro, NC (GSO) or Tri-Cities Airport, TN (TRI) for flight availability. Transportation is not provided from any airport to campus. For information on car services/ground transportation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For any campers planning to fly, please allow ample time to travel from the airport to campus. It is 2 ½ – 3 hours from Charlotte, NC, to Mouth of Wilson, VA.
Q: Is there somewhere for parents to stay near campus?
A: There are several motels/hotels within driving distance (20-45 min from campus), as well as bed and breakfasts. There are also cabin rentals nearby. If you are interested in a listing of local accommodations, please email email@example.com. Due to our rural location, there really isn’t anything within walking distance. However, OHA has a rental house on the edge of our campus. To check availability, contact Mrs. Lisa Finklea (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask about renting a room at the Halsey House.