OHA Summer Basketball Camps 2021
Session 1: June 13-17 (Boys ages 10-16)
Session 2: June 20-24 (Boys ages 10-16)
Q: How do I register/make payments?
A: Registration and payments are accepted online HERE using a debit/credit card. Payment is due in full at time of registration. A 4% service fee is 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 MoneyGram should be made payable to: Oak Hill Academy. Full payment is due at time of registration. No personal checks accepted.
Q: Can I get a discount for early registration?
A: Yes. A $20 early registration discount is available for anyone registering and paying before May 1st online or by mail.
Q: Can I be a boarder or day camper?
A: Only Boarding Campers will be accepted for the 2021 camp due to COVID-19. We hope to welcome Day Campers back in 2022.
Q: Can I get a scholarship to attend basketball camp?
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 and pay 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 email@example.com.
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-transferrable to 2022 camp dates but registration can be switched to another 2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-768-7425. Refunds will be determined case by case. Or you can switch to the other 2021 camp session if there’s availability for no extra fee. No-shows receive zero refund…no exceptions.
Q: Can my son attend multiple camp sessions?
A: Yes. If your son registers to attend both sessions, he must register 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 and getting ready for the next group of campers.
Q: Who is eligible to attend camp?
A: Boys only, ages 10-16 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 both sessions, aided by his assistant coaches and strength coach. Various present or former players and former coaches return to help instruct and supervise.
Q: What is taught during camp?
• Individual stations emphasizing fundamentals.
• Team and individual drills to improve strength and conditioning.
• Individual skill competitions.
• 3×3 and 5×5 team play is competitively coached.
Q: How are roommates assigned?
A: Boys of the 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 email@example.com.
Q: What should I pack for my camper?
• Campers may bring snacks to keep in their dorm room, but please keep in mind that individual rooms do not have a refrigerator.
• Bedding for a twin-size bed is needed (including pillow).
• Towels, workout apparel, shoes, facial masks and toiletry items are must-haves.
• Other items to consider: fan, swimming trunks, alarm clock, sunscreen, sanitizer.
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 Dining Hall. No cash is needed. The Dining Hall is open only to campers and camp staff…no parents or guests.
Q: Will the Campus Store be open?
A: The Campus Store is open each day. Apparel and snacks are available for purchase. Due to Covid-19, new policies for the Campus Store will be emailed to registered campers (masks required, social distancing, etc.). DEPOSITS FOR THE CAMPUS STORE MUST BE MAILED IN ADVANCE OF CHECK-IN THIS YEAR. NO MONEY WILL BE ACCEPTED AT CHECK-IN. Cashier’s check, money order or MoneyGram for store deposits should be made payable to Oak Hill Academy and mailed to Lisa Smith, OHA, 2635 Oak Hill Rd., Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363. BE CERTAIN YOUR SON’S NAME IS ATTACHED TO THE DEPOSIT.
Q: Does my son need to have Covid-19 testing prior to camp?
A: OHA will not require testing. However, a Covid-19 waiver form will be emailed to parents of registered campers to sign, along with our Covid-19 camp policies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the camper’s name and in a bottle or plastic bag with instructions. Exceptions: Epi-pen, inhalers, vitamins. If you have other medical concerns, please contact email@example.com.
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 the registration form with specifics if further medical attention is required. We also have a nurse on call.
Q: Is there wi-fi? Are electronic devices permitted?
A: Wi-fi 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 Dining Hall 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 6:00PM.
Q: When do I drop off and pick up my camper?
A: All campers should be dropped off on Sunday between 3:00PM-5:00PM and picked up by noon on Thursday. PLEASE LIMIT NUMBER ACCOMPANYING CAMPER FOR DROP- OFF AND PICK-UP DUE TO COVID-19. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE AT REGISTRATION AND PICK-UP.
Q: Can parents stick around and watch the campers play ball?
A: Yes. But masks will be required at all times, as well as social distancing, for anyone visiting anywhere on our campus.
Q: Is there any difference in the two 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. Otherwise, content is the same.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), and she can answer any questions, set up a personal interview, campus tour and assist you with admission paperwork. To visit OHA’s school website, go to www.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, North Carolina (GSO) or Tri-Cities Airport, Tennessee (TRI) for flight availability. Transportation is not provided from any airport to campus. For information on car services/ground transportation, please email email@example.com. 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 breakfast accommodations. There are also cabin rentals nearby. If you are interested in a listing of local accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to our rural location, there isn’t anything within walking distance.