Lake Norcentra Basketball Camp

During the past 40 years literally, thousands of local young kids have taken part in Lake Norcentra Basketball Camp. Coach Garth Pleasant’s camp is known for more than teaching basketball fundamentals. Coach Pleasant’s emphasis on attitude, respect and giving your best effort not only on the court but in the classroom and at home have benefited many young people and parents. You will not want to miss Coach’s final talk on Friday afternoon.

LNBC Anncouces Mini-Camps for Summer 2020

We are excited to announce that LNBC will be hosting 3 weeks of basketball camp in July.  PLEASE read below, as camp will look different than it has in the past.  The biggest change is that it is a half-day camp.  The camp will be 9AM-12:30PM.  Also, there is a HARD CAP on camp of 108 kids per week.  This is less than 40% of our normal capacity.  Finally, this will be mostly an outdoor camp.  We will only have 9 kids and 1 coach kids in the Arena, and 9 kids and 1 coach in the old gym at one time. We will be rotating kids in and out frequently, particularly when it is hot, to give kids a break from the sun.  Below you will find the dates, what you need to bring, and what measures we are taking to properly adhere to guidelines provided by our State and by the CDC.

Dates & Registration:

Mini-Camp #1 July 13-17 »
Mini-Camp #2 July 20-24 »
Mini-Camp #3 July 27-31 »

Cost: $140 ($25 non-refundable)
Time: 9AM-12:30PM

What to Bring
Basketball (we are asking all campers to bring their own basketball this year to avoid sharing equipment)
Water Bottle (or two!  We are trying to avoid using drinking fountains and shared water coolers this year.  Please pack a couple of water bottles or a big water jug for your child)

What Camp Will Look Like
In many ways, LNBC will be similar to our past camps, however, there will be differences.  As in years past, we will work daily on fundamentals (footwork, ball handling, dribbling, layups, shooting).  We will also be able to play modified shooting games such as lightning and 3 UP.  There will NOT be any passing drills or any 5 on 5 games.

Social Distancing Measures
Our typical camp averages about 280 kids per week. This summer we will cap the camp at 108 campers per week.  Groups will have no more than 9 campers.  There will be no intermingling between groups and no common times where groups all meet together for clinics as we typically do.  It is a half-day camp, so there will be no lunch served, nor will we have concessions.  All movement will be one-way traffic (i.e. rotating courts, going to the bathroom, etc) to avoid crossing other groups.  Each team will have their own designated hand sanitizer at their basket.  Again, we have set up camp where groups will not intermingle, and we will also do all we can to social distance within each group.  Parent orientation will be virtual this year, as again we are avoiding mass gatherings.

How will camp work? Watch the video below to find out. 
Coach Klint & Coach John Pleasant mini-camp walkthrough

Garth Pleasant: Director
John Pleasant: Co-Director
Klint Pleasant: Co-Director

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COVID-19 URGENT Update – June 4, 2020

LNBC Community,

We, as a basketball camp staff, have been pouring over the information that has been provided over the last few weeks related to recreation and camps. As you know, the situation has been nuanced and fluid; filled with weekly changes and gaps for interpretation. This week our state government supplied detailed information related to summer camps. The listed guidelines are daunting as we read them within the context of the sport of basketball and how we’ve specifically built our camp experience. For 40 years, the health and safety of our campers has been our main priority. That said, at this time we feel the best course of action is to issue a refund to all currently registered campers. Our camp staff will commit to monitoring the guidelines closely and thinking through possible scenarios to have a camp this year that ensures:

  • Our own camp philosophy and standards
  • The recently released state standards and guidelines related to summer camps
  • An overall safe environment

In the event we feel we can offer an alternative to the normal camp experience as we inch closer to early July, we will broadcast that information to our camp community as soon as, and if, we have the specific details of that option.

Since 1980 we have provided this camp experience and it has been a true blessing to our family. Our hope is that it has been a blessing to you and the community as well. There is no camp without you. We look forward to being together soon and using the game of basketball to both have fun and teach important life lessons.

P.S. Please bear with us as we process refunds. We do not have an administrative staff and are doing this as quickly as we can.


Garth Pleasant: Director
John Pleasant: Co-Director
Klint Pleasant: Co-Director

Camp Information
Who: LNBC is designed for girls and boys ages 6 to 16.
Where: Campus of Rochester University in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
When: Five 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.
Cost: $200 per camper per week.

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 purchase lunch – $1.50 for a slice of pizza / $1.00 for a can of pop
NO Basketballs: There is no need to bring a basketball. Basketballs of appropriate size will be provided to each team.

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

Questions: Contact John Pleasant at