Arcanum boys basketball camp hosts record numbers

Arcanum first - sixth grade boys basketball camp. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

ARCANUM – The Arcanum boys basketball program, under the leadership of head varsity Coach Kevin Brackman, hosted nearly 130 campers grades one through eight for the 2024 Trojans boys basketball camp.

“It’s been a great camp – record numbers,” said Brackman. “Up from last year, and we saw a lot of familiar faces, and that’s what we want. The campers came back with joy and a passion for the sport, so that is all we can ask.”

Arcanum boys basketball camp 2024. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The camp exposed the campers to offensive and defensive drills while spending time competing on the court.

The junior high and high school coaching staff assisted Coach Brackman at the four-day camp. The camp had two-hour morning sessions for sixth through eighth grade and two-hour afternoon sessions for first through sixth grade.

“Coach Chey Kramer has been a huge help as far as setting us up; Coach Ben Ackers has been here every day, Coach Jesse Warner and Coach Colton Troutwine,” Blackman noted. “Our high school and middle school staff have put in more work than is asked of them, but that is what makes this a fun camp.”

Arcanum Trojans basketball program 2024 boys basketball camp. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Trojans high school players also assisted Coach Brackman with the four-day camp.

“It is definitely fun,” said Landon Flatter. “It greatly helps with your leadership and will help translate to the season. It feels good to be that role model.”

“It means a lot to help because when I was their age, I looked up to the older high schoolers, and it brings me a lot of enjoyment to be able to help them and have fun playing basketball,” said Jace Mote. “It helps me a lot because it shows me where I started and how I have improved.”

“Without the help of the high school players, the kids and the families to send them here and let us spend the two hours with them couldn’t be possible,” Blackman added.