EC Men’s Basketball Coach Chip Wilde Releases Summer 2019 Camp Dates

Photo courtesy of Bob Hunt.
Photo courtesy of Bob Hunt.

EUREKA — Eureka College men's basketball head coach Chip Wilde will host three different youth basketball camps this summer inside the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center on the campus of Eureka College.

Wilde will host a Father-Child Clinic on June 15, two sessions of the popular Boys & Girls Day Camp from July 15 through July 18 or July 22 through July 25 and an Advanced Skills Camp on July 29.

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The Father-Child Clinic is open to all boys and girls entering first through sixth grades and will start with registration at 9 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, June 15. The camp day will run from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

The first session of the Boys & Girls Day Camp will start with registration at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, July 15 and is open to all boys and girls entering first through eighth grades. The second session will run from July 22 through July 25.

The camp day will run from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Lunch will be provided on these days. The gym will be open at 8 a.m. for those who need to be dropped off before 9 a.m., or are interested in supervised early-bird shooting. The cost of the camp is $115 per camper. A $15 off early bird special is also available if a camper is signed up before July 1. A "team" discount is available for $90 per camper if five or more players register together.

To sign up for the camp, send the registration form and payment to the Eureka College men's basketball office. Campers may also register at the door during the first day of camp. Payment must be received at the start of camp to participate.

The Advanced Skills camp will be hosted by Wilde on Monday, July 29 and is open to all boys entering ninth through 12th grades. The camp cost is $20 and will include a t-shirt, 150 minutes of instruction from college coaches and players and a 40-minute scrimmage using college rules and regulations.

Registration forms for each of the three camps are available at the men's basketball page on the Eureka athletics website, under "Athletic Camps", the Reagan Athletic Complex lobby and local elementary and high schools.

To reserve a spot in any camp, return a completed registration form to Wilde at 300 East College Avenue, Eureka, Illinois 61530, or contact him at (309) 229-8386 or You may also text a photo of the completed registration form to (309) 229-8386 or fax to (309) 467-6402.

Wilde is the Eureka Basketball Camp Director and is in his 12th year as the head men's basketball coach at Eureka College and his 30th season in college basketball. Coach Wilde has 29 years of experience running youth camps & clinics in Illinois, Michigan, Texas and New Jersey. He has seven years of experience working the IHSA "Learning from the Legends" youth clinics and nine years of experience working the NCAA Final Four Youth clinics. At these clinics he has worked with some of the state's and nation's top coaches.

"Our camp will be held in a small school environment focusing on rules, regulations, strategies, teamwork and developing positive attitudes," Wilde said. "We will cover the fundamentals of basketball, as well as advanced skills through lectures, drills, contests and games. There will be a strong emphasis on learning and having fun. Great for beginners and experienced players!"