Little Pioneer Camps

As the world continues to navigate the uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, MidAmerica Nazarene University administration has made the difficult decision to keep university  facilities closed through June.  The health and safety of your family, our staff, and community are of the highest importance.

For this reason Camps Session #1, June 22-25 is canceled. Our plan is that the July camp will proceed as scheduled, but that will be determined at a later date.  Since many of you have already registered for June camp and this decision has just been made by the administration we can 1.) refund you or 2.) move your registration to July 13th-16th and see what the University’s plan is moving forward closer to that date.

If you decide to be refunded, those that have prepaid for camp sessions, will receive a full refund.  Because of how our website fee system is set-up, all refunds will be distributed at the conclusion of our summer camp schedule on Friday, July 17th.  If you have not received your refund by July 27, please feel free to contact our office at 913-971-3758 or

Please continue to follow our social media channels and this page for future information on our camps.  I hope you and your families are doing well.

Little Pioneer Fundamentals camps are 4-day camps designed to introduce young players (1st-3rd) to the game of basketball in a fun and non-threatening atmosphere. Each session will focus on age appropriate motor movements and the development of fundamental basketball skills including shooting, passing and ball handling. Fun games and relays along with “Pioneer” excitement will help introduce basic skills and guarantee an enjoyable basketball experience. Sportsmanship and teamwork will be a key emphasis along with introducing the rules of the game.

Snacks will be provided during break time. Baskets will be lowered to ensure camper success. There is a closing ceremony open to family and friends at 11:30pm on Thursday of each camp week.

Little Pioneers Camps

  • Dates: June 22-25 or July 13-16, 2020
  • Location: MNU – Cook Center
  • Ages: Girls entering grades 1-3.
  • Check-in Time: 9:00am
  • Check Out Time: 12:00pm
$30/day or $100/wk
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Athletic Trainers

Certified Athletic Trainers will be on staff to prevent and treat athletic injuries.

The Campers

Participants of all ages and ability level will be present. Camp instructors will use differentiation strategies to meet the needs of campers at all levels.


A confirmation for camp will be e-mailed to you upon receiving your online payment.


Travel arrangements to and from camp are the responsibility of the camper and guardians.


The gym opens at 8:30 am each morning. Check in is held from 8:30-9:00am on the first day of your camp. Please bring your gym shoes, a snack, or money for the Cook Center Snack Shop.

Camper Bonuses

  • Camp T-shirt
  • Awards
  • Camp basketball
  • Guest Speakers
  • Interaction with past and present Lady Pioneers


Phone number for MNU basketball office is 913-971-3758 or email Jon Lewis.