Just a few years ago, members of the Montana Tech basketball squad were at similar camps like this, learning from college players that hard work does pay off.
"When I did the camps, I would do it for motivation, I would see the big kids and all the dribbling moves they could do, how they shoot, how to dribble, their jumping ability,” said senior point guard, Antonio Snow. “It made me want to work hard. So it gave me motivation. When I teach the camps, I hope to give the kids motivation too."
The camp is being led by new assistant coach Chris Cline.
He says coaching the younger kids is a nice break from the college athletes.
"Actually, it's a lot easier,” Cline said. “It's a lot more fun at times. These kids want to have a good time. There's some that might be advanced for their age group, and some that aren't. But all of them are out having a good time. They're out having fun."
Four Oredigger players are helping with the camp.
One of those includes recent Butte Central graduate and now Oredigger player, Cale Guldseth who was once upon a time attending the very same camp.
"Being young at one point, and looking back now, I'm realizing that I was in their shoes at one point,” Guldseth said. “It just makes the camp seem a lot more fun for everyone I feel like."
The Oredigger players are able to learn a lot from the little kids, and they have fun helping out.
"It's easy for me to connect to them because sometimes I can act like a big kid and be like them sometimes too,” said Snow. “So I relate back to them."
"It's a lot of give and take, these camps,” Guldseth said. “Some kids are a little better than others and some kids work a little harder than others. Every kid is different. That's the beauty of these camps. All the kids come here to get better and they enjoy themselves while doing it."