Up Dixie, Fired Up ... HEY!"
spirit at Dixie, unrivaled by other camps across the country, is
what brings the camp together. "Fired Up Dixie" is as Dixie as
Apple Pie is American ...
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enthusiasm this way. It is the inspiration that makes us “wake
up and live”. It puts spring in our step, joy in our hearts, and
a twinkle in our eyes. It transforms a person with potential
into a producer. It is that intangible quality that makes us
great, that pulls us out of the mediocre and commonplace and
builds our self-esteem. It cries to the world, “I’ve got what it
takes”. Enthusiasm is the keynote of life that inspires others
and gives people the confidence that they can make a significant
difference in the world.
Enthusiasm is the one word that best describes the Dixie
Basketball Camp. Each summer over 500 aspiring basketball
players descend on beautiful Summit, Mississippi for a week
filled with incredible enthusiasm and spirit that is unlike any
camp experience anywhere.
ARE YOU FIRED UP?!? Yes sir, fired up, SIR!! The spirit of Dixie
resonates throughout the camp every July as we come together as
What do you think about sweat? Sweat, Sweat, we love sweat,
SIR!! Nothing can deter the journey of a Dixie camper. He is
fired up, motivated, and does not allow anything to get the best
of him. In short, “he’s Dixie trained”!
Every afternoon in the fine arts auditorium at Southwest
Mississippi Community College, the campers of the Dixie
Basketball Camp create a special spirit and enthusiasm that
denotes pride and passion. Cheers, inspiring words and stories,
and entertainment that is unique to say the least, create an
environment that stimulates the coaches and players and inspires
them to “be the best they can be”.
General II has taken the reins from the original General and
continues to build Dixie into a unique and motivating experience
that brings campers back to Summit year after year. It is hard
to explain. You have to be there to understand. Now in our 47th
year, sons of former Dixie campers go home and have fun sharing
the stories and experiences of Dixie with their Dads.
The Spirit of Dixie, yes, it is real and a vital part of what
makes the Dixie Basketball Camp a “one of a kind” basketball