Plan Your Stay

Things to Know Ahead of Time

Check-in is between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Thursday at Stopher Gymnasium located on the campus of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. There is no need to arrive any earlier than 1pm as two (2) hours will be plenty of time to process all of our campers.


All Overnight campers will stay in one of six residence halls on the Nicholls State campus.

A TWIN XL mattress is provided but Bedding is NOT furnished (sleeping bags are recommended and encouraged). Campers will need to provide your own sheets, blankets, towels and any other toiletry articles (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) that he may need. The MPA reserves the right to make all roommate assignments. All meals will be provided by the University’s outstanding dining service.

Overnight Campers will be provided with three meals on Friday and Saturday (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and one meal on Sunday (breakfast).

Day Campers will be provided with two meals on Friday and Saturday (lunch and dinner). All campers will participate in the dinner meal on Thursday evening provided by McDonald’s prior to Orientation.

Campers will be able to purchase snack foods and pizza during their free time in the evening at one of the several concessions that are set-up inside the residence halls by Nicholls State’s dining services.

Although there are no accommodations provided for commuter (Day) campers … a shower facility will be made available after each practice and workout in the NSU Football Locker Room. Campers must bring their own towels, soap and wash cloths.


Both Overnight campers and Day campers will eat at Nicholls State’s outstanding dining facility. Overnight campers receive three (3) meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Day campers get two (2) meals a day (lunch and dinner).

See the daily schedule for specific times.

MPA Food Academy Food Menu

Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patties, French Toast, Tater Tots, Biscuits, Gravy, Grits, Peach Halves
Bakery: Assorted Muffins
Beverage: Milk, Juice, Coffee

Soup: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo with Rice
Select Entrée: Meatloaf, Brown Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, Brown Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Grille: Burger, Hotdog, French Fries Pizza/Pasta: Cheese, Pepperoni, Penne Pasta, Marinara Sauce
Bakery: Dinner-roll, Devil’s Chocolate Cake, Jell-O

Dinner: Select Entrée: BBQ Chicken, Corn, Green Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Shrimp Creole with Steamed Rice
Grille: Burger, Hotdog, French Fries
Pizza/Pasta: Cheese, Pepperoni, Pasta Shells, Meat Sauce
Bakery: Cornbread, Cereal Bars, Confetti Cake

Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Hash Browns, Buttermilk Pancakes, Biscuits, Fruit Cocktail, Grits
Bakery: Apple Cinnamon Muffins Beverage: Milk, Juice, Coffee

Soup: Old Fashion Chicken Noodle Soup
Select Entrée: Smothered Pork Chop, Vegetables, Steamed Corn, Scalloped Potatoes and Chicken Fettuccine Grille: Burger, Hotdog, French Fry Pizza/Pasta: Cheese, Pepperoni, Bow Tie Pasta, Marinara Sauce
Bakery: Cornbread, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing, Fruit Cobbler

Select Entrée: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Breadsticks, Green Beans, Carrots, Shrimp Étouffée
Grille: Burger, Hotdog, French Fries Pizza/Pasta: Cheese, Pepperoni, Fettuccini, Alfredo Sauce
Bakery: Cheesecake, Bread Pudding, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, French Toast, Tater Tots, Biscuits, Gravy, Grits
Bakery: Cinnamon Rolls
Beverage: Milk, Juice, Coffee

  • Salad & Fruit Bar open for Lunch and Dinner
  • Beverage Station open for All Meals

Day Campers from out of town – find information about accommodations.

McDonalds will be sponsoring a meal for all campers Thursday night after registration.

Campers will be able to purchase snack foods and pizza during their free time in the evening.


We feel that campers will benefit from the maturation process and it assists us in maintaining discipline in the residence halls.

Roommates will be paired up according to their grade and housed in separate dorms that have adult supervision 24 hours a day. No exceptions.


The MPA utilizes all the residence halls, practice fields, theatres, meeting rooms, and dining facilities that Nicholls State has to offer. Everything is within a close walking distance (5 minutes) of each other, and everything is first-class.

Maps of the Nicholls State campus can be found here.

There is ample accommodations in the local community that can be secured by visiting the Local Accommodations link on our web site.

Sorry, but due to insurance issues we are unable to provide on-campus housing to anyone other than the Resident camper and then only for the dates that camp is in session.

We do welcome all spectators during the practice sessions but [for legal and safety reasons] we ask that you refrain from entering the dining hall, dormitories or auditoriums.

The coaches say things that are so direct and make sense. It’s easy to improve.

T.V., Arlington, WA
T.V., Arlington, WA

It is the premier camp in the nation.

C.L., Westbrook, ME
C.L., Westbrook, ME

Nothing like it!

J.H., Sacramento, CA
J.H., Sacramento, CA