Around the town... Around the town...

Vincennes University and the Vincennes community provide the perfect opportunity to jump right into old meets new. Our community prides itself on the history that has made Vincennes a must-do stop on the historic trail. But, don’t stop there. Our city offers many options perfect for you as you enjoy your time on the VU Campus.

Just some of the activities your conference, event, or camp enrichment participants can enjoy include:

  • Shopping! Many quaint shops along historic Main Street as well as other parts of town that you will not find anywhere else. From antiques to a farmers market to many arts and crafts venues!
  • Celebrating the Arts! Tickle your funny bone with the Red Skelton Interactive Museum right here on the VU campus, visit the many art museums as well as the Indiana Military Museum. Old Town Players comedy and theatre troop is also here.
  • Historic Neighborhoods and Historic Sites – Step back into history as you experience George Rogers Clark at the Memorial Grounds and William Henry Harrison’s Northwest Territory home, plus much much more.
  • Outdoor Activities – Parks that will amaze, a picturesque River Walk and our new Rainbow Beach and Splash Pads. Certainly something for everyone!

Learn more about all there is to see and do online at http://www.vincennescvb.org/

Of note... Of note...

Disclaimer
Vincennes University and/or Camps reserve the right to dismiss any camper whose conduct is detrimental to the overall good of the camp. No refunds will be made. All campers including parents/guardians understand that the applicant will be engaging in activities that may be of a physical nature and there is an inherit risk of physical injury. All campers and parents/guardians (of campers under the age of 18) are required to sign a release form that holds Vincennes University, its officers, trustees, agents, employees, and volunteers (including those working camp/event) harmless from any and all liability whatsoever kind in nature from personal injury or property damage arising out of the applicant’s participation at camp/event.

All dates and campus are subject to change.

All campers must download, sign, and bring with them the liability waiver.

If you have special needs or require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate, please contact the Director Of University Events at events@vinu.edu or by calling 812.888.4125 at least two (2) weeks prior to this events.

VU Camps VU Camps

Vincennes University offers a unique environment for engaged and creative learning through its Summer Camps program. Please visit our site often as camps and enrichment opportunities are added throughout the year.  For information about camps or about hosting multiple day events on the Vincennes Campus contact:

University Events
CINDY BEAMAN, Director
812-888-4125 office

events@vinu.edu
Governor’s Hall (GVH) 118D

 

CAMPS & ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

X-Mester June 11-23, 2017 (recruited students only)
Open to students who attend Early College. For more information please contact Odelet Nance at ONance@vinu.edu.

ISP Lions Law Camp - June 14-17, 2017
Sponsored by the Indiana State Police

This is an overnight camp open to students in grades 6-8. Registration forms and information is available at www.trooper.org or www.in.gov./isp. You may also call 800- 671-9851.

Beekeepers Camp - June 19-21

A three day workshop for the beginner beekeeper. Under the direction of veteran beekeeper, Deborah Ader you will look at the basic make up of a colony of bees, the tools and materials needed for beekeeping, including cost saving tips, and how to set up your first hive. Open to ages 15 and up. Campers between the age of 8 and 14 may participate when accompanied by an adult. Time: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cost: $50.00.  

Registration     

Kiwanis Career Camp - June 25-30

Sponsored by the Indiana State Police
This is an overnight camp open to students in grades 9-12. Registration forms and information is available at www.trooper.org or www.in.gov/isp. You may also call 800-671-9851.

Vectren's Dream Big Enrichment Camp
This is a closed group. If you would like your group or organization to host an enrichment event on the VU campus please contact events@vinu.edu 

Art Ventures Day Camp - July 10-14, 2017

Sponsored by Psi Iota XI

This is a day camp. Children will experience a variety of Visual and Performing Arts from Painting to Cake Decorating, to Cheer, to Drama, to Jewelry Making. For more information and the complete offering of classes, view and download the registration formPsi Iota Xi, service sorority, sponsors this camp so that area children can discover their artistic talents. Contact ARTventures Camp, chairperson, Nancy Hensel at nancyhensel@hotmail.com with any questions.    

Registration Form

NCA Cheer Camp - July 10-13, 2017
Open to all High School and Jr./Middle High School Cheer Teams.
Overnight Camp Registration is available through Varsity Sports http://www.varsity.com/. If your team would like to attend as a day camp please contact the Director of University Events for options and pricing.

NCA Dance Camp - July 10-13, 2017
Open to all High School and Jr./Middle High School Dance Teams.
Overnight Camp Registration is available through Varsity Sports http://www.varsity.com/. If your team would like to attend as a day camp please contact the Director of University Events for options and pricing.

Harrison's Legacy of Leadership Camp - July 14 & 15, 2017 

Learn leadership and managerial courage. Be able to think on your feet in a crisis and be a visionary as you learn about the big picture - all the while being politically astute and aware of context.  Learn how to solve problems creatively, communicate with confidence and defend a position.  Harrison's career and actual historical events will be the foundation for an exciting and interactive environment.  Tour the actual home of Harrison when he was Governor of the Indiana Territory and Superintendent of Indian affairs.  This camp will help you develop individual leadership characteristics critical for future success!

Watch here for an exciting Leadership Camp opportunity geared towards students in grades 7 and 8! 

Primitive Baptist Conference - July 17-20, 2017
(closed group) If you would like to attend please contact your Primitive Baptist Church.

Mater Dei Band Camp - July 17-20, 2017
(closed group) If you would like to book your high school marching band's next camp please contact events@vinu.edu.

Citizens’ Academy - July 21-August 4, 2017 (application process required)
This camp is a partnership between Indiana Conservation Officers and Vincennes University. College students and citizens are able to apply. If interested please complete application here.  Questions??? Contact Levi Clark at lclark@vinu.edu. 

SPORTS CAMPS

Cheer and Dance Clinic - February 25, 2017
Ages 4-18
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Registration 
 

Baseball

Young athletes have an opportunity to practice fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting, infield and outfield play with instruction from Coach Chris Barney, his staff, and current team members. Coach Barney has 28 years of coaching experience. During the last nine years at VU, 74 players have moved on to four-year schools to continue their academic and athletic careers. Young athletes will learn first-hand the tremendous knowledge of the game and share the enthusiasm Coach Barney has for baseball.

Each camp is especially designed to help young athletes build their skills. Camp staff will group campers by ages and abilities. Camp fee includes group and individual instruction of baseball fundamentals, drills, team play, games – and a VU Baseball t-shirt. Breaks will be taken as needed. Cups and coolers of water will be provided. Young athletes also have an opportunity to purchase VU apparel on the last day of camp (based on availability). All camps will take place at Jerry Blemker Field, home of the VU Trailblazers, located at 1562 Old Terre Haute Road (across from Girls Softball League fields). Campers will be released from the same location.

 Youth Camp - April 2, 2017
         
Ages 6-13
           "in the books"
Trailblazer Developmental Camp 1 - June 6-8, 2017
Ages 6-12; $89
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Register

Trailblazer Pitching and Catching Camp - June 15-16, 2017
Ages 9 & up, $45
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Register

Trailblazer Hitting Camp  - June 15-16, 2017
Ages 9 & up, $45
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register

Trailblazer Developmental Camp 2 - June 21-23, 2017
Ages 6-12, $89
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Register

Trailblazer's VU Summer Showcase Developmental Camp - July 18, 2017
High School Prospect and Up
11:00 am - end time depends on numbers

Registration Coming Soon

Trailblazer Baseball Tournament Dates
Thursdays - Sundays
High School Prospect and Up
June 8-11
June 22-25
July 6-9
July 13-16
July 20-23
July 27-30

Registration Coming Soon

Trailblazer Developmental Camp 3 - July 5-7, 2017
Ages 6-12, $89
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Register

Trailblazer Baseball Tournament Dates
Thursdays - Sundays
High School Prospect and Up
June 8-11
June 22-25
July 6-9
July 13-16
July 20-23
July 27-30

Registration Coming Soon
 

Basketball

Asst. Coach Brian Davis - In his twelve years at Vincennes University the Blazers have averaged over 27 wins per season, been ranked #1 in the country, advanced to the NJCAA national tournament six times with two Final 4 trips, tied the school record home court winning streak of 52 games, and sent many players on to the Division 1 level. Coach Davis has recruited and coached 10 All-American players that have went on to play in the Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, & SEC among many other major D1 conferences. Coach Davis has been involved in a number of prestigious basketball camps throughout the country, including camps at Indiana University, University of Kentucky, and the Ron Felling Shooting Camps.

 

Coach Harry Meeks has over 26 years experience and more than 500 victories. He is the most successful coach in VU Women's Trailblazer history. Coach Meeks list of accomplishments include many trips to the "big dance including a fifth place finish in the NJCAA Div. I National Championship Tournament Several NJCAA All-Americans which includes his guidance of All-American forward and 2011 State Farm/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Junior College Player of the Year Jasmine McGhee, as well as 2014 All-American Anya Kalenta. Both players were honored following their Trailblazer careers by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame for their outstanding play. Coach Meeks and his team are consistantly among the top-20 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) programs in the county.

 

 All basketball camps are on the beautiful Vincennes University campus with the Physical Education Complex serving as camp headquarters. For overnight campers athletes will stay in air-conditioned University residence halls and dine in the award winning Tecumseh Dining Center. 

     Trailblazer Varsity/JR Varsity Basketball Shoot-Out - June 8-10, 2017
   
 Team Camp
     Day Camp
     9:00 am - 8:00 pm
     
Registration

     Trailblazer Basketball Boys Individual Camp - June 15-17, 2017
   
 Team Overnight Camp
     
Registration

     Trailblazer Girls Individual Basketball Camp - June 18-21, 2017
     
Overnight Camp
     
Registration 

     Trailblazer Girls Team Basketball Camps - June 25-28 and June 29-July 2, 2017
   
 Overnight Camp

     Registration

     Trailblazer Boys and Girls Offensive Skills Camp - July 6, 7, 8, 2017
   
 Day Camp (Lunch provided Thursday and Friday)
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm
     
Registration 
 

Volleyball

 Come learn under the direction of Head Coach Gary Sien and the highly successful Women's Volleyball team. Camp fees include a t-shirt and all-day camps include lunch.   

    Junior Blazer Beginner & Intermediate Skills Day Camp 
   July 17 & 18 - Grades 3-8
     Half Day - 9:00 am - 12:00 noon $75
     Full Day - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm $125

      Registration

Blazer High School All-Skills Day Camp 
   July 19-20 -  Grades 9-12
   Full Day - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm $125

   Registration

Other Camp Information Coming Soon

Girl Scouts STEM Camp
Music Camp (high school students & incoming music majors)
Welding, Advanced
Welding, Basic