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

Of note...

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 or by calling 812.888.4125 at least two (2) weeks prior to this events.

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
812-888-4125 office
Governor’s Hall (GVH) 118D




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 29 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.

Winter Pitching, Catching and Hitting Camp for High School Players

Vincennes University will be conducting its winter pitching, catching, and hitting camp for high school players. This showcase is for top high school players, who are serious about their future in college baseball, and want to showcase their talent in front of the VU Baseball coaching staff. VU coaching staff will focus on many different aspects of the game.

Pitching: Mechanics, Cross Symmetry, Arm Care, Different Grips, Drills, Live Bullpen against Radar Gun
Catching: Stance, Receiving, Blocking, Throwing, Pop Ups, Tag and Force Plays, and Calling the Game
Hitting: Stance, Mechanics of Swing, Soft-Toss, Tee- Drills, Opposite Field Hitting, Pitch Recognition, and Bunting
Pitching and Catching Camp
When: Sunday, January 21 (bad weather make up day is January 28
Time: 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Beless Gym (driving directions) Map


Hitting Camp
When: Sunday, January 21 (bad weather make up day is January 28
Time: 12:30 p.m - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Beless Gym (driving directions ) Map


Cost: $50 for single camp, $80 for both camps
  All camps are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend after registration please contact one of the coaches and a credit will be applied towards a future camp.



Spring Youth Camp Opportunity

The Vincennes University Baseball Team will be hosting a youth camp for ages 6-13 on April 8. This will be a great opportunity for children to be under the tutelage of the Trailblazer Baseball Coaching staff. All aspects of the game will be included. Campers will enjoy a pizza party for lunch and receive a VU t-shirt.

Hitting, Pitching and Catching, Defense
When: Sunday, April 8
Time: 9:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Jerry Blemker Field
  1562 Old Terre Haute toad
  Vincennes, IN 47591 (driving directions) Map


What Campers will experience: Mechanics and Stretching techniques, Base running, Hitting Throwing, Fielding, Batting Practice and Games


What to bring: Campers should bring their own equipment marked with their names.
Cost: $50 before March 30
  $60 after March 30


  All camps are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend after registration please contact one of the coaches and a credit will be applied towards a future camp.



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. 



 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.   




Watch here for Summer Camps and other Opportunities !