VU Summer 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.

 

 

News and Updates:

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Summer Camps, Events, and Enrichment 2020
Vincennes University officials are monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. To date, we anticipate holding all already scheduled summer camps, events, conferences and enrichment. Should plans change, details will be posted on this website as soon as possible.
Please visit Vincennes University's Coronavirus webpage.


Youth Spring Training Baseball Camps  
April 11 ~ Ages 6-12        
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Work with the VU Trailblazer baseball coaches and team. Coach Barney is here to help you improve your baseball skills and get ready for the season! Camp will consist of base running, fielding, pitching mechanics and hitting. Campers will receive a t-shirt and enjoy a pizza party!
Families with multiple siblings attending will receive a discount when registering together.

Register by March 31 - $45
After March 31 - $50

Register Today!

All baseball camps will be held at the Jerry Blemker Field, 1562 Old Terre Haute Road.
Rain location: Beless Gym, 116 West Indianapolis Avenue


Other Youth Summer Developmental Baseball Camps

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. 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).

Campers signing up for multiple camps will receive a discount. Families with multiple siblings attending will also receive a discount when registering together.

Register Today!

Developmental Camp I

June 2-4

8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 6-12

Cost: $89

 

Developmental Camp II

June 8-10

8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 6-12

Cost: $89

 

Developmental Camp II

June 30, July 1-2

8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 6-12

Cost: $89

 

Pitching and Catching Camp

June 11-12

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Ages 9 and up

Cost $45

 

Hitting Camp

June 11-12

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ages 9 and up

$45

All baseball camps will be held at the Jerry Blemker Field, 1562 Old Terre Haute Road.
Rain location: Beless Gym, 116 West Indianapolis Avenue


Bee Workshop - Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping. This workshop is designed to provide the basic information necessary to start beekeeping including the basic make up of a colony of bees, the benefits to the environment, tools and materials needed for beekeeping and how to set up your first hive. Participants will be guided through their first year of beekeeping and learn valuable cost saving ideas. Seasoned beekeepers can also learn valuable information during this workshop.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Cost: $50
Location: PE Complex
1401 Chestnut Street
Register Today!


2020 VU Trailblazers Basketball Camps

  • Questions about Men’s camps contact Coach Brian Davis at 812-890-5299 or bdavis@vinu.edu
  • Questions about Women's camps contact the Athletic Office at 812-888-4511

Trailblazer Shootouts  ~ Three sessions. Play in premier facilities with multiple courts and air conditioning. All games will have 2 experienced referees. This is your opportunity to engage in summer competition with new and competitive teams.

Junior High Teams - June 4
Cost: $200 per team for four games, or $375 for two teams

Varsity & Junior Varsity Teams June 5 OR June 6
Cost: $200 per team for four games, or $375 for two teams
Location: Vincennes University PE Complex, 1401 N. Chestnut, Vincennes, IN

Learn more and Register Today! 2020 VU Basketball Shootouts Brochure


Lady Basketball Individual Camps ~ Come to play and learn from a top-notch NJCAA basketball program.  Open to all girls in grades 4-12.   Using a variety of specially developed drills, games, competitions and other activities, camp participants will work hard, but have fun. Stay in our air-conditioned residence halls just one block from the PE Complex and adjacent to the state of the art Tecumseh Dining Center. Campers will also have access to VU's many amenities. Don't miss this opportunity!

June 7-10

Location: Vincennes University PE Complex, 1401 N. Chestnut, Vincennes, IN
Cost:
Overnight Camper - $270 per camper
Commuter Camper - $170 per camper (meal ticket additional $75)
~ Deposit due to hold your spot.

All campers will receive a t-shirt.

For more information and to Register Now! 2020 VU Lady Trailblazer  Individual Basketball Camps Brochure


Breathworks and Meditation ~ Back by popular demand! Come learn from Jesse Coomer, breathwork and meditation instructor. Let him be your personal trainer and begin a life-long practice of meditation and breathwork practice that practitioners can take with them for the rest of their lives. Each week, the lass will meet to discuss their progress, learn new techniques, and of course - practice breathwork and meditation together! This will be a great opportunity for those who are new to these practices and those who are already practicing. Many find that these kinds of classes are excellent opportunities to meet new friends and like-minded individuals who are interested in being the best version of themselves.

June 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 8, 15
Location: Vincennes University PE Complex, 1401 N. Chestnut, Vincennes, IN - Dance Studio Room 038
Cost: $30
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Sign up today! Register here.


Boys Individual Camp ~ Open to boys grades 4-12. Learn from the best. From the beginner to the experienced learn from the top rated, 2019 National Championship coaches and players.

June 11-13
Location: Vincennes University PE Complex, 1401 N. Chestnut, Vincennes, IN
Cost: Commuter $175 ~ Overnight $215
All campers will receive appropriate meals and a camp t-shirt

For more information and to Register Now! 2020 VU Basketball Camps Brochure


Lady Trailblazers Basketball Team Camps ~ Come to play and learn! Open to 2020 Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams. Each team will play at least 12 games as well as an opportunity to play in the single-elimination "Buzzer Beater" tournament (Varsity only). Stay in our air-conditioned residence halls just one block from the Pe Complex and adjacent to the state of the art Tecumseh Dining Center. Campers will also have access to VU's many amenities. Don't miss this opportunity!

Two Sessions

June 14-17 & June 18-21
Location: Vincennes University PE Complex, 1401 N. Chestnut, Vincennes, IN
Cost: $260 per camper ~ Deposit due to hold your spot.

For more information and to Register Now! 2020 VU Lady Trailblazer Basketball Camps Brochure


Red Skelton Clown Camp for Kids! ~ Don't miss out on this fun, high energy camp. Learn how to twist balloons from the experts, be part of an old time radio show, and more! Be a clown just like Vincennes' favorite clown, Red Skelton. You will even be able to perform on stage and be in a parade. Lots of fun for everyone!  Each camper will receive a daily snack and a camp t-shirt. Don't miss out!

July 13-16  
Location: Vincennes University Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, 20 Red Skelton Blvd., Vincennes, IN
Cost: $50 per camper 

Registration Deadline June 29, 2020.  
For more information and to Register Now! Red Skelton Clown Camp 


Blazer Baseball Tryouts 2020-2021 Season ~ Don't miss a great opportunity to continue your baseball career and get a quality education. Open to all high school players who have completed high school eligibility and/or student athletes wishing to transfer from another collegiate program.

Open Tryouts: June 14, June 22. Rain make up day is June 23

10:15 am - 10:45 am - Check in
Location: Vincennes University's Jerry Blemker Baseball Field, 1562 Old Terre Haute Road, Vincennes, IN

IMPORTANT: Each athlete must bring a copy of their physical exam signed by a physician stating that the athlete is healthy and clear to participate in tryout/workout. This form must be completed within the prior 13 months (no older than June 2019) leading up to participation in tryouts. If you do not bring the form with you, you will not be able to participate.

Register Now!


Boys and Girls Offensive Skills Camp ~ Open to junior college and prep school teams. One of the top junior college jamborees in the country with maximum exposure to 4-year schools.

June 22 -24
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Vincennes University PE Complex, 1401 N. Chestnut, Vincennes, IN
Cost: $110 ~ includes lunch Monday and Tuesday and a camp t-shirt

Register Now! 2020 VU Basketball Camps Brochure


Youth Cheer Camp ~ Open to grades K-5. Learn during this three-day camp a variety of cheers, chants and a dance. Learn fundamentals of stunting, tumbling, jumps, and motions all based on your current knowledge and experience. Join Cheer Coach, Ashley Tewell, and her squad bringing over 22 years of experience. Each student will receive a t-shirt and enjoy a pizza party on the last day. On the last day, campers will give a presentation to family and friends during the last hour. Don't miss out on a great time!

June 29, 30
9:00 am - Noon
July 1
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Vincennes University PE Complex, 1401 N. Chestnut, Vincennes, IN
Cost: $35 - Registration deadline is June 15

For more information and to register click here.


Blazer Baseball Summer Showcases 2020 ~ Want to play college ball? We would like to invite you to attend one of this year's Blazer Baseball Summer Showcase. Top high school players, who are serious about their future in collegiate play should attend. Sign up today. Enrollment is limited.

Opportunities: June 29, July 21, August 30, October 18 and November 8.

10:15 am - 10:45 am - Check in
Location: Vincennes University's Jerry Blemker Baseball Field, 1562 Old Terre Haute Road, Vincennes, IN
Cost: $60.00 advanced registration
            $70.00 day of event

Register Now!


  Men's Basketball Jamboree ~  Open to junior college and prep school teams. One of the top junior college jamborees in the country with maximum exposure to 4-year schools.

October 11, 2020 ~ Registration deadline October 1, 2020
Location: Vincennes University PE Complex, 1401 N. Chestnut, Vincennes, IN
Cost: 3 scrimmages $150

Register Now! 2020 VU Men's Basketball Jamboree


JAG Academy

Experience Vincennes University during this week long "hands on" college experience designed specifically for JAG students. Students participating in the JAG Summer Academy will have the full VU experience while living in one of the Vincennes University residence halls. The JAG Summer Academy will be divided into two separate groups. The VU JAG Experience will allow graduating seniors the opportunity to earn college credit and learn valuable college survival skills during the week. The JAG Trailblazers will acquire leadership development and is for high school juniors. All participants must have participated in the JAG program during the school year. Both camps are no charge the students. Don't miss out on these great experiences!

Register today - limited enrollment.

JAG Academy VU JAG Experience for Seniors - July 26 - August 1 - Register Here.

JAG Academy VU JAG Trailblazers for Juniors - July 28 - August 1, 2020 - Register Here.


Kiwanis Career Camp

Open to High School students the Kiwanis Career Camp and led by the Indiana State Police Academy. This camp gives and in-depth and hands on experience in law enforcement. This camp is co-ed and supervised at all times. Each camper will participate in physical training, conduct their own crime scene investigation, hear from defense attorneys, judges, and other experts in the criminal justice field, and witness exciting police demonstrations. Learn about college life along the way and one of the top rated Law Enforcement colleges in the country. Campers will also get a hands on look at Vincennes University's crime lab and other facilities used in training future law enforcement. At the conclusion of camp a graduation ceremony will be held. Parents and families are invited to attend.

June 14-19
Location: Vincennes University, 1002 N. First Street, Vincennes, IN
Cost: $250. Includes all meals, training, and lodging

Register Now!


Lions Law Camp

Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders the Lions Law Camp and led by the Indiana State Police Academy. This camp gives a behind the scenes look at the criminal justice system. This co-ed, overnight camp offers a more advanced look at law enforcement through field trips, exciting demonstrations and motivating programs.  Campers will experience physical activities during this hands on program. Campers will get a look at Vincennes University's crime lab and other facilities used in training future law enforcement. At the conclusion of camp a graduation ceremony will be held. Parents and families are invited to attend.

June 17-20
Location: Vincennes University, 1002 N. First Street, Vincennes, IN
Cost: $150. Includes all meals, training, and lodging

Register Now!


 NDA Dance Camp

Attention all Dance Teams ~ Come learn from the best staff there is! Your team will have the opportunity to learn routines of all styles as well as grow together and start the season off right  as a team! Vincennes University offers outstanding air conditioned facilities. This overnight contract camp offers specialized curriculum that is perfect for any dance team. The innovative programs will prepare you for the season ahead. Don't miss this time to learn and to bond as a team.

July 21-24
Location: Vincennes University, 1002 N. First Street, Vincennes, IN
Cost: $350  with meals and lodging included, $230 dollars for coaches.
Other packages are available. Contact Cindy Beaman, director of University Events for more information at events@vinu.edu

Register Today at NDA Varsity!


NCA Cheer Camp

Attention all Cheer Teams ~ Come learn from the best staff there is! Your team will have the opportunity to learn cheers, routines, throws and more, as well as grow together and start the season off right  as a team! Vincennes University offers outstanding air conditioned facilities. This overnight contract camp offers specialized curriculum that is perfect for any cheer team. The innovative programs will prepare you for the season ahead. Don't miss this time to learn and to bond as a team.

July 21-24
Location: Vincennes University, 1002 N. First Street, Vincennes, IN
Cost: $350  with meals and lodging included, $230 dollars for coaches.
Other packages are available. Contact Cindy Beaman, director of University Events for more information at events@vinu.edu

Register Today at NCA Varsity!


Watch here for more camps and experiences coming your way.

Registrations will be available soon.

Girl Scout STEM - May 15 & 16

Girls Basketball

Youth Dance Camp

...and more!


Do you have a special talent or skill you would like to share with children, teens or adults? Vincennes University is always looking for opportunities to bring people to campus. If you are interested in teaching a summer camp please contact the office of University Events for more information.

Looking for a venue to host your next conference, training event, or other special event? Vincennes University welcomes a chance to quote services including meeting rooms, meals, and even lodging for your next conference or event. 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

 

 

 

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/

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.

Campers who need to leave camp early MUST have a written consent from a parent or legal guardian prior to leaving. VU is not responsible for campers leaving campus.

All dates and campus are subject to change.

All campers who register online for attendance will be required to sign a liability waiver to be able to attend camps. A parent or guardian for campers under the age of 18 must sign the online consent.   All other campers and/or parent/guardian must download, sign, and bring with them the liability waiver at the beginning of the camp.

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 the event/camp. 

If you will be eating meals on campus and have any dietary restrictions, please contact the Director of University Events at events@vinu.edu or by calling 812.888.4125 at least two (2) weeks prior to the event/camp.