Summer Camps

General Information

There are hundreds of athletic camps around the country each summer. What sets our apart from the rest is the Christ-centered atmosphere. What difference does that make?

We realize there is more to life than just sports. We are trying to shape the whole person. Each camper is treated with respect. There is a standard of conduct expected of all who attend. The staff consists of Christian coaches who genuinely care about the players they coach. The concept of teamwork, fair play, and unselfishness lay at the heart of what we are. You can register online or by mail.

What to Expect

Our summer athletic camps are designed to be "skill camps." We stress fundamental skills as well as the concept of team play. We are convinced that championship programs are those in which the players know and execute the fundamentals correctly. Someone has said that the axiom "practice makes perfect" could more accurately be stated "perfect practice makes perfect." Camp is designed to teach players skills and drills that they can use throughout the rest of the summer to continue to improve their play. Also, we understand that competition is fun. Our camp features game competition. Each evening, games are played to allow the players to apply the skills in a team concept.

Housing & Meals

All campers and coaches will be housed on the campus of LCU. Campers must bring their own linen. The dorms are air-conditioned for the first time this year. Three "all-you-can-eat" meals will be served each day in our cafeteria.

What to Bring

Adequate clothing for the week of camp: shorts, T-shirts, basketball/volleyball/soccer shoes, socks, bed linens for twin size bed, pillow,personal items, toiletries, and Bible.

Individual Programs

Our four-day basketball camp for boys in grades 5-12 is designed to help develop the individual skills of each player. We will work on all aspects of the game from fundamentals to team competition, rebounding to defense, ball handling to passing, 1-on-1 moves to shooting, and more. Not only will campers grow as players, but they will be challenged, as well, through individual testimonies from current LCU basketball players and worship times.




Grades 5-8 June 15-18, 2014
High School June 18-21, 2014

Camp Coach:

Mac Ingmire just completed his first year as Head Coach for the LCU men's basketball team. Previously, Mac played basketball as a student at LCU where he ranks in the top 5 all-time records for assists and steals in the program. He also serves as Lincoln Christian University's Athletic Director.

Our four-day basketball camp for girls in grades 5-12 will help work on all aspects of the game! From passing to ball handling, rebounding to defense, shooting to 1-on-1 moves, each player will work on each facet of her game. Players will be grouped by their abilities for team competition, and all players will play an equal amount of game time. Camp is a great way to improve skills and make new friends. Not only will campers improve as players, but they will create friendships for a lifetime by playing, praying, and learning the game of basketball with other Christian girls.




June 22-25, 2014

Camp Coaches:

Amanda Bowman is a member of the LCU Hall of Fame and has been the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Lincoln Christian for 12 years. She has led her team to NCCAA national tournaments three years and was the NCCAA Midwest Regional Coach of the Year in 2003-2004.

Donnie Bowman just completed his third season as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team. Donnie played men's basketball when he was a student at LCU. Additionally, he has experience as a head coach at the junior high and high school varsity levels.

LCU Soccer Camps offers a full range of instruction for campers in grades 6-12. Camp will include basic techniques and fitness, one-on-one play, passing, finishing, and advanced tactics covering all positions on the field including goalkeeper. Along with the daily drill and skill, each camper will be placed on a team personally instructed by an LCU camp staff member. Campers will play on an indoor team in the evenings in addition to the outdoor activities. Every camper will also have interaction time with coaches and players who will share their passion for the Lord and their love of soccer. This camp is designed to help players grow their skills for soccer, for life, and for serving Christ.




Boys June 22-25, 2014
Girls June 25-28, 2014

Camp Coaches:

Matt Collins, LCU alumnus, has vast experience when it comes to coaching soccer with success. He is currently the Head Coach for Texas Christian University's Men's Soccer. He has also coached at the high school level, at Western Hills High School in Fort Worth, TX, and a select club team from Texas that has won or placed at multiple national tournaments.

Todd Spellman just completed his second year as Head Women's Soccer Coach at LCU. Todd led the women's soccer program to a 6-6 record in the 2013 season, one of the best records in the program's history. Todd is also an alumnus of LCU, having played soccer, including being a starter on the winningest men's soccer team that LCU has ever fielded.

Our four-day volleyball camps for girls will help those who need the basics as well as challenge those who are more advanced. From learning fundamentals to team competition, full days of volleyball are in store for our campers! Individualized instruction will be given in hitting, serving, receiving, blocking, passing, and more. Evenings are devoted to team competition, with play concluding with a camp championship. Camp has sold out the last 16 years. Register Early!




High School July 9-12, 2014
Jr. High 1 July 13-16, 2014
Jr. High 2 July 16-19, 2014

Camp Coaches:

Jason Farr, former LCU Head Volleyball Coach and LCU alumnus, will be returning this year to run the camps. He is currently Head Men's Volleyball Coach at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA. While Head Coach at LCU for seven years, his team made a national tournament appearance each year, achieving two 2nd place finishes in that seven-year run.

Dave Donnelly just completed his second year as Head Volleyball Coach at LCU. Dave took his team to a second consecutive Final Four appearance at the National Tournament where three girls from his team received All-American honors. Prior to his assignment as Head Coach, he served as Jason Farr's assistant at LCU for six years.

For inquiries, please contact:
Todd Spellman
Associate Athletic Director


Lincoln Christian University is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.