Stephens College Dream Up


Designed for both boys and girls of all skill levels, the Stephens College Volleyball Summer Camp gives your athlete a chance to experience Stephens College and our way of playing sports. Athletes will learn new concepts, develop their game, and most importantly, grow as an individual as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and its flagship Champions of Character program.

Camps begin with check-in at Silverthorne Arena on the Stephens College campus. Athletes should wear appropriate athletic gear and gym shoes. 

  • Two level instruction camps for all skills.
  • All camps are commuter camps.

2014 Volleyball Camp Dates

Youth Camp
Ages: 11-13
Session Dates: June 23-24
Time: 9-11:30 a.m., 1:30-5 p.m.
Fee: $150 for two days

Junior High Camp
Ages: 14-16
Session Dates: June 26-28
Time: 9-11:30 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m.
Fee: $200 for three days 

Registration form

For more information, please contact Rose Obunaga at (812) 470-7944 or [email protected]

Coach Rose Obunaga 
Rose Obunaga (pronounced Oh-boo-na-ga) is head coach of the Stephens volleyball program. In addition to her coaching duties, she also serves in an administrative role as the assistant athletics director for Stephens’ seven NAIA sports.

Obunaga looks to parlay a dominant playing career into an equally impressive coaching resume. The two-time Olympian hit the international circuit as a member of Kenya’s National Volleyball team in 2000 at the Sydney Summer Olympics. In the midst of her college career, Obunaga joined Kenya once again for the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics.

At the collegiate level, Obunaga left quite the legacy at Missouri State University-West Plains. The two-time, first-team NJCAA All-American finished her two-year stint at MSU-West Plains ranked second all-time in total blocks (463), solo blocks (178), kills (1,302), attacking percentage (.444) and points earned (1,844). In 2009, Obunaga was inducted into the MSU-West Plains Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Kakamega, Kenya native is no stranger to NAIA. Following her junior college playing career, Obunaga attended Central Methodist (Mo.) where she earned first-team NAIA All-American honors. In 2005, she transferred to Columbia College and helped the Cougars to a 35-4 overall record and runner-up finish at the NAIA National Tournament. Leading the team in kills, kills/set, blocks, solo blocks and blocks/set, Obunaga added to her long list of accolades with first-team NAIA All-American and All-Tournament honors.

At Columbia, Obunaga served as a student assistant volleyball coach while completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (2006). In 2011, Obunaga completed a master’s degree in Public Service Administration from the University of Evansville, where she served as a graduate assistant coach.

Other coaching opportunities for Obunaga have included a volunteer position at Washington University in St. Louis and a head coaching position with H2 St. Louis Volleyball Club U17s.

Obunaga resides in Columbia, Mo., and has one daughter, Yonne Nasimiyu. Yonne is a freshman for the volleyball Stars this season.