We make a place for children ages 5-11 to create and discover during the summer.
Campers have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports activities such as softball, soccer, soft stick lacrosse, tennis and other games and activities. Music, theater, explorations, and arts and crafts also make each day enjoyable and exciting at Camp Notre Dame--and don't forget about swimming twice a day (instructional swim in the morning; recreational swim in the afternoon)!
The University's beautiful, 58-acre wooded campus offers children many opportunities to experience their camp activities--both indoors and outdoors.
After a summer at Camp Notre Dame, children enter the following school year with new friends, new information and a feeling of security about themselves and their world.
Camp Notre Dame is open Monday through Friday with planned activities taking place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Early Drop-Offs & Late Pick-Ups
At no additional charge, campers may be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:00 p.m. A nominal fee of $2 per child per 15-minute increment is charged for an earlier drop-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. and a later pick-up ending at 5:30 p.m.
Camp Notre Dame is staffed by experienced leaders who are committed to providing your child with a meaningful and rewarding summer experience. Each group is supervised by a Senior Leader, Junior Leader, and, for the younger and/or larger groups, a Leader-in-Training. Children are placed into groups of 15 to 25 campers of the same general age and grade in school.
Online Registration for CND Summer 2019 Now Open!
2019 Session Dates and Fees
$50 non-refundable deposit required with online registration per each session (applied to session balance)
|Summer 2019 Sessions||Fee||Full Payment for Session Due Date|
|Session 1: June 17–28||Early Bird Rate (by March 31)-$575; Regular Rate (starting April 1)- $600||June 16, 2019|
|Session 2: July 1– 12 (Camp closed Thursday, July 4th)||Early Bird Rate (by March 31)-$575; Regular Rate (starting April 1)- $600||Julne 30, 2019|
|Session 3: July 15–26||Early Bird Rate (by March 31)-$575; Regular Rate (starting April 1)- $600||July 14, 2019|
|Session 4: July 29– August 9||Early Bird Rate (by March 31)-$575; Regular Rate (starting April 1)- $600||July 28, 2019|
A Day at Camp
CND campers are placed in groups based upon their age and move throughout the day in a rotating schedule. While each day will be the same schedule, different activities based around the week's theme will be different.
CND families and friends will be emailed a session calendar listing activities that will be provided throughout that session and important dates to note, such as our end-of-session closing celebration and performance on the last Friday of each session.
Daily Items to Bring to Camp
- Comfortable clothing (t-shirt, shorts)
- Socks and sneakers (no flip-flop, sandals, or Crocs--can bring these for pool use only)
- Water bottle labeled with first and last name (will be refilled throughout the day)
- Bathing suit(s) (plastic grocery bag to keep wet suit in)
- Tote/Book Bag to carry all items
- Packed lunch (Please note we are not nut-free camp; however, we do have campers with peanut, nut and other food allergies)
- Sunscreen (to be applied prior to start of camp day)
Camp Attire & Equipment
No uniform is required. Campers should wear comfortable clothing suitable for play (t-shirt and shorts) as well as socks and sneakers. Sandals and Crocs are acceptable for pool time, but campers will be playing outdoors and will need to wear appropriate shoes for safety and comfort throughout the day.
Campers will need to bring goggles, a bathing suit and towel daily for swimming. It is a good idea to provide your child with either a tote bag or book bag to carry all of these items during camp as there is not a storage location for each individual camper.
Sports equipment will be provided. Each camper receives a CND t-shirt and a drawstring tote bag on their first day of camp.
Meals and Snacks
Please send lunch daily with your camper(s) with the camper's first and last name written clearly on the outside of the bag. CND will provide a daily snack, so please note any allergies during the online registration form.
Camp Notre Dame strongly encourages campers to leave all electronics and technology devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, tablets, and gaming devices, at home. Camp provides an opportunity for a "different kind of engagement" where campers learn to interact with other campers and develop other skills and experiences beyond technology.
Campers move throughout the day in their groups to different activities around the University campus, including the pool and outdoor activities with water components (i.e., water balloon toss) where electronics might be damaged or lost. We appreciate all CND families, friends, and campers adhering to this policy!