We make a place for children ages 5-11 to create and discover during the summer.

We hope your camper is ready for a summer full of adventures! With rotating sessions throughout the day, campers will have the opportunity to participate in explorations, arts & crafts, sports & games and swimming (a mix of instructional swim and recreational swim)!

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.

Camper drop-off is available starting at 8 AM and camper pick-up is between 4 PM and 5 PM. Please note: we are not offering early drop-off and late pick-up options this year.

COVID-19 Update:

Camp Notre Dame is closely monitoring both federal, state and City COVID-19 guidance. Please note the following changes for Camp Notre Dame for Summer 2022:

  • Parents and guardians will be expected to complete a COVID camp waiver form prior to the session your camper is signed up for.
  • Campers and staff must wear face coverings at all times, except while eating and/or drinking (which will be socially distanced) or swimming.
  • Camp Staff will make sure that campers are washing hands, keeping masks over their nose, and practicing social distancing as best as possible at all times.
  • Staff will be trained on signs of possible COVID-19 symptoms in children and procedure of suspected cases.

Our Staff

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 9 to 13 campers of the same general age and grade in school.

How to Register

Registration opens February 1

​2022 Session Dates and Fees

$125 non-refundable deposit is built into the overall session cost of $625.

Summer 2022 Sessions Fee Per Camper Full Payment for Session Due Date
Session 1: June 20 – July 1 $625 June 17, 2022
Session 2: July 5 – 15 $625 July 1, 2022
Session 3: July 18 – 29 $625 July 15, 2022
Session 4: August 1 – 12 $625 July 29, 2022

Join the Lunch Bunch!

Camp Notre Dame is excited to offer a bagged lunch option for your camper! SAGE Dining will prepare bagged lunches that will be dropped off directly to your camper at lunchtime.

Daily Menu

Menu is on a two-week rotation:

  Week 1 Week 2
Monday Chicken Nuggets Chicken Sandwich
Tuesday Macaroni & Cheese Baked Ziti

Hot Dog

Corn Dogs

Thursday Burgers Grilled Cheese
Friday Pizza French Bread Pizza/Pizza Bagels

Each bagged lunch will also include:

  • House-made Chips, Tater tots or curly fries
  • Fruit (One of the following: apple, banana, orange, apple sauce/Fruit Cups/Fruit Roll Up)
  • Carrot sticks with Ranch Dip or celery sticks with sun butter
  • Cookie, brownie or cereal treat bar

Additional Information:

  • Cost: Bagged lunches will be $5.00/day
  • You have to opt in for a full session at the time of purchase, missed camper days will NOT be refunded
  • Food allergies & dietary restrictions will be collected at the time of purchase.

Lunch Bunch Payment

Registration & Payment Instructions

How to Register

  • Click on the “Registration” button
  • Fill in each field; if you are registering two campers you have the option to register both on the same registration form. If you are registering more than two, you will have to submit more than one registration form.
  • Read & sign off on waivers at the end of the registration
  • Submit registration form (You will be redirected to payment upon finishing the registration form)
  • Download required PDF forms from the camp home page and email or mail in completed forms

How to Make a Payment

  • Click on the “Payment” button
  • Select which sessions of camp you are enrolling your camper for
  • If you are enrolling more than one camper for those same sessions, simply change the quantity
  • Discount codes can be found in the waiver section of the registration form.
    • Please Note:
      • You cannot apply a discount code to deposits. They can only be used if you are paying in full up front or if you are paying the remaining balance.
      • The discount will be applied to each session.
      • One discount code per family – discount codes cannot be combined
      • The sibling discount can only be applied to one of your camper's session fees.
  • You can pay by e-check/ACH or credit card.
  • You can also mail a check made out to Notre Dame of Maryland University ATTN: camp name
Camp Program Information and Handbook

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.

Camp Notre Dame Handbook (PDF)

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)
  • Goggles
  • 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)
  • Towel
  • 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.

Technology Policy

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!

COVID-19 Addendum for Handbook 2021 (PDF)


Contact Us

Office: 410-532-5732

The CND cell phone number will be distributed to all registrants prior to the start of the registered camp session.

Information for Tax Purposes: Camp Notre Dame Federal Tax ID #: 52-059-1641

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