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Summer at ND

Dancers pose during summer dance camp.
Campers warm-up for Field Hockey Camp at Notre Dame.
Campers pose during summer basketball camp.

Summer Enrichment Programs and Sports Camps

Explore the Summer Enrichment Programs and Sports Camps offered at the Academy this summer below and then complete the registration form at the bottom of this page for each child attending camp at ND.

Have a question about a camp?

Sports Camps - Please contact Ben Davey at
Youth Basketball - Please contact Ben Davey at
iCan Shine Bike Camp - Please contact Paula Gaughan at
General Camp Questions - Please contact Josh Yates at

Youth and Middle School Dance

Notre Dame Dance for Girls
June 22-26, 8:45-3:00 pm 
Grades 3 & Up - and Notre Dame Dance Company

Our Connelly Dance Studio and classrooms will welcome dancers in grades 3-9 for a multi-level dance intensive camp to develop skills, flexibility, and strength through ballet, jazz, contemporary modern, and hip-hop dance. This full-day program gives beginner through advanced dancers the opportunity to explore choreography, costume design, stage makeup and theatrical lighting. The program will include a daily swim time and is led by Notre Dame's Dance Program Director, Pam Devenney. The week will conclude with a performance for friends and family.

Middle School Sports Camps for Girls

Middle School Field Hockey Camp for Girls
July 7-8, 8:30-11:30 am 

This camp provides top-quality instruction from experienced Notre Dame staff. High intensity skill sessions and games will challenge players to elevate their game to the next level and prepare them for the upcoming season.

Middle School Rowing Camp for Girls
August 3-August 13 (2 weeks); 5:00-7:00 pm

Notre Dame's middle school rowing camp is open to any middle school rowers, including incoming 6th graders who are interested in the sport. Camp will take place at The Hines Rowing Center in Conshohocken, weather permitting. Middle school rowers will learn the basics of the sport of rowing including technique, training and teamwork. No prior rowing experience is required.

Girls' Youth Basketball

Girls' Youth Basketball
June 22-26 
(Entering Grades 3-9)
9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm Friday

Notre Dame’s Youth Basketball Camps are for girls entering grades 3-8 in September 2020 and offers skill building and team play combined with fun activities. Players get to learn the game in Notre Dame’s state-of-the-art athletic facility with ND's head coach, Lauren Thomer.

High School Sports Camps for Girls

High School Basketball Skill Development Camp
June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 13, 15, 20, 27, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

This elite level camp is for high school players who are serious about raising their game. Players will develop linear and lateral speed, an explosive first step, conditioning, agility, balance, hand-eye coordination, basketball IQ and much more. The coaching staff, with more than 20 years of combined playing and coaching experience at the college level, is committed to helping players develop high level basketball skills, while enhancing their speed, quickness, and agility. This 10-week program is limited to 20 participants to ensure an optimal learning experience and individualized attention from the coaching staff.

High School Field Hockey for Girls
July 7-8, 8:30 am-11:30 am & 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
July 9, 8:30-11:30 am

This camp provides top-quality instruction from experienced Notre Dame staff. High intensity skill sessions and games will challenge players to elevate their game to the next level and prepare them for the upcoming season.

High School Lacrosse for Girls
June 22-24, 9:00 am-12:00 pm 

Experience the tradition of Notre Dame Lacrosse. Players will learn new conditioning and injury prevention training, build lacrosse skills, participate in game-like drills, improve lacrosse IQ, and compete at a top level with the current Notre Dame varsity team.

High School Soccer Fitness for Girls
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Work on your soccer specific fitness during this 6-week program. The sessions will be run by the Notre Dame Head Varsity Coach Steve Wilman and will focus on work with and without the ball to improve each players overall soccer fitness levels.

High School Soccer for Girls
July 20-23, 5:00-8:00 pm

The High School Soccer camp is led by Notre Dame Head Varsity Coach Steve Wilman, who brings more than 20 years of experience to the sport. Coach Wilman holds a Premier Diploma, the highest level of certification, from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The camp will focus on skill techniques and functional play to get the players ready for the upcoming fall season.

High School Rowing Camp
June 8-July 30 (8 weeks)
Monday-Thursday, 5:00-7:00 pm

Notre Dame's high school summer rowing camp is open to any high school rowers, including incoming 9th graders interested in joining the team. The focus of the summer rowing program will be to provide student athletes with additional training and practice in a variety of different boat classes. We will compete in a limited number of local regattas and athletes will have an opportunity to race in multiple different events.

High School Tennis for Girls
Overbrook Country Club
August 24-26, 1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Participants will work on strokes, footwork, fitness and match-play scenarios to assess skills.

ND Summer Sessions for ND Students

Registration for ND Summer Sessions will open in the spring of 2020.

Math and Physics Readiness
Incoming Notre Dame Ninth Grade Students
June 23-25, 10:00 am-12:15 pm and August 4-6, 10:00 am-12:15 pm with 6 weeks of online instruction in between.

This program is designed to prepare rising Notre Dame freshmen for the rigor and concepts presented in Algebra I and freshman year Physics. In order to ensure success during both subjects, a firm understanding of certain concepts and ways of thinking are absolute necessities. Unlike other summer programs, a high percentage of this course occurs online. This allows for students to learn and review the topics at their own pace, while also providing a bank of resources for students to use during their tenure at Notre Dame. The following topics will be discussed during the course:

  • Operations of real numbers, including order of operations involving integers and rational numbers
  • Conversion between fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Determining percent increase/decrease based on various situations
  • Exponential rules and simplifying expressions using exponent rules
  • Solving proportions from a geometric and algebraic viewpoint
  • Graphing ordered pairs within the coordinate plane
  • Simplifying expressions using the distributive property and combining like terms
  • Solving single and multi-step equations and inequalities
  • Determining factors of values, including greatest common factor and least common multiple
  • Unit conversion and using metric unit measurements
  • Representing various numbers in scientific notation

Health for Notre Dame Students - credit 0.2
Grade 10
June 1-5, 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Limit 15 students per class)
June 1-5, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (Limit 15 students per class)
June 8-12, 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Limit 15 students per class)

This accelerated course is designed to teach students basic First Aid and CPR techniques in order to prepare them to properly handle medical emergencies. This class will present knowledge related to understanding, recognizing and treating a variety of common injuries. Students will learn how to perform CPR and understand how to recognize emergencies that require advanced life support. Students will also be introduced to the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, including how the heart functions and the role of bones and muscles in the body. This course will be hands-on and will include practical application of knowledge through First Aid and CPR demonstrations. Successful completion of this course fulfills the Academy of Notre Dame Grade 10 Health requirement. CPR Certification is provided by the American Red Cross.

iCan Shine Bike Camp & Future Stars Day Camp - Boys and Girls

Notre Dame is proud to be a host site for iCan Shine Bike Camp and Future Stars Day Camps.

iCan Shine provides quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. By creating an environment where each person is empowered to maximize their individual abilities, everyone can shine! The camp runs from June 15-19, visit their website for more information. All ND Students are welcome to volunteer and will receive service hours for their participation. 

Future Stars Camp will be offered on the Academy's campus from Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 21. Click here to learn more