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 music & theater, 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 COVID19 guidance. Please note the following changes for Camp Notre Dame for Summer 2021:

  • We will be operating with a reduced number of groups this year, and Groups will remain separate from other groups for the duration of the camp session.
  • 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, expect 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.
  • We will not be having in-person end of camp shows or pizza parties this year.

Staff will be trained on signs of possible COVID19 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

Register Online

Camp Notre Dame Payment

​2021 Session Dates and Fees

$125 non-refundable deposit is required with online registration (applied to session balance). This cost includes a required $25 registration fee per camper.

A required registration fee of $25 per session will be applicable to all campers.

Summer 2021 Sessions Fee Full Payment for Session Due Date
Session 1: June 21  – July 2 $625/Session/Camper June 19, 2021
Session 2: July 6 – July 16  $625/Session/Camper July 3, 2021
Session 3: July 19 – July 30 $625/Session/Camper July 17, 2021
Session 4: August 2 – August 13  $625/Session/Camper July 31, 2021

Camp will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of the July 4th holiday.

New! Join the Lunch Bunch!

  • Camp Notre Dame is excited to offer a new 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

Instructions on 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

Instructions on 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 campers 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)

Camp Notre Dame at Home Refund Policy

Refunds can only be requested by email to campnotredame@ndm.edu. Refund deadlines are as follows:

Sessions 1 & 2

  • 100% refund prior to May 14th
  • 50% refund between May 15th – May 21st
  • 25% refund between May 22nd and May 28th

No Refunds will be granted after May 29st, 2021. This will ensure that all boxed are mailed in the timely fashion to arrive in time for the session.

Sessions 3 & 4

  • 100% refund prior to June 11th
  • 50% refund between June 12th – June 18th
  • 25% refund between June 19th – 25th  

No Refunds will be granted after June 25th, 2021. This will ensure that all boxed are mailed in the timely fashion to arrive in time for the session.

No Refunds will be granted after the boxes are received!


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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