Staffed by our experienced preschool teachers, A Child’s Place offers ten weeks of fun-filled theme-oriented camp sessions to excite our young campers. Entertaining age-appropriate activities for children from 3 to 6 years old (entering first grade) provide opportunities to stimulate curiosity, creativity, and imagination!

COVID-19 Update:

Due to the current circumstances with COVID-19, the University has made the difficult decision to cancel all summer programming this year, which includes all sessions of A Child’s Place Summer Camp.

Please know we made this decision with the well-being of campers, families and staff in mind. We are certainly going to miss all of our campers’ wonderful energy, personalities and smiles on campus this year!

Your little camper may want to join Camp Notre Dame on a virtual adventure this summer! Check out CND’s virtual edition of camp – Camp Notre Dame at Home

Five two-week sessions of learning and playing ensure that ACP campers enjoy an exciting early learning summer experience. Let’s explore nature on Notre Dame of Maryland University’s park-like campus as we take learning outside!

Join us for days filled with storytelling, music and movement, making art, nature and craft projects, water play and swimming (for 5-6 year olds), daily indoor and outdoor play, STEM activities, cooking, play-based learning, daily exploration and investigation, and more!


Normal Day: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Extended Day (No Extra Charge): 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

How to Register

ACP Summer Camp Payment

Camp Fees

Two-Week Camp Sessions:  $590 per session
$125.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Required for Each Session

2020 Sessions
June 15 to 26 Session I: Art-O-Rama - CANCELED
June 29 to July 10 (closed for July 4th holiday)   Session II: Bugging Out - CANCELED
July 13 to 24 Session III: Digging for Dinosaurs - CANCELED
July 27 to August 7 Session IV: Under the Sea - CANCELED
August 10 to 21 Session V: Animals! Animals! Animals! - CANCELED
August 24 to September 4 Session VI: Art-O-Rama - CANCELED

Group Assignments

The teachers of the regular ACP preschool are also teachers for the ACP summer camp.

  • Room 1 – 3 year olds (12 children / 2 teachers)
  • Room 2 – 3 and 4 year olds (16 children / 2 teachers)
  • Room 3 – 4 and 5 year olds (16 children / 2 teachers)
  • Room 4 – 5 and 6 year olds (16 children / 2 teachers)

Camp Rules & Information

  • All children must be fully toilet trained.
  • Full-day camp includes morning and afternoon snacks and beverages.
  • Campers are required to bring lunch.
  • Swim lessons for children in rooms 3 & 4 who are at least 5 years old.
  • All staff members are trained in CPR and first aid.
  • All 3 and 4 year olds will have an afternoon nap daily (1 to 3 p.m.).
  • All children must have provided ACP with proof of immunizations and a completed Health Inventory before they attend their first camp session.
  • Parents will be provided with A Child’s Place Parent Handbook – Summer Camp 2020 and are required to sign and return the “Policies Acknowledgement” indicating that you have read and understand the policies and procedures of ACP and agree to comply with them.
  • Parents must send in sunscreen for their child and a Medical Authorization form for its use. The plastic tube or bottle of sunscreen must be labeled with the child’s name.
  • Parents must provide pertinent medical information, e.g., asthma, allergies, and/or other medical conditions, when registering your child as indicated on the ACP Summer Camp online registration.
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
Policies, Forms, and Handbook

Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • The ACP Summer Camp fee is $590 per two-week session.
  • A non-refundable $125 deposit for each session in which you enroll is due at time of online enrollment.  This will be applied to the camp fee for the session. 
  • The remainder of the Camp fee is due one week prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refund of the Camp fee after the first day of each session.

Summer Camp Forms and Documentation