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Summer Camps

2024 Academic Camps

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Age/Grade: Grades 3-8
Date/Time: June 10 - 14, 2024, 9am - 12:30pm
Fee: $200
Where: Upper School Cafe

About: Campers will take part in a week filled with engaging drama games, audition practice, singing, dancing and acting as they prepare for a Friday afternoon performance!  The goal of the week will be to have fun as we work cooperatively as a team to put on an entertaining show!  Students should wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and bring a water bottle and a snack each day.  Campers will receive a camp t-shirt. The week will end with a show on Friday at 12:00.

Extreme Sports Camp

Age/Grade: Grades 4-6
Date/Time: June 10 - 14, 2024, 9am - 12pm
Fee: $250
Where: Lower School Classroom

About: Kids will be put to the challenge this week! Throughout the week, kids will be put into teams to play various games and complete different tasks and challenges. These games and challenges are meant for students to have fun and be active, but designed to help build critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills! Many of these games will involve sports like soccer and basketball, but with a twist! Kids will need to bring tennis shoes, comfortable (athletic) clothes, a water bottle, and a snack every day. Let’s have some fun! 

Arts & Crafts Camp

Age/Grade: Grades 3-6
Date/Time: June 10 - 14, 2024, 1pm - 3:30pm
Fee: $250
Where: Lower School Classroom

About: Unlock your creative side and come create some one of a kind arts and crafts! Throughout the week, kids will be learning and working on different arts and crafts like beaded animals, bracelets, and more! The camp price will go towards materials needed for their projects throughout the week! Kids will need to bring water, a snack, and sunscreen (in case we can work outside!) Students will be able to take home any crafts they make! 

College Application Essay Workshop
Age/Grade: Grade 12
Date/Time: Session 1: June 24 - 128, 2024, 9am - 12pm 
                     Session 2: July 8 - 12, 2024, 9am - 12pm
                     Session 3: July 22 - 26, 2024, 9am - 12pm
Fee: $280
Where: A-14
About: Any incoming senior is welcome to attend this process-based camp. Students will write about themselves in a clear, concrete, honest and original voice. The focus of this camp will be to avoid generic, pedestrian writing in favor of a colorful and refreshing style that will stand out in quality and originality. Sign up early for this camp as it sells out each year!
Age/Grade: Grades 6-10
Date/Time: July 22 - 26, 2024, 9am - 3pm
Fee: $375
Where: E2, E4, E6 and E8
About: It’s all about SKILLS!  Learning to present yourself well in front of others is an invaluable skill.  Forensics is that skill, whether it is performing a dramatic interp, giving a speech, or debating your beliefs.  We are pleased to offer a skills workshop and coaching camp for students active in forensics competition, those interested in becoming proficient, or learners who just want to gain the skills to make every presentation, speaking activity, or writing project better.   This workshop represents a partnership between the NDPMA speech and debate teams and the Eastern Michigan University Forensics team members and coordinators to offer the opportunity to our community.  Lunch will be provided daily and students will get a camp t-shirt.  NDP Congressional Debate and Public Forum team members will work directly with their respective coaches on tournament prep for the season, primarily in the afternoons, and skill-building in the mornings.  For active competitors, camp personnel would be happy to coordinate with your coach to begin selection and prep of a new piece for the upcoming school year.
Razor's Edge Camp
Age/Grade: Grades 8 - 12
Date/Time: July 22 - 26, 2024, By virtual appointment
Fee: $140 per session
Where: Virtual appointment
About: Have you already participated in EDGEcamp twice and want an opportunity to sharpen your skills for the competition season even more?  Are you ready for the MasterClass?!  Consider Razor's EDGE.  The same camp coaches will provide customized, intensive, advanced training with your needs in mind.  Consider it personalized coaching to excel in one area or event.  Choose from Congress, Interp, Public Address, or Public Forum Debate OR opt in for all four to do "next level" work every day.  It's the fun environment of camp tailored just for you.  Each session begins with a virtual meeting with the coach prior to camp to set goals and select topic/content material.  Get ready for focused work with a small cohort or individual coaching expertise.  The Friday showcase is optional. After registering, please follow up with Dr. Schmidt via email at to confirm an appointment time.
Middle School 101
Age/Grade: Grade 6 or new to Notre Dame Middle School
Date/Time: Session 1: August 5 - 7, 2024, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
                        Session 2: August 7 - 9, 2024, 9am - 12pm
Fee: $200
Where: NDMS classroom D8/D11
About: Any new student enrolled into Notre Dame Middle School—6th, 7th or 8th grade—is welcome to attend this camp. The purpose of the workshop is to provide interactive, hands-on experiences to allow students to socialize with each other, to begin making friends, and to provide organizational strategies to middle school. Furthermore, students will practice their locker combination, learn to navigate the campus, and enjoy some time together in a fun and relaxed setting.
Youth STEM Tech Camp
Age/Grade: Grades 4 - 7
Date/Time: July 8 - 12, 2024, 9am - 12pm
Fee: $250
Where: Robotics Lab
About: This STEM-infused tech camp will offer programming a micro-computer, coding a video game, managing a cybersecurity threat, understanding digital citizenship, developing code to solve puzzles, and other STEM activities. Campers will be engaged to think critically, solve problems effectively, and collaborate in a fun creative and enjoyable learning environment. Each learner will receive and keep their own pocket-sized micro-computer that allows them to get creative with digital technology to help them develop an interest in programming, engineering, or other related STEM fields – even after the camp. No prior technical skills required.
EmpowerED Camp
Age/Grade: Grades 6 - 10
Date/Time: July 29 - August 1, 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $100
Where: Held in E8 and Virtual
About: Sometimes classes, virtual learning, and life can be overwhelming and it's hard to figure out what to do next.  EmpowerED Camp can provide a lifeline.  With this camp, you can learn ANYTHING you choose -- it's the WAY we learn that is the material of camp.  We will talk about organizing yourself, your time, your materials, even your computer.  Learn features that are already in the programs you use everyday that can create a "playlist" of homework assignments, reminders, or items to study for a test in seconds, with accessibility anytime, anywhere.  Before you throw in the towel, power up your learning, recharge your energy, and make it to the finish line in record time.
Middle School Composition Workshop Session I
Age/Grade: Grades 7 - 8
Date/Time: June 17 - 20,  2024, 10am - 12pm
Fee: $250
Where: GAC - Band Room
About: During Session I, students will explore the basics of music theory. Topics covered will include: scale degrees and the roles they play in composition, melody vs. harmony, and the circle of fifths. Students will explore the history, influence, and music of composers that came before them and explore artistic and emotional influences in their own lives. By the completion of Session I, each student will have composed their own melody and will perform their melody on their own instrument. Materials provided: Composition notebook. Students should bring a tablet, pencils, and instruments. Last day to register for this workshop is June 10, 2024. A minimum for four students are required to run this workshop.
Middle School Composition Workshop Session II
Age/Grade: Grades 7 - 8
Date/Time: July 15 - 18,  2024, 10am - 12pm
Fee: $250
Where: GAC - Band Room
About:   During Session II**, students will examine chamber music compositions with a focus on duets. Students will work with a partner over the course of the week to compose and practice their duet on their respective instruments. At the end of Session II, students will perform their compositions in a small concert format for parents and friends to enjoy! **Completion of Session I is a prerequisite for participation in Session II. Materials provided: Composition notebook. Students should bring a tablet, pencils, and instruments. Last day to register for this workshop is July 8, 2024. A minimum for four students are required to run this workshop.
Theater Camp - Ms. Kathleen Moore (
College Application Essay Workshop – Mr. Anthony Butorac (
Edgecamp – Dr. LeAnne Schmidt (
Youth TECH Stem Camp – Mr. Eden Konja (
Middle School 101 – Ms. Jessica Yauch (
EmpowerED Camp - Dr. LeAnne Schmidt (
Razor's Edge Camp - Dr. LeAnne Schmidt (
LEGO Explorer Camp - Dr. LeAnne Schmidt (
Extreme Sports Camp - Profe Wyza ( and Ms. Erica Hurt (
Arts & Crafts Camp - Profe Wyza (
Middle School Composition Workshop - Ms. Claire Zavolta (

Notre Dame Summer Camp FAQ

Where is camp located?

Camp is held on Notre Dame’s beautiful campus located at 1300 Giddings Road in Pontiac, Michigan. Check camp description for specific building and room/venue location.

Do I have to be a Notre Dame student to attend camp?

No! All kids from near and far are welcome to attend any of Notre Dame’s summer camps.

What happens if my child can only attend for part of the scheduled camp time?

No problem. Be sure to let the camp leader know if your child’s schedule will be different from the scheduled camp days and times. Camps are not prorated.

Will my child be supervised?

Each camp is supervised and led by a Notre Dame teacher, coach or faculty member and their staff. Current students may also help monitor. In addition, security is on campus for the entire summer camp experience.

How do I register my child?

You can conveniently register for summer camp through our online registration management system. 

Do I need to purchase an Active membership to register my child for summer camp?

No. You will need to set up a free account through the Active online registration management system, but you will not need to purchase an Active membership.

Will my child get a t-shirt?

Some camps offer a t-shirt to go along with summer camp. 

How do I cancel my child's registration?

In the event you need to cancel your child's registration, please contact Maureen Radulski at All cancellations are assessed a 50% cancellation fee. 

Who do I contact if I have question?

Contact Maureen Radulski at or 248-373-5300 with any camp questions.

Notre Dame Preparatory School's youth summer camps will soon be here on campus. And this year, Notre Dame's summer program is bigger and more diverse than ever before and parent/student interest is expected to be high. So it's time now to sign up to ensure your children get a spot in the camp of their choice.

As one of the area's most recognized programs, ND's summer camps curriculum provides safe, fun, and skill-focused experiences for kids entering grades kindergarten through 12. This year's lineup includes a variety of both athletic and academic camps. Camps range offer instruction for all skill levels, from introductory to advanced. All camps are run by NDP faculty members or NDP coaches.

Notre Dame has been providing quality and fun-filled summer-camp experiences for more than 15 years and maintains a proven safety track record. Under the expert care of our camp coaches, kids not only learn individual, sport-oriented or creative skills, but also develop personally and socially, learning teamwork and building life skills through interaction with fellow campers.

Register now! Great camps get cancelled because too many parents wait until the last minute to register. Keep in mind our cancellation policy – A fee of 50% of the camp cost will be assessed for any cancellations. No paper registrations accepted.

With increased awareness about the risks of concussions, Notre Dame Preparatory School has chosen to follow the MHSAA concussion protocol for suspected head injuries that occur during our camps. We ask that all parents and participants review the information regarding concussions (Click here) prior to attending any of our camps. For more information, please contact the NDP athletic office at 248-373-5300.

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