Cancellations, Transfers and Wait Lists:
Our office is on Eastern Standard Time.
We hire both coaches and counselors for our Summer Camps. All of our coaches are club, high school or college coaches. They are responsible for developing and running training sessions and coaching the teams at night. All Notre Dame coaching staffs will be present at their respective camps as well.
Counselors are current college players from Notre Dame and other schools in the area. They are responsible for taking care of the campers in the dorms, walking them to and from the field and assisting the coach with demonstrations and any other needs they have during training and games.
Yes. All of our coaches and counselors must have passed a background check through the Human Resources Department before being cleared for hire by the Camps office.
Generally we set the ratio to be between 8-1 and 10-1 given the various sizes and age groups of our camps that are offered.
Yes. There are athletic trainers available at each venue before and after each session. They will have ice bags available on-site.
Our athletic training staff is not allowed to give out any pain medication (Advil, Ibuprofen, Tylenol).
Campers taking prescription medicine must be responsible for their own medication. If your child cannot self-medicate, a parent or legal guardian must be available to administer medication during camp. If you decide that your child can self-medicate, please make arrangements to remind your child to take his/her medication. Camp counselors and athletic trainers are not allowed to hold or dispense prescription medication and will not be responsible for reminding your child to take their medication. Additionally, the health center will not hold or dispense medication.
Should an emergency situation arise, there will be trained medical personnel on-site that will be able to provide aide.
Coaches and counselors can be seen up and around throughout the day. All staff dorm rooms are marked with bright poster board so the campers can easily identify them.
If the camper is injured between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., they will be admitted to the Campus Health Center if needed. Should the injury occur outside of this window they will be assessed and assisted as needed by on-site medical staffers and an on-call EMT (if needed). We also have transport ability to our local off-campus emergency medical facilities if it is deemed necessary.
Yes. We work hand-in-hand with our Dining Services to put together a menu including options for those campers who have allergies to various foods.
Please fill out the portion of the online application asking for food allergies to assure that we are aware of any allergies your camper may have.
Yes. Both water and Gatorade will be provided at each camp session for all campers.
Yes. All of our outdoor camps have emergency relocation plans to indoor facilities should they be needed. Our indoor camps will remain at their respective locations, but they do have a further evacuation plan to get to more secure surroundings should the weather provide a significant threat.
Due to NCAA bylaws we do not offer any sort of financial scholarships for our camps. We do, however, accept any third-party scholarships which have been given out to campers. Some examples would include the Boys and Girls Club, their school or various community centers.
There is no official deadline to sign up for camps; however, we do limit the number of participants in each session so sign up early to avoid being placed on a camp wait list.
We only offer a two-payment plan for our football camps. All other camps are pay in full upon completion of the campers online registration.
The processing fee is a charge by our website provider for the services rendered for storing and organizing all of our camp information. Service charge is applicable to all individual athletic camp registrations processed by the University of Notre Dame. This fee is charged regardless of payment method used by the customer. The charge assists in the funding of University outreach initiatives and non-profit programming through our Department of Athletics.
No. Once you have completed the online registration and signed the electronic waiver, your camper has completed all necessary steps to attend our camps. Also, it is not necessary to have your camper complete a physical prior to our camps.
Yes. There will be extra shirts and shorts available each night at the camp store, as well as at registration. Please note that although we do our best, we make no guarantees to have all sizes available.
The camp bank is a place where campers can keep their money so they are not responsible for it in their rooms throughout the day. There is no cost to take advantage of the camp bank. There will be a camp bank station at registration where the camper can set it up. To use the bank, all the camper has to do is put the cash (cash only—no checks) in a special envelope we provide. The camper will then write his or her name and other information on the envelope. The bank is locked up by our Notre Dame Camp staff to ensure its security. The only time campers have access to the camp bank is when the camp store is open at night. To get money out, a camper must go to the camp bank at the camp store and tell the people working her name and other personal information she listed on the envelope. Campers are allowed to get money out, as well as put money in, at any time while the camp store is open at night.
No. You will need to check with the staff at registration to determine if there is going to be a bank for that respective camp.
If we have received cancellation notice eight (8) or more days prior to the beginning of the camp, there will be a non-refundable fee held by the University of Notre Dame, that fee is determined by sport, but the remainder of the payment will be issued back. If the cancellation is received seven (7) or less days before the start of camp, there will be NO refund issued.
Should a camper suffer any sort of injury within the seven-day window, we will make an exception to this rule provided we receive a signed doctor’s note verifying the injury.
No. We operate strictly on a refund-only form of credit should a cancellation need to be made.
Typically all refunds, via check or credit card, will be received back to the payee 10-14 business days following cancellation from the camp. If the payment was via credit and you have not seen the refund reflected after that window, we ask that you please contact your credit company for further inquiries.
Should the initial payment have been made with a now-cancelled card, the money will still be refunded to that creditor and they will need to issue you a refund check through their office. If that is the case, we again ask that you call the credit company for further collection.
If a sport offers multiple sessions of a camp, e.g. girls soccer, a camper can be moved along with the payment, so long as there is not a wait list for the session the camper wishes to switch in to. If a wait list is in effect, the camper will have to be placed at the end of that list and we will refund all money except the $5.50 wait list fee.
No. If you are in need of a transfer, you must contact the Notre Dame Camps office directly and we will process that internally.
We look to fill open camp spots on a cancellation-by-cancellation basis, so there is no set timeline for when a camper will get the chance to move off of the wait list.
If you are eligible to claim a camp spot from the wait list, you will be contacted via phone and/or email by the Notre Dame Camps office at that time.
Once a family/camper has been contacted regarding an opening in the camp, we offer a 48-hour window to get a response back regarding the opening. Should we have not received an answer at that time, we will proceed to the next name on the list.
Yes. While we do accept roommate requests, however, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be filled due to dorm limitations.
Yes. However, we can only guarantee that one (1) roommate per request will be filled due to the fact that the majority of our rooms are doubles. Both kids MUST have matching requests on their forms; otherwise we will not necessarily match them up in a dorm room. Should a triple or a quad be requested we do not guarantee that those requests will be filled due to dorm limitations.
The date that your online application is completed and the roommate requests submitted has NO bearing on whether the request can be filled our not, but rather is based strictly on dorm layouts and limitations.
No. While the two campers would be roomed together, there is still a chance that they would be sharing a triple or a quad with one or two additional campers based on dorm availability.
We do not give out this information prior to the start of camp due to any last minute cancellations or room shuffling that could occur. Once you have arrived at check-in, there will be staff on-site that will provide you with the dorm and room assignment for your camper.
Yes. We will not stray more than one year on either side of a camper’s age when putting the rooming assignments together. So, if your camper is 12, he/she will only room with someone who is in the age range of 11-13.
Should both families consent to the rooming assignment, we will honor those requests. The only time there will be an exception to this, however, is if the specific camp you are attending has multiple dorms which are separated by age group.
Yes. There is a laundry room in the basement of each dorm. Counselors will be around to assist any campers who need help washing their clothes. While this service is available, due to limited time, machines and counselors it is highly recommended that campers do plan to bring enough clothes to get through the camp without needing access to the laundry facilities.
Yes. There is an ice machine in the basement of each dorm.
All camp staff personnel live in the dorms with the campers. Generally the counselors take care of the campers for minor issues or needs, but there are many adult staff members available at all times in case more serious needs arise and in the case of an emergency there is an EMT staff which is available and on-call to our camps 24/7.
Yes. Should your camper be a non-boarder, they will be able to join the rest of the campers for lunch and dinner each day. The lone meal they would not be eligible to receive would be breakfast.
Transportation Offered: Boys' Basketball, Fencing, Football, Boys' Golf (11am, 1pm, 3pm), Girls' Golf, Girls' Lacrosse (beings @ 6pm night before camp), Softball, Tennis, Track Field/ Cross Country.
Transportation NOT Offered: Baseball, Girls' Basketball, Diving, Hockey, Boys' Lacrosse, Rugby, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball.