Calling all junior elves! Come celebrate Christmas in July at Notre Dame! Campers will enter a winter wonderland in the middle of the summer. Mornings will be full of reindeer games, searching for the leprechaun on the shelf, arts and crafts, and Christmas celebrations. Mrs. Laura Sarubbi, Director of Enrollment Management, will be assisted by ND staff members and junior Camp Counselors from the student body to provide a fun experience. Campers will have an opportunity to develop social skills, meet new friends and have summer fun.
At the camp, students in grades 5-9 will work with Notre Dame service leaders to help plan micro projects each day that serve different communities in the area. The students will work on five different service projects that touch the lives of unique communities in need. Each student will also have the opportunity to fulfill their Parish-specific Confirmation service requirement. Students who attend will earn 30 hours of service while experiencing what a service learning program can be. The Notre Dame service camp is great for 7th and 8th grade students working toward their Confirmation service hours.
Course Description: 2.5 credits (60 hours) Students will explore the art of designing their own characters through 2D and 3D media while experimenting with the basics of drawing and sculpture. Activities will include learning the foundation of basic drawing techniques, illustrating character profiles, comic illustration and sculpting character maquettes. This class may include an off campus field trip.
Pre-Requisites: None; just an open mind and an open heart :)
This camp will allow campers to practice and explore different mindfulness and meditation techniques to better manage stress in their daily life with ND alum Jacqui Coppola who has her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Mindfulness activities and meditations will focus around inspired intention to heal the body, mind, and heart space. Campers will be introduced to the physical benefits of gentle stretches in order to release tension and create movement/ flow in the body. They will engage in self-love, self-compassion meditations, as well as breathing and grounding techniques. Campers will also explore fun ways to experience relief, release, and peace through meditative art, dance, nature, and music. Essential oils will also be introduced with regards to overall wellness. Lastly, campers will be exposed to the benefits of improved sleep, exercise, and nutrition on mood and mental health. Campers will not only experience connection with themselves they will also experience connection with other campers their own age! Campers will leave this camp with various practices to turn to. Essentially, campers will be creating their own stress management, self-love tool box in a fun creative way. Everyone is welcome! No experience is required! Just come with an open mind and an open heart!
With imagination, materials and guidance, each camper’s art can come alive at the Notre Dame Summer art camp! Students will explore a number of illustration styles using a variety of materials (all provided). Elements of composition and design will be discussed and applied including color, value and shading as well as poses and proportion. the illustration styles to be explored will be comic book illustration with panel presentation, the unique qualities of manga and how lines, space, color and value are used to create an interesting and original work of art. Throughout the course, students will create their own unique characters and end the course with a finished comic. Fun and free expression will be a focal point of camp with color theory and mixing helping campers to better understand how colors can change when paired together. Don’t forget the opportunity to work in both 2-D and 3-D. Artists of all abilities are welcome, from the beginner to the advanced art student.
Student Advantage: Students will be able to complete a for credit class in film studies and production during the summer session. This course does not preclude students from taking film production or film studies courses during the traditional school year.
Course Description: 1.25 credits (30 hours) Summer Film Experience is a course that allows students to experience a blend of the Film Studies and Film Production courses offered during the year. Students will learn basic filmmaking terminology and film analysis techniques, as well as gain exposure to the digital filmmaking process. This course will be tailored to accommodate different levels of previous experience and is recommended for students who have never taken a film class, or for students who have taken several film classes. (Movies with a PG-13 rating will be included in screening list.)
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to work on their summer English reading assignments in this program. Teacher guided instruction will provide students help with their summer reading for English along with the accompanying summer packet assignments. Students are required to provide the required text and this information can be found on the Notre Dame website.
Student Advantage: Create and shoot your own material, scripts, shows and more at our TV production summer camp! Notre Dame runs its own television studio and production facility. Students have the opportunity to experience all phases of television and video production.
Course Description: Students will work within the school’s TV studio. They will learn the basics of the three-camera shoot, working on both sides of the camera. They will discover how critical lighting and sound are to a quality production. They will mix sound, create innovative transitions, and use the editing console to learn nonlinear editing.
Attention brass, woodwind, percussion and keyboard players! This camp will be concentrating on individual technique, tone, pitch, and blending within the section. Band music for the Florida trip will be introduced to get a jump on the school year.
Week 3: Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25 (no Friday session) $135 for 1 week $380 for all 3 weeks
Each student will receive an hour of voice training, dance and acting daily from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. We will be working on the scenes, music and dances from next year’s musical. Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins are at the top of the list!
Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.