Academic Summer Camps are offered at Notre Dame High School. Some camps will earn the student high school credit on an official Notre Dame transcript.

Academic Courses for Credit (Grades 9-12)

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  • Character Design & Comic Illustration

    Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 12:45 – 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720 Credits: 2.5 Students: 9-12th Grade  
    Pre-Requisites: None

    Field Trip permission required

    Student Advantage: 
    Students will be able to complete a for credit class in art during the summer session. Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    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.
  • Drivers Education (Grade 10)

    Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $720
    Credits: 2.5
    Students: Grade 10  
    Pre-Requisites: None

    Student Advantage: All students are required to take 15 credits of PE while attending Notre Dame High School. Students can take Drivers Education over the summer and earn 2.5 credits toward the PE requirement. Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description:
    (Course 924S) 2.5 credits (60 hours) This course is designed to produce safe, efficient and defensive drivers. Students will be graded on written tests, projects, quizzes and completion of the required state driver examination.
  • Freshman Integrated Technologies/Foundations of Writing

    Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 12:45 - 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720
    Credits: 2.5
    Students: Grade 9
    Pre-Requisites: None

    Student Advantage:  All freshmen are required to take Integrated Computers and Introduction to Writing. By taking the course over the summer students will have both the computer skills and academic writing skills needed to be successful at Notre Dame before the fall semester begins. Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description:
    (Course 309/809) 2.5 credits (60 hours) This is a required course for all freshmen. Students obtain a basic understanding of technology for learning. This includes word processing, use of spreadsheets, presentation software, research databases and the operation of Notre Dame’s LAN. Students also study and practice the basics of good writing. Teachers will review grammatical structures, the development of thesis statements and essay writing for a variety of purposes.
  • Freshman Physical Education & Health (Grade 9)

    Dates: Thursday, June 20 - Thursday, August 30
    Time: Weight Room is open Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Scheduled Classroom Health Hours:  Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. and Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.
    Fee:  $720
    Credits:  2.5
    Students: Grade 9     
    Pre-Requisites: None

    Student Advantage:  All freshmen are required to take Physical Education and Health. Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description:
    (Course 913) 2.5 credits (60 hours total, divided into 40 hours of PE and 20 hours of classroom Health curriculum) Physical Education activities include: weight training, running, and team activities. Health provides information on health related problems facing society with emphasis on those areas of immediate importance to the student. Students will be required to complete 60 hours on an individually tailored schedule. There are boys’ lift and girls’ lift classes scheduled 3 times a week.
  • Physical Education & First Aid (Grades 10-12)

    Dates: Thursday, June 20 - Thursday, August 30
    Time: Weight Room is open from Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Scheduled Classroom First Aid Hours: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 from 12 - 2:15 p.m. and Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 from 12 - 2:15 p.m.
    Fee: $750   Credits: 2.5    
    Students: 10-12th Grade     Pre-Requisites: None
     
    Student Advantage: All upper class students are required to take Physical Education and First Aid. Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.
    Course Description: (Course 934S) 2.5 credits (60 hours total, divided into 40 hours of PE and 20 hours of classroom First Aid curriculum) Physical Education activities include: weight training, running, and team activities. This course offers valuable skills as students become safety conscious and more capable of handling emergency situations. Formally structured PE class activities are also a component of the summer program. Gym uniform required.
  • Physical Education (Grades 10-12)

    Dates: Thursday, June 20 - Thursday, August 30
    Time: Weight Room is open Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Fee: $750
    Credits: 2.5
    Students: Grades 10 - 12
    Pre-Requisites:  None
     
    Student Advantage:  All students are required to take 15 credits of PE while attending Notre Dame High School. Students can take PE over the summer and earn 2.5 credits toward the PE requirement. This then frees up academic time during the school year to take other academic classes, including but not limited to electives, performing arts, required courses, and AP seminars.  Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description:
    (Course 936S) 2.5 credits (60 hours) Physical education activities will be tailored to each student’s schedule and may include such activities as: weight training, running, and team activities. Students will be required to attend 60 hours on an individually tailored schedule.  Formal structured PE class activities are also a component of the summer program. Gym uniform required.
  • Summer Film Experience

    Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee: $360
    Credit: 1.25
    Students: Grade 9-12
    Pre-Requisites:  None

    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: (Course 795) 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.)

Academic Camps (Grades 9-12)

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  • "Irish Cares" Service Camp

    Dates:   Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
    Time:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee:       $265 Lunch: Add $45        
    Students:  Grades 5-9
    Trip permission required

    At the camp, students grade 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 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. The last day of camp will include a field trip off campus
  • Bridge to Honors Algebra 2

    Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Fee:  $565
    Students: Going into Honors Algebra 2

    This program is open to all students who are scheuled to take Honors Algebra 2. It is necessary to have a strong foundation in several topics prior to entering the Honors Algebra 2 course. This program will explore the important topics of Solving equations and inequalities, Graphing linear equations, functions and inequalities, Writing equations of lines, Solving systems of equations, Exponents and their properties, Factoring/solving quadratics. This program is designed to improve success in Honors Algebra 2 by exposing students to the same rigor and pace prevalent in honors math courses.
  • College Application Program - Class of 2020

    Students sign up for one session.

    Session 1: Monday/Wednesday, July 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 9 - 11 a.m.       
    Session 2: Monday/Wednesday, July 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 1 - 2 p.m.
    Session 3: Monday/Wednesday, July 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 5 - 7 p.m.
    Session 4: Tuesday/Thursday, July 9, 11, 16, & 18 from 9 - 11 a.m.   
    Session 5: Tuesday/Thursday, July 9, 11, 16, & 18 from 12 - 2 p.m.

    Fee:
     $225

    Individualized, hands on approach to completing the Application process, Writing the College Essay and crafting an Academic and Co-Curricular Resume
  • Meditation & Mindfulness Summer Camp

    Dates:  Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (There is no after-care for this program.)
    Fee: $200; for lunch to be included add $45
    Students: Grades 9 - 12
    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. 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.
  • Summer Art Camp

    Dates:   Monday, July 15-  Friday, July 19
    Time:     9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee:       $265 for lunch to be included add $45
    Students: 3rd to 9th Grade – 25 total campers  
    Pre-Requisites:  None
     
    With imagination, materials and guidance each camper’s art can come alive at the Notre Dame Summer art camp!

    Campers 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. Among 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.
  • Summer Reading in the Classroom

    Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $265
    Students: Grades 9-12
    Pre-Requisites:  None

    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. Students are expected to bring the required text(s) and assignment. This information can be found on the Notre Dame website.
  • TV Production Summer Camp

    Dates: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee:  $265 Lunch: Add $45
    Students: Grade 7 - 12
    Pre-Requisites:  None

    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.

New Camp for Grades 1-4

Christmas in July
Dates:    July 22 - July 26
Time:     9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Grades: Rising 1st through rising 4th graders
Cost:       $135

Calling all junior elves! Come celebrate Christmas in July at Notre Dame!  You’ll enter a winter wonderland in the middle of the summer. Your mornings will be full of reindeer games, searching for the leprechaun on the shelf, arts and crafts, and Christmas celebrations.

Drivers Ed

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  • Grade 10

    Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $750
    Credits: 2.5
    Students: Grade 10  
    Pre-Requisites: None

    Student Advantage: All students are required to take 15 credits of PE while attending Notre Dame High School. Students can take Drivers Education over the summer and earn 2.5 credits toward the PE requirement. Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description:
     (Course 924S) 2.5 credits (60 hours) This course is designed to produce safe, efficient and defensive drivers. Students will be graded on written tests, projects, quizzes and completion of the required state driver examination.

Questions?

Sean Clancy
Notre Dame High School
Principal, Summer Programs   
 

Notre Dame High School

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.