Summer Camps

Summer camps

The DNA Learning Center is pleased to offer our sixth year of summer camp programming for 2020! We offer residential camps, allowing students to live in Notre Dame dorms throughout the week, as well as one and two-day workshops for students.  


Based on popular demand....For 2020, we will be offering an ALUM camp for the first time. This is intended only for campers who have completed a week-long camp previously. This camp is dependent on having at least 16 campers registering.

Residential Camps 

This is a one-week long camp from Sunday at 4pm - Friday at 1pm. This overnight camp allows students to experience dorm life in one of the residential dorms on the University of Notre Dame campus (multi- occupancy with gender-matched roommate/s). A typical day will include meals at the South Dining Hall and the chance to participate in many activities throughout campus. Students will be supervised at all times by current Notre Dame students serving as camp counselors throughout the week! Tuition includes housing, all meals, lab supplies, and a keepsake t-shirt and water bottle.

Returning DNA Explorers ALUM Camp

We are excited to offer this new program! This camp will start with move-in Monday morning (9-10) and move-out Thursday afternoon. It will include all new experiments, plus the opportunity to build on the skills acquired through attending previously. It does not matter if you attended a DNA Center camp in 2015 or 2019 (or any summer in between), we are excited to welcome you back to campus. If you have specific questions, please contact us.

One and Two Day DNA Workshops 


June 18 - 19 2-4pm for current 5th and 6th graders

July  20 - 21 9:30-11:30 am for current 5th and 6th graders

These two workshops are identical; please pick the dates that work best for you!


June 19 9am-12pm Current 7th and 8th graders

July 20 1-5 pm Current 9-11 graders


 Tuition includes all lab supplies and a keepsake t-shirt.




2020 Camp dates



June 21 - June 26 (completed 7th or 8th grade)

July 5 – July 10 (completed 7th or 8th grade) 

July 12 - July 17 (completed 9th or higher) 


Returning DNA Explorers

June 29 - July 2 


DNA Workshops

June 18 - 19 

July  20 - 21 

June 19

July 20



Registration will open in mid-January, based on Notre Dame Housing. Registration will close 2 weeks before the camp begins or when spots are no longer available. Please email us if you would like to be added to the mailing list about 2021 summer programs, when it becomes available.


For more information please contact the DNA Center Administrator at 574-631-1506 or email