Summer Camps

Summer camps

The DNA Learning Center is pleased to announce our Summer 2024 lineup! 


This summer, we will offer residential camps, allowing students to live in Notre Dame dorms, as well as one and two day workshops for students, and a Virtual three day Research Camp. 


Unable to join us this summer, but still interested in future summer programming? Join our interest list for Summer 2025 programs! Click here!


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 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 is $1495 and includes housing, all meals, lab supplies, and a keepsake t-shirt and water bottle. Some limited needs-based financial assistance is available so please contact us prior to registering if you believe you would qualify. We will offer the same program three different weeks during the summer with slightly different intended ages. If you want to attend a week outside of the intended age range, please contact us prior to registering.

June 16 to June 21 intended for those completing grades 7 and 8 Very few spots remaining!
June 23 to June 28 intended for those completing grades 9 and 10 Very few spots remaining!
July 7 to July 12 intended for those completing grades 7-10 Limited spots remaining


Alumni Residential Camp

Please check back next summer!


Virtual Camp

Gene Expression Research

July 22 - 24, 1-3pm Eastern Time

Intended for students completing grades 9 and up, this program will feature authentic science research projects focusing on gene expression.  Students who previously attended a DNA Summer Camp are encouraged to sign up, but no previous experience is required to attend. This camp will allow students to learn about gene expression throughout the body and in different environmental conditions. This program will cost $225 and will be conducted over the computer so no kit will be mailed.


DNA Workshops 

We will offer a variety of DNA Workshops throughout the summer. These two day programs will not include meals or other campus activities, but are a great way to fit some science into your summer. Please contact us if you have any questions.  All workshops are $95 and include all lab supplies and a keepsake t-shirt.


Ancestry Workshop

Intended for those that have completed grades 7 and up to learn about their own ancestry through DNA. Adults and college age students are encouraged to apply!

Part 1: July 5, 10-11:30am

Part 2: July 15, 2:30-3:30pm

Please note, it is essential to attend both part 1 and 2. If you are interested, but unable to attend one part, please contact us for alternative prior to registering.


Scientific Method Wokshop

Intended to gain hands-on experiences around the scientific method and learning how to do science the right way. These two workshops are identical; please pick the dates that work best for you!

June 13 - 14, 1:30-3:30pm


July 24 - 25, 9:30 - 11:30am


1 Day DNA Genetics Workshop 

Grades 7-9: July 5, 1-5pm

Grades 10-12: July 15, 9am - 1pm


2 Day Genetics Workshop

Grades 7-9: July 22 - 23, 9:30-11:30am

Grades 10-12: July 18 - 19, 3-5pm






For more information about any of these programs, please contact the DNA Center Administrator at 574-631-1506 or email