Camps FAQ's

What time zone are the camps on?

Our office is on Eastern Daylight Time.

Who are the coaches/counselors?

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. Notre Dame’s 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 practice facilities and assisting the coach with demonstrations and any other needs they have during the camp session. All coaches and counselors are required to pass a background check prior to working camp.

Are there athletic trainers available for campers to get taped before playing or ice after?

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).

What if my camper needs to take prescribed medication during camp?

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.

If my camper is hurt, what is the protocol for dealing with an injury during camp?

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.

Do you offer food options for campers with food allergies, etc.?

Yes. We work hand-in-hand with our Campus Dining staff 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.

When is the deadline to sign up for camp?

Camp registration shuts down 8 days prior to the start of camp. However, we do limit the number of participants so a camp may sell out before then. If that is the case there will be a waitlist you can register for that is free of charge.

What is the processing fee?

The processing fee is a non-refundable charge by our website provider for the services rendered for storing and organizing all of our camp information.  The 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.

Do I need to bring any additional medical paperwork to camp check-in?

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 attending camp.

What is the policy for refunds or cancellations?

If we have received a 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, but the remainder of the payment will be issued back. The non-refundable fee varies per sport. 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 doctors note verifying the injury. Refunds take 2-5 business days to process.

If we have to cancel from a camp, can we apply the balance towards a camp next year?

No. We operate strictly on a refund-only form of credit should a cancellation need to be made.

If we need to move our camper to a different session due to a schedule conflict, can this be done?

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.

How soon will we know if our camper is going to get off of the wait list?

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. Should a spot open up and your camper is next on the list, the camps office will call you and provide more information on getting moved off the wait list. You will have 48 hours from the time you are contacted by the camps office to claim a spot off of the waitlist.

Do you accept roommate requests?

Yes. While we do accept roommate requests, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be filled due to dorm limitations. You may only request one roommate. There are no triples or quads available. If your camper is coming with a group we ask that you e-mail the camps office ( and provide all campers names in the group. We will do our best to pair the campers up and keep them in rooms next to/across from each other in the dorm. Again, due to dorm limitations we cannot make any guarantees. You will receive your rooming assignment at check-in.

Who takes care of the campers in the dorms in between sessions and at night?

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.

If we are a non-boarder, will there be meals included?

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.

Which camps offer transportation?

Some of our camps will offer transportation from the South Bend International Airport and that information will be available in the confirmation packet if the service is offered. Otherwise, there are cab services available in the area. If you are flying into Chicago, you may travel to campus using Coach USA bus as long as you are 18 years of age OR traveling with a legal parent/guardian.