What could be better than spending time with your family in a meaningful setting like the beautiful campus of Notre Dame? How about teaching your children the value of giving back to others at the same time?
With ND Family Volunteer Camp, you’re invited to bring your spouse, kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews and friends to campus for a week of unique experiences designed to engage the whole family in community service—and have a whole lot of fun at the same time.
You will meet other alumni families who share your commitment to service and your ND memories. And in the span of one week, your family will make cross-country friendships that can last a lifetime. Participants perform three to six hours of service each day at South Bend area non-profit organizations such as the Center for the Homeless, the YWCA, and Camp Millhouse, an overnight camp for adults and children with disabilities. Evenings, participants are invited to attend fun events organized by the Alumni Association, such as ice skating, scavenger hunts, or an ice cream social.
Other benefits of Family Volunteer Camp include:
Registration is now open. The cost is $380 per person. The fee covers all meals, snacks, housing, and activities. Some of the money is also used for project supplies needed for work at the nonprofit sites. Transportation is not included, although there are often seats available in staff vehicles for families who fly and do not rent a car. In general we rely on participants to drive themselves to and from work sites. Detailed directions and maps are provided.
For additional details on Family Volunteer Camp, please contact Molly Butler, the Alumni Association's interim service programs director, at (574) 631-6723 or
email@example.com. You may also download this sample schedule (PDF) or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
July 20th to 25th and July 27th to August 1st
Registration for both weeks begins January 13th and will remain open until both weeks are full.
Participants perform four to six hours of service projects each day at South Bend area non-profit organizations such as St. Margaret’s House, Center for the Homeless, and Camp Millhouse, an overnight camp for adults and children with disabilities. Participants also may attend fun events organized by the Alumni Association, such as ice skating, bowling, or an ice cream social.
The cost is $380 per person, which covers housing in one of our residence halls, food and activities for the week. Transportation is not included and is the responsibility of each family. A $400 per family deposit is due upon registration.
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