Art 2 Science Summer Camp

This camp seeks to ignite stellar imaginations through an integrated STEAM approach to learning. Participants learn about math, science, and engineering through a variety of art styles. 150 campers are divided into groups by age and rotate through 24 hands-on activities, Activities are designed by collaborations with local artists, science teachers, and more! For examples, see the sample schedule and highlight videos below.

For students ages 8-12

We will host two nearly identical sessions in July. Please only register for one session.

Sponsored by

  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Center for the Evolution of Elements (JINA-CEE)
  • Notre Dame Department of Physics
  • Jordan Hall of Science
  • Friends and Family of Deb Notestine

2019 Sessions (Almost full!)

Session 1 (almost full)


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Jordan Hall of Science
University of Notre Dame

This session includes 24 hands-on activities Monday through Thursday. Friday will include large group activities and end early at 3pm after an Art Show.

Session 2 (FULL) Email to be added to the waitlist


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Jordan Hall of Science
University of Notre Dame

This session includes the same 24 hands-on activities as session 1. However, on Friday the group will go on a field trip to museums and will not have an art show. We may return slightly after 5pm. To offset the cost of transportation, session 2 fees are slightly higher.

Fee Information

The camp fees are based on a sliding scale according to your household eligibility school lunch fees. Payment is due at the time of registration. If your school provides all students with free lunch, you homeschool, or don't know your lunch eligibility, please see these guidelines.

If your family pays full lunch prices (or would at a traditional public school), the camp fee will be $150 (session 1) or $200 (session 2) pr child
If your family pays a reduced fee for lunches, the camp fee will be $50 (session 1) or $75 (session 2) per child.
If your family is eligible for free lunches or SNAP, the camp will be free for your children

Our philosophy is that no child should be denied an educational experience due to finances. If you would like a discount for multiple children or if the fees above would pose a hardship for your family please email us. You can also contact us if you would prefer to pay by check or money order.

Camp Staff

They say it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a large crew of amazing people to facilitate this camp. Community members can be camp counselors who guide one group of students through all of the activities, or activity leaders, who teach one activity to all campers. Most of the camp staff volunteer their time and effort.

K-12 school teachers and parents can participate in the camp as Adult Counselors. Apply below!

Teenagers can participate in the camp as Junior Counselors, which is a volunteer position. Teens must be at least 15 years of age and have completed the 9th grade by summer 2019. Exceptions may be made for students 13-14 who have previously attended the camp as a student.  --We are no longer accepting Junior (teen) Counselor Applications for 2019--

Activities are developed in collaboration with local artists, scientists, and teachers as well as organizations such as St Joseph County Parks! If you are interested in leading an activity at camp, or just have an idea for a hands-on activity, please email us.

I can't thank you enough for bringing Art 2 Science to the community. My son gave the camp a "10 out of 10" -- only one of two camps given that honor in his very full lineup of summer camps! - Parent of 2016 camper

Program Contact

JINA-CEE Outreach

180 Nieuwland Science Hall (574) 631-5326