Saint Mary's Summer Academy 2015

Week One - July 12-17 Digital Photography

Week Two - July 19-24  Forensic Science

Week Three - July 26-31  Courtroom 101

(for young women entering grades 8-12)

Saint Mary’s Summer Academy is a residential camp designed to introduce campers to the academic experience and thrill of college life.

These camps are designed for motivated students who are interested in academic studies, cultural pursuits, and an experiential immersion in a specific academic discipline. Three weeks of in-depth study and field trips are offered.

Financial Aid Assistance

Limited need-based scholarships are available. Scholarships do not exceed $250 per camper. Deadline is May 1st.

Financial Aid Assistance Application

Please fill out this form and mail it to the Summer Camp Office at the following address:

Saint Mary's Summer Camps
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Camp Staff from 2014


Forensic Science: Douglas Culp, Lynn Kasznia

Douglas Culp

Bachelor of Arts-Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, Mich)
Master of Science in Education-Indiana University (South Bend, IN)

Douglas is currently teaching secondary science at Faith Christian School in Lafayette, In.  He taught science for 12 years at First Baptist Christian School in Mishawaka, where he also was principal.  This is Mr. Culp’s 12th summer teaching in SMSA.  His wife works in a local pharmacy.  His family includes a daughter, son and his wife.

Lynn Kasznia


Studio Art:  Molly White, Chelsea Young

Molly White
This is Molly's second year as an art instructor for Summer Academy, and she's worked at Saint Mary's Fine Arts Camp for seven years, including the two as an art instructor.  Molly was also a camper at Fine Arts Camp for four years.  She graduated from Saint Mary's in 2007 with my B.F.A. and she currently works at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in development.

Chelsea Young

Chelsea is a 2013 graduate of Saint Mary's College, where she majored in Studio Art and minored in Italian. During her undergraduate years, Chelsea was able to study abroad in Rome, worked in many different capacities and departments around campus, and had multiple exhibitions of her artwork. In her senior year, Chelsea turned a bad habit of watching cat videos on YouTube into the basis of her senior thesis about internet cat culture. Currently, Chelsea lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan. WHen she is not working as a painting instructor, she loves to read, make art, and devour all the interesting things that she can find on the internet. In the fall, Chelsea will be a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts degree at Michigan State University.


Devon Sanford
Hi! My name is Devon Sanford. I am a rising sophomore at Saint Mary's College majoring in Elementary Education and Music with a minor in Math. My hometown is Siesta Key, Florida. My Saint Mary's experience has definitely been worth the distance from home and family. I am very excited to be part of the Summer Academy camp. Who doesn't love a mystery, the theatre, and talented artists? When I'm not attending class my favorite pastimes are classical piano and figure skating. My favorite Disney movies are Beauty and the Beast and Finding Nemo. See you in July! 

Carrie Dubeau
Hi! My name is Carrie Dubeau, and I am a member of the Class of 2016, currently finishing my sophomore year here at Saint Mary's. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a counselor with Summer Academy this year, I know there are amazing experiences to be had! I am a Biology major with a minor in Studio Art, and I absolutely love every aspect of these subjects. My hometown is Ladera Ranch, California...a small city in Southern California. I chose to come all the way to Saint Mary's because the community atmosphere that is on campus is unlike any other, and I knew that being surrounded by amazing faculty and fellow women would allow me to grow as an individual! My favorite movie from when I was a child is Disney's The Little Mermaid - You just can't beat singing and dancing to that fun music! I am so looking forward to getting to know the campers that will attend Summer Academy this summer, as we will forge many new memories together.