It's Going to be a Great Summer!

Students in grades 6-8 make friends and explore interests at our constellation of on-campus summer programs! From fine arts and athletics to music, Saint Mary’s camps emphasize creativity, skill-building, and exploration in a fun and supportive environment. And with residential and day camp options available, you can choose the format that works best for your child. Learn more about our camps for middle school students below.

Fine Arts Campfine arts camp

Dates: Week 1 | July 15-19 (Day)

Dates: Week 2 | July 21-26 (Overnight)

 Professionally-trained instructors guide campers in art exploration, storytelling, dance, music, and theatre. Fine Arts Camp focuses on educating young girls and developing their communication, critical, and analytical thinking skills. At the end of the week, campers present their work in a Performing Arts Forum on the Saint Mary’s College stage.


Fischoff Chamber Music Summer IntensiveFischoff chamber music

Dates: June 10-14

Fischoff National Chamber Music Association and Saint Mary’s College present a summer chamber music program to support young musicians as they dive deeply into the world of chamber music. Pre-college musicians will work closely with Fischoff’s quartet-in-residence and professional musicians in a variety of settings, such as ensemble coaching sessions, masterclasses, workshops, and community outreach events. 


Junior Forensic Science CampForensic science junior

Dates: June 17-21

Work with a team to solve a mystery! New this year at Saint Mary’s, we are offering a Forensics summer program for our junior scientists! Students will arrive at a staged murder scene where they will work as a team to investigate. During the five day camp, our junior scientists will gather physical evidence, such as fingerprints, fiber and hair samples, in their quest to find the murderer.


South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra Summer CampSBYSO

Dates: June 17-21

The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra (SBYSO) and Saint Mary's College present a summer camp designed for musicians ages 12-22 seeking a fun and enriching opportunity to make great music with like-minded students. Enjoy recreational activities between rehearsals on the lively Saint Mary's College campus.


Sports Exploration Day Campsports exploration camp

Dates: June 24-27

Our Sports Exploration Camp is tailored to elementary school-aged girls who will get firsthand experience in each of our eight varsity sports. The basics of tennis, volleyball, golf, lacrosse, cross country, basketball, softball, and soccer will be explored.