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As a Parent, you are the primary educator and nurturer of your child. Notre Dame Vision stands to support you in that role. We begin our work with the
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belief that your teenager is uniquely called and gifted to live life fully. At Notre Dame Vision, we empower your children to ask and answer the question: How will my gifts change the world?

Notre Dame Vision is a transformative experience; this is a program that makes a difference. Parents, perhaps more than any others, notice the benefits of Notre Dame Vision for their children, including:

  1. Developing a real sense of God’s presence in their life

  2. Improved relationships within their own family

  3. More positive self-image

  4. Better understanding of and appreciation for the Sacraments

  5. Better motivated in school and activities

  6. Greater sense of direction and purpose

  7. More interested in faith-life and the Church

  8. Expanded desire to serve others

  9. More willing to talk about and share faith with others

  10. Increased awareness of their own giftedness

Your Child will be under the care and guidance of the Notre Dame Vision leadership team, which includes the following: Director, two Assistant Directors, Chaplain, Music Director, Assistant Music Director, Theology Instructor, Music Instructor, two Program Assistants, and two Dorm Coordinators. These people are in addition to the 60+ Notre Dame students who serve in the program.

We want you to know that your child is in good hands. Click here to learn more about us, and how we are preparing to host your child at Notre Dame this summer.

Safety and Supervision

The campus of the University of Notre Dame is a very safe and virtually self-sufficient community. Each summer, more than 20,000 visitors travel to Notre Dame to partake in a program, academic course, pilgrimage, or vacation. Many of these visitors are high school age or younger, which means that Notre Dame is familiar with hosting minors on its campus. Below are just a few of the features of the Notre Dame Vision and Notre Dame summer community life in which you may be interested:

  1. Notre Dame Vision residence halls are single-sex: men are never allowed in the women’s hall, and vice versa. No one other than Notre Dame Vision participants and staff, and other authorized University staff members, are ever allowed in the dorms.

  2. A hall staff employed by the Office of Housing manages each dorm.

  3. Notre Dame Vision Mentors in Faith live in the dorms with Notre Dame Vision participants and serve as resident counselors.

  4. All Notre Dame Vision staff members complete the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend’s Safe Environment Training, in addition to passing Criminal Background checks.

  5. The Notre Dame Security Police Department and Notre Dame Fire Department serve the campus community.


We are so pleased with our daughters’ positive experiences at Notre Dame Vision and believe that other families will benefit also. After having attended together, our two girls have strengthened their relationship even more.

Parents of Two

Vision Participants