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School Open Houses Private school open houses Lake Michigan Catholic Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School, 3165 Washington Ave., St. Joseph, held its open house March 1. Prospective parents can contact Principal Jody Maher at (269) 429-0227. St. Mary’s Catholic S t . M a r y ’s C a t h o l i c School, 217 S. Lincoln, Niles, had preschool, kindergarten and sixth grade roundup March 7 with a spaghetti dinner. Prospective parents can call (269) 683-9191 or visit the website stmarysniles. com. Grace Christian Grace Christian School in Watervliet can be contacted at (269) 463-5739, by email at admissions@gcspatriots. com or visit the website www.gcspatrtiots.com. Calvin Center Seventhday Adventist Calvin Center Seventhday Adventist School, 19088 Brownsville Rd., Cassopolis; (269) 476-2218. Grades 1-8. An open house is planned, but a date has not been set yet. Calvary Bible Calvary Bible Academy,

27032 Marcellus Highway, Dowagiac; (269) 782-7296. Grades 1-9. http://calvarybibleministries.wordpress. com/academy. Howardsville Christian Howardsville Christian School, 53441 Bent Rd., Marcellus (four miles west of U.S. 131, just off M-216) is having kindergarten roundup Wednesday, April 11, at 9 a.m. Hear about the K-4 program; (269) 6469367 or www.hcseagles. com.

Kindergarten registration Dowagiac Dowagiac kindergarten roundup takes place in April: Sister Lakes, 17-18; Kincheloe, 19-20; Justus Gage, 23-24; and Patrick Hamilton, 25-26. Cassopolis Cassopolis Sam Adams Elementary School kindergarten registration takes place Tuesday, April 17, at Ross Beatty High School from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and at Sam Adams Elementary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. Bring the student’s birth certificate and immunization record. Edwardsburg Edwardsburg held kindergarten roundup March 13.

To register a child at Edwardsburg Primary School, stop in the office (6631037) to complete registration forms and bring these documents: original county-issued birth certificate; the child’s immunization record; proof of residency (home purchase or rental agreement or latest county tax bill.

City of Niles Summer Parks Program When: June 18-Aug. 17 Where: Plym Park, Niles More info: Niles City Hall, (269) 683-4700 Niles-Buchanan YMCA Summer Day Camp Where: Niles-Buchanan YMCA Cost: $80 for Y members; $120 for non-members More info: (269) 6831552

St. Joseph City of St. Joseph Parks

Department Summer Recreation Program When: Mid-June What: 7-week program, including tennis, basketball, soccer, archery, basketball and crafts More info: (269) 9836341

South Bend City of South Bend Parks and Rec Department Summer Camps What: A variety of camps, including magic, cross-country, nature detectives and zoo camp When: Camps throughout the summer More info: (574) 2994765

For more information, call (269) 695-8408.

Niles Niles Community Schools will have kindergarten registration at 7 p.m. April 12, at Northside Child Development Center, 2020 N. Fifth St., Niles, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 14 at Westside Administrative Center, 111 Spruce St., Niles. For more information, call Northside at 683-1982. Brandywine Brandywine kindergarten registration is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Merritt Elementary School, located at 1620 LaSalle Ave., Niles. Call the Merritt School office at 6846511. Buchanan Moccasin Elemen-

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Mishawaka City of Mishawaka Rocking by the River Day Camp Where: Castle Manor in Merrifield Park, Mishawaka When: June 4-Aug. 10 Ages: 6-11 More info: (574) 2581664

Elkhart Elkhart County YMCA Summer My Way! Day Camps Where: Elkhart County YMCA Ages: Kindergarten through fifth grade M o r e i n f o : w w w. elkhartymca.org

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Summer Camps

Niles Fernwood’s Jon Meyer Day Camps Nature’s Sensors Where: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles When: June 5-8 What: Children explore the natural world with their five senses Who: Four year olds More info: (269) 695-6491, fernwoodbotanicalgarden.org Fernwood’s Jon Meyer Day Camps Animal Explorers Where: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles When: June 12-15 or June 19-22 What: Children are introduced to the birds, mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians that call Fernwood home. Who: Ages 5-6 More info: (269) 695-6491, fernwoodbotanicalgarden.org Fernwood’s Jon Meyer Day Camps Habitat Happenings Where: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles When: June 26-29 or July 10-13 What: Join Fernwood for a journey into the forest, field and pond habitats of Fernwood Who: Ages 7-8 More info: (269) 695-6491, fernwoodbotanicalgarden.org Fernwood’s Jon Meyer Day Camps Ecology Explorers Where: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles When: July 17-20 or July 24-27 What: Ecology and the human impact on the environment are the focus of this session. Who: Ages 9-10 More info: (269) 695-6491, fernwoodbotanicalgarden.org Fernwood’s Jon Meyer Day Camps Earth Day Adventures Where: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles When: July 31 to Aug. 3 What: Campers explore Fernwood and other natural areas. This camp includes a Thursday overnight camping trip at Fernwood with tents, dinner and breakfast provided. Who: Ages 11-12 More info: (269) 695-6491, fernwoodbotanicalgarden.org

Fernwood’s Roy and Ethelbel Knauer Art Camps Cassatts Where: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles When: June 26-29 What: An ideal complementary course to the Jon Meyer Nature Camps, Fernwood’s Roy and Ethelbel Knauer Art Camps combine the arts with natural sciences and are designed to stimulate curiosity, appreciation and knowledge of the natural world. Who: Ages 9-12 More info: (269) 695-6491, fernwoodbotanicalgarden.org Fernwood’s Roy and Ethelbel Knauer Art Camps Rembrants Where: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles When: July 10-13 What: An ideal complementary course to the Jon Meyer Nature Camps, Fernwood’s Roy and Ethelbel Knauer Art Camps combine the arts with natural sciences and are designed to stimulate curiosity, appreciation and knowledge of the natural world.. Who: Ages 9-12 More info: (269) 695-6491, fernwoodbotanicalgarden.org Fernwood’s Roy and Ethelbel Knauer Art Camps Monets Where: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles When: July 17-20 What: An ideal complementary course to the Jon Meyer Nature Camps, Fernwood’s Roy and Ethelbel Knauer Art Camps combine the arts with natural sciences and are designed to stimulate curiosity, appreciation and knowledge of the natural world. Who: Ages 6-8 More info: (269) 695-6491, fernwoodbotanicalgarden.org Fernwood’s Roy and Ethelbel Knauer Art Camps Rembrants Where: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles When: July 24-27 What: An ideal complementary course to the Jon Meyer Nature Camps, Fernwood’s Roy and Ethelbel Knauer Art Camps combine the arts with natural sciences and are designed to stimulate curiosity, appreciation and knowledge of the natural world. Who: Ages 6-8

More info: (269) 695-6491, fernwoodbotanicalgarden.org Michiana Christian Service First Chance Camps Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: June 23, July 14 What: Pool, hiking, crafts and more day camp Who: Ages 5-7 More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Second Grade Camp Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: July 1-2 What: Spend the night at camp with funny skits and Bible lessons Who: Second-graders More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Third Grade Camp Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: July 2-4 What: Spend the night at camp with funny skits and Bible lessons Who: Third-graders More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Fourth Grade Camp Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: July 15-20 What: Spend five days swimming, playing and learning about Christ Who: Fourth-graders More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Fifth and Sixth Grade Camp 1 Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: June 10-15 What: Spend five days swimming, playing and learning about Christ Who: Fifth- and sixth-graders More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Fifth and Sixth Grade Camp 2 Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: July 29-Aug. 3 What: Spend five days swimming, playing, zip lining and learning about Christ Who: Fifth- and sixth graders

More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Co-ed Wilderness Camp Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: July 22-24 What: Fishing, hiking, visit to Love Creek Nature Center in Berrien Springs Who: Grades 4-6 More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Girls Only Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: Aug. 5-8 What: Enjoy camp with just the girls, pool activities, fun Who: Grades 4-9 More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Boys Only Adventure Camp Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: Aug. 5-7 What: Just for boys. Learn survival skills and backpack at Love Creek Nature Center in Berrien Springs Who: Grades 4-6 More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Junior High 1 and 2 Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: June 24-29 (1), July 22-28 (2) What: One word describes the camp: intense. Connect with God and have a crazy, messy and unforgettable experience Who: junior high students More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Specialty Sessions Junior High Adventure Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: July 8-12 What: Introduction to backpacking and wilderness exploring while diving into the wonders of the Bible. Who: Seventh and eighth grade studens More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Specialty Session Girls Only Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: Aug. 5-8

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Summer Camps What: Enjoy camp with the girls. Fun at the pool, slip-n-slide and crazy activities Who: Girls grades 4-9 More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service High School Disciplines 1 and 2 Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: June 17-23 (1), July 8-14 (2) What: Both weeks feature opportunities for deep worship study and fun. Who: High school students More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Specialty Sessions High School Wilderness Trip Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: June 24-29 What: Introduction to outdoor skills, day hikes and learning about God. Who: High school students More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Specialty Sessions Girls Only Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: Aug. 5-8 What: Enjoy camp with girls. Have fun at the pool, slip-n-slide and crazy activities. Dress up for the banquet. Who: Girls only grades 4-9 More info: michianacamp.org Michiana Christian Service Specialty Sessions Worship Camp Where: 7383 Steinbauer Rd., Niles, MI 49120 When: Aug. 9-11 What: Explore God through worship, while singing, playing a musical instrument or expressing a talent for God. Who: Grades 9-12 More info: michianacamp.org

Three Rivers

Camp Eberhart Where: 10481 Camp Eberhart Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093 What: Adventure summer day camps More info: (269) 244-5125, campeb. org Camp Wakeshma Band Camp Where: 59149 Camp Wakeshma Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093 When: June 17-23 What: Middle school and high school

students ages 10 to 15 will work as one large group and in sectionals with our provided band director in preparation for a final concert on check-out day. Who: Ages 10-15 More info: (269) 244-5891, campwakeshma.com Camp Wakeshma Guitar Camp Where: 59149 Camp Wakeshma Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093 When: June 17-23 What: Middle school and high school students ages 10 to 15 will learn chords, scales, improvisation, progressions and basic theory with our provided guitar director. Who: Ages 10-15 More info: (269) 244-5891, campwakeshma.com Camp Wakeshma Junior Campers Week Where: 59149 Camp Wakeshma Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093 When: July 1-6 What: Campers ages 8 to 12 will enjoy this wacky and crazy week at Camp Wakeshma. Boys and girls will participate in various activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, boating, fishing and more. Who: Ages 8-12 More info: (269) 244-5891, campwakeshma.com Camp Wakeshma Co-ed Camp Where: 59149 Camp Wakeshma Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093 When: Six sessions: June 24-30; July 8-14; July 15-21; July 22-28; Aug. 5-11; Aug. 12-17. What: These camp sessions provide a wide range of activities that everyone will enjoy, such as boating, swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, air rifle and so much more. Kids will participate in evening activities like stunt night, water Olympics, water carnival and two dances. Each cabin (weather permitting) will also experience a traditional late night campfire complete with stories, laughs and marshmallows. Who: Ages 10-15 More info: (269) 244-5891, campwakeshma.com

Cassopolis

Camp Friedenswald Where: 64805 N. Penninsula Dr., Cassopolis, MI 49031

When: June 11-16 (high school), June 18-23 (junior high), June 18-20 (primary), June 25-30 (pre-junior), July 2-7 (junior), July 9-13 (family furlough), July 16-20 (family retreat) What: Provides people of all ages an opportunity to grow in relationship with self, God and others. Who: Children and adults depending on specific camp More info: (269) 476-1842

Dowagiac

Camp Rosenthal Where: 3384 Clawson Rd., Dowagiac, MI 49047 When: Session One: June 25 to 29, 7 to 12 years (grades 2-6); Session Two: July 5 to 13, 7 to 12 years (grades 2-6); Session Three: July 16 to 26, 7 to 12 years (grades 2-6); Session Four: July 30 to August 4, 7 to 12 years (grades 2-6); Teen Camp: Aug. 7 to 17, 13 to 15 years (grades 7-9); Family Camp: August 20 to 25, no children under 3 years What: Outdoor activities, swimming, paddle boating, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts and more. More info: (269) 424-5272, chicagoyouthcenters.org

South Bend

Saint Mary’s Fine Arts Camp Where: St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind. When: July 8-13, July 15-20, July 2227 What: Fine arts instruction camp Who: Grades 5-9 More info: (574) 284-4778, saintmarys.edu/camps Saint Mary’s Summer Academy 2012 Where: St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind. When: July 8-13 (forensic science), July 15-20 (theatre camp), July 22-27 (film camp) What: Introduce campers to college life Who: Women entering grades 8-12 More info: (574) 284-4778, saintmarys.edu/camps Saint Mary’s Spiritual Leaders 2012 Where: St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind. When: July 8-13 What: Helps develop faith and leader-

ship Who: Female HS students entering grades 10-12 More info: (574) 284-5391, saintmarys.edu/camps Michiana Writer’s Center Where: Resurrection Lutheran Academy, 6840 Nimtz Parkway, South Bend, Indiana When: June 18-19 (intermediate), June 25-29 (middle school) What: The Summer Youth Writing Project is for students who would like to become better writers. Who: Grades 3-5 (intermediate), Grades 6-8 (middle school) More info: Michiana Writers Center, Kathy Higgs-Coulthard, Director 574220-8798. Or visit our website: michianawriterscenter.pbworks.com

St. Joseph Krasl Art Center Where: 707 Lake Boulevard, Saint Joseph, MI When: Starting June What: Summer art classes, various programs for all ages Who: Ages 4 and up More info: (269) 983-0271, krasl.org

Decatur Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps Where: 84600 471/2 St. Decatur MI, 49045 What: 4- or 8-week brother/sister camps When: June through August Who: Girls ages 7-15; boys 7-15 More info: (269) 423-3091 The Glen at Lake of the Woods Camp Where: 84600 471/2 St. Decatur MI, 49045 What: Two-week girls camp When: June through July Who: Girls ages 6-14 More info: (269) 423-3091 The Grove at Greenwoods Where: 84600 471/2 St. Decatur MI, 49045 What: Boys two-week adventure camp When: July through August Who: Boys ages 6-14

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Athletic Camps

BASEBALL

University of Notre Dame Men’s Day Camp June 25–June 28 Baseball Day Camp is open to any and all entrants who, by June 2012, will be 6-11 years old. Fees: $250 The Notre Dame Baseball Staff, along with several outstanding coaches from the college and high school levels, will serve as instructors at camp. Members of the Fighting Irish baseball team will also serve in an instructor/counselor capacity. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps. Men’s Development Camp July 9–July 11 Development Camp is open to any and all entrants who, by July 2012, will be 12 to 14 years old. Boarder fee: $500 Non-boarder fee: $330 The Notre Dame Baseball Staff, along with several outstanding coaches from the college and high school levels, will serve as instructors at camp. Members of the Fighting Irish baseball team will also serve in an instructor/counselor capacity. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps. Men’s Prospect Camp July 16–July 18 Prospect Camp is open to any and all entrants who, by July 2012, will be 15 to 18 years old. Boarder fee: $500 Non-boarder fee: $330 The Notre Dame Baseball Staff, along with several outstanding coaches from the college and high school levels, will serve as instructors at camp. Members of the Fighting Irish baseball team will also serve in an instructor/counselor capacity. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps.

BASKETBALL

St. Mary’s College Basketball Camp July 8-12 Point, shoot and score at Saint Mary’s Basketball Camp. Coaches and counselors will work to build solid fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Have fun while improving your game during drills and scrimmages with your teammates. Basketball camp will be offered during the first week of camp on the outdoor courts. Visit www3.saintmarys.edu/campsathletic.

Ferris State University 2012 Boys Basketball Camps Instructional Boys Camp June 18-20 — Grades 3-8 Cost: $50 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Team Shootouts June 15-16 — Varsity June 16-17 — JV/Varsity June 22-23 — Varsity June 23-24 — JV/Varsity June 29-30 — JV/Freshmen Visit www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com/

camps/mbbcamps. 2012 Girls Basketball Camps Academy June 27-29 Grades 5-12 Resident cost: $230; commuter: $190 Team Shootouts June 25 and/or 26 — Varsity & JV $375 per team ($500 for both dates — no meals/ lodging) Visit www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com/ camps/wbbcamps.

Indiana University South Bend Fun with Fundamentals Basketball Camp Send a $70 check or cash by June 27 to Indiana University South Bend, Athletics & Activities, Basketball Camp, 1700 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN 46615. Visit www.iusbtitans.com.

University of Notre Dame Men’s Skills Session I June 17–20 Boarder fee: $585 (Includes all meals, lodging, T-shirt, jersey and insurance) Non-boarder fee: $510 (Includes noon meals, T-shirt, jersey and insurance) Open to any and all boys who, in June 2012, will be entering grades 5–12 Strong emphasis will be placed on both individual and group instruction in all phases of basketball. Special attention will be devoted to all areas of defensive play as well as offensive drills in the categories of ball handling, shooting, rebounding and passing. Outstanding college and high school coaches and college players throughout the country will serve as visiting instructors and counselors. Registration: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday (the first day of camp) at a TBD location. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps. Co-ed Day Camp June 11–14 This camp is designed for the younger campers aspiring to learn the game of basketball. It is four great days of fun, filled with station drills, individual instruction, games, contests and more. Campers will enjoy the enthusiasm of the camp staff while developing their skills. This camp is open to any and all girls and boys who, as of the fall of 2012, are in grades kindergarten through 6. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps. High School Team Camps 1 (June 22-24) and 2 (June 25-27) Attending basketball camp at Notre Dame is a great way for your team to bond and develop tremendous on-court chemistry. It is also an excellent opportunity for your players to hone their hoop skills while being observed by entire staff. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps. Individual Skills Camp (June 28 –30) This will be a challenging and fun three days of basketball. The focus will be on the fundamentals of the game and

competitive team scrimmages for campers of all skill levels. Campers will be divided into beginner, moderate and advanced skill levels to maximize their camp experience. This camp is open to any and all girls who, as of the fall of 2012, are in sixth through 12th grades. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps. Ultimate Guard Camp (June 30– July 2) This camp will be a unique and challenging three days of guard instruction and fundamentals. Coach Ivey, a former All-America point guard at Notre Dame, as well as for the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, Detroit Shock and Phoenix Mercury, will share with campers numerous techniques and drills she uses with current Fighting Irish guards. This camp is open to any and all girls who, as of the fall of 2012, are in sixth through 12th grades. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps.

FOOTBALL

Ferris State University 2012 Football Camps — Show Gun Option Camp June 9-10 — Elite Junior/Senior Twilight Camp July 8 or July 15 — 7-on-7 Passing Tourney/Big Man Camp July 21 Visit www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com/ camps/footballcamps.

University of Notre Dame Football Camp Live in the dorms, eat in the dining halls, practice in the Fighting Irish’s world famous athletic facilities, and play for the best coaches in college football at one of six summer Notre Dame football camps and Notre Dame Fantasy Camp. Grades 2–6 Youth Day Camp — June 18–20 Grades 6–9 Developmental Camp — June 14–16 Grades 9–12 Kicking and Long Snapping Camp — June 12 7 on 7 Passing Camp — June 23 Lineman’s Challenge Camp — June 23 High School Position Camp — June 24–27 Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps.

SOFTBALL

University of Notre Dame Women’s Day Camp June 18–21 Fees: $150 Softball day camp is intended for beginning and intermediate skill levels. Players will be separated according to level of play. All areas of the game will be covered. Softball Day camp is open to any and all girls who, in June 2012, will be ages 5–11 years old.

Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps.

Women’s Overnight Camp July 16–19 This camp is intended for players with intermediate and advanced level skills. Players will be separated according to level of play. All areas of the game will be covered, with individual sessions for pitchers each day. Boarders fee: $515 (Includes all meals, lodging, insurance and T-shirt) Non-boarders fee: $450 (Includes two meals per day, insurance and T-shirt) Softball Overnight camp is open to any and all girls who, in July 2012, will be ages 12 to 18 years old. Registration for Softball overnight camp will take place between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. on July 16. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps.

VOLLEYBALL

St. Mary’s College Volleyball camp (limited openings available) July 8-12 (beginner to intermediate) and July 15-19 (intermediate to advanced) As a volleyball camper, you will take to the court each day to learn and practice fundamental skills. You will participate in drills for blocking, hitting, passing, setting, serving and serve reception. Coaches will teach you dynamic offensive and defensive strategies that you will practice in games and scrimmages. Visit www3.saintmarys.edu/campsathletic.

Ferris State University 2012 Volleyball Camps July 13-15 — All Skills Camp July 15-17 — JV/Fr. Team Camp July 17-20 — Setter Camp July 18-20 — Libero Camp July 18-20 — Hitter Camp July 20-22 — Varsity Team Camp 1 July 22-24 — Varsity Team Camp 2 July 25-27 — Varsity Team Camp 3 July 24-25 — Team Challenge Team camps are limited to the first 16 teams per camp that register with a deposit. Visit www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com/ camps/vbcamps.

University of Notre Dame Women’s Day Camp June 12-15 Fees: $95 Volleyball Day Camp is open to all girls and boys grades 1–6. Registration for Volleyball Day Camp will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. June 12 at Gate 10 of the Joyce Center. Camp will depart at noon on June 15. Visit http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps. Women’s General Skills I Session 1: July 8-11 Boarders: $450 Non-Boarders: $375


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Looking Out for Michiana Kids April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities.

Ten Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse

• Be a nurturing parent. Children need to know that they are special, loved and capable of following their dreams. • Help a friend, neighbor or relative. Being a parent isn’t easy. Offer a helping hand take care of the children, so the parent(s) can rest or spend time together. • Help yourself. When the big and little problems of your everyday life pile up to the point you feel overwhelmed and out of control – take time out. Don’t take it out on your kid. If your baby cries… It can be frustrating to hear your baby cry. Learn what to do if your baby won’t stop crying. Never shake a baby – shaking a child may result in severe injury or death. • Get involved. Ask your community leaders, clergy, library and schools to develop services to meet the needs of healthy children and families.

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Twelve Alternatives to Lashing Out at Your Child The next time everyday pressures build up to the point where you feel like lashing out -- STOP!

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Athletic Camps

Session I Camp will be open to any and all girls who, in the fall of 2012, will be entering grades 6–8. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps. Wo m e n ’s G e n e r a l Skills II Session 2: July 12-15 Boarders: $450 Non-Boarders: $375 Session II Camp will be open to any and all girls who, in the fall of 2012, will be entering grades 9-12. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps.

TENNIS

St. Mary’s College Tennis camp July 15-19 You will work with coaches to develop and refine all your tennis skills—footwork, groundstrokes, serves, service returns and volleys. Coaches focus on doubles and singles strategies, and you will match up against other campers in contests, games and tournament play throughout the week. Visit www3.saintmarys.edu/camps-athletic.

University of Notre Dame Co-Ed Session I June 10–13 (Camp will run Sunday through Wednesday) Boarder: $675 Non-boarder: $550 Resident price includes at least 30 hours of instruction, all meals, housing and tennis activities. Non-boarding price is $125 less. Open to any and all entrants who, in June 2011, will be ages 9–18. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps. Co-Ed Session II June 17–20 (Camp will run Sunday through Wednesday) Boarder: $675 Non-boarder: $550 Open to any and all entrants who, in June 2011, will be ages 9–18. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps.

Co-Ed Session III June 24–27 (Camp will run Sunday through Wednesday) Boarder: $675 Non-boarder: $550 Open to any and all entrants who, in June 2011, will be ages 9–18. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps.

and gift bag) Any and all boys who in June 2012, will be 14 to 17 years old are eligible for Advanced Camp. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps.

Co-Ed Session IV July 1–4 (Camp will run Sunday through Wednesday) Boarder: $675 Non-boarder: $550 Open to any and all entrants who, in June 2011, will be ages 9–18. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps.

St. Mary’s College

GOLF

University of Notre Dame I

Women’s Golf Session

June 10–14 Boarder: $1,150 Room and board Instruction and competition 24 hours Non-boarder: $800 Noon and evening meals Instruction and competition 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. This camp is open to any and all girls who, in June 2012, will have completed grades 6–12. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps. II

Women’s Golf Session

June 17–21 Boarder: $1,150 Room and board Instruction and competition 24 hours Non-boarder: $800 Noon and evening meals Instruction and competition 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. This camp is open to any and all girls who, in June 2012, will have completed grades 6–12. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps. Men’s Advanced Camp June 24–June 28 Boarder: $1,500 (Includes all meals, lodging, golf fees, instruction and gift bag) Non-boarders: $1,400 (Includes lunch and dinner, golf fees, instruction

SOCCER

Soccer camp July 15-19 (limited openings available) As a volleyball camper, you will take to the court each day to learn and practice fundamental skills. You will participate in drills for blocking, hitting, passing, setting, serving and serve reception. Coaches will teach dynamic offensive and defensive strategies that you will practice in games and scrimmages. Visit www3.saintmarys.edu/camps-athletic.

University of Notre Dame Men’s Advanced Camp July 6–July 9 This week is designed to train advanced players from grades 6 through 12. In a challenging and fun environment, players will receive quality and individualized instruction from high-level coaches, including foreign and college head coaches. Competitive games highlight each day of camp. Fees: $620 Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps. Men’s Elite Camp July 10–13 (grades 10-12) The Notre Dame “Elite” Camp is designed to provide the top high school players with exceptional training as they prepare for college soccer. Featuring a staff of college head coaches and foreign coaches, elite players will be exposed to the next level of soccer and will be given the chance to compete in one of the most competitive camp atmospheres in the country. Fees: $650 per week/ non-boarders not accepted Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps. Men’s Day Camp Session I July 16–19

This week is designed to help the young player develop his or her soccer skills in a fun and exciting learning environment. Fees: $135 per week Development Day camps are open to any and all boys and girls limited only by grade: Boys (grades 1-8) Girls (grades 1-5) Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps. Men’s Day Camp Session II July 23–26 This week is designed to help the young player develop his or her soccer skills in a fun and exciting learning environment. Fees: $135 per week Development Day camps are open to any and all boys and girls limited only by grade: Boys (grades 1-8) Girls (grades 1-5) Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps.

accepted. This camp is open to any and all girls who, in June 2012, will be 10 to 18 years old. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps.

camp staff will emphasize an individualized approach to training and will instill in campers the importance of drills, stretching and weight training. Visit www3.saintmarys.edu/camps-athletic.

TRACK AND FIELD/CROSSCOUNTRY

University of Notre Dame

St. Mary’s College Cross-Country Camp July 8-12 Saint Mary’s Cross Country Camp will help runners at all levels to develop safe and effective training methods. The

Co-Ed Track, Field/ Cross-Country Camp July 7–July 11 Boarder: $585 (Includes all meals, lodging and insurance) Non-boarder: $395 (Includes all noon meals and insurance) Open to any and all entrants who, in June 2012, will be ages 12–18. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps.

Women’s Soccer Session I June 13–17 Boarder: $600 (Includes all meals, lodging, insurance, three t-shirts and two shorts) Non-boarders are not accepted. Exclusive program for high-level female players. Players will be challenged daily by playing under pressure in all situations. The focus of the camp will be to improve each player’s ability to deal with game conditions. This camp is open to any and all girls who, in June 2012, will be 10 to 18 years old. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps. Women’s Soccer Session II July 13–17 Boarder: $600 (Includes all meals, lodging, insurance, three t-shirts and two shorts) Non-boarders are not accepted. This camp is open to any and all girls who, in June 2012, will be 10 to 18 years old. Visit http://youthsports. nd.edu/camps. Women’s Soccer Session III July 18–22 Boarder: $600 (Includes all meals, lodging, insurance, three t-shirts and two shorts) Non-boarders are not

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