Notre Dame Family Activities

Story Hour at the Hammes Bookstore
Tuesdays 11:00 and 1:00. Miss Kay reads a story aloud and follows with songs and an art activity. Kay Londergan (Notre Dame Hammes Bookstore) 631-6316

Family Time at the Rock
The Rockne Memorial Recreational Facility, including the pool, is open to the families of faculty, staff and students on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00-5:00. Rec Sports 631-5297

Family Time at Rolfs Sports Recreation Center
Rolfs Athletic Complex is open to families of ND students and employees on Saturdays from 9-12 and Sundays from 12-2; The aquatic facilities at Rolfs are open on Sundays from 2-5 Rec Sport at Rolfs 631-6100

Swimming Lessons at Rolfs Sports Recreation Center
Swim lessons are offered throughout the academic year and summer. Classes range from parent-tot to advanced. Class times vary. Bill Reagan

Notre Dame Marching Band Practice
Enjoy the ND marching band up close and personal. The band steps off the steps of the Dome at 4:00 on Fridays and marches past the stadium to their practice spot in a parking lot across from the stadium (next to the restaurant, Legends). This is a very entertaining and educational experience for kids. Feel free to bring tricycles and folding chairs. This is loads of fun for the whole family! Sandy Duffield (she’s a regular!)

Kids Night at Legends
Kids eat free on Wednesday nights at Legends from 4-9 pm. Lots of families attend. Legends of Notre Dame (574)631-2582 or

DPAC is offering several performances geared towards families this season. In the program guide for this year’s performances there is a green symbol that denotes performances appropriate for children.

Even Fridays
During the summer months RecSports hosts family recreation events on the even Fridays of the month. Examples include picnics, canoe trips, ND beach party, etc…

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Kids Around the Bend
Many opportunities for family activities are located in this monthly calendar from literacy to science to camps.

ND Youth Summer Sports Camps
Camps are offered for baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, ice hockey, swimming, diving, strength and speed, tennis, track & field, cross country, volleyball and football.