An Ace Summer Program Offers Science And Fun For Area Kids

Author: William Schmitt

Written by William Schmitt on Wednesday, 17 April 2013.

Hands-on Learning Co-Sponsored by Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend

Kids who love science—and those who want to get to know it better—have a great opportunity for hands-on learning and fun in a Catholic school setting this summer.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) are once again teaming up to offer the “Catholic Schools Summer Science Educational Program” for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

Parents can choose from a June session, focused on forensics and early engineering concepts, and a July session, focused on ecology and life science. Both will be held at Christ the King School in South Bend and will utilize the lab facilities daily.

A student can attend one or both, with each three-week session costing $80.

Register by May 7 and save $10 off the cost of each session. There is a registration fee of $25 per child. Visit to learn more and download a form for registration by mail.

Session one spans Mondays through Fridays June 10-28. Session two spans Mondays through Fridays July 1-24, with July 4-5 off. The sessions meet daily from 8 am to 11 am.

The Alliance for Catholic Education forms college graduates to be teachers serving in Catholic schools around the country. Teachers in formation, studying at Notre Dame during the summer as part of the highly selective Service through Teaching program, serve alongside current Catholic school teachers to lead the Science Educational Program experiences, sharing their own affinity for science. This yields an optimal learning opportunity, with frequent individual instruction.

This is the seventh year ACE teachers are offering the science program and a separate Catholic Schools Summer Camp Educational Program for students entering grades 2 through 8—also co-hosted by the Diocese and based at several area Catholic schools. Information on these camp opportunities is at the same online address. You can also contact Caitlin Cameron of ACE at 574-631-9332.