Camp Jeanne d’Arc

154 Gadway Road
Merrill, NY 12955

T: 704-936-7459 (Sandy)
T: 704-960-3949 (Randy)
F: 704-842-3859

Letter For Parents

Meet the best camp director at a summer camp in upstate New YorkAs a teenager, I remember reading a quote that was posted on the inside of my mother’s medicine cabinet. I must have read it a million times. The quote told me that I could accomplish anything that I set my heart and mind to. I believed it!

Sadly, our young girls today hear the opposite message all too often. They are told that they are not good enough, not smart enough, not beautiful enough and on and on. When our girls begin to believe this lie, they become paralyzed with fear and self-doubt. This insecurity keeps our girls from discovering who they are, what their strengths are, and what unique gifts and talents they can share with the world.

At Camp Jeanne d’ Arc our program is designed to help each and every camper to Find Her Voice, Uncover Her Talents, Discover Her Passion and Realize Her Value. As you learn more about our program you will see that everything we do at Camp Jeanne d’ Arc fosters feelings of self-worth and confidence. At camp we try new things and work hard to master skills. We learn new dances and create new songs. We serve others in our community and spend time reflecting on our own character and worth. We observe and respect nature, and make new friends and unforgettable memories along the way. If you ask our 96 years of alumni, they will agree that Camp Jeanne d’ Arc has changed their lives forever. Jeanne d’ Arc girls go away believing, “Yes, I am! And yes, I can!”

We hope to see your daughter at Camp Jeanne d’ Arc!

Sandy Abbott
CJDA Director

Family Owned and Operated

We are fully committed to working all year round to plan safe, fun, and impactful experiences for our CJDA girls

Randy and Sandy Abbott JDA Girls Summer Camp Owners, Directors

Sandy & Randy Abbott, Owners/Directors

The Abbott Family, Owners and Directors of Camp Jeanne d'Arc, NY Summer Camp for Girls

The Abbott Family


Camp Experiences Help Mold Our Daughter

I can not believe spring is here again. How do I know? My daughter Izzi is counting down the days again to camp. It is a ritual every year and brings a smile to her face and ours!. We are so thankful for these camp experiences and how it has helped mold our precious daughter into a beautiful young lady.

Oh, I almost forgot!. Our son Ted or otherwise known as Bear, is also wanting desperately to return to camp again. He has also grown personally with confidence and self assurance because of his camp experience the last several years. It has helped him develop in to a leader on and off the court. We thank Camp Jeanne d’Arc everyday !!

Joseph H., Parent from Ohio


We are happy to help and will respond within 24 hours.