About Camp Jeanne d’Arc

Upstate New York Camp Jeanne d'Arc Summer Camp for GirlsIt’s hard to raise a confident young woman in today’s media-obsessed world. We provide a well-organized, tech-free summer camp experience focused on building strong girls, so you can empower your daughter with the skills and confidence she needs to succeed!

Camp Jeanne d’Arc (CJDA) is an all-girls sleepaway camp on pristine Lake Chateaugay in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Girls ages 7-16 are invited to join the CJDA family and make Camp Jeanne d’ Arc their summer home. Our well-organized, technology-free program offers the classic camp favorites, as well as a variety of “choice activities” every day.


Here’s What Makes Us Special!

All Girls

Build confidence at an all girls summer camp

At Camp Jeanne d’Arc our goal is to help your daughter Find Her Voice, Uncover Her Talents, Discover Her Passion, and Realize Her Value! Without gender distractions, your daughter is more likely to accept leadership roles, take more risks and try new activities. Let’s hear it for Girl Power!

Small By Design

Learn to sail at summer camp New York

At Camp Jeanne d’Arc, we are small-by-design. We have an average of 65 campers at any given time. These smaller numbers allow us to pay more personal attention to each one of our campers.  Each cabin has an average of 10 campers with 2 to 3 counselors attending to each cabin.


At Camp Jeanne d’Arc we host campers and staff from all over the globe. Last summer our camp family consisted of campers and staff from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and New Zealand! It’s more than summer camp, it’s a cultural experience!

No Tech Zone

No phones at summer camp for girls

Camp Jeanne d’Arc is a 100% no-tech zone! Communication is encouraged through letter writing and Bunk Notes. Phones will be collected upon arrival and returned at departure.

Learn More About Camp Communication

Cool Motor Trips

Take cool field trips at summer camp in the Adirondacks

We offer 3 exciting motor trips to choose from throughout the summer. These range from high adventure to scenic and leisure. Get up close and personal with the beautiful Adirondack Mountains!

Learn More About Our Motor Trips

Giving Back

Service Projects at Summer camp

“Giving Back” is the CJDA Way! In addition to awarding over $50,000 in scholarships each summer, CJDA takes part in fun, interactive service projects that remind our campers the importance of giving back.

Learn More About Our Service Projects

It’s All About Traditions

Our Camp Jeanne d’Arc traditions make us one-of-a-kind!

From “Christmas in July” to “Feather Picking”; “Fourth of July” to “Sundaes on Sunday”, we’ve always got something special on the horizon. But it’s not all about the past, campers are encouraged to forge new traditions of their own.

Delicious, Healthy Meals

Our delicious, healthy meals are served family style.

Campers are encouraged to try everything, but just in case they can’t find anything they like, a full salad bar is offered with every meal. Vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, and other special dietary needs can be accommodated upon request.

Family Owned and Operated

Sandy and Randy Abbott are the owners and directors of Camp Jeanne d’Arc.

Having four children of their own, the Abbotts understand what it takes to care for their campers. They are “hands-on” directors and take part in every aspect of camp life. Your daughter’s safety and happiness are their top priorities!


So Many Great Things, I Can't Choose My Favorite

If someone said which were my favorite things about camp, I couldn’t choose! Counselors, campers, food, the variety of activities… My first time at JDA was as CIT, but I didn’t have any less fun because of it! I had as much fun as campers but I also got to learn some great values such as leadership, responsibility and self-confidence. I think, one of the best parts of the day was campfire: we all sang camp songs to get ready for… MILK AND COOKIES BEFORE BED!! Camp Jeanne d´Arc allowed me to meet people from all over the world and make memories that will last forever!

Blanca S., Camper from Spain
Blanca Munoz


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