Meet Our Directors

Sandy and Randy Abbott, Owners of Summer Camp for Girls,Camp Jeanne d'ArcHello! We are Sandy and Randy Abbott, the proud owners and directors of Camp Jeanne d’Arc. It is a dream come true for us to spend our summers with your daughters in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains at Camp Jeanne d’Arc. Growing up in Southern California, we spent our summers exploring the mountains of the West.  This is where our love of the outdoors began. Between Scout Camp, Girls Camp, Family Camp, and Sports Camp; we spent our childhoods camping!  It was there that we learned valuable lessons in responsibility, leadership, preparedness, camp safety, friendship and fun. With the help of our extraordinary staff and counselors, we will provide this same kind of experience for our JDA girls.

We have spent the last 13 years exploring our home state of North Carolina with our four lively children, Anna (18), Luke (15), Caleb (12) and Joshua (9). Although we only have four of our own, that number seems to triple on the weekends. It’s our joy to fill our home with the love and laughter of our friends. We otherwise stay busy with sports, music, scouts, church, academics and pets.

Sandy Abbott, Owner & Director

There is nothing in the world like watching a child grow into a creative, compassionate and confident young adult. Having been a girl’s camp director for nearly a decade now, I have had the privilege of being part of this process for many young women. My formal education was spent studying speech communication; combine that with my love of music, dance, sports, gardening, design, and kids, and I have found the perfect career as a camp director. I absolutely adore it!  Don’t let it surprise you when you come to camp and see me in the middle of the dance circle or knee deep in the dirt with the girls. Every summer I’m excited to bring new and creative ideas to our camp programming to complement the well-loved Camp JDA traditions already in practice. See you at camp!

Randy Abbott Hiking wtih Campers at Camp Jeanne d'Arc All Girls Summer Camp

Randy Abbott, Owner & Director

Ask my wife and she’ll tell you I’m the biggest kid around. She’s right, I love to play! Growing up with 6 brothers, much of my childhood was spent outside in the pool or shooting hoops in the backyard. We had a basketball team all our own! My love for kids has grown into a passion for mentoring youth. I have spent more than 15 years in youth mentoring, including leadership positions within the Boy Scouts of America program.  I earned a Bachelor’s Degree studying Business Management and spent 16 years in the business world.  I take the responsibility of being a camp owner and director very seriously. My number one priority is your daughter’s safety. We understand that you are entrusting us, first and foremost, to keep your daughter safe. We are 100% committed to that. With my wife and I at the helm, and with a team of trusted staff and counselors by our side, we will provide a safe, super fun, and life-shaping experience for your daughter. We can’t wait to meet you!

TESTIMONIALS

Counselor Testimonial

I thought my job as a counselor would be to build relationships through deep conversations and a listening ear. While this isn’t wrong, the building blocks to get here are much smaller moments. It’s waiting for the girl that took an extra minute rolling out of bed in the morning, sharing easy laughs over lunch in the Hearth or taking the time to say goodnight to each girl and shut off the lights at the end of an exhausting day. These moments capture the loving and family-like feeling that a summer at Camp Jeanne d’arc inevitably provides. While singing campfire songs, diving into the lake or playing games on the field make JDA so lively and exciting, it is the girls building relationships, sharing stories and discovering new things about themselves that make their experience -and mine- so indescribably unique.

Skyler N., Counselor from Florida
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