Meet Our Directors

Hello! We are Sandy and Randy Abbott, the proud owners and directors of 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 CJDA girls.

We have spent the last 13 years exploring our home state of North Carolina with our four lively children: Anna (19), Luke (15), Caleb (13) and Joshua (10). Although we only have four of our own, that number seems to double on the weekends.  We love to spend with our kids and their 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 girls camp director for nearly a decade now, I have had the privilege of being a 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 my passion 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!


A Camp That Makes You Feel Like Family

My daughter spent 4 great summers at camp. This experience away from home helped her grow, become more independent, improve her self esteem and even acquire leadership skills. I loved the fact that at camp, away from mom and dad, she had the opportunity to try new activities that otherwise she might not have dare to do. She learned to water ski on one ski and has become a fanatic skier. She also took some golf classes which were amazing and she loved all the activities played with her peers. Gery fell in love with her counselors. They were always really sweet with the girls. I believe the counselors have as much fun as the campers. Hahahaha.

Geraldine C., Parent from Puerto Rico
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