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6 Benefits of Summer Camps for Kids

Once school’s out, some parents stress over how they’re going to keep their child busy, active, and entertained for an entire summer. It’s no easy feat. That’s where we like to point out the many benefits of summer camps for kids. Your children are undoubtedly gaining valuable experiences and ... [read more]

“Camp Time”

We hosted about 20 visitors at camp today for Parent’s Day, including a few camp alumni. It was an absolutely gorgeous day. A perfect day for an afternoon BBQ, outdoor activities and a lovely outdoor campfire. All of our emotions were close to the surface as we sang together ... [read more]


Today was a really special day – it was our annual end-of-summer Banquet! This year’s theme was Bringe Loving Hertes. This is the phrase written in Old English above the windows on Woodsheart, camp’s first cabin. Our amazing counselors wanted to highlight camp’s mission as well as the caring ... [read more]

Giving Back

It was a busy day at Camp Jeanne d’Arc! We began it with chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast – those are a camp favorite! Then we cleaned cabins and went to 3 activities, some of those included the tournaments for Les/Jolis points. Tanhe girls compete in BBs, riflery, tennis, ... [read more]

Wishing Night

This Monday morning started off chilly but turned into a beautiful sunny day : ) A sail trip went out today and the girls had a lot of fun with two of their favorite CITs, Izzi and Caitlin. The girls were finishing up tournaments this morning as well as ... [read more]

Oh, What a Beautiful Day!

We started off our Sunday with high energy levels – probably because of late sleep! A great breakfast of cinnamon bread created happy campers before we headed off to morning choice activities. This morning the range of choice activities was close to endless, which means everyone was sure to ... [read more]