Thank you for your interest in donating to Camp Jeanne d’Arc. Whether monetarily through our non-profit organization, or by sharing your time and talents, we appreciate every single way you give back to our community!
Donate through the Camp Jeanne d'Arc Foundation
The Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, was established in January 2003 by Camp Jeanne d’Arc alumnae to provide opportunities for donors to support capital projects to maintain the integrity of camp structures and programming, and for the purpose of funding camp scholarships, especially for those from groups who have not historically been able to access the summer camp tradition.
Frequently asked questions
You have questions, we have answers. Go through your most frequently asked questions about our mission and values.
Absolutely not! We are a camp of inclusion, acceptance, and respect. On Sundays, we provide an opportunity for campers to build their faith, but we also provide a non-religious option. Campers are asked to choose one of the following 1-hour activities: 1) Non-religious Inspirational Service, 2) Catholic Mass or 3) Bible Stories. At the end of campfire each night, we recite the Lord’s Prayer together. Singing grace before and after each meal is also part of our camp tradition.
We talk a lot about Camp Spirit at JDA. This tradition dates all the way back to 1922 with our founder, Ruth “Colonel” McIntyre. Camp Spirit is that special quality within each one of us which is often overlooked; frequently overshadowed by more visible talents. Camp Spirit is kindness, selflessness, compassion, persistence, positivity, honesty, and goodness. Each week we recognize a camper in each cabin who has exemplified extraordinary “Camp Spirit.” She receives a “Weekly Fleur de Lis” necklace to keep and wear with honor.
Campers are given many opportunities to find their voices. This sense of self comes as campers have opportunities to make their own choices and to step up and participate. Campers may choose to speak up in a cabin chat, perform in a talent show, participate in giving a morning talk, go out for a club, do a reading at church, earn a pin in archery, drop a waterski,–and the list goes on and on and on.
Your daughter will have an opportunity to try many activities at camp. The morning activities will be pre-assigned, including a wide range and variety. All campers will try every activity. Campers are given a choice in their afternoon activities.
Many camp activities are selected in an effort to help our girls see their inherent value and worth. Service projects performed on Sundays are a good example. As campers help make a blanket for a local shelter or design a special recognition for their counselor, they are asked to look outward to make a difference in the life of another. In addition, our emphasis placed on inclusion and acceptance allows each and every camper to know that she is valuable and accepted into the CJDA family, just the way she is.