About Camp Jeanne d’Arc

Illustration representing where Camp Jeanne d'Arc is located in NY

You love your daughter, and want the very best for her. You want her to be the strong, smart, confidant young woman you know she can be. You encourage her to speak-out, in a world that tells her to be quiet. You push her to discover her own interests, in a world that tells her to only do what’s cool. You plead for her to recognize her worth, in a world that tells her she is worthless. As a parent, at times, it can feel hopeless. How can we help our girls?

Camp Jeanne d’Arc is on a bold mission to help families build strong girls

Camp Jeanne d’Arc (CJDA) is an all-girls sleepaway camp on pristine Chateaugay Lake 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 her summer home-away-from-home. Our “family feel,” technology-free program offers the classic camp favorites, as well as a variety of free choices every day.

 

Here’s How we Build Strong Girls

All Girls

Three young girls playing in the great outdoors, attending an all girls summer camps for kids in New York

At Camp Jeanne d’Arc our goal is to help your daughter Find Her Voice, Uncover Her Talents, Discover Her Passions, 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!

Family Feel

A small group of teen girls gathered around a boat, at the waterfront

At Camp Jeanne d’Arc we are small-in-number, creating a tight-knit family feel. We have an average of 100-115 campers at any given time. These smaller numbers allow us to pay more personal attention to each one of our campers, helping her reach her individual goals.  Each cabin has an average of 12 campers with 2 to 3 counselors attending to each cabin.

Diversity

Group shot of young women attending summer camp

At Camp Jeanne d’Arc we host campers and staff from all over the globe, literally all over the globe! Forging friendships with campers and staff from other countries will stretch your daughter out of her comfort zone, opening her mind to new ideas. This unique experience will give her greater life perspective, not to mention a rich, diverse social circle.

No Tech Zone

Young African American girl in blue collared shirt, laughing while playing with a hula hoop

Camp Jeanne d’Arc is a 100% no-tech zone! Being away from a screen for a few weeks allows your daughter to fully engage in the camp experience. She will increase in confidence as she spends her days making personal connections, trying new things, and exploring in nature. This is the absolute best thing for your daughter’s growth and development!

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Cool Motor Trips

Girls picking fresh fruit in the summer

We offer exciting motor trips (field trips) to choose from throughout the summer. These range from high adventure activities, to scenic and leisure outings. Not only are motor trips super fun, they are a great way to get out into the Adirondacks and explore! Even just the scenic drives are stunning! These unique, shared experiences with new friends will help your camper grow.

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Giving Back

Five young girls holding up a brightly colored frog blanket, as a way to giving back to the local community

“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, such as making blankets for a local charitable organization. As your daughter participates in a variety of service projects, she learns that she has the potential to make a big difference in the lives of others, if even in small ways. She will begin to see her worth.

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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.

3 hot meals are served every day at camp. Campers are encouraged to try everything, but just in case they can’t find something they like, a full salad bar is offered with every meal. We can accommodate special diets including vegetarian, gluten sensitivities, dairy sensitivities and nut sensitivities. Have a question about your camper’s special diet? Give us a call.

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 is their top priority!

TESTIMONIALS

No Place Makes Me Feel Happier Than At Camp

I’m truly thankful for that day in late July when my 10-year old self decided to take a risk, and get out of the car, and say goodbye to my parents. Six years later I’ve grown into a leader, and have learned to really embrace who I am. I have become much more self-confident, independent and I better appreciate the importance of friendship. There is no place that makes me feel happier than at camp.

Grace F., Camper from NYC
Grace F., Camper from NYC hugging a younger camper
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