Mission

Young girl dressed in yellow shirt and blue/white buffalo check shorts playing

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

Camp Jeanne d’Arc is located on pristine Chateaugay Lake in Upstate New York. Our camp program is designed to help your daughter (ages 7-16):

  • Find Her Voice  She’ll be encouraged to stand up, stand out, take risks, and try new things
  • Uncover Her Talents-She’ll explore a wide variety of new activities in an emotionally safe environment
  • Discover Her Passions – She’ll choose to spend time on the activities she loves the most
  • Realize Her Value – She’ll engage in activities and relationships that emphasize her inherent worth and value in the world

Our Motto

Faith, Endurance, Courage and Confidence

Slogan

Empowering Young Women Since 1922

Core Values

We value wholesome playful fun

We value every individual’s unique gifts

We value becoming our best selves

We value all, as members of the Camp Jeanne d’Arc family

Why Jeanne d’Arc?

In 1922, when Camp Jeanne d’Arc was established, Joan of Arc was a popular topic of conversation. Camp Jeanne d’Arc’s founder, Ruth McIntrye, greatly admired the qualities of faith, endurance, courage, and confidence exemplified by the young 15th-century girl, and decided that Joan would be a wonderful inspiration for her campers. Jeanne d’Arc is the French pronunciation of Joan of Arc.

Today, Camp Jeanne d’Arc continues to emphasize the exemplary qualities of faith, endurance, courage and confidence. Camp Jeanne d’ Arc celebrates faith of all kinds. Campers are encouraged to strengthen their own faith, whatever that may be, as well as respect the faith of others.

Detailed illustration of Joan of Arc, the leader who inspired the all girls leadership summer program in NY

TESTIMONIALS

It Is Breathtakingly Beautiful!

Camp Jeanne d’Arc has provided me with a plethora of life skills I am forever thankful for. Not only can I credit some of my most memorable and fun childhood memories to this fantastic place, but also the access to great role models I still keep in touch with. The traditions and values of Camp Jeanne d’Arc make it a more meaningful experience than other various camps. The friends I have made at camp have given me an opportunity to understand and appreciate people from places I would no other way be connected to. It’s all a blur looking back on my six summers. I am thankful for the essential building blocks camp provided me, in which I apply to the rest of my life. Also, it is breathtakingly beautiful. I would love to send a child to camp JDA to carry on such sententious traditions.

Katie W., Camper from New Hampshire
Katie W., Camper from New Hampshire, accompanied by other females
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