Learn About Our Clubs

Our campers love Camp Jeanne d’Arc so much that it’s very common for them to keep coming back year after year. We are so proud of this, and work hard to ensure that they are able to gain new skills as well as continue to develop existing ones each summer they come. Many outdoor summer camps get redundant year after year with the same old activities, and girls can feel like they are no longer being challenged after multiple years! Our clubs are designed with those summer camp programs in mind, to add a layer of knowledge and skill development to the camp experience!

Girls get to work up to clubs by developing their skills during traditional and choice activities as a part of normal camp days. When they feel that they are ready to further experience a specific activity they can try out for that club, to gain a more in-depth understanding of all aspects of it. This creates a great way for our outdoor summer camps to offer more than just the same activities every year.

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Our Clubs: 

Canoe Club

Trying out for the Canoe Club means you’ll…

Go on a canoe trip

Learn how to paddle and steer

Practice capsizing and righting a canoe in the water

Trying out for the Sail Club means you’ll…

Sail a triangular course

Know the parts of the boat

Be tying lots of knots

Trying out for the Ride Club means you’ll…

Learn to walk, trot, and canter

Spend time grooming and getting to know the horses

Take a trail ride

Trying out for the Mountaineering Club means you’ll…

Go on hikes

Learn to make a fire (even in the rain!)

Use a compass and map to find your way

Trying out for the Campcraft Club (designed for younger campers) means you’ll…

Turn your cloud watching into cloud identification

Learn about the animals, plants, and trees at camp

Practice reading maps and finding constellations

These clubs are a long-standing tradition as a part of our outdoor summer camps, going back to the 1920s, and this list is just the beginning of what girls will learn while trying out for clubs at camp. During these summer camp programs, campers will also practice basic first-aid and leadership skills while letting their camp spirit shine. With dedication, soon campers will be celebrating their admittance into one of these clubs!

Horseback riding club

Camp Activities

From soccer to hiking, archery to arts-and-crafts, water-ski to horseback riding-there’s hardly anything we don’t do.

Take a peek at our activities

Horseback Riding at summer camp northeast

Doing arts and crafts at summer camp

Shoot archery at summer camp new york


So Many Great Things, I Can't Choose My Favorite

If someone said which were my favorite things about camp, I couldn’t choose! Counselors, campers, food, the variety of activities… My first time at JDA was as CIT, but I didn’t have any less fun because of it! I had as much fun as campers but I also got to learn some great values such as leadership, responsibility and self-confidence. I think, one of the best parts of the day was campfire: we all sang camp songs to get ready for… MILK AND COOKIES BEFORE BED!! Camp Jeanne d´Arc allowed me to meet people from all over the world and make memories that will last forever!

Blanca S., Camper from Spain
Blanca Munoz


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