The address of Camp Abbey is
Camp Abbey Retreat Center
77002 KC Camp Road
Covington LA 70435
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To reach the Camp Abbey Office, contact
985-327-7240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is no answer during weekday
business hours and your question is urgent,
please contact the Archdiocesan
CYO Office at 504-836-0551, ext. 3223.
Due to maintenance of the campus as
well as hosting retreat groups, staff is not always at their desks.
Retreat Center Information | Summer
Camp Information | Donate to Camp Abbey
Welcome to the Camp Abbey Retreat Center, a
ministry of the CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office of the
Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Camp Abbey was
originally a Catholic summer camp for children sponsored by the
Benedictine community of St. Joseph Abbey in cooperation with the
Knights of Columbus. The facility was also used during the
academic year for parish and high school youth retreats. After
operating from 1960-2006, the camp was closed. In 2010, the
Archdiocese of New Orleans leased the property from St. Joseph Abbey and
undertook at $4.1 million renovation of the entire camp, making it
again worthy for use as a place where young people can develop their
relationship with Jesus Christ, each other, and the Church, through
retreats and a summer camp program.
Construction began in
December 2010 and was largely complete in September 2011. Most
Rev. Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, blessed and
dedicated the facility on November 30, 2011. Camp Abbey Retreat Center
is currently open for retreat group bookings, and
a summer camp program uniting traditions of the old Camp Abbey with the
latest in Catholic camping resources, will begin in June 2012.
In visiting this site,
we wish to direct you to several opportunities:
- If you are interested in making a
tax-deductible donation to the Archdiocese of New Orleans
specifically for the renovation of Camp Abbey, please click the
“donate” button above on this page. We must still raise some $1.2 million
towards the total renovation cost.
- If you are looking to reserve dates to hold
your parish youth ministry, Confirmation, high school, or other
retreat, please click on "Retreat Center Information" above.
- If you are interested in registering your
child for summer camp or in applying for summer camp staff, click on
"Summer Camp Information" above.
Thank you for your interest in the Camp Abbey
Retreat Center. Please call or email us for further information.