Camp Maria

A ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Camp Maria Retreat Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, strives to provide an atmosphere of prayer, hospitality and simplicity in a peaceful, natural environment for retreats and various types of renewal programs. Our facilities are available to those who seek to strengthen and deepen their commitment to God, the Church, and to God’s people throughout the world.

Thank You to Our 2018 Oyster Scald Sponsors

Pearl Level ($1000 +)

Bailey’s Catering, Leonardtown, MD Bailey’s Party Rentals, Leonardtown, MD “The Stauffer Crew” In Honor of Al and Kathy Guy Paul and Denise Pietsch

Oyster Level ($500 +)

Dyson Building Center, Great Mills, MD
Breton Bay Gentlemen’s Club, Invitational Tournament

Reef Level ($250 +)

Jones, Nale & Mattingly PLC, Louisville, KY Knights of Columbus St. Mary’s Council #1470 Patrick Haley & Associates Insurance Agency

Shell Level ($100 +)

Bookkeeping with Crystal, Leonardtown, MD
Fitzgerald Reality & Auctioneers, Charlotte Hall, MD
Hugh C. Gardiner, Inc., Hollywood, MD
James B. Hooper & Associates Real Estate Brokerage & Appraisals Waldorf, MD Knights of Columbus St. John Francis Regis Council #7914
Knights of Columbus St. Francis Xavier the Missionary Council #10957 Mark and Ann Kovalcik
McKay’s Grocery Store, Leonardtown, MD
Printing Press Inc., Leonardtown, MD
Robert Moreland, Attorney at Law, Charlotte Hall, MD
St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Leonardtown, MD
Taylor Gas Company, Lexington Park, MD
U.S. Foods, Manasses, VA

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Camp Maria offers a variety of meeting rooms, dining lodge, game room, bathhouse, and various lodging buildings. A total of 153 beds are available (51 in heated buildings). All buildings are wheelchair accessible.

Camp Maria Newsletter

As we move forward into our 82nd year, Camp Maria Retreat Center is open to considering all possibilities for better meeting the needs of the people we serve.

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Camp Maria Retreat Center a 10 acre site on Southern Maryland’s Breton Bay. Located outside Leonardtown, MD, Camp Maria is convenient to Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore.

Camp Maria fulfills a vital need by providing a beautiful and peaceful getaway from an often hectic and fast-paced world.

We host many diverse groups, including youth groups, family groups, women and men’s groups, student groups, Catholic and non-Catholic church groups, and special-needs groups.



Retreats last year

Years in Service

Theresa Peoples
Administrative Assistant

Ann Kovalcik

Media Relations
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Media Relations
Dana Hinton