"Disciples of Hope"

An Evening with Dan Schutte

On Friday, September 13, please join us for a special performance by Dan Schutte, an American composer of Catholic liturgical music and contemporary Christian songwriter. Some of his most celebrated songs are “Here I am, Lord”, “City of God” and “Sing a New Song.” On the morning of Saturday, September 14, Dan will host a retreat at Camp Maria.

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Camp Maria

Retreat Center

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.

2019 Pier Appeal

CMRC Pier Appeal

Unfortunately, this year, this was the reality Camp Maria Retreat Center had to face. We have had to temporarily close parts of the pier for this season. The project will cost over $95,000. We are committed to replacing the pier since this space is central to our programs and essential for maintaining this beautiful property. Funding is urgent.

Giving Levels

  • Pier $5,000+
  • Pilings $2,500
  • Footers $1,000
  • Decking $500
  • Bolts $250

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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.



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Years in Service

Camp Maria Retreat Center

41290 Camp Maria Road
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650


Theresa Peoples
Administrative Assistant

Ann Kovalcik