The History of Abigail Academy
Our company is alive today because of a calling the founder had in Petaluma California on October 26th, 2006. Abbey Mueller was 24 when she started the blue prints for you see today.
Abigail moved to Manhattan to fulfill the calling, and noticed a trend of suffering young girls while living in New York prior to starting the business. She was working through temp agencies and spending every free minute interviewing school counselors in the Upper Eastside. She knew that if 5th Avenue was seeing issues in their young women, it would soon be a problem that other cities would experience as well. When Abbey returned to Louisville in May of 2008, she was ready to take action in the community by teaching and supporting young girls with internal empowerment tools. By August, she was life coaching her first girl.
NYC remained a huge part of the business model for the first five years. A group of girls joined Abigail on a trip to the Big Apple each December to allow them to use the skills they had acquired in private coaching while traveling. Girls experienced navigating through public transportation, cooking in a city apartment, shopping bodegas and farmer’s markets, budgeting travel money, and being personally responsible away from home in one of the most exciting cities in the country. Abbey still visits the city for inspiration for summer camp themes from the store where she had her first NYC job, ABC Carpet and Home.
Abigail Academy has been a result of Abbey seeking help to be healed with the multitude of dark issues females experience in some capacity today. As Abbey healed, she intimately shared season after season with other adolescent girls and mothers in private life coaching sessions for almost a decade, adding up to over 7,000+ hours.
After studying what people liked about their experience with Abigail Academy services, and discovering why they returned year after year, Abbey was again called to continue bringing light to the world with a carefully selected team of individuals and top life changing programming for girls. The business model you see today, is to partner with guardians to equip young ladies to be authentic and courageous while flourishing with their relationship with God during adolescents. Together, we empower our girls.
Spread our vision, come by our facilities, sign up for a program, celebrate being a young lady made in His image with us!
The Camps of Abigail Academy
Cooking Camp is for the girl who wants to learn how to cook, show off her skills, or just have fun! Parents can expect a new more confident kitchen helper after a week with us!
Inspired by The Gospel, Sur La Table children cooking camps, Le Creuset cookware, Bon Appetite Magazine menus, leadership from mentors during work at Mastersons Catering, being raised by a chef, and the colorful kitchen equipment of the American Girl line in William Sonoma, founder of Abigail Academy, Ms. Abbey Mueller and her radiant team are giving Louisville Girls an irresistible – won’t want to miss out on- summer cooking camp experience.
Girls can expect to learn new cooking techniques, refine old skills, be inspired by the menus, have a blast with the camp cooking competitions, and food photography lessons.
“My daughter and I reached a new level of intimacy that strengthened our family as a whole.”
-Abigail Academy mom