FAQs

Look here for the answers to the questions you know you have and the ones you haven’t thought to ask yet!

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Where is Camp Sandy Cove?
Camp Sandy Cove is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia. We are 25 minutes west of Winchester, VA, 90 minutes from Washington, DC, 2 hours from Baltimore, MD, and 4 hours from Philadelphia. Click here for a map and directions.
How do I get to Camp Sandy Cove?

We encourage families to drive their children to camp each summer. This allows parents to meet our staff and see the facility. However, there are a few other ways for your child to arrive.

Shuttle Bus: Camp Sandy Cove offers a shuttle service for those who live closer to our conference center in North East, Maryland. Round trip transportation will be provided for a fee of $45 from Sandy Cove Ministries in North East, Maryland (for directions to Sandy Cove Ministries click here) to Camp Sandy Cove in High View, West Virginia and back. Shuttle service runs on Sundays only. A reservation is required for each shuttle bus passenger. Please contact our Registrar for times, fees and to make a reservation.

Plane: Dulles International Airport is approximately 2 hours from Camp Sandy Cove. Transportation to and from the Airport is provided for $45 per person for campers arriving by plane.

What is the housing like?
Campers enrolled in our traditional camp program are housed in cabins. Each cabin is equipped with twin and/or bunk beds, electricity, bathrooms, and shower facilities. Most cabins accommodate 10 campers and 2 staff. Check out photos.
How can I register?
To register online, simply click here. You may also register by calling the Registrar at 800.234.COVE (2683), ext 454 (October-April) or 304.856.2959 (May-September).
Do you have scholarships available?
Yes! Don’t let finances keep your child away from camp! If your family is experiencing financial hardship, scholarships may be available. Download Scholarship Form to download a simple application for up to 50% off based on financial need. Or apply online.
Do you offer a multi-child discount?
If two or more children from the same family attend camp, the first child is charged the full basic camp fee and each additional child is allowed a $25.00 discount.
What are arrival and departure times?
Check in is from 4-5 pm on Sundays. Pick up is the following Sunday from 10-11 am. There will be an awards ceremony at 10 am, before departure, which parents are welcome to attend in the gymnasium at the top of the hill. Please do not arrive early for check in on Sundays. Our staff members need time to prepare themselves and the facility for new campers.
Are there visiting hours?
For campers staying more than one week at camp, visiting hours are 11 am-4 pm on Sundays.
Do you have an Open House?
Camp Sandy Cove will hosts one or two Open House  events each year on Sundays from 1-4 pm. Check back for 2018 dates! To arrange for a private tour, please contact our Registrar or Camp Director.
Can my child request to bunk with a friend?
Campers are assigned to a cabin with other campers their same age and gender. Roommate requests can be made on the camper registration form and are honored to the best of our ability.
How are campers grouped at camp?

Campers are grouped with other campers of the same age for activities, chapels, Bible studies, free swim, etc. These “units” are defined as follows:

  • Braves and Papooses: 7 to 9 year old boys and girls
  • Scouts and Maidens: 10-11 year old boys and girls
  • Warriors and Squaws: 12-15 year old boys and girls
What if my child’s roommate choice is in a different age group?
The different Units at camp may have different daily schedules. Please contact the Registrar before registering in order to discuss your options.
When is payment in full due?
Payment in full is required on June 1. If you have registered online, this can be scheduled automatically to be billed to your credit card. If you have registered over the phone or in the mail, the Registrar will send you a bill and you may pay by check or credit card. If you register after June 1, payment in full is due at time of registration.
What if I need to cancel?
If you cannot attend the week for which you are registered, please notify the Registrar immediately. The registration fee is non-refundable but fully transferable until June 1. Cancellations after that time will not receive a refund of the deposit or a transfer to another week.
What should I bring to Camp?
The packing list (and the not to pack list) is found here! Campers who will participate in the LIT program will receive a separate packing list once they have registered.