"We have been blessed by having this opportunity to send our daughter to her first overnight summer camp. We as a family were a little concerned because our daughter was never sent away or slept outside of our house. BUT, a week later we saw how God teaches us to feel more confident and to trust! He touched our daughter’s heart by participating in all kinds of activities at camp. These activities were connected with spiritual growth by memorizing verses of the Bible, by listening to guests who share unique experiences and by being exposed to a multicultural group. We loved it. Thank you Camp Sandy Cove for this opportunity!"
Tatiana – Germantown, MD
"I was quite hesitant leaving my child for the first time for an entire week at a camp that was far (enough) away from home. He was not nervous one bit though! My son loved it so much that he called while he was there and asked to stay a second week, which I easily said yes to once I heard the excitement in his voice! The entire staff were accommodating and so easy to talk with. He came back with so much more confidence and a true sense of the meaning of “friendship”. His brothers are now excited and I think this has started a new Summer tradition of two weeks at camp for everyone! I could go on, but I/we love Camp Sandy Cove and it is so nice knowing a safe, fun, engaging place exists where my children will learn skills and concepts while having fun. Spiritual, social and emotional growth was a treat to see."
Shannon – Hagerstown, MD
"This Camp has been a wonderful experience for both my son and daughter. Every year they come home they talk for days about all the different activities and amazing things they have done. I couldn’t have chosen a better camp."
Brandi – Audubon, PA
"It was so cool to have my son going to Camp Sandy Cove (where I went when I was his age). It was his first time away from home for seven days, and although we were both a bit nervous about that, he had a great experience and was as comforted by the notes from home by camp email as I was seeing him each day in the photo gallery on the website. He has become more confident and independent, and I am learning to trust him into God’s hands. We are both looking forward to another Camp Sandy Cove experience next summer!"
Lori – Middletown, DE
"I love that I can send my son to camp and not worry about his safety, or if he is having a good time. The staff at CSC are top notch! I love his enthusiasm for living out the spiritual lessons he learned at camp when he returns home."
Kristina – Oxford, PA
"For a second straight year, our daughters thoroughly enjoyed the Camp Sandy Cove experience, from the staff to the food, to the endless succession of activities. Well, well done."
Nancy – Sterling, VA
"Camp Sandy Cove was the first overnight camp experience (without family) that my children participated in. They had a wonderful week and couldn’t stop talking about all the things they’d learned and done. The staff calmed my fears about leaving my sons and reassured me that everything would be fine. I would definitely recommend Camp Sandy Cove!"
Shana – Washington, DC
"My daughters have gone to cheerleading camp for several years, which they both love. They didn’t think this camp would be able to live up to it. But when they returned, my 12-year-old said she loved it even more than cheer camp. My 13-year-old said her favorite time was Bible Study in the cabin, and she said that the week made her feel closer to God. Thank you for a great experience!"
Jennifer – Ashburn, VA
The goals of Camp Sandy Cove are achieved by the careful administration of 6 simple philosophies.
1. Personal interaction between counselors and campers
Camp Sandy Cove boasts a ratio of 1 staff member for every 3 campers. This allows for small groups and personal interaction with quality staff.
The daily program of camp is designed to encourage campers to achieve. Activities emphasize skill and integrative learning. Principles of Christian living are also taught in all activity areas.
3. Creative Action
Activities allow for campers to exercise creativity and imagination.
Campers are encouraged to take part in all phases of the program.
5. Respect & Stewardship
We teach campers to respect nature as a creation of the Most High God, and to realize that a responsibility of man is to practice good stewardship of all that is provided.
6. To lead campers to salvation and help them grow in Christ
Campers are involved in devotions, chapels, cabin Bible studies and discussions to help them grow in their knowledge and commitment to Christ. Staff are employed that will demonstrate an active Spirit-filled life.
"I like that we can do fun things while still learning about Jesus." Claire - Sterling, VA
"I had a great first time. The chiefs were so great. Also, the cabins were nice and clean." Addison - Bristow, VA
"I highly recommend Camp Sandy Cove to anyone who is looking for a great christian camp." Eden - Danville, PA
"This is a great camp that teaches you a lot about being faithful to God and a camp to have lots of fun." Addison - Reston, VA
"It was amazing. The food was good, everything was good." Cora - Reston, VA
"I loved learning about God and I loved meeting new people. I love Camp Sandy Cove." Ana - Herndon, VA
"I love you guys and will never forget the amazing people here and helped me closer to God." Gabriel - Gaithersburg, MD
"I loved it and have already decided to come back next year." Ainsley - Bristow, VA
"I loved it. It helped me grow closer to God by doing stuff I love. I can't wait to recommend this camp to my friends." Jessica - Winchester, VA
"Camp Sandy Cove is like home to me, it has changed my life." Marta - Ashburn, VA
"I love camp cause I feel safe here and I can grow closer with God." Susanna - Germany
"This is a great camp and I will definitely be coming back" Nate - Wesley Chapel, FL
"This camp is my favorite part of summer. The best part is how fun, nice, and cool the chiefs are." Henry - Winchester, VA
"Camp was awesome! I'm sad it's over and excited to hopefully do circus again next year." Sarah - Houston, TX
"Camp Sandy Cove was so much fun this week. I got to meet so many new people." Brielle - Purcellville, VA
"Camp Sandy Cove has taught me more about God in 3 weeks than anything else in my life." Annie - Warrenton, VA
"It's a great camp where I can strengthen my Christian path and have lots of fun." Jeremy - Fairfax, VA
"Camp Sandy Cove was the best place for me to come to my first camp." Clara - Annandale, VA
"No words can describe how awesome camp is." Caleb - Gore, VA
"My experience at camp sandy cove was the best year ever." Maddie - Arlington, VA
"I had a ton of fun at Camp Sandy Cove and I'm happy I was here for two weeks. I just want to live here!" Maria - VA
"I love it and I would absolutely recommend this camp to my friends!" Lauren - Haymarket, VA
"All the campers and chiefs were nice, I had lots of friends by the end of the week." Molly - Harford County, MD
"It was so awesome I would never want to go to another church camp but this one!" Trinity - Burlington, WV
"It is the best camp ever and I want to become a chief and come every year." Sophia - Sterling, VA
"Camp Sandy Cove was the best week of my life!" Emily - Fairfax, VA
"Camp Sandy Cove is such a fun experience. I definitely recommend it!" Audrey - Winchester, VA
"I LOVED IT SOO MUCH! They made everything I did fun! It was a fun experience learning about God and doing fun activities." Jonathan - Fairfax, VA
"I loved it a lot! This is my second year coming and I can't wait to come back next year." Isabella - Sterling, VA
"I love coming to this camp every year I feel more connected to God and it's so much fun!" Ellie - Alexandria, VA
"Camp Sandy Cove is a safe place where you can be yourself." Kathryn - Fairfax, VA
"I love Camp Sandy Cove. There are times when you are down but Camp Sandy Cove reminds you of the wonder of the Son, the Lord, our God." Micaela
"It's my last year, and all 5 years I've been here have been amazing - I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE!" Hollis - Oakton, VA
"My time here was AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!" Albert - Fairfax, VA
"Camp Sandy Cove was the best because I got to meet new people and new friends." Kolbe - Cascades, VA
"If you want a camp that's fun and still focuses on Jesus, Camp Sandy Cove is the camp to be at!" Marta - Ashburn, VA
"Camp Sandy Cove is amazing, you meet the most amazing people, do fun activities and games, eat great food, but most importantly get closer to God" Shannon - Yardley, PA
"I had the awesomest cabin ever. We were all strong in Christ and got along well!" Caroline - Clifton, VA
"I think Camp Sandy Cove was the best place in the world the whole time!" Terry - Shenzhen, China
"I'm always looking forward to camp because every time I feel like I grow closer to God. And it is fun, AWESOME & great!" Mollie - Springfield, VA
"Camp is something for me to look forward to every year. I love it!" Madalyn - Fairfax Station, VA
"I love coming to camp every year! It is such a great experience coming and meeting new friends." Ashley - Ashburn, VA
"The best camp of the world - not even kidding!!!" Sarina, Germany
"Best time ever! This is my first year, but since I was here for a month it is like my second home!" Susanna - Germany
"This camp is amazing, the activities are fun and we learn about the Lord." Ayla - Bowie, MD
"Everyone should go to Camp Sandy Cove! I love my chiefs!" Jackie - West Carthage, NY
Camp Sandy Cove is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian camp for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15 - dedicated to sharing the message of salvation through Jesus Christ and to helping young people develop a relationship with their Creator. We'd love to keep you informed throughout the year!