Drama, Circus and Horsemanship School Campers, choose one additional activity! You’ll be spending lots of time in your Specialty.
Activities are assigned on a first come – first served basis, so register early and make your selections soon! Activity selections are not guaranteed. No activities require an additional fee. Swimming lessons are encouraged for non-swimmers.
Please note that some activities are limited to certain age groups.
Learn how to handle air rifles safely as you develop your skills on the CSC air riflery range. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to 10-15 year old campers only.
Learn proper shooting techniques and how to safely and properly handle archery equipment. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to campers of all ages.
The CSC baseball diamond offers fans and players of America’s favorite pastime the chance to improve their skills and have fun. We even have a batting cage and a pitching machine to help you improve your swing! Play Ball! Available to campers of all ages.
Improve your shooting and ball handling techniques through drills and practice. Have fun scrimmaging against your friends and Chiefs. Available to campers of all ages.
Learn basic strokes and canoeing techniques on the CSC lake. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to 10-15 year old campers only.
Practice your skills and get some tips that will help you become a great chess competitor. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to campers of all ages.
Under the guidance of trained circus instructors, you will learn the art of flying the high trapeze and other circus acts. A fun, once in a lifetime experience. Available to campers of all ages.
Campers can get creative in the well-stocked Craft Shop, where you can make anything from bead jewelry and t-shirts to scratch art and paper mache’. Available to campers of all ages.
Learn technical skills and help choreograph your own dance moves along with other campers in your group. Available to campers of all ages.
Wanna learn how to make yummy desserts that everyone will love? This is the class for you. Our cooks will teach you how to make a variety of tasty treats that you will prepare! You will also be able to take those recipes home so that you can prepare desserts for your family after camp! Available to 12-15 year old campers only.
Get tips on how to shoot and edit great photos. Learn the process of digital movie making from shooting raw footage to developing a plot to editing the final cut. Our video staff will help you produce a short video that you’ll be proud of! All equipment provided. Available to 12-15 year old campers only.
Whether you are an advanced thespian or you don’t know stage right from stage left, you’ll enjoy drama class at CSC. Improve your skills as you work with other campers and Chiefs to create your own mini-production. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to campers of all ages.
Learn the basics of First Aid and what to do in case of an emergency. A fun activity full of useful information. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to campers of all ages.
Learn to play guitar at Camp Sandy Cove. No experience is necessary! Learn chords, strumming patterns and even a few camp songs! We even supply the guitars! Available to 10-15 year old campers only.
We focus on tumbling and floor performance in the CSC Gymnastics class. Perfect for beginner level gymnasts or anyone who wants to give this fun activity a try. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to campers of all ages.
Our instructors will help you learn new skills and gain confidence with our camp horses. Beginners will focus on Western riding skills. English riding is available for intermediate riders. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement.*
In-line skating instruction at our very own skate park, complete with ramps, rails and a 6 foot half pipe. Campers must provide their own skates; safety apparel is provided for you. Available to campers of all ages.**
Zoom down Camp Sandy Cove’s hills on a giant skateboard made for grass and mud! All equipment provided. Available to 10-15 year old campers only.
Explore the natural environment of wild and wonderful West Virginia. Learn about plants, animals, fish, gardens, and more! Available to 7-11 year old campers only.
Make some tasty treats as you learn how to cook over an open fire. Available to campers of all ages.
Learn how to build a fire, find and build shelter, and get tips for surviving in the wilderness. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. This is a fun and useful class for campers of all ages.
Do you love working with clay? If so, this activity is for you! Learn techniques to work with clay and produce something awesome that you can take home with you at the end of the week! Available to campers of all ages.
Learn self-defense maneuvers based on the ancient art of Kung-fu. Taught by black belt instructor and CSC Director, Chief Tim Nielsen. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to 12-15 year old campers only.
Skateboarding instruction at our very own skate park, complete with ramps, rails and a 6 foot half pipe. You may bring your own skateboard and safety equipment or use boards and equipment provided by Camp Sandy Cove. Available to campers of all ages.**
Improve your soccer skills and ball handling techniques through drills and practice. Have fun scrimmaging against your friends and Chiefs. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to campers of all ages.
Time to have some fun! Enjoy a mix of your favorite sports, some crazy variations on the ones you love, and some you’ve never even heard of! Available to campers of all ages.
American Red Cross based swim lessons. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Encouraged for all non-swimmers.
Our tennis courts and qualified instructors make Tennis an enjoyable activity choice for campers of all skill levels. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to campers of all ages.
Hit the beach and learn the ins and outs of volleyball on our outdoor sand court. Earn awards based on three levels of achievement. Available to campers of all ages.
* Campers participating in horseback riding lessons are required to wear long pants and hard-soled shoes/boots with a heel.
** Campers participating in skateboarding or in-line skating may bring their own safety equipment, or utilize equipment provided by Camp Sandy Cove. Camp Sandy Cove will provide skateboards, but (due to the variety of sizes needed) in-line skaters will need to bring their own skates.
"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
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"I loved it and have already decided to come back next year." Ainsley - Bristow, VA
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"I love camp cause I feel safe here and I can grow closer with God." Susanna - Germany
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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!