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.
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.
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.
Yes! If you are a first time camper to Camp Sandy Cove you can try a week of camp for 40% off!
(one week only, no additional discounts or scholarships off the 60% rate)
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 submit a simple application for up to 50% off based on financial need. Or apply online.
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.
Check in is from 4-5 pm on Sundays. Pick up is the following Sunday. There will be an awards ceremony at 10:30 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.
For campers staying more than one week at camp, visiting hours are 11 am-4 pm on Sundays.
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.
Campers are grouped with other campers of the same age for activities, chapels, Bible studies, free swim, etc. These “units” are defined as follows:
The different Units at camp may have different daily schedules. Please contact the Registrar before registering in order to discuss your options.
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.
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.
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.
"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!