Over the past 67 years we have developed a reputation for offering “Christian Camping at its best”! We truly believe that an individual’s life can be changed for eternity through accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. It is our goal to bring our campers face-to-face with the reality of Salvation in Jesus Christ!
Would you like to join us this summer as we reach out to almost 1200 children? Please consider becoming a staff member at Camp Sandy Cove. It is an experience you will never forget! Each summer Camp Sandy Cove employs 80 staff members to serve the 200 children who attend each week.
Completing a reference for a Staff Applicant? Complete the form here.
Each summer, Camp Sandy Cove employs ten male counselors and ten female counselors to work with our campers. These staff members must be at least 18 years old. Staff members work with the Brave/Papoose Unit (7-9 year olds), Scout/Maiden Unit (10-11 year olds) and the Warrior/Squaw Unit (12-15 year olds). The role of a counselor at Camp Sandy Cove is a very important one. The counselor is the friend, teacher, disciplinarian and example for their campers. When the camper goes home, they will think of their counselor every time they think about Camp Sandy Cove. We are looking for counselors who have a strong commitment to Christ and love children. Do you fit this description? Apply to be a Camp Sandy Cove counselor today! Spaces are limited, so don’t wait. See full counselor job description.
We are looking for staff with the ability to teach activities like Horseback Riding, Swimming, Tennis, Outdoor Cooking, Outdoor Living, Archery, Air Riflery, Crafts, Photography and Video, and much more. If your skills are in the area of teaching and you are at least 18 years old, then this job is for you.
The role of the Head Cook is to plan menus, order food, organize the kitchen and prepare the majority of the meals. Experience in food service is essential.
Assistant Cooks are responsible for assisting the Head Cook in the preparation of meals, overseeing the clean-up done by our Counselor-In-Training crew, and the general order of the kitchen. Some experience is valuable, but plenty of on-the-job training will be provided.
Several positions are available within the role of Leadership at Camp Sandy Cove. Leadership Staff members must be at least 21 years old and have experience as a leader within a camp or similar setting. The various roles include: UNIT DIRECTORS, ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR, TRIPPING DIRECTOR, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, and LEADERSHIP TRAINING DIRECTORS.
The job of a camp nurse looks great on a nursing resume. Where else do you get to work with so many children in such a short time? Each summer Camp Sandy Cove hires several nurses who are qualified as RNs. The responsibilities include: the general health of the campers and staff, dealing with emergencies, record keeping, administration of medication, and much more. We have a great relationship with several local doctors and hospitals, so there is a vast network of assistance available.
This is a diverse job which allows for some great behind the scenes work running the camp store and handling campers' accounts, as well as the operation of our camp office.
Each week of the summer we produce a video at camp which will be sold to our campers. This is a music-video format scrapbook. Would you like to be our Videographer? Experience with filming and digital editing is required. This position is available to anyone over 18 years old.
"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!