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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This summer was the 13th year in a row that we made our way from Pittsburgh to Sandy Cove. We talk about it all year long. My wife sends me a count-down roughly 4 months ahead. The conference center is nice and the programming is perfect for families. We find it a perfect place to relax, reflect and re-connect.

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Love your title - let's go for another 13?

Wilmington, NC
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Our family recently returned from family camp at Sandy Cove. We were not sure what to expect, but were blown away by this hidden gem of Christian family ministry. So many of the staff work tirelessly behind the scenes in order to make this retreat center run so seamlessly. Every attitude we encountered was encouraging and positive. The location on...

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thank you for the very positive review! So glad you were blessed by your stay at Family Camp. See you again soon!

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I can't say enough good things about Family Camp. We walked away physically and spiritually refreshed. The speakers were amazing, the food was really good (not the lackluster camp food I was expecting), the organization and administration was top-notch, and the activities would kill you if you tried to do them all. We went swimming, painted pottery, ran a 1.5...

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Your sentence, "We came home with a renewed sense of direction for our family and a commitment to love each other more unconditionally," is the best review you could give Sandy Cove. Thank you! Welcome to the family - see you next year!

Newtown Square
Reviewed 7 July 2014

200 gorgeous acres on the head of the Chesapeake is just the beginning of your experience. There are more fun things to do than you'll have time or energy for. But most of all, the good Lord speaks at Sandy Cove.

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Amen! He speaks...we just need to listen!

Clinton, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Friendly staff, fun activities, and fabulous food! So good to be able to relax and enjoy some adult time while knowing that my children were well taken care of. Lots of adventures for us all - tubing, wavecutter, kayaking, paddleboats, zipline, big swing, minigolf, wonderful pools, tennis, basketball etc We did it all and had a great time. Honestly the...

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

You did it all?! Awesome! So glad your family had a great time!

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 17 June 2014

A delightful, quiet, serene location for a family reunion, a church retreat, or just the time to get away from it all! There is a multitude of activities for all ages. Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Two Pools (In and Out), Playground, Pool Tables, Miniature Golf, Marina, etc. Meeting Space includes a ballroom that seats about 500, Several Breakout Rooms, A Chapel...

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Ken - thanks for your review. Hopefully your group will be able to stay at Sandy Cove soon!

Lititz, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 June 2014

My husband and I went to Sandy Cove for our first time on a personal retreat. We stayed one night, and had a wonderful experience. Our room was large and clean. The staff that we talked to were very friendly and welcoming. There were many activities for us to do together like mini golf, Frisbee golf, walking path etc. We...

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing about your Personal Retreat at Sandy Cove! Happy you had a wonderful getaway!

Bowie, Maryland
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I love the fact that the drone of mordern life is not pervasive in this place. No televisions, loud radios, sirens, loud machinery, etc..., to interupt your comtemplations. Silence is golden!! However, the sounds of nature abound and nature is all around. Peacefulness is easy in this place.

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the time away from the hustle and bustle of life and found peace at Sandy Cove!

Robbinsville, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 March 2014

You can tell the moment you drive into Sandy Cove Road that God is there, and He is going to meet you there, if you are willing. So with a companion like that, what's not to like? This is not a review of a particular experience. I have attended many events at Sandy Cove over a period of 15 years....

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Hi Susan! Beautifully said. :) So happy that you are able to find rest with Jesus even when things aren't quite perfect like He is! Love how you described the internet connection. Hope to see you soon!

East Northport, New York
Reviewed 12 March 2014

You cannot find views much better than at Sandy Cove. I have been coming here for about 6 years with my church for Ladies Retreat. The facilities are terrific, and very useful for our purposes. Rooms are available in all sizes--suites, or 2-5 person rooms help everyone get a price they need.

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SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

We agree, God has certainly blessed us with beautiful views! Thankful for your group returning year after year.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sandy Cove Ministries is a year round Christian conference center in North East, Maryland. God has blessed Sandy Cove with an amazing 220 acres on the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay...complete with gorgeous sunsets, eagles and ospreys! Visit Sandy Cove as a part of a group retreat, attend a Sandy Cove event or stay for a Personal Retreat. Many churches and organizations host their own weekend and week-long group retreats and meetings in our hotel-style facility. We offer all-inclusive packages - lodging, all-you-can-eat buffet meals, meeting rooms and activities. Planning a small staff retreat, attending a national conference or having a family reunion? We can accommodate rental groups up to 1000 or more! On any given weekend retreat guests come from New York City, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond and everywhere in between! For groups looking for a central meeting location, they fly in from all over the U.S. Philadelphia and Baltimore airports are just an hour away. Sandy Cove programs special events throughout the year. We offer many women's events, couples getaways, pastors and ministry leaders' sabbaticals, a men's weekend retreat and seniors programs. Summer Family Camp is all about worshipping with other families on vacation...you'll find great speakers, fun activities for all ages, time to relax and time to play! The Marsh is our Christian summer day camp for kids. Personal Retreats are a way to treat yourself at your own pace as you take the time to talk to God. A Personal Retreat is a Bed & Breakfast stay - Sandy Cove style! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandy Cove Ministries

Address: 60 Sandy Cove Rd, North East, MD 21901-5436
Region: United States > Maryland > North East
Number of rooms: 150
Also Known As:
Sandy Cove Ministries Hotel North East
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