Men’s Retreat - October 17-19, 2014

Lots to Do!

Indoor rock climbing Fitness Center Basketball
Big swing Enclosed Sports Pool Volleyball
Zip line Flag Football Hot Tub
Canoeing Ping Pong Ultimate Frisbee
Fishing Billiards Soccer
Tennis Air Hockey Softball
Frisbee Golf Foosball Tournaments

Why come to Sandy Cove for the Men’s Retreat? Here’s our top 7 list!

  1. No ‘honey-do’ list to complete
  2. All the food you can eat
  3. Goof off and play all Saturday afternoon
  4. Hear amazing communicators talk about real life
  5. Stare off into space and no one will ask ‘what are you thinking about?’
  6. Connect with God in a manly way
  7. Connect with other guys who are on the same journey as you…


Schedule subject to change

4:00pm Check in
5:30 Dinner
7:30 Session 1, Spaghetti Time!
(sounds weird,
but we’ll explain)
9:00 Snack, optional activities

8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 Session 2
Spaghetti Time
12:30 pm Lunch
Free Time
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Session 3
Spaghetti Time
9:00 Free Time

8:00 am Breakfast
Check out of guest rooms
10:00 Closing session
Spaghetti Time
12:00pm Lunch

Free time on the grounds to think, pray & process – stay as long as you like!

What they're saying...

“Awesome worship! Awesome speaker! Good Fellowship!” Eric, Nottingham, PA

“Sandy Cove provides a place to step out of a crazy pace and spend time with my Savior and my brothers.” Gary, Newark, DE

“Great worship times and teaching. Had great opportunities to connect with other men at meal times.” Kevin, Lancaster, PA

“During the breakout sessions, I became much more connected with the men in my church. I now have resources that I never knew were there.” Stephen, Clarksboro, NJ

“A safe place to connect with God and godly men!” Tim, Catonsville, MD

“A very balanced program and free time blended into a great time! Time to reflect on lessons and time to reflect on myself as well.” Dean, Gibbstown, NJ

Special Guests

Rod Hairston

Rod Hairston serves as chaplain and life-coach for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, as he has for more than twelve seasons. He also serves as senior and founding pastor of Messiah Community Church in Owings Mills, MD, a church dedicated to developing a culture where families of any size, with any challenges, can become salt and light in a society of decaying family life. Rod’s passion is for developing strong male leadership to serve the family, the marketplace, the community, and the ministry. He’s committed to building dynamic marriages and families.

Rod works as a catalyst for personal transformation as a consultant to business executives and high-profile athletes, helping them address their private lives in the areas of marriage and family, career transitions, men’s issues, organizational leadership and spiritual growth. He works regularly with leaders in the professional sports world, helping them navigate a rapidly changing sports culture and a widening divide between the front office and the field. He speaks often at NCAA and NFL team gatherings, men’s and marriage conferences, and corporate leadership meetings. Men from all walks of life have been impacted by his discerning approach to male-specific challenges.

His background and experience lends itself perfectly to men’s events, leadership training and couples’ or family ministry. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and a native of Norfolk, VA. Rod and his wife of 20 years, Sheri, live with their 4 children in the Baltimore, MD area.

Visit Rod’s website

Worship Leader
Stephen Weaver

Stephen has been leading worship for nearly 20 years. Stephen has led worship for several conferences and special events. He was the worship pastor of a church in Nashville, TN and has led teams at other churches as well. Stephen is currently the President/CEO of Sandy Cove Ministries.


All rates are per person and include two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, program and activities.
Chesapeake Lodge
Rates begin at $189 per person.

Quad occupancy
Triple occupancy
Double occupancy
Single occupancy

Most rooms have two twin beds and one queen size bed, so triple occupancy allows for each person to have their own sleep space. Family rooms have one queen size bed, two twin beds and two twin sleeper sofas.

Treat yourself to an upgraded room!
Ask about beautiful bay view rooms and 2 room suites – a few with Jacuzzis!
Upgraded charge is per room, not per person

Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!
Log Cabins are now open all year!

Log Cabin Rates: $229 per person*, minimum occupancy of 4
*Please note that there is a minimum occupancy required for all cabins.

Financial hardship? Partial scholarships are available.

Modest swimsuits are required…baggy trunks please.

10% military discount for all program events for ALL military personnel.
This discount is available to any member of the armed forces, any branch and their immediate family members living in their household.