September Women’s Weekend - September 15-17, 2017

Ladies – join us for a beautiful fall weekend!

You invest a lot of time and energy into your families, churches, communities and work…retreat from the daily routine and set aside some time to recharge emotionally and spiritually. Enjoy a weekend away with your girlfriends…laughter and worship and relaxing and talking!


Living Strong: You Are What You Think

Many of life’s battles are won or lost in the mind. With every test we stand at the crossroads of being bitter or better, broken or built up, victim or victor. This weekend series is for every woman who is ready to break the cycle of toxic thoughts that contradict God’s promises of life and abundance. Renewing your mind is not just a childhood memory verse to be tucked away for safe keeping, but divine, commanded instruction for daily victorious living. Living bold. Living strong. Living free. God has made freedom available to each of us…starting with making the mental choice to choose life and choose it abundantly. Then creating intentional daily habits from the Word of God that shift our perspective, strengthen our faith, and give purpose to our story. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he…” Proverbs 23:7

Sessions with Veirdre Jackson

Session 1: You Are What You THINK
Tested by fire
Healed for a purpose
Influence to others.
No matter what faith
Knowing you’re enough

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

No, everything may not be ok; but to still be able to say “it is well with my soul”, breathes a God inspired truth into all of our situations. Challenging us to shift our focus and align our perspective to one that is higher, greater, and more insightful than our own. Unpack the destructive power of fear in order to embrace the life giving truth of love from a Way Maker who has captured every tear, thinks on you daily, and promises that His ways will turn ashes to beauty…trusting with a no matter what faith that “everything” will work together for my good in the end.

Session 2: What’s Your Mindset? : Warrior or Worrier
“For me to get here and die… Tell hell NO!” ~ TD Jakes The Isrealites got to the edge of the promised land and decided to trade their promise for a 40 year journey that should have taken 11 days. They were trapped in a “wilderness mindset” that lacked dreams, ambition, promise, or courage for a new vision of life that was a part of their inheritance. In the up and down seasons of life, there are elements of this mindset that we each carry with us at any moment and the Lord is saying to you, “You have stayed at the mountain long enough.” What do we need to let go from our past in order to embrace victorious opportunities in our future with a “no matter what faith”?

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Session 3: Get Your Bounce Back: F.I.T. Backpack
Starting today, each one of us can live knowing that our lives do not have to be based on what the world has said, our past has revealed, or any label someone has placed on us, but, instead, on what the Word of God says about us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made, and God has an incredible plan for our lives.

But as the saying goes… “Knowledge isn’t power until you act.” ~ E. McManus

Let’s create a Bounce Back action plan crafted from the pages of scripture. Trading past baggage for a F.I.T.T. Backpack of tools for instruction on living Free In The Truth of who you are meant to be!

Session 4: Finish Strong
“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 Are there trials, pressures, burdens that you feel the weight of? Athletes use weight vests during training season to build endurance for Race Day. Recognize that training has a purpose, and it is for a season… Where you are today is no accident. Our Master Trainer is more concerned with your potential than your comfort. God is using this training season to shape and prepare you for your “Race Day”. When the weight has been lifted and your strength, endurance, stamina, and speed are fully revealed and you are at the finish line in the place you were destined to be. Run. Soar. Be Free. Finish Strong!



Schedule subject to change
4:00 pm Check in
4:00 Activities
5:00 Dinner
7:00 Session 1
Spaghetti Time
Making it Stick!
9:00 Snack
9:00 Pool & Hot Tub or Activity

7:00 am Water Aerobics
Girly Boot Camp
7:30 Devotions
8:00 Breakfast
9:30 Session 2
11:30 Coffee Break &
Spaghetti Time
12:15 pm Lunch
Afternoon optional
breakout sessions, crafts,
pool, zumba, fitness room,
activity center, etc.
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Mini-Concert, Session 3 &
Spaghetti Time
9:00 Snack
9:30 Pool & Hot Tub or Activity

7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 Personal Devotions
9:30 Check out by 10
10:00 Session 4 &
Spaghetti Time
Noon Lunch

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

What they're saying...

“Sandy Cove is an anointed place. The spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ dwells in this place. This is my first time here and the Lord has just blessed my spirit and soul. I will share all I’ve learned this weekend.” Phillis, Philadelphia, PA

“I loved the opportunity to walk along the paths and enjoy the water and God.” Teresa, Elkton, MD

“Time away to refresh, unplug, rest, and take in biblical truth is just what I needed.” Jane, Herndon, VA

“Setting time apart for a Sandy Cove weekend is invaluable to my spiritual, physical and emotional needs. The Holy Spirit residing within me is revived and renewed with the Word being shared and the sharing of life with my sisters in Christ. It always reminds me of what heaven holds in store-praises lifted in unison with women of every race-living together in peace.” Wendy, Ocean City, NJ

“There is so much peace outdoors looking on the water and spending quiet time with God. I love this campus. Peace abides here.” Loretta, Glenside, PA

“I was able to sit outside and meditate and appreciate the calming view of the Chesapeake.” Anna, Schwenksville, PA

Special Guests

Dr. Veirdre Jackson

Dr. Jackson is an award-winning educator, entrepreneur and ministry leader. She garnered the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and has been recognized as a Professional Development Champion by the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System’s Southeast Regional Key.

Dr. Jackson is a veteran educator with 20 years of experience. She is the Founder/ CEO of Living Strong Consulting, LLC. As the former Director for MELC Professional Development Dimensions, a regional training and consulting nonprofit, she impacted organizations in the area of education, organizational leadership and community collaboration. Her specific expertise is in the area of cultivating leaders, developing community partners, and implementing relationship based programs that deeply impact people. She is an experienced keynote speaker who had the honor of presenting at the national 2016 SHE Leads Conference in Reading, PA. There, her trademark style of motivating others through her visual object lessons, comedic whit, and charismatic nature brought participants to their feet.

In addition to her work as an educator, Dr. Jackson is also the Co- founder of Fresh Fountain of Life: Counseling & Wellness Ministry. The ministry uses a non-traditional method of small group counseling sessions, Bible studies and healing approaches through creative expression and dance. Its focus on mind, body, and spiritual health encourages women impacted by adverse experiences to live an abundant life.

She holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation. She is married and the mother of two daughters and GiGi to one grandson.


All rates are per person and include two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, program and activities. Some optional craft workshops and activities require a modest fee.

Chesapeake Lodge
Rates begin at $229 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.

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 with an extended season for Campsites.
Log Cabin Rates: $279 per person, minimum occupancy of 4
Please note that there is a minimum occupancy required for all cabins.

Financial hardship? Partial scholarships may be available.

Modest swimsuits are required…one-piece for girls of all ages!

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.

This is a Child Free Event. We love babies and children and we know you do too! But “Child Free Events” are your opportunity to be free from some of your normal daily responsibilities. It also provides a distraction free time for everyone to focus on the spiritual purpose of the event. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.