September Women’s Weekend - September 18-20, 2015

Ladies – join us for a beautiful fall weekend!

We have a waitlist for rooms in the Chesapeake Lodge!

But we can help you with off-site lodging – just give Reservations a call at 800.234.COVE (2683) or 410.287.5433.
Live local? A drive-in pass is your best deal: $169 per person.

2015 September Women's 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. Singer, songwriter, speaker and author of Embraced By God, Babbie Mason, has made a life-changing discovery. God loves you as if you were the only one to love!

Enjoy a weekend away with your girlfriends…laughter and worship and relaxing and talking!

“Being able to get away from routine and life with other women from church in the quiet beauty at Sandy Cove gave me the opportunity to connect and listen to the Lord.” – Michelle, Phoenixville, PA


“Embraced by God”

With guest speaker & concert artist Babbie Mason and worship leader Gwen Smith!

Have you ever wondered, “Does God really love me? Does my life really matter to Him?” Rest assured that God has not forgotten about you. He is concerned about what’s going on in your life. As a matter of fact, discover from God’s Word, that He loves you just as much as He loves His own Son.

Sessions with Babbie Mason

  • Concert by Babbie
  • Embraced By God – Celebrating Who And Whose You Are
  • This I Know For Sure – Taking God At His Word
  • This Is A Test. This is Only a Test – Standing Strong in Tough Times

Seminar with Gwen Smith

Trusting God: Platitude or Life-Changing Attitude?

AW Tozer said it well: “Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is.” Life is sweet, but can be filled with challenges that overwhelm and discourage us. At times our circumstances are downright complicated. What’s a girl to do when her faith flounders? How can she trust God when her prayers seem to go unheard and unanswered? Simply stated: there is no “Easy Button” for faith. God has, however, provided each believer access to His strength, dignity and joy. His Word is rich with answers and His Spirit is always ready with guidance. This seminar will unpack a few of God’s promises, in practical ways, that will empower each attendee confidently to walk in faith, not by sight.

Connect with Gwen

Breakout Session with Linda Isaiah

How to Love Him Anyway

Have you been broken by the behavior of the man in your life? Has he lied to you, taken your money or just been unfaithful? After two affairs and a baby, I was exhausted and my heart torn to pieces. I thought I would die! It has been 15 years now, and I’ve learned how to love him anyway. Come hear some practical tips on how you can love your man too!


Schedule subject to change

4:00 pm Check in
4:00 Activities
5:00 Dinner
7:00 Concert with Babbie Mason
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 1
11:30 Coffee Break &
Spaghetti Time
(sounds weird,
but we’ll explain)
12:15 pm Lunch
Afternoon optional
breakout session, crafts,
pool, zumba, fitness room,
activity center, etc.
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Session 2 &
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 3 &
Spaghetti Time
Noon Lunch

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

What they're saying...

“Came for a spirit filled weekend. Speaker and music have been absolutely heaven sent. Thanks for a wonderful experience.” Mary Ann, Reading, PA

“Being by the water created a sense of calm and peace so I was more open to hearing God’s voice. Also no TV caused me to talk with roommates and discover more about them. Gave us a chance to connect outside of church. Well worth it – met my expectations as a first timer!” Erin, Willingboro, NJ

“The teachings enlightened me and prepared me to move higher in my faith with God.” Yvonna, Philadelphia, PA

“I needed renewal and I got that and more!” Kathy, Pleasantville, NJ

“Being among a fellowship of strong Christ-like women, I was encouraged and empowered.” Marie, Eatontown, NJ

“The surroundings were tranquil. Loved, loved, loved it! My first retreat. Awesome!” Jeannie, Toms River, NJ

Special Guests

Speaker & Concert Artist
Babbie Mason

An award-winning singer, songwriter, teacher and TV talk show host, Babbie Mason shows no signs of stopping. The name Babbie Mason is synonymous with creative excellence in the Christian community. An award-winning singer-songwriter of Christian music, her ministry and career have blessed countless thousands for almost three decades. The daughter of a Baptist pastor, Babbie learned to serve others early in life. Demonstrating exceptional musical skill early in life, she became the church’s full-time pianist and choir director by age nine. She often accompanied her father, the late Rev. George W. Wade, as he preached at home and at churches across the Great Lake States. Those humble beginnings paved the way for a ministry that has taken Babbie Mason across the globe where she has encouraged the hearts of young and old alike in churches, conferences and corporate conventions. Gracing the stage in events such as Billy Graham Crusades, Bill Gaither Homecoming, Women of Faith Conferences, The Grammy Awards and Carnegie Hall, her gifts and talents have allowed her to share the platform with such notable people as Presidents Carter, Ford and Bush, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, Bill Cosby, NBA legend, Michael Jordan, General Colon Powell, Steve Forbes and Jeff Foxworthy.

Babbie’s compelling passion for women’s ministry is ever increasing. A sought after women’s conference speaker, Babbie teaches women that they matter to God and that they can overcome any obstacle they may face. Whether it is from the theme of This I Know For Sure or her prior work, Embraced By God, Babbie brings the theme of these encouraging works to the stage to lead women in exciting worship concerts called, Worship Celebrations For Women. Babbie leads mothers, daughters, sisters and friends in an exciting worship experience with a purpose. Women all over America and abroad have encountered Jesus in an atmosphere of acceptance, forgiveness and love. At each Worship Celebration For Women, the name of Jesus is magnified, and the hearts of women are strengthened as they hear the victorious stories of other women, and celebrate the power of Christian sisterhood.

A favorite guest at Women of Faith Conferences, Kay Arthur’s National Women’s Conference, Beth Moore Conferences and Ann Graham Lotz’s Just Give Me Jesus Conferences, Babbie encourages hearts of all ages with her warmth, wit and wisdom. She is the host of her own television show, Babbie’s House, seen all over North America, Africa, the British Isles and the Caribbean Islands.

Babbie Mason’s heart-felt lyrics and singable melodies have been translated in over twenty languages. She is the recipient of two Dove Awards for her singing and songwriting abilities and a host of other awards and recognitions line her walls; eleven Dove Award nominations, nominations for the Grammy and the Stellar Awards, including nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. In 2010 Babbie Mason was recognized for her contributions in Gospel music by being inducted into The Christian Music Hall of Fame.

Her compositions can be found in just about every genre of Christian music, including Contemporary Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Urban Gospel and Southern Gospel music. Some of the nation’s most notorious artists and groups have recorded her compositions, including CeCe Winans, Albertina Walker, Larnelle Harris, Steve Green, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Alvin Slaughter, Gold City Quartet, and Legacy Five. Many of her compositions are considered modern day church classics. She has garnered two ASCAP Awards and ten number one radio singles for songs like, All Rise, With All My Heart, Each One, Reach One, Trust His Heart, Standing in the Gap, God Will Open Up The Windows and Love Is The More Excellent Way. You will find her songs, hymns and spiritual songs among the pages of the world’s most famous composers in church hymnals, musicals and choral octavos.

Babbie Mason doesn’t hesitate to share her knowledge and experience with up and coming music artists and songwriters. For the last twenty-two years she and her husband, Charles have hosted their own music conferences and workshops, most recently The Inner Circle, where they mentor and minister together, imparting their knowledge with those desiring to enter into the music ministry and business.

Although Babbie Mason is known all over the world for her contributions of encouraging words and beautiful music, she remains humble, recognizing her blessings come from above. It is no wonder that Babbie Mason is blessed with so many gifts and talents. She does not hesitate to share her gifts with the world. The plethora of gifts she possesses is still making room for her. Whether singing, composing music, teaching students, hosting her TV show, speaking to women or sharing her heart through her books, her heart shines through like a bright star. When you meet her, you’ll meet a friend with a love for God and people.

Visit Babbie’s website

Worship Leader
Gwen Smith

Gwen Smith is a speaker, author, songwriter, and worship leader who inspires women toward the heart of God through stories, songs, and Scripture. Her fun, enthusiastic, and relateable communication style puts audiences at ease and bridges generational, denominational, and racial divides. As a co-founder of the conference and devotional ministry Girlfriends In God, Gwen has helped thousands of women experience how the Word of God and the power of grace, through Jesus Christ, rejuvenates faith and enriches lives.

Gwen has shared her stories and songs on The 700 Club, The Good Life, The Harvest Show, Atlanta Live, and many other television and radio programs. She is the author of a book titled Broken Into Beautiful – which shares the same title as the heart-stirring song that she co-wrote and recorded.

Today, Gwen and the ministry team at Girlfriends In God encourage more than 500,000 women daily through their online devotions. The “GiGs” have co-authored a book, Trusting God: A Girlfriends in God Devotional. In addition, Gwen was a recording artist with Great Worship Songs and a staff songwriter for Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing from 2008 – 2011. She has written for Sunday Best Music Publishing since 2004. Her newest CD, Uncluttered, was released in early 2011.

Aside from all this formal bio information, those who know her best would tell you that Gwen is just a car-pooling, coffee-loving, chocolate-craving, Jesus-loving wife and mother who struggles like the rest of us with dirty dishes, everyday life, messy piles, mountains of laundry, complicated relationships and cellulite.

Though she travels regularly, Gwen’s top ministry priority is, and always will be, her family. She and her husband Brad have been married since 1993 and have been blessed with three cool kids (named Preston, Hunter and Kennedy) who are now officially: two tweens and a teen.

In her spare time, Gwen loves to cheer loudly at her kid’s ballgames, play guitar, relax at the piano, and chat with her girlfriends. Her other interests include bargain shopping, hanging out at local coffee shops enjoying the dark roast, writing new songs, and studying her Bible. Gwen and her family reside in North Carolina, and are members at LIFE Fellowship Church

Visit Gwen’s Facebook page
Visit Gwen’s website

Devotions and Breakout Session Leader
Linda Isaiah

Satan had her on his hit list. He thought a traumatic childhood, sexual abuse and a series of devastating life experiences would derail her destiny. But God had another plan. He instead turned her misery into ministry.

This anointed woman of God is passionate about equipping women with the essential tools for victory in every circumstance. She willingly pulls back the curtain of her life, and with transparency shares her journey of heartbreak, healing and hope. In her practical, straightforward and humorous style she infuses hope in the hearts of her listening audience.

Linda was ordained as a Pastor on March 25, 2015, at The House of The Lord Church, where Bishop F.J. Johnson is the senior pastor. She has been married to Rev. Erroll L. Isaiah for 34 years and is the proud parent of a 12 year old son, Erroll II.

Minister Linda has a passion for children and women. Because of her passion she has launched her own Women’s Conference entitled “Unleashed Hope” through LCI Ministries where she is the Founder and President. Her purpose is to win the world for Christ, one woman at a time.

Linda has been featured on TBN, and is a conference speaker, workshop leader and life coach to many. Minister Isaiah is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist and has completed a course of study at Logos Bible Institute.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and reading.


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 $219 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: $269 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…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.