September Women’s Weekend - September 19-21, 2014

Ladies – join us for a beautiful fall weekend!

A weekend away with your girlfriends…laughter and worship and relaxing and talking! Gather a group together today!

Registered as a guest for September Women’s Weekend?
Click here to get the up-to-date schedule!

“Look At It This Way!”
with guest speaker Jan Silvious and worship leader Kim Bolton


  • It’s One Event
  • What Might Have Been
  • There is a God
  • The Last Chapter Hasn’t Been Written Yet

A Note from Jan…
Life is an adventure, whether in good times or in bad times; there is always much to learn on the journey. Sometimes it is easy to get stuck in the way you think, in how you relate to others or in the manner you live. A different perspective can be the change you are seeking. I’ve spent many years speaking, writing, coaching, loving and meeting people where they are. My goal always has been to help you grow beyond your perceived limits by changing your perspectives. I believe in a big God who wants us to know Him and His ways and who will walk with us all the way.


Schedule subject to change

4:00 pm Check in
4:00 Activities
5:00 Dinner
7:00 Session 1 & Spaghetti Time
(sounds weird,
but we’ll explain)
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 session, 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...

“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

“God used the speaker to speak to my heart about drawing closer to Him through His Word…and living right before Him. To God be the Glory!”
- Joan, Charlotte Hall, MD

“Christ-centered music and Christ-centered teaching always convicts and encourages.”
- Laurie, Ocean City, NJ

“Amazing worship, biblical teaching and rest and relaxation!” – Stacey, Millersville, PA

“God started a good work in me!”
- Michelle, Broadlands, VA

Special Guests

Jan Silvious

Jan Silvious has been reaching out to women for over 25 years, helping them to live fully and to embrace an intelligent attitude toward life.

As a featured speaker at Women of Faith arena events, Jan has encouraged audiences across the country and across every denomination, challenging them to grow into the women God has called them to be. She has been a plenary speaker for Precept Ministries’ National Women’s Convention, Moody’s Women’s Conferences, Moody’s Founder’s Week.

On the radio, Jan enjoys interacting with the hosts on “Midday Connection,” as well as other national call-in and interview shows. For five years she and Kay Arthur co-hosted the nationally broadcast call-in program, “Precept Live.” Jan has also appeared on several television programs including James Robison’s “Life Today,” “100 Huntley Street,” and Kay Arthur’s “Precepts for Life.”

Of the eleven books Jan has authored, two of her favorites have been reader favorites as well: Big Girls Don’t Whine and Fool-Proofing Your Life.

Jan also is a professional life coach, helping people to ‘get from where they are to where they want to be.’ Her life’s work truly is to encourage people to embrace the truth that ‘changing your perspective changes everything.’

Visit Jan’s website

Worship Leader and Musician
Kim Bolton

One of the most gifted and extraordinary singer / speakers in Christian music today, Kim combines the best of innovative musical sound with the ability to captivate an audience through humorous, yet touching stories. Kim’s relationship to the Lord is palpable and her talent and energy know no limit!

Worship as you never have before as Kim glorifies God in story and song. You’ll quickly discover the heart of a psalmist as Kim ushers you into the presence of God and lifts your spirit through her expressions of contagious joy. Described by CCM Magazine as, “vocalist extraordinare,” Kim is also unique in that she is a songwriter who also plays keyboard and sax!

Kim lights a spark of joy and laughter with contagious love and energetic Southern charm. Your tears of compassion will soon turn into tears of joy as Kim shares how God has moved mightily, but compassionately in her own life. As Kim recounts how her moments of despair turned to victory, she will ignite your spirit with a renewed love for both your Father God and your precious family. You won’t soon forget the stories Kim shares as they sink into the recess of your heart and leave you forever changed.

Kim has appeared on Christian television – CBN, CTN and INSP. She has worked with Luci Swindoll, Kathy Peel, Mary Welchel, Anne Graham Lotz, Babbie Mason and Twila Paris, just to name a few.

Visit Kim’s website

Breakout Speaker
Gayle Roper

Breakout Session
Preparing and Surviving
Statistics show that most women will be widows. Visit any over-50 community or retirement community, and you’ll see that widows dominate. How do we prepare for this unwanted future and how do we survive when/if it’s our future? Designed for those who are widows, might become widows, and those who know widows. This will be a sneak peek into the upcoming Sandy Cove Widow’s Journey weekend March 6-8, 2015.

Gayle Roper lost her husband Chuck after a three and a half year fight with cancer. Even though she had time to face her impending future, she was unprepared for the loss of identity and the loss of love. She survived by holding tight to God’s hand. Gayle is the author of numerous books including Widow’s Journey, also the title of her blog.

Gayle’s Website

Breakout Speaker, Bootcamp Leader and Moving Minutes!
Helen Baratta

Helen will be providing “Moving Minutes for Praise” in each session, Girly Girl Bootcamp Saturday morning, and a Breakout Session Saturday afternoon.

Breakout Session
Embrace Change ~ a Personal Testimony
Obese and unable to walk without pain, Helen gave up and surrendered her weakness to the Lord. God transformed her life as she lost and now miraculously maintains a 116-pound weight loss! Come hear Helen share her inspiring story, the First Place 4 Health model, and how to embrace change in order to say “Yes” to all God has planned.

Helen Baratta is a blessed big loser, miraculously maintaining a 116-pound weight loss since July 2010. She serves as a Regional Team Leader and is on staff as Director of Events for First Place 4 Health. She is the Equipping Coordinator and past Director of Small Groups at Crossroads Church UMC. Helen’s inspirational story appears in multiple books. Helen is presently writing a book Refinished and Refined, Maintaining a Miraculous Makeover. Helen married her college sweetheart, Vince and they have two grown sons. Helen encourages everyone to say “Yes” to the Lord.

Visit First Place 4 Health


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 $215 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: $259 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.