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Weekend on the Bay…A Couples Getaway! - Nov 7-9, 2014

A fall weekend at Sandy Cove is the perfect time for a couples getaway!

Plan a romantic weekend away from your normal hectic lives and give each other the gift of time together.


Speaker, Greg Smalley



Greg and Erin Smalley use humor, biblical principles, practical insights and passion to help you…

  • Participate in relationships with a fully engaged heart
  • Increase passion and deepen intimacy in your marriage
  • Create new levels of safety and trust
  • Strengthen your commitment to each other
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Cultivate healthy conflict in ways that make your differences work FOR you rather than against you


410.287.5433
800.234.2683

Schedule subject to change

Friday
4:00 pm Registration & Check in
5:30 Dinner
7:30 Session 1
Worship & Teaching
Spaghetti Time
(sounds weird,
but we’ll explain)
9:00 Snack Break

Saturday
8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 Session 2
Worship & Teaching
Spaghetti Time
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Session 3
Worship & Teaching
Spaghetti Time
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 Free Time
5:30 Dinner Buffet
7:00 Comedy Show with Kenn
8:30 Snack Break

Sunday
8:30 am Breakfast
10:00 Session 4
Worship & Teaching
Spaghetti Time
12:00 pm Lunch

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

What they're saying...

“Everything was just a world away from the fast city life!” E, Philadelphia, PA

“We were able to connect through spaghetti time and free time! We were also able to connect with friends that we were surprised to see here.” Scott & Christine, East Berlin, PA

“The speaker challenged us to better deal with our relationship. The relaxed schedule encouraged us to get to know one another better.” John, Vineland, NJ

“Thank you for providing a place to get away from the dailyness of life.” Mayo & Joyce, Lancaster, PA

“I obtained valuable tools that I can use to help strengthen my marriage and connect with my husband.” Lucille, Furlong, VA

“It gave us hope.” Theresa, Freeland, MD

Special Guests

Speaker
Dr. Greg Smalley
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Dr. Greg Smalley serves as executive director of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises. He also serves as a media spokesperson on these matters.

Prior to joining Focus, Smalley worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University and as President of the National Institute of Marriage. He is the author of eleven books including The DNA of Relationships, The DNA of Parent and Teen Relationships and The Wholehearted Marriage.

Smalley’s passion for marriage began as a young boy. He is the son of Dr. Gary Smalley, a family counselor, the president and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center, and the author of 40 books on marriage. Smalley regularly attended his father’s conferences and absorbed the importance of marriage. He frequently had people come up to him at events and say, “Your dad saved my marriage.”

Smalley knew early in his career that he wanted to be more hands-on in helping couples. After receiving his doctorate at the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in Southern California, and a counseling degree from Denver Seminary, he and his wife, Erin, led intensive marriage seminars around the world and trained pastors, professionals and lay leaders how to effectively work with married and engaged couples.

Married since 1992, Smalley lives in Colorado with his wife and their three daughters, Taylor, Maddy and Annie, and their son, Garrison. Smalley brings at least one child to every age-appropriate event, exposing them to the crucial role marriage plays in the family and society.

The Smalleys, who with help overcame their own struggles together early on, make a point to study a marriage book together every Christmas.

Worship Leader
Stephen Weaver
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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 Director of Program Ministries at Sandy Cove Ministries.

Comedian
Kenn Kington
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Kenn Kington has been performing for over 25 years and is one of today’s most sought after comedians and speakers. Kenn has appeared on Comedy Central, is one of the most popular comedians on satellite radio (Laugh USA & Blue Collar Radio) and is selling out clean comedy shows nationwide. As a corporate presenter, Kenn has spoken for some of the most successful organizations in the world.

A devoted family man, Kenn and his wife of 18 years, Heather, live in Atlanta, Georgia, where they are raising two teen age sons, Graham & Kody, and daughter Kennedy (10).

Pricing/Packages

Rates are per couple and include two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, program and activities.

Chesapeake Lodge
$498 per couple

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

Campground
Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!
Log Cabins are open all year.
Log Cabin Rates: $498 per couple

Don’t let finances keep you away – scholarships are available – up to 50% provided through generous donations!

Modest swimsuits are required…baggy trunks for guys, 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.