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The Marsh, A Day Camp at Sandy Cove offers an environment designed specifically for kids with a ratio of one staff member for every six campers. We will get to know your child personally!
Your child’s exciting journey of exploration will take place in North East, Maryland at Sandy Cove Ministries. At The Marsh, boys and girls are grouped by age for a dynamic, fun-filled week in our non-profit, non-denominational Christian day camp. In a child’s eyes, The Marsh is a place where every day is filled with making new friends, learning about God’s amazing love, discovering new interests and playing until they are worn out!
From thrilling activities to creative adventures, Bible teaching to unique games, campers are sure to have a blast and grow in their relationship with Christ! Our staff will provide instruction, supervision and encouragement in a Christ-centered fashion.
Director, The Marsh Day Camp
For over 65 years, Sandy Cove Ministries has been providing “Christian camping at its best!” Since 2001, The Marsh has continued this same tradition of excellence. Our accreditation by the American Camp Association (ACA) and membership with the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA) demonstrates our commitment to providing quality programs for your child. All children are welcome to attend our programs regardless of race, religion or national origin.
Wacky Wednesday fun and games, dress up days, unique games and creative activities make each week exciting for campers of all ages. But that’s not all…
All weeks are geared for boys and girls ages 4 to 14. Ages for special programs are noted.
A week long beach party at The Marsh! It’s a week of wet and wild fun to start your summer!
Grab your cape and let’s go! It’s time to save the world from boredom with some SUPER-fun!
Travel through time at warp speed as we journey to unknown destinations!
There is a special rate of $163 early registration by March 31 / beginning April 1: $173.
Week 4 – July 5 to July 8
Team up with your friends for challenges, surprises and more fun!
Time to hoist the sails and get under way for a week of high seas adventure and swashbucklin’ pirate fun!
Ever wanted to celebrate ALL the holidays at The Marsh? In one week? This week you can!
Out of this world fun… to infinity and beyond!
There’s no telling what could happen during Marsh Madness – we’re inside out and upside down and full of fun and games!
Don’t miss this last week of extreme fun!
“My grandson is having a blast and talks for hours everyday about all of his adventures. Makes my heart sing hearing the joy in his stories and hearing him talk about how God loves him.” – Marsh camper grandparent
Our activity schedule is designed to give campers an opportunity to try new experiences and have a great time!
These activities may include:
Note: Not all activities will be available during all weeks.
*Modest swimsuits are required (one-piece for girls, baggy shorts for boys).
“My kids come home dirty, smelly and exhausted…the way they should come home from camp! And your Chiefs are amazing with the kids. Every story I hear is, “My Chief this,” and “My Chief that”. Thank you!” – Marsh camper Parent
Our staff work hard to ensure that every day is filled with fun at The Marsh. Daily Bible Learning and Scripture Teaching (BLAST), weekly themes, dress up days, unique games and creative activities make each week exciting for campers of all ages.
Sample Daily Schedule
|7:00-8:30 am||Morning Extended Care ($)|
|9:00||Camper Arrival & Morning Welcome|
|9:15-11:25||Morning Activity Sessions|
|11:30||Lunch at the Cattail Cafe – served fresh daily, no extra cost!|
|12:15 pm||Supervised Free Time|
|12:45||BLAST (Bible Learning and Scripture Teaching)|
|4:00||Camper Pick Up|
|4:30-6:00||Afternoon Extended Care ($)|
*Modest swimsuits are required (one-piece for girls, baggy shorts for boys).
Each Thursday, campers ages 10 and older will have an opportunity to stay late at The Marsh. Have a great time making Marsh Stew, eating s’mores and playing in the pool (don’t forget your modest swimsuit – one-piece for girls, baggy shorts for boys). Campers must be picked up at 9:00 pm. Please note: Late Night will be cancelled due to storms or excessive heat.
Child care is available 7:00-8:30 am and 4:30-6:00 pm if your schedule does not allow for arrival and pick up during regular camp hours. Choose each week based on your needs. Pre-registration is required – sign up when you register for the week. FREE for campers registered for at least 4 weeks.
“Just to let you know, my son talked about camp all night. He even thanked me this morning for finding this camp for him. He says it’s very fun!!” – Marsh camper parent
Basic Camp Fee – Register by March 31: $204 per child per week
Starting April 1: $214 per child per week
July 5-8 is just 4 days: special rate of $163 early registration by March 31 / beginning April 1: $173
Your basic camp fee includes 5 days of day camp, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, packed with fun and adventure, a daily kid-friendly lunch and snack, constant supervision and mentoring by caring trained staff and great learning opportunities!
Child care is available 7:00-8:30 am and 4:30-6:00 pm if your schedule does not allow for arrival and pick up during regular camp hours. Choose each week based on your needs. Pre-registration is required – sign up when you register for the week.
• $25 per week – AM and PM Sessions
• $15 – AM Only or PM Only
• FREE for campers registered for at least 4 weeks
Special programs are only available certain weeks for certain age groups. See weekly theme tab for options.
• Additional $30 per session
Experiencing financial hardship? Partial scholarships may be available. Fill out this Scholarship Application Form. Scholarship assistance will only be granted as available.
Gifts to The Marsh Scholarship Fund are received from individuals who recognize the valuable impact a camping experience at the Marsh can have on the life of a child. If you would like to provide monies for the scholarship fund, please send your tax-deductible gift to: The Marsh Scholarship Fund, 60 Sandy Cove Road, North East, MD 21901.
2. Pay a $50 deposit per week per child online
3. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and the necessary forms:
• Health History Form to be completed and returned to The Marsh by June 1
• Parent Handbook with important information about camp
4. Payment in full is required by June 1st and will be scheduled for automatic payment when registering online.
5. When registering after June 1st, full payment is due at the time of registration.
“My daughter had a great time and she is already asking if she can attend all summer next year.” – Marsh camper parent
The Marsh strives to hire young men and women who have the skills and desire to work with children. These are individuals who want to see kids have fun, acquire new skills, and learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. All of our staff take part in an intensive week long training program that includes certification in CPR and First Aid.
This is my second year as Director of The Marsh. My first year was great!
I have been involved with camp and kids my whole life!
I grew up going to a girls camp in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, led backpacking trips in college (which is how I met my husband Nate) and facilitated outdoor ed for 5th and 6th graders in Michigan. Along the way, I led Pioneer Girls and directed children’s ministry at two different churches.
I have two boys who are lifelong Marshians, and a black lab named Edith who is my 4 legged alarm clock. For fun I enjoy reading, running and eating donuts, though rarely at the same time!
Can’t wait to see you this summer – Evelyn
“Just wanted to let you know my daughter had the time of her life at your camp. The first day she asked about attending a second week. Thank you so much for your staff making your camp so great. We will for sure be signing up next year!”