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    Activities & Recreation


    Have Some Fun at Sandy Cove

    If you're bringing a group to Sandy Cove, coming on a weekend getaway with your family, or here by yourself for some R&R there are a number of activities we can make available, even with Covid 19 factoring in. We’ve compiled a list of what activities we can offer and when, so you can plan your visit. Available activities will be based on weather.  Schedule is subject to change. All registered guests, in the Lodge or Campground, will be given access to an app at check-in. The app will have specific times and details of all activities that will be available during your stay.

    Staffed activities

    Please note: there will be no Sunday staffed activities.  Most staffed outdoor activities are closed for the winter.

    Potential activity options during your stay:  Archery Tag, Pedal Carts, Rock Wall, Archery, Slingshot, Cargo Net, Marina (closed for the season) and open Pool hours.  Outdoor activities are seasonal and staffed indoor activities will be limited during the winter months (a few indoor options may be offered on Saturday afternoons). 

    Details regarding what activities will be offered and times can be accessed through the app.

    • Any staffed activities will be open specific hours mainly on Saturday afternoons.
    • We encourage everyone waiting to participate in an activity to observe social distancing.
    • Swimming is at the enclosed sports pool, which has a limited capacity of 26 due to Covid protocols. 
    • The Marina (closed for the season) is open Saturdays from 9-5 pm and includes canoes, kayaks and paddle boats. Participants must have a signed waiver and we ask that adults supervise those under 15 years of age.
    • Schedule updates and additional details will be available through our app. Waivers can be signed via the app as well.
    • Archery & Slingshot location: Range is located at the far end of the zip line. Walk in grass along edge of road as if you were departing from Sandy Cove. You will pass tennis courts and soccer field on your left. Look to the right to see the zip line and as it ends you will see/arrive at the range.
    • Archery: Great for most ages. Our staff will provide you with instructions. Parents please be ready to step in to assist younger children as needed.
    • Slingshot: Also great for most ages but participants should be able to reach over a three-foot bench and pull back the slingshot. Parents are also welcome to assist younger children as needed.
    • Pedal Carts are for those 9 & under. Show up in front of Palmer with your parents or adult who is responsible for you. We have two carts parents can ride with a passenger seat for younger kids. We do ask that riders understand the concept of braking as you would a bicycle. There are also some smaller carts for those ages 2-5 that are very similar to a tricycle but they have four wheels. All riders must wear some type of footwear.
    • Cargo Net: For ages 8 & up with a signed activities waiver. With a harness and helmet, you are on your way to the top of the 30-foot cargo net. You may be climbing alone or have a family member beside you. It requires upper body strength. The cargo net is located by the tennis courts. We appreciate climbers wearing masks when needing to closely interact with staff.


    • Rock Wall: For ages 8 & up with a signed activities waiver. (sign on site, or via the app)  Indoor activity – mask required. With a harness and helmet, you are on your way to the top of the wall. The Rock Wall is located inside Palmer.
    • Archery Tag® is played similar to dodge ball or paintball but with bows and patented foam-tipped arrows. This exciting, action-packed game offers the ultimate family-friendly experience that engages everyone. Participants attempt to tag members of the opposite team by hitting them with the foam-tipped arrows. This game is for people who are already able to handle a bow and arrow, not recommended for first timers. You should be able to load up an arrow and hit the broad side of a barn in about 5 seconds, or you might not enjoy this very much. Meet in front of Palmer.
    • Craft Shop ($):(Closed for the season) Located in the basement of the chapel, the craft shop has a variety of options with varying costs and is available for all ages. Please remember to coordinate the pickup of any projects with Craft Shop open hours, keeping in mind your check-out day and time. 

    Non-staffed activities

    We will have many activities available with no set hours—and no staff needed. Feel free to bring your own “equipment” or we will have some available for sign out. Great for whenever you have time to spare. Enjoy! 

    • Corn Hole and Kan Jam: Located inside of Palmer.
    • Palmer: Indoor space, please wear your mask and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer and wipes available for self-serve sanitizing. Additional equipment that our staff will also be available for sign-out at the front desk. Ping Pong, pool tables, foosball, carpet ball and air hockey – Equipment and tables will be sanitized regularly. 
    • Playgrounds for the kids—parents, please stay with your children.
    • Mini golf & Disc golf: available with self-serve wipes for sanitizing. Equipment sanitized by our staff is also available at the Front Desk. Check out your phone’s app store for free score keeping apps.
    • Tennis equipment, basketballs, and volleyballs available through the Front Desk.
    • Walking Path: take a stroll or brisk walk down the edge of Sandy Cove Road—mostly shaded, gravel path starts just beyond the speed bump.
    • Virtual Escape Rooms: Free escape room options that you could do as a family. These sites list several options. They appear to be family friendly but you may wish to do a quick preview before introducing to your children: and

    Don’t forget to watch the sunset!

    Activities for Groups 

    Some activities may be available during your event.  If you are interested in exclusive activities for your group at an additional cost, contact us at least four weeks ahead of your visit to schedule. 

    Potential options:  Rock Wall, Cargo Net, Big Swing, and Archery Tag®.

    For the most up to date information about activities, weather, contact info and more, download the campersAPP to your Apple or Android device. Enter login key, Sandycove, and up pops our app!