Staff FAQ’s


Staff Reference Form:
If you have been selected as a reference by one of our staff members, please click here if you did not already fill out a reference card. Thanks!

 

Is there a dress code? What should I pack?
All staff are required to wear approved YMCA Camp Tockwogh staff shirts at all times during times they are at work. We will provide them for you when you arrive. Women, you may only wear a one-piece swimsuit- no bikinis or tankini’s please. You are more than welcome to wear anything more than that, i.e.: board shorts or equivalent. Men, you may not wear speedos or any bikini equivalent. Please bring swim shorts/trunks or boardies.

A packing list has also been sent to you from the Camp Director. If you have further questions, please reach out directly.

 

What facilities will I have access to?
Staff have access to:

  • Laundry rooms,
  • Computer room with high-speed internet access,
  • Staff lounge (with TV & Satellite connection),
  • Phones to call home with (we suggest you bring a calling card), and a
  • Workout room with ellipticals, treadmills, and stationary bikes.

What is the weather like at Camp Tockwogh? The weather?
It is around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius) here on most days in the summer months. On hot days, temperatures can reach  100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), or down to 65 degrees  Fahrenheit (18 Celsius) on colder days. Most days it is humid, with rain once or twice a week. Otherwise, it’s a fairly mild climate with a good deal of humidity.

 

How will I get paid?
Staff members are paid on a per session basis during the course of the summer. You will receive your paycheck on the middle Friday on the following session. International staff members will be paid via a Payoneer card ( a physical card which you can associate with any currency balance in your Payoneer account. This card can be used at ATMs, in stores, or online anywhere MasterCard is accepted), and American staff members will be paid via direct deposit.

 

How close to town are we?
We are a 15-minute ride into town where you can go shopping, see a movie or get really good seafood. The Maryland Crab is famous, so our restaurants are packed with crab cakes and crab cracking. Hope you like seafood! Please note that because of our remote location, we have spotty cell phone service at best at Camp Tockwogh.

 

What is Camp Tockwogh’s address? 
24370 Still Pond Neck Road, Worton, MD 21678

 

What is the food like?
Our food is on a two-week schedule during the summer sessions. The head chef and his cooks prepare everything from chicken nuggets and burgers to pancakes, eggs, and french toast. We have Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options at every meal,  and are happy to accommodate any other diets you may require, just let us know so we can plan ahead.

 

When should we arrive at camp?
Please check your contract. Depending on your position and certifications required at camp, your start date can range from June 4th-June 15th, 2018.

 

Can we drive down early?
Of course! We know it will be a long drive for some of you. You are welcome to come down the night before. Please let us know if you plan to come down early so we can make sure we have housing for you.

 

What is the normal daily schedule?
7:15 Wake up
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Camp Cleanup
9:15 Cabin Activities
10:15 Morning Activity Periods (where you act as instructor)
12:30 Lunch
1:00 Rest Hour
2:00 Afternoon Activity Periods (where you act as instructor)
5:30 Dinner
6:00 Large Group Activities
7:00 Cabin Activities
8:30 Campers cleanup for the night
9:00 Evening devotional time with campers
Lights out for campers, depending on age.

 

How much time off do we get?
For new staff, it is a little complicated to explain at first, but once you are here for one session this summer, it will make complete sense. In the simplest terms, you will have one day off per week. These days off a split between fixed weekends between sessions called “changeovers” and a day off to be scheduled during the course of the session. As coverage allows, you will have additional on-camp and off-camp time off opportunities which may vary from session to session.