Elizabeth Staib King – Executive Director
I first came to camp after 4th grade. In camp terms, I was a first-year Navajo. My second year at camp was the summer Cherokee Beach, our younger campers’ waterfront, was built. In 1992 I was a CIT, in ’93 a Junior Counselor, a counselor in ’94, Chickasaw Village Chief in ’95 (that is when I met my husband Regan), Assistant Cherokee Beach Director in ’96 and Head Counselor in ’97. I also came back for one session in 1998 and worked Summer’s End Family Camp. I began my year-round employment in 2000 when I was hired as one of the Assistant Resident Camp Directors. I left in 2003 to work at other YMCA Camps and happily returned to Tockwogh, the place of my first camp experience, in 2008 as the Executive Director.
I now have the pleasure to oversee all camp operations. My years as a camper and various staff positions has certainly helped provide me with the experience necessary to perform this task. I work closely with the Board of Directors to create our vision as an organization and ensure the future success of camp.
What Are Some Of Your Hobbies?
I enjoy going on walks around camp with my family – husband Regan, dog Jack, and my 2 year old daughter Isabel. I also love cooking for friends and family. You could say that it is in my blood as my father is Walter Staib, chef and restaurant owner. My guilty pleasure is watching the Today Show. I think Matt Lauer is the best thing since sliced bread. I get to recap daily episodes with Amy White one of our Program Directors.
What Do You Like Most About Camp?
I love hearing kids laughing and having a good time outside my home and office. I also love the morning dew on the fields, and the smell of the bay in the morning, and how your beach towel never really dries.