Campers will sail the Bay while learning how to master basic courses and fine-tune their techniques. They may also be given the opportunity to race around full courses.
When skiing or wakeboarding, campers will take a short trip by boat to Still Pond Creek, a protected body of water with excellent conditions. This is an exclusive opportunity is only available Tickwogh campers.
Campers will also have their choice of paddlesports during their evening activity period.
Does my camper need prior Waterskiing or Sailing expereince? arrow_circle_down
No! All we ask is that your camper is a capable swimmer, comfortable in open water and that they have the desire to learn and grow in both sailing and waterskiing/wakeboarding.
CAN MY CAMPER BRING THEIR PHONE TO TICKWOGH? arrow_circle_down
No. In order to provide a meaningful overnight camp experience, cell phones and devices that connect to a cellular network are not permitted at Tickwogh or Tockwogh. Please ensure your camper does not have their phone or any other cellular device in their possession upon check-In.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ONLY PARTICIPATE IN ONLY ONE DISCIPLINE? MY CAMPER ONLY WANTS TO WATERSKI. arrow_circle_down
Due to scheduling and equipment restrictions, campers must participate in both waterski/wakeboarding and sailing during their time at camp. All campers will also participate in a paddlesports challenge. If there is a safety or health concern that you feel may restrict your camper’s ability to participate in one or more activities, please reach out to the camp office to discuss.
DOES MY CAMPER NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT? arrow_circle_down
We provide all necessary equipment for your camper. If your camper has their own water skis, wakeboard, life jacket or other personal equipment, they are welcome to bring it. Loss of or damage to personal equipment is not the responsibility of YMCA Camp Tockwogh.
What types of boats are used in this program? arrow_circle_down
Sailing: Tickwogh primarily uses Laser Performance Sail Boats, a world class racing dinghy. Advanced sailers will have access to Flying Scots, Optis and Sunfish to accommodate a range of ability levels. Instructors will choose the boat based on the level and needs of the camper.
Waterskiing and wakeboarding: YMCA Camp Tockwogh has a fleet of Boston Whaler 170 Super Sports with 90 horsepower engines fitted with waterskiing and wakeboarding towers.
IF MY CAMPER IS SIGNED UP FOR TWO SESSIONS, CAN THEY STAY BETWEEN SESSIONS? arrow_circle_down
If your camper is signed up for 2A and 2B, 3A and 3B or 4A and 4B they are able to stay at camp between A & B sessions with the same number. If your camper is signed up for sessions with two different numbers, we are unable to accommodate your child between sessions.
The Tickwogh team is made up of 5 staff members - one Tickwogh director, two sail instructors, and two waterski/wakeboarding instructors. Each staff member is an open-water certified Lifeguard and licensed motorboat operator. Tickwogh staff are some of Tockwogh’s most talented athletes and experienced staff members! Most have professional, college or international competition experience in their sport. You will be introduced to your camper’s instructors before the session begins via email.