Retreat & Rental FAQs

Did you know Camp Tockwogh is open year-round?

Group Retreats – Tockwogh is the perfect setting for your group retreat (family reunions, church groups, community groups, universities, etc.). Stay overnight or just take a day trip! Customize your visit with options for rustic or upgraded lodging, meals in the Dining Hall, and a wide range of camp activities.

School Trips – Visit Tockwogh for a day field trip or overnight during the week. Our teambuilding lessons, challenge course, and recreational programs are perfect for 5th – 12 graders. All-inclusive lodging, meal, and activity package is available. Let us help you plan your visit!

Cabin Rentals Looking for a family or small group camping experience? Rent one of our winterized cabins November-March. Nightly rates are available. Meals and activities are not provided by camp. Groups are welcome to cook their own food over the fire or camp stove and enjoy hiking, fishing, playing sports, and relaxing!

Family Camps & Other Programs – Check our event calendar to see what events we have planned! These include our fall family camp, service weekend, alumni anniversary celebrations, and more!


What will the schedule be like? arrow_circle_down

Schedules depend on group type, what activities you choose, and what is planned by your group leader. See below for some example schedules

Weekend Retreat Group w/ activities & meals

School Group – Overnight

School Group – Day Trip

Cabin rentals – The schedule is up to you! Check-in after 3pm, Check out by noon!

Is bedding provided? arrow_circle_down

Guests are required to bring their own bedding and linens. All Tockwogh beds are regular twin size. We recommend bringing sheets, a pillow and pillowcase, and a blanket or sleeping bag for cooler temperatures at night.

Will food be provided and do you accommodate dietary needs? Am I able to bring and store my own food? arrow_circle_down

If your group has chosen a package that includes meals, you will be eating with us in the Dining Hall. Meals at camp are standard family-friendly food. For example, a daily menu could consist of eggs and bacon for breakfast, pizza for lunch, and baked chicken, roasted potatoes, and a vegetable for dinner. There is a breakfast bar with fruit, yogurt, bagels, and cereal at breakfast and a salad bar at lunch and dinner. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will also be available throughout your stay.

We can accommodate most dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and food allergies. Be sure to report any dietary restrictions to group leaders so that we can accommodate you!

You can bring your own food. We are happy to arrange for it to be stored in the camp kitchen or provide ice for coolers.

For facility rentals – If you are solely renting a cabin or lodge, you will not have access to the Dining Hall. The Conference Center has a full-sized refrigerator, and the Stewart Lodge has a mini-fridge. No fridge is available in the Cottages. We recommended bringing coolers for any cooling needs.

What activities are offered? Are there any age requirements for activities? arrow_circle_down

All groups and families have access to our hiking trails, athletic fields, sports equipment, disc golf course, and beachfront.

Camp staff-led activities are added by group leaders at the time of booking. You can view available activities here.

Axe throwing, our team building/low ropes course and high ropes courses are recommended for ages 11 and up. All other activities (climbing wall, archery, canoeing, boat rides, arts & crafts) do not have age requirements, but children may require adult assistance to participate.

What should I bring to camp? arrow_circle_down

We recommend bringing seasonally appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty! Evenings in the spring and fall can be cool so always bring a sweatshirt or fleece. We have a large property with lots of trails, so be sure to bring a good pair of walking shoes.

Other recommend Items:
Bedding, towels, toiletries, flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen, camping chair, a first aid kit, shower shoes, and snacks! Bikes are allowed at camp and are a great way to get around the property.

Do not bring:
Expensive clothes or electronics, fireworks, drugs/alcohol, weapons, and animals/pets (other than service animals).

Is there Wi-Fi available? Is the cell service good? arrow_circle_down

Wi-Fi is available in the Dining Hall and Camp Office. Housing accommodations do not have Wi-Fi. What a great opportunity to disconnect!

Cell phone service at camp is spotty depending on your exact location and service provider. In the event of an emergency, we have landlines available and radios to contact on-duty camp staff.

What is the lodging like at Camp? arrow_circle_down

There are multiple lodging options available. Check in with your group leader to find out which one your group chose. View the lodging options here.

Upgraded housing (Conference Center, Stewart Lodge, and Cottages) are heated and have ensuite bathrooms.

Rustic cabins are the real camp experience! They have electricity, but no AC or heat and share washhouses located right outside of the cabins.

Do Tockwogh Staff or adults/chaperones provide supervision? Is there a requirement for a number of adults to attend? arrow_circle_down

School trips: Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the supervision of the campers so the Tockwogh staff are able to focus on providing top-notch programming. We are trained in behavior management so can help when needed, but discipline will fall on the group leaders. We recommend a minimum of 1 chaperone per 8-12 kids (depending on age).

For family or mixed generational groups, we require children under 12 to be accompanied at all times by an adult. For some family programs, Tockwogh staff can provide “KidZone” childcare upon request.

Do you provide firewood? arrow_circle_down

We will provide firewood to groups upon request. Be sure to request firewood prior to your stay. No ground fires allowed – every fire must be in a campfire ring or raised fire-pit.

Do you provide ice? arrow_circle_down

Bags of ice can be picked up from the Dining Hall. Ask your camp host where to find it.

What are the healthcare policies? arrow_circle_down

Group members are responsible for their own healthcare. Tockwogh staff are not allowed to provide over-the-counter medications to guests, so please bring your own if needed. We require each group/family to have a vehicle on site in the event that transportation is needed for healthcare.

Tockwogh staff are trained in first aid and CPR in the event of an emergency. If you need first-aid assistance while at camp please let us know. We have emergency procedures in place if a situation requires 911 be called. The closest hospital with an emergency room is 20 minutes away (University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Chestertown). There is also an urgent care for less serious injuries in Chestertown (Eastern Shore Urgent Care).

Are the buildings and grounds wheelchair accessible? arrow_circle_down

The Dining Hall, Conference Center and a few rustic cabins are wheelchair accessible. The roads around camp are mainly gravel or dirt paths. If you or any one in your group needs assistance getting around camp you are welcomed to drive your car or request a ride from camp staff.

Is fishing or hunting allowed on site? arrow_circle_down

Fishing is allowed with proper Maryland DNR license for anyone over 16 years old.

Hunting is not allowed onsite.

What is the group booking process like? arrow_circle_down

If you are interested in booking a school trip or retreat, reach out to us for more information.

Once you decide to book, we will send you a contract. This contract is due back with a 10% deposit within two weeks.

Two weeks before the retreat, we will confirm your retreat schedule, group numbers, lodging, special requests, and any dietary restrictions. Payment is due by the end of your retreat unless otherwise approved. Our office accepts creditcard, check, or cash payments.

For facility rentals– Payment will be charged to the card on file the day prior to your arrival, or through booking site (HipCamp/Airbnb).

What are you group rental policies? arrow_circle_down

See our program planning guide here for more information. Or view the facility use agreement here.