What will our summer look like?
As we plan for 2021, we are dedicated to creating a safe place where campers and staff remain healthy while enjoying the magic of Tockwogh. We are taking necessary steps to ensure a safe experience for everyone including daily health screenings, reduced capacity, cabins becoming cohorts and traveling to and from meals and activities together, masks when required, and more.
Over the coming months, we will continue to follow CDC and Maryland State and County Health Department updates and will adjust our safety protocols as our understanding of COVID and its prevention evolves. One thing is clear – kids need camp more than ever. We have missed our camp Tockwogh family and can’t wait to see them again in Summer 2021.
We have reduced capacity to 80% in all villages and programs to allow each camper and staff ample space. Each cabin cohort will move together to meals and activities. 2-3 cabins will pair up to become an “Ohana” and participate in the top Tockwogh activities each week they are at camp.
As a group, cohorts will participate in the top 15 Camp Tockwogh activities (click here for a full list). Cabins will also choose 10 additional activities per week ensuring all campers have the opportunity to experience all Camp Tockwogh has to offer.
Additionally, campers will participate in a village or socially-distant camp-wide activity each day.
Mealtimes will be staggered for both breakfast and dinner ensuring only half the camp eats at one time. Tents will be set up outside of the dining hall to provide ample space for campers to remain socially distant. Our chef and kitchen staff have been trained on COVID-related food safety measures.
Upon arrival, campers and staff will be required to provide a negative molecular, or RT-PCR COVID test, taken within 72 hours of camp arrival, and will participate in a mandatory health screening (Fully vaccinated campers do not need to come to camp with a negative Covid test). For the remainder of their session, each camper and staff member will participate in daily temperature and symptom checks. Any camper or staff showing symptoms will be isolated and tested for Covid-19.
Cleaning & Sanitizing
Sanitation stations will be set up in each cabin as well as in various shared areas throughout the camp. Mandatory handwashing guidelines will be set and followed by all campers and staff. Additionally, we have enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols which will be strictly followed throughout the summer.
All high-touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected regularly each day. Between sessions, camp will undergo a thorough cleaning and sanitizing process.
Camp Tockwogh Staff
Our staff missed camp in 2020 as much as the campers did! They will be happy to do what they can to make camp happen and maintain a safe environment for everyone. Staff will participate in a three-week-long training designed to teach them how to maintain a safe camp environment while having fun!
- Record temperature and check for symptoms 14 days before camp.
- Engage in a 2-week prearrival quarantine that includes physical distancing, mask-wearing when not at home, avoiding unnecessary travel, and refraining from indoor social gatherings with people outside of your households.
*fully vaccinated campers do not need to complete pre-camp COVID measures.
Prior to camp, parents will be sent an email with a one-hour time slot in which they are to arrive. Check-ins will run from 12 pm – 1 pm, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm and 3 pm – 4 pm. Be sure to arrive within your assigned time slot.
Mini Camp: Wednesday, June 23 *10 am – 12 pm
Session 1: Sunday, June 27
Session 2: Monday, July 5
Session 3: Sunday, July 18
Session 4: Sunday, August 1
Session 5: Sunday, July 15
Tickwogh Watersports Camp “B” sessions will receive additional information on their check-in times via email.
Check-in day will be “Kiss and Go” style. Parents will remain in the car during the entire check-in process and should wear a mask when interacting with camp staff. Camp staff will help your camper unload their things and unpack. Medication drop-off will be a drive-thru at the Dining Hall this year.
- Say your longer goodbyes at home ahead of time
- Make sure to pack and label all belongings, leaving no loose items
- Pack your car in a way that will make it easy for staff to help unload and re-load camper belongings to the cabin
When arriving at the front gate, camp staff will collect one of the following:
- Copy of Negative RT-PCR COVID test taken within the last 72 hours
- Copy of Vaccination card
- Copy Doctor’s note stating your camper has had COVID in the last 3 months but is no longer required to quarantine
Camp staff will check your camper’s temperature and ask health screening questions. Any camper with a 100.4 fever or above or who answers yes to any questions will not be allowed to attend camp.
Please stay home if the following apply to you or your camper:
- Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea within the past 48 hours
- Unvaccinated campers: Contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days
- Unvaccinated campers: Contact with anyone who currently has any of the symptoms above or is suspected to possibly have COVID
Check out will run from 4 pm to 7 pm on
- Mini Camp: Friday, June 25 * 4 pm – 6 pm
- Session 1: Friday, July 2
- Session 2: Friday, July 16
- Session 3: Friday, July 30
- Session 4: Friday, August 13
- Session 5: Friday, August 20
Upon arrival, parents will proceed directly to their camper’s cabin. At the cabin, you will be required to show photo ID. Please remain in your car. Camp staff will help pack up all your camper’s belongings! Medications can be picked up at the front gate.
If you will be picking your camper up before 4 pm on check-out day, please note it on your pick-up form at check-in or email camp at email@example.com. All early pick-ups will check in with the staff at the front gate.