What will our summer look like?
We don’t know for sure what the world will look like in Summer 2021, but we do know Camp Tockwogh will be open and be running safely! Although things may look a little different, we are excited to provide a fun-filled, exciting summer for all our campers!
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. Lunch will be delivered to each cabin every day. 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. 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!