Staff FAQ’s & Resources

Resources for Hired Staff:

Staff Info Form *must be completed by all staff ASAP

Pick-up Request Form – if you need a transportation from airport/transit center!

Staff Packing List

Staff Swimwear Guidelines

New staff Info PowerPoint

 Join the Staff 2022 Facebook Group! 

What is the policy for COVID-19 and vaccinations?

We require all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including booster). If you are unable to get your vaccines or booster prior to arriving at camp, we will arrange for you to receive them during staff training.

If you test positive for COVID-19 while at camp, we will ask you to quarantine at home (if you live within a day’s drive) or you will be moved to the quarantine cabin (if you are international/out of state).

Is there a dress code? What should I pack?
All staff are required to wear their YMCA Camp Tockwogh staff shirts between breakfast & dinner. We will provide them for you when you arrive. After dinner, you can change into any Tockwogh apparel.

For swimwear, staff in the boys village must wear some kind of short/board short, and staff in the girls village must wear some kind of top. They must be secure, full-coverage, and comfortable – No speedos or small string bikinis. Please see the swimwear guidelines for more info!

A packing list has also been sent to you from the Camp Director. Please see it in the links above! If you have further questions, please reach out directly.

What facilities will I have access to?
Staff have access to:

  • Staff lounge (with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV, movie room, pool table, games, etc.)
  • Laundry room (BYO detergent!)
  • Computer room with internet access
  • Workout room with ellipticals and bench press
  • Phones to call home upon request

What is the weather like at Camp Tockwogh? The weather?
It is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) here on most days in the summer months. On hot days, temperatures can reach  100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), or down to 65 degrees  Fahrenheit (18 Celsius) on colder days. Most days it is humid, with rain once or twice a week.

How will I get paid?
Staff members are paid every two weeks during the course of the summer. International staff members will be paid via pay card. This card can be used like a debit card at ATMs, in stores, or online anywhere Visa is accepted. American staff members will be paid via direct deposit.

View the payroll calendar here

How close to town are we?
We are a 20-minute ride into town where you can go shopping, see a movie or get really good seafood. The Maryland Crab is famous, so our restaurants are packed with crab cakes and crab cracking.

Wilmington, DE and Annapolis, MD are the closest small cities, both about 45 minutes. Larger cities (Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC) are 1.5 to 2 hours away.

Please note that because of our remote location, we have spotty cell phone service.

What is Camp Tockwogh’s address? 
24370 Still Pond Neck Road, Worton, MD 21678

For mail, please request it addressed as follows:


24370 Still Pond Neck Rd

Worton, MD 21678

What is the food like?
Our food is on a two-week schedule during the summer sessions. The head chef and his cooks prepare everything from chicken nuggets and burgers to pancakes, eggs, and french toast. We have Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options at every meal,  and are happy to accommodate any other diets you may require, just let us know so we can plan ahead.

When should we arrive at camp?
Please check your contract. Depending on your position and certifications required at camp, your start date can range from May 16th to June 12th 2022.

International staff arrive two days prior to the start of training so they have a full day to rest after traveling!

Can we drive down early?
Of course! We know it will be a long drive for some of you. You are welcome to come down the night before. Please let us know if you plan to come down early so we can make sure we have housing for you.

What is the normal daily schedule?
7:15 Wake up
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Camp Cleanup
9:15 Cabin Activities
10:15 Morning Activity Periods (where you act as instructor)
12:30 Lunch
1:00 Rest Hour
2:00 Afternoon Activity Periods (where you act as instructor)
5:30 Dinner
6:00 Large Group Activities
7:00 Cabin Activities
8:00 Shower Hour
9:00 Evening devotional time with campers
9:30-10:30 Lights out for campers, depending on age.

How much time off do we get?
For new staff, it is a little complicated to explain at first, but once you are here for one session this summer, it will make complete sense. In the simplest terms, you will have one at least day off per week. These days off a split between fixed weekends between sessions called “changeovers” (~38 hours off) and a day off (~24 hours off) to be scheduled during the course of the session. As coverage allows, you will have additional on-camp and off-camp time off opportunities which may vary from session to session. These can include the hour after dinner, a “10-12” in the evenings (10pm-midnight), and/or an evening off (6pm-midnight).