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Below is a brief overview of available positions. In the Job Postings section, you can find specific details about each position such as arrival dates, a job description and compensation. Each employee must complete the onboarding process and submit necessary hiring documents prior to their arrival date.

Each job has a tailored training curriculum. All employees participate in a comprehensive training program designed by the YMCA Camp Tockwogh Directors before the arrival of campers. Topics include behavior management, daily routines, heath and wellness, emergency procedures, camp tradition and culture, team building activities and much more! All employees are compensated for participation in mandatory trainings. 

We prefer all candidates have some experience with children. Every applicant must be at least 18 years old, completed high school and have one year of higher education or working experience. 

Arrival dates range from May 16, 2022, to June 12, 2022, based on each job's training schedule. 

All applicants must be able to work through August 20, 2022. 

Program/Cabin Counselor: These staff members live in a cabin with another counselor and 6-8 campers and teach a program during the day. Training for all positions is provided on-site during staff training. Many positions fulfill internship requirements - and they're paid!

  • Sailing
  • Waterskiing/Wakeboarding
  • Equestrian
  • Paddle Sports
    • kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding
  • Outdoor Exploration
    • nature, outdoor cooking, astronomy, shelter building, etc.
  • Ropes
    • high ropes, low ropes, climbing wall
  • Athletics
    • archery, soccer, football, tennis, basketball, gaga ball, etc.
  • Fine Arts
    • guitar, cooking, arts & crafts, dance and drama, etc. 
  • Pool
    • lifeguarding, swim instruction
  • Mountain Biking

Leadership Staff:  Each of the following positions oversees a program area and the program area staff or is a specially trained administrative position. These roles are paid a higher salary and usually do not live with campers. Drivers License and 21 years of age preferred. 

  • LIT Director*
  • Wellness Center Assistant 
  • Office Assistant
  • Parent Liaison*
  • Photographer/Social Media Coordinator*
  • Pool Director
  • Ropes Director 
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Outdoor Exploration Director*

-indicates leadership position may live with campers

  • Office Assistant

    Operations
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $368.00 / week

    Our Office Assistant is the voice of Camp Tockwogh! You'll be answering phones and working closely with our year-round Office Manager and Camp Generalist. In addition, you get the coveted role of managing our Camp Store! You'll get to see all the camp swag and goodies before anyone else! (That means you get first dibs on the best hoodies.) The best person for this job is organized and a quick learner. You'll be trained in our operational computer programs and will interact with parents on a regular basis via phone and email. The office is the center of camp - you'll see new faces each and every day! And you'll always know what's going on around camp.

    This job is excellent experience for someone interested in pursuing a career in the professional summer camp industry. 

    • Available June 4, 2022 through August 20, 2022
    • Prior customer service experience preferred
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Exceptional organizational skills 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 
  • Waterski / Wakeboard Counselor

    Waterfront Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    The crown jewel of Camp Tockwogh is our waterfront. We have more than 2 miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay where we introduce our love for watersports to young people. If you love to spend your summers boating and enjoy working with kids, this job is the perfect fit! We provide all the training you'll need to be successful, but previous boat driving and/or waterskiing/wakeboarding experience is preferred. 

    • Available June 8, 2022 through August 20, 2022
    • Preferred boat driving and/or waterskiing/wakeboarding experience
    • Strong swimming skills required to pass lifeguard test
    • Boating course provided
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 
  • Sailing Counselor

    Waterfront Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    The crown jewel of Camp Tockwogh is our waterfront. We have more than 2 miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay where we introduce our love for watersports to young people. You'll teach two groups of kids per day ranging in ability from beginner to advanced, depending on your comfort and skill level. The perfect Sailing Counselor has basic functional knowledge of sailing, experience sailing alone and loves working with kids. They are eager to share their passion with the next generation of sailors!

    • Available June 8, 2022 through August 20, 2022
    • Must have sailing experience
    • Training provided
    • Strong swimming skills required to pass lifeguard test
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 
  • Equestrian Counselor

    Land Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    The first thing you'll see as you pull onto Camp Tockwogh is a long driveway lined with huge, lush, green oak trees. The next thing you'll see is our stable and corrals: home to 11 beautiful horses and our Equestrian Team. Your team will develop a schedule, led by the Equestrian Director, for caring for and maintaining the stables and our herd. You'll build strong friendships with the animals and your coworkers as you share your love for riding with campers. As an Equestrian Counselor, you have the unique opportunity to make a mark on the hearts of our horses and children by facilitating the bonds they will build together, earning their trust and watching them grow and learn together. 

    • Available May 16, 2022 through August 28, 2022
    • Must have English riding experience
    • Teaching/coaching experience preferred
    • Riding curriculum provided 
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 
  • Ropes Counselor

    Land Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    The foundation of our Ropes Program is trust. As a Ropes Counselor, you'll participate in a week of trust building exercises, belay and climbing safety and equipment specification trainings. You'll be pushed out of your comfort zone and soar to new heights with your team! 

    Throughout of the summer, you'll facilitate bonding activities with campers and staff using our state of the art high and low ropes challenge courses and equipment. You'll encourage kids to set goals like reaching the top of the climbing wall or conquering a fear of the zip line. You'll provide support and instruction as they attempt to face challenges and obstacles, both physical and emotional. Best of all, you'll be there to celebrate with them when they succeed!

    • Available June 7, 2022 through August 28, 2022
    • Must not have a fear of heights
    • Belay and ropes certification course provided
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 
  • Athletics / Target Sports Counselor

    Land Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    Are you the type of person who is always trying new things? Do you love to pick up a football on the beach and pass it around with friends? Were you the first person in your group to have a spike ball net? Is your closet filled with mostly athletic wear? 

    If you answered yes to the previous questions, you've come to the right place! Our Athletics Counselors are passionate about being active, love to play like kids and can make any situation fun and exciting. As an Athletics Counselor, you'll be assigned to a number of activities ranging from yoga to archery, football to tennis, axe throwing to gaga ball. You'll play fun games with kids and create opportunities for them to improve their skills and try new things. Each of our Athletics Counselors completes a Target Sports Training Course and receives a certification during Staff Training Week. 

    • Available June 12, 2022 through August 20, 2022
    • Prior experience participating in one or more sport is preferred
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 
  • Paddle Sports Counselor

    Waterfront Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    Kayaks, canoes and paddles, oh my! 

    Our Paddle Sports Staff run a number of waterfront activities on camp including kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and corcling. (If you're not familiar with what a corcl is, give it a quick google). The perfect addition to our Paddle Sports Team will be someone who loves to spend their time on the water, has a knack for playing games, loves to be around kids and is attentive to their needs. You'll challenge your campers to race around buoy courses, hold a yoga pose on a paddle board and work in teams to sink other canoes! 

    • Available June 8, 2022 through August 20, 2022
    • Strong swimming skills required to pass lifeguard test
    • Experience in one or more paddle sport preferred
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 
  • Outdoor Exploration Counselor

    Land Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    For the role of Outdoor Exploration Counselor, we are looking for someone passionate about nature, excited about the environment, knowledgeable in the field of Outdoor Education and just plain FUN! If you like to get your hands dirty, aren't afraid of bugs and snakes, enjoy hiking and want to share your love of the outdoors with young people, then this job may be the perfect way to spend your summer. 

    You'll teach skills like outdoor cooking, shelter building, camouflaging and survival. You'll take campers on adventures through our 300 wooded acres of bay-front property, introducing them to the delicate ecosystems that surround us and you'll build their awareness for their impact on our planet. This role is perfect for an environmental studies, sustainability or outdoor education student and can be used as an internship for many college programs. 

    • Available June 12, 2022 through August 20, 2022
    • Must be passionate about nature and the outdoors
    • Outdoor education or environmental studies students preferred
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

    Land Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    Our ideal Lifeguard/Swim Instructor is someone who loves to swim! You were the kid who was always in line for the slide or diving board, joined the swim team as soon as you could and your hands and feet were semi-permanently pruned by Labor Day Weekend. Your parents wondered if you were part fish and you're happiest when wet! 

    The duties of our Pool Team are pool safety and maintenance, lifeguarding, and swim instruction. You'll be working directly with a team of five staff members, overseen by the Pool Director. You'll divide your time between lifeguarding, supervising the pool deck and providing swim lessons to campers who did not pass their initial swim evaluation - helping improve their swim skills, increase their general water safety and awareness and boost their confidence!

    • Available June 8, 2022 through August 20, 2022
    • Strong swimming skills required to pass lifeguard test
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 
  • Mountain Biking Counselor

    Land Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    You crave adventure, the rush of adrenaline and you have plenty of stories from the trail. You're Camp Tockwogh's next Mountain Biking Counselor. The campers love to listen to the advice you give them as you encourage them to send it on our miles of wooded trails. You've even mapped out a few new ones as you've gotten to know the land. You have a working knowledge of bike mechanics and can make small repairs when needed.

    • Available June 12, 2022 through August 28, 2022
    • Previous mountain biking experience preferred
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
  • Guitar Instructor

    Land Programs
    YMCA Camp Tockwogh
    $350.00 / week

    Are your friends always asking you to play a couple chords for them? Are you excited at the prospect of sharing the joy of music with kids? Can you play the guitar? Perfect. You might just be our next Guitar Instructor!

    Our Fine Arts Team is comprised of a charismatic group of individuals who are constantly finding ways to express their creative spirit to the world around them. We want our campers to be inspired to be authentically themselves and to find their passions while at Camp Tockwogh. If you're the type of person that encourages others to shine bright and has a creative spirit, we want you to be a part of a magical Summer 2022!

    • Available June 12, 2022 through August 20, 2022
    • Able to play the guitar at an intermediate/advanced level
    • A team player
    • Loves to work with young people
    • Prioritizes spending time outdoors 
    • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn 
    • Social and empathetic
    • Safety oriented
    • Has a great sense of humor
    • Models the values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion 

How to Apply

  1. Fill out the application at the link below. If your application meets our requirements, you can expect an email within 3 business days of your submission at the email you provide on your application.
  2. We'll ask you to schedule a video interview. Our interview process is very relaxed, much like the atmosphere at camp. No need to wear a professional outfit! Chances are we'll be dressed casually, too. 
  3. During your interview, we'll want to get to know you to determine if you're a good fit for our program. Be yourself!
  4. After your interview, you can expect to hear from us within a week with a decision to move forward with the hiring process!

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