All Souls Church Weekend on the Bay
May 31–June 2, 2019
Kick off your summer with a multigenerational group of All Souls in a relaxing, fun-filled weekend of community building and worship on the shores of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
New this year: Housing will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with a flat rate for all accommodations. So sign up early!
Ride-sharing sign-up (go green and start building community on the ride to WOB; email WOBAllSouls@gmail.com for info)
Join us for Weekend on the Bay, All Souls' annual retreat at the Chesapeake. Get to know your fellow congregants in an entirely new context.
Come share worship, meals, campfires, board games, yoga, communal song, storytelling, meditation, origami, tie dying. Learn to build a solar cooker and help design a Weekend on the Bay medallion.
Use the registration link above.
Fun for all ages!
About Camp Tockwogh
Camp Tockwogh is a YMCA camp on 309 well-preserved acres spread over a mile and a half of Chesapeake Bay shoreline. It is about two hours from DC. It offers lots of room for kids to run, explore, and play; for adults to relax, learn, and reflect - and for everyone to have fun!
What happens during the weekend?
Friday: Late afternoon settling in and gathering together, pizza dinner, evening vespers service, and singing around a bonfire with s’mores.
Saturday: Morning and afternoon workshops, free time, games and activities, evening talent show, and dance party. Hiking trails, swimming in the pool or Bay, lounging or hiking on the beach. Time to curl up with your journal, sketchpad or a book...and to deepen your friendships within the All Souls community!
Sunday: Morning worship service with Rev. Rob, plus all Camp Tockwogh activities (pool, climbing wall, archery, etc.) will be open. Hugs and goodbyes.
What is included in the cost?
All sorts of activities! Splash in the swimming pool or swim in the Bay. Play Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, gaga ball, or soccer. Practice archery, play disc golf, or throw horseshoes. Attend workshops led by your fellow All Souls campers, or offer your own! Hike, bike (bring your own), and explore over 300 acres of woods, fields, ponds, and shoreline.
Meals: Four meals included: Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast.
Lodging: Five different lodging options are available; details below. For day-trippers and those who choose to sleep elsewhere, we have an “off-siters” option. (Historic Chestertown, MD is a 30-minute drive from camp.)
Registration will open at 12:01 AM on Friday, Febrary 15. Registration closes on Sunday, May 19. Please note that no refunds may be given after Sunday, May 19, without special permission from clergy.
Are there additional fees?
Childcare will be available for younger children (under 5) on Saturday morning for $5 per child.
Accommodation options and costs
Camp Tockwogh’s accommodations are casual and rustic. (You may find some cobwebs!) Since beds feature simple foam mattresses, some campers supplement by bringing “egg carton” or similar camp padding for extra comfort. All on-site options require you to bring your own bed linens (sheets, blankets, and pillows).
Several types of accommodations are available; see below for descriptions and pricing. Most camp housing is shared. Pay-what-you-can "camperships" are available. View pictures of the camp here.
New this year: Flat rate for all accomodations (first-come, first-served)
$175/adult (18 and older)
$50/child (3 - 17)
Free (2 and younger)
After March 31, the flat fees will be $200/adult and $50/child.
Off-siters (day-trippers and those staying offsite): $120/adult
Tent sites (campers bring their own tents)
You choose your own spot (within certain guidelines). The tent camping area is conveniently located near the swimming pool and Sharp Dining Hall. Bathroom/shower house nearby.
Each cabin has 8-12 single bunk beds, with most having a partition dividing the cabin into two rooms. Cabins are roughhewn and unheated, but do have electricity and mattresses. Cabins are usually shared, and you may request specific cabinmates on the registration form (they must also be registered). Most of the cabins are detached, making them relatively quiet; however, noise does travel through the cabins. They're conveniently located near the swimming pool and Sharp Dining Hall. Use bathroom/shower house.
Stewart Lodge has five dormitory rooms, a living room, and four porches. Dorm rooms are separate, but not entirely private (partitions provide privacy but do not shield against noise). Dorm rooms have shared bathrooms with two toilets, two sinks, and two showers. Dormitory rooms are shared and lodging is reserved by bed. Please indicate any sharing preferences on the registration form. Stewart is second farthest from the dining hall.
The Tickwogh Conference Center
The Conference Center is air-conditioned and accessible with no steps or level changes on the main floor. It features a cozy wood-paneled great room (lovely hardwood interior magnifies noise) and has six bedrooms, each with three single beds plus one or two bunk beds and an adjoining private or semi-private bathroom (some shared with the room next door) with two sinks, two showers, and one toilet. Please indicate any room-sharing preferences on the registration form. Doors open onto the wraparound porch (on the main floor) or to the meadow (downstairs). Tickwogh is the prettiest and plushest of the housing options with semi-private baths, heating, and AC. The Conference Center is farthest from the dining hall. .
Cottages feature a front porch, a small living room with fireplace, and three bedrooms. All bedrooms have three single beds, a private bathroom, and a shower. Each cottage also has one or two stowaway cots. Please coordinate with your cottage mates if you plan to have more than three people in your room since the number of extra cots is limited. There is a maximum of five campers per cottage bedroom.Cottages are detached and relatively quiet, but noise travels through the cottage.
For updates, please send an email with the subject “subscribe” to WOBallsouls@gmail.com and we’ll keep you posted!