The Kessel Family are the proud Owners and Directors of Camp Tioga. With over 25 years in camping, they are highly invested in each and every Tioga camper. The Kessel family takes pride in developing personal connections with all Tioga campers, watching them grow and helping them make incredible lifelong memories. All Tioga families have the Kessel’s personal cell phone numbers and they are always available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Camp Director Pauline Jepson has over 30 years of camp experience, including over 15 as a Camp Director. Originally from Manchester, England, Pauline has served on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Camping Association including five years as Vice President.
Our staff is the best hand picked staff in camping. Each staff member goes through a strenuous interview process including one-on-one interviews with the Kessel Family. The Camp Tioga Staff is filled with educators, professional coaches, and most importantly, fantastic people. Tioga pays some of the highest salaries in camping and are proud to maintain a counselor retention of over 65% each year.
In the bunk, we boast a 3-1 camper to counselor ratio with a 2-1 ratio in our younger bunks. Our counselors go through an intense 2-week training process before our campers arrive.