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In Utah’s stunning, natural environment, girls develop a strong sense of self, gain practical life skills, become resourceful problem solvers, and cultivate healthy relationships by living and working together.

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Camp & COVID-19

The safety of our Girl Scouts, volunteers, and staff is the highest priority for Girl Scouts of Utah. 

Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), and the American Camp Association (ACA), we have made changes to camp operations for summer 2021, the biggest of which are described below. Though this looks different than a typical summer, the purpose and outcome of camp will be the same. We are committed to providing a summer camp experience that is truly a building block in the development of girls into successful and resourceful young women. In this outdoor setting, girls develop a strong sense of self, gain practical life skills, become resourceful problem solvers, and cultivate healthy relationships by living and working together.

The protocols listed below are designed to give families a general idea of camp operations this summer and are subject to change. We will continue to monitor this very fluid situation and make updates regularly.

Required COVID-19 Testing

Updated 7/21/2021

Girl Scouts of Utah is requiring COVID-19 testing for all campers and staff. Please note that our testing protocols have changed effective July 21, 2021. This information is different from the initial information we shared in April, as well as the information we had previously shared leading up to this date. Fortunately, COVID-19 PCR tests are now widely available, making our new testing protocols possible. All camp operations this summer are subject to change due to the very fluid situation with COVID-19. 

TESTING REQUIREMENTS (Updated 7/21/21)

- Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases with the delta variant and after consulting with our medical advisor, we have made the decision that all camp participants need to submit a negative PCR test before going to camp, regardless of vaccination status. We know this is a change and we appreciate your patience as we work to ensure a safe environment for our campers and staff. 

TESTING SITES

- It is up to campers and families to find a testing site and secure an appointment if appointments are required.

- There are many testing options in Utah, including sites operated by healthcare providers, private labs, and TestUtah. 

- For more information on how to access testing from the major healthcare providers and how to make your experience as smooth as possible, click on the links below.

- Many testing sites are free. If you opt to pay for a test, you are responsible for any testing fees. GSU will not reimburse for testing fees.

- If you live outside of Utah, you will need to research testing sites in your state.

- If you need help finding a testing site, call Girl Scouts of Utah at 801-265-8472.

TIMELINE
In order to get results in time to attend camp, tests must be completed on the following timeline. All times listed are Mountain Daylight Time.

For camp programs starting on MONDAY:

  • Complete test THURSDAY between 6:00 a.m. – noon in the week prior to camp.
  • Upload test results or proof of vaccination by SUNDAY at 5:00 p.m.

For camp programs starting on WEDNESDAY:

  • Complete test SATURDAY between 6:00 a.m. – noon in the week prior to camp.
  •  Upload test results or proof of vaccination by TUESDAY at 5:00 p.m.

- Testing must follow this timeline. We will not accept tests that were processed early. If your only option is to take the test late, please still do so but with the understanding that you will not be allowed at camp until we have your negative test results. If that leads to a late check in, you will need to make arrangements with the camp director.

- Camp sessions are full. If you do not follow the testing timeline and do not have your test results in time, we will not be able to move you to another camp session because our programs are full with a waitlist.

TEST RESULTS

- If your PCR test result is INCONCLUSIVE, you will need to test again until you have a positive or negative result.

- If your PCR test result is POSITIVE, call Girl Scouts of Utah at 801-265-8472 or email info@gsutah.org. We will work with you directly to issue a full refund for your camp registration.

- If your PCR test result is NEGATIVE or if you have a COVID-19 vaccination card, upload your documentation to UltraCamp.

  • Visit the Document Center in UltraCamp.
  • Click on either “COVID-19 PCR Test Result” or “COVID-19 Vaccination Card.”
  • Follow the prompts, including uploading your document.
  • After your document is processed, you will receive a notification from UltraCamp.
  • Note: There is a delay between when you upload the document and when you will receive the notification. Only upload the document one time.
  • Keep a copy of your test result or vaccination card and bring it with you to camp as a backup. This copy needs to be a screenshot or a paper copy, not a link or email that will require internet.

POST-TEST REQUIREMENTS
After taking the test, our expectation is for campers to quarantine within their household. If campers need to go out in public, they must wear masks and maintain physical distance from people outside their household.

TESTING DURING CAMP
- Camp staff who are not vaccinated will be tested regularly throughout the camp season.

- Campers will be tested at camp if they show symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have not been vaccinated and are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 person. 

- For campers who are attending GSU camp sessions back-to-back, and who are not vaccinated, we will test them at camp for the following week.

- Non-vaccinated participants in multi-week programs will be routinely tested each Thursday with staff:

  • Camp Champions
  • LIT
  • CIT 1
  • WIT
  • CIT 2
  • Junior Counselor / Junior Wrangler

QUESTIONS
If you need help finding a testing site or have questions, call Girl Scouts of Utah at 801-265-8472 or email info@gsutah.org

Health Screening

Updated 5/26/2021

Prior to arriving at camp, campers and staff will be required to complete a daily health screening. This screening will ask you to take your camper’s temperature, as well as track and monitor for symptoms.

  • Print this form and begin tracking symptoms 5 days before check in.
  • This form is to be completed and brought to check-in day.
  • Families are responsible for completing SIDE 1 only.
  • Questions about this form can be directed to our Customer Care team at info@gsutah.org or 801-265-8472.

Campers and staff will be screened again upon arrival at camp. Anyone with symptoms will not be able to stay at camp.

During camp, campers and staff will be screened for fever and other symptoms daily. Any person with symptoms will be isolated and sent home.

Dates by Session for Testing and Health Screens

For required COVID testing, please refer to the table below for important dates. Test results or vaccination cards must be uploaded to UltraCamp by 5:00 p.m. on the date listed. 

Session Start Date Begin Health Screen PCR COVID-19 Test Date Due Date for Test Results/Vaccination Card
6/21/2021 6/16/2021 6/17/2021 6/20/2021
6/23/2021 6/18/2021 6/19/2021 6/22/2021
6/28/2021 6/23/2021 6/24/2021 6/27/2021
6/30/2021 6/25/2021 6/26/2021 6/29/2021
7/2/2021 6/27/2021 6/28/2021 7/1/2021
7/5/2021 6/30/2021 6/30/2021 7/4/2021
7/7/2021 7/2/2021 7/2/2021 7/6/2021
7/12/2021 7/7/2021 7/8/2021 7/11/2021
7/14/2021 7/9/2021 7/10/2021 7/13/2021
7/19/2021 7/14/2021 7/15/2021 7/18/2021
7/26/2021 7/21/2021 7/22/2021 7/25/2021
8/2/2021 7/28/2021 7/29/2021 8/1/2021
8/9/2021 8/4/2021 8/5/2021 8/8/2021
Pods

Campers will be grouped into small pods while at camp. Depending on age level, a pod might consist of 10 to 17 campers and will have their own dedicated counselors. This group will spend their time at camp together, sleep in assigned tents or cabins together, have meals together, and do all activities together. Those not part of the pod will not be permitted inside of a pod’s living space. Exceptions may be made if there is a medical need within the unit that the Health Supervisor or Camp Director needs to attend to, or if additional staff are needed to assist campers and counselors. This allows us to limit exposure to smaller groups and account for reliable contact tracing.

Masks

Instances when campers and staff will be required to wear masks:

  • During check-in
  • When indoors
  • When with anyone not in their pod within a 6-foot radius

Instances when campers and staff will not be required to wear masks:

  • When outdoors with their pod
  • While actively eating (but they must wear masks when entering and moving around the dining hall)
  • If they are outdoors and able to maintain at least 6-foot distance at all times from campers in other pods
  • When actively exercising or involved in sports (hiking, climbing, waterfront, high ropes, active games, etc.)
  • When actively practicing fire building
  • When showering
  • While sleeping
  • If life-saving medical care is necessary

Campers should bring at least two masks for each day they are at camp, along with two bags for mask storage; one bag marked “clean masks” and one marked “dirty masks.”

How to Select a Mask:

When selecting a mask, there are many choices. Here are some do’s, don’ts, as well as face coverings that are not accepted.

DO choose masks that:

  • Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
  • Completely cover your nose and mouth
  • Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps
  • Have a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out the top of the mask

DON’T choose masks that:

  • Are made of fabric that makes it hard to breathe, for example, vinyl
  • Have exhalation valves or vents which allow virus particles to escape
  • Are prioritized for healthcare workers, including N95 respirators

The following are not accepted as appropriate face coverings:

  • Neck gaiters (a sleeve of fabric meant to protect your neck and face from the sun and/or cold conditions, like when snowboarding) are not considered appropriate face coverings for Girl Scout camp or gatherings
  • Face shields are not recommended or accepted as their effectiveness is still unknown
Physical Distancing

Campers and staff will be expected to maintain a 6-foot distance from other people at camp when interacting with anyone outside their pod. The following exceptions may be made, only when all campers and staff are wearing masks:

  • When it is necessary for staff to help campers in program areas such as horseback riding, climbing, waterfront, etc.
  • When necessary to give medical care.
Check-In & Check-Out

We are implementing drive-through check-in and check-out. Campers will receive a health check at their vehicle and families will not be permitted inside camper living spaces. We ask that you limit passengers in each car to only members of your household. Everyone in the car will need to wear a mask in their vehicle while on camp property.

For Troop Camping only, troops are welcome to carpool following all requirements listed on our COVID-19 page.

Activities

We will limit the amount of activities that are held inside, including meals. Activities will be held outdoors whenever possible. In the event that indoor activities are required (like in the case of inclement weather), every effort will be made for those activities to be held in a pod’s unit. 

Large group activities where the entire population of camp is gathered in one place and intermingled will look different this summer. Traditional large group activities will be limited and/or modified so that each pod can participate at the same time while socially distanced from other pods.

Meals

We will limit the number of people in the dining hall at one time. To accommodate this, meals will be served in shifts and will be eaten outdoors, weather permitting.  

Cleaning & Sanitizing

In addition to our already robust cleaning program, we will add additional cleaning steps. Cabins, indoor facilities (bathrooms, classrooms, activity spaces) will be sanitized several times per day. Campers will also be required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer between activities. We will have hand sanitizer available and we also ask campers to bring their own hand sanitizer to carry with them during camp.


Summer Camp Sessions
Resident Camp Sessions

Summer resident camp is close to being 100% full. Use the links below to see which camps have openings, a wait list, or are closed for registration.

Entering Grades 1-3

Entering Grades 1-5 (Big Sis, Lil Sis only)

Entering Grades 4-6 (Skillz and Thrillz only)

Entering Grades 4-5

Entering Grades 6-12

Leadership Camps (LIT, CIT, WIT, JC/JW)

Family Camp & Open Houses

Camp Open Houses
Update 4/12/21 - We are not able to hold camp open houses as planned, due to the COVID precautions that we are implementing for summer camp, and we made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person open houses. 

Family Camps
Family camp is no longer available for registration.

Minicamps

We are excited that you are interested in our minicamp programs (pages 34-37 in the Camp Catalog) taking place in August and September. Registration to Introduction to Horses is now open; information is available on our Minicamps page.

Some of these programs are NOT open for registration at this time. Please enter your email on this form to let us know that you are interested. Once we have more information on when registration will open and our COVID-19 guidelines for these programs we will contact you.


Summer Camp Certificates
Camp Cloud Rim

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Big Momma Hike
Polar Bear Plunge
Rock Climbing
Sailing

 

Trefoil Ranch

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Archery
Hatchet Throwing
High Ropes
Saddle Club

 

Registration Support: Call 801-265-8472 or email info@gsutah.org
Program Support: info@gsutah.org
24 Hour Emergency Line: 801-483-3413

 

American Camp Association

Girl Scout of Utah Camps are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and meet its high standards for program design and activities, site and food service, transportation, health and wellness, operation management, and human resources.