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.
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.
- 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.
- Find testing locations near me
- University of Utah Health
- Intermountain Healthcare
- MountainStar Healthcare
- Steward Health Care
- 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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
- CIT 1
- CIT 2
- Junior Counselor / Junior Wrangler
If you need help finding a testing site or have questions, call Girl Scouts of Utah at 801-265-8472 or email email@example.com .