Keeping Campers Safe
Anyone who attends camp must have a negative COVID-19 test administered less than 14 days prior to the start of the first day of camp.
Our camp safety teams are working within State and ACA guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our staff and campers. We understand that local areas’ guidelines may vary between areas and may change over time. We have set ourselves to higher standards to ensure the safety of the girls, so they can participate freely in all aspects of camp. Our priority is keeping campers safe and not closing camp this summer due to COVID-19. Our teams have been meeting continuously for months, researching guidelines, recommendations, and our licensing requirements.
COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Additional testing sites may be available in your area. Contact your health care provider or your state or local public health department for more information.
Texas No-cost testing is available at local health centers and select pharmacies. Find a health center near you. Please call ahead to make an appointment, if required by the location.
- CVS Health
- Local independent pharmacies (Health Mart , eTrueNorth , and TOPCO )
- Walmart (Quest Diagnostics)
For additional information specific to testing in Texas:
What happens if someone at camp is diagnosed with COVID-19?
Once at camp, if a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19, that individual's parents will be contacted to pick up the camper immediately. Any camper that has been within the infected individual's pod will have her camp session come to an end. Parents will be contacted to pick up their children immediately. The infected pod will be separated from the rest of the camp. Refunds will be pro-rated.
If a staff member or camper has received the vaccine, is that staff member or camper still tested for COVID-19?
Yes. Every staff member and camper, whether vaccinated or not, will be tested to ensure the safety of all at camp.
Will masks/face coverings be required at camp?
Yes. Face coverings (covering both the mouth and nose) will be required per our Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains COVID-19 policies.
What guidelines are Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains following when creating camp procedures around COVID-19? Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains camps are accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). Through our camp accreditation and GSUSA, we are required to follow ACA guidelines for all summer camps. The full field guide for camps can be found on the ACA website.