Lost Coast Camp 2021 COVID-16 Safety Policies

This summer, Lost Coast Camp will be running differently due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are happy to say that we will be running, just with new policies and practices. Below is a list of policies and changes made for this summer to keep everyone attending safe. All our staff and campers 12 and up will be encouraged to be vaccinated. Masking regulations and social distancing will be one of our top safety policies. Please note that policies may change with the changing tides that come with the COVID-19 pandemic. Unless an unlikely shift occurs in COVID-19 transmission rates in Humboldt, LCC will be permitted to operate this summer.


We are encouraged by reports of increased vaccine availability and the dramatic drop in COVID-19 transmission rates across California. We are optimistic that these trends will continue and will lead to ease restrictions and a return to more normalcy for all. Our US summer camp staff will be fully vaccinated before camp starts.


If your camper is fully vaccinated they do not have to be tested before coming to camp. 



Cabin groups (6 campers with 2 counselors) live and eat together in a bubble. They will not be required to wear masks while eating, sleeping, and being with their own bubble. When campers will be within 6 feet of campers and staff outside of their bubble, they will be required to wear masks.




We are requiring all unvaccinated campers and staff to provide us with one negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arriving at camp. We also will require that campers and their families use appropriate COVID-19 precautions in the 14 days prior to camp. 


If your camper is fully vaccinated they do not have to be tested before coming to camp. 



If the State of California OR Humboldt County does not allow us to operate this summer, we will refund all tuition paid or rollover your camper’s registration to the same session in 2022, as we did last year. If a child needs to depart camp early because of a positive COVID-19 test or because of a mandatory quarantine order, a prorated refund of tuition will be made.


If you have any concerns about your child attending camp this summer because of underlying health issues in your child or home, or because you don’t agree with possible changes we may need to make to our program, we urge you to consider postponing your child’s attendance at LCC until 2022. We have always appreciated the loyalty, cooperation, support, and trust of our camp families. This year, more than ever, we need to be on the same team, with the same objectives, heading into summer.


Currently enrolled campers wishing to cancel registration for this summer have the following options until June 1st, 2021:


(1) Forward tuition paid to a 2022 session.

(2) Receive a refund of all tuition paid minus registration $25

Overnight Camp (Counselor Training Camp, Session 1, 2, 3, and 5.)


-Every camper must have one negative test result within 72 hours of attending camp.

-Health screening upon arrival. 

-Smaller cabin sizes of 5-6 campers, one counselor, and one JC/CIT. 

-Two head counselors who help out and rotate between cabins. 

-Activity rotations. No more than two cabins (distanced) at an activity at once. 

-Everyone will be required to wear a mask when not around their bubble. 

-Daily health checks by the nurse at breakfast and dinner (includes temperature checks, etc). 

-Staggered meal times.

-Kitchen staff will be fully masked.

-Increased washing stations and hand sanitizer points. 

-Campers will be kept in bubbles, where they can be unmasked around each other. 

Jr. Day Camp

-Every camper must have one negative test within 72 hours before attending camp on the first day

-Campers and staff will be masked the whole time, except when spread out to eat or during activities.

-Each morning campers will go through a health screening. 


Teen Leadership Camp and Backpacking Trip

-One negatives test required within 72 hours before attending camp

-Health screening daily and upon arrival. 

-Total of 12 campers and 4 staff, which is divided into 8 people in each group.

-TLC is happening completely on the trail this summer. 

-Masks will be worn while participating in TLC activities, and when around people not in the group. 




-Everyone attending camp must have one negative COVID-19 test result within72 hours of coming to camp. 

-When anyone rides in a camp vehicle, masks will be worn by everyone and windows will be rolled down. 

-We highly recommend getting campers tested 5 days after camp and quarantining them until their test results come back negative. 


If a camper is found to have lice on them, they will be sent home and cannot return to camp. If there is space for them in another session, we can transfer them to that session if their lice are removed.

Possible COVID-19 case

If there is a suspected COVID-19 case, camp will shut down and the suspected camper or staff member will be isolated. Parents will be called and all campers will be required to go home. If rapid tests are available, camp will be testing everyone who has come in contact with the suspected case. If not, we would recommend masking and immediately taking your camper to get tested at the walk-in center at Redwood Acres and quarantining them until their test results come back.