COVID-19 Practices & Policy

CaBa Camp may require students to exercise certain precautions prior to arriving at their course, including some of the following steps.

Take steps to limit your exposure to coronavirus for 14 days prior to your course:

  • Avoid crowded indoor or outdoor spaces
  • Practice physical (social) distancing
  • Wear a face mask indoors when in public and on public transportation
  • Frequent hand washing
  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Expedition courses:
    • All participants will need to provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than 5 days before the course start date.

Traveling to camp:

  • Avoid crowded indoor or outdoor spaces
  • Practice physical (social) distancing
  • Wear a face mask when in public indoor spaces and on public transportation
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Carry and use sanitizing wipes to clean surfaces you come in contact with
  • Cover coughs and sneezes

Important Considerations
Do not travel to your CaBa Camp if you have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell), have in the past 14 days been in close contact with someone suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19, or if you are confirmed or suspected as having COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

For those who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please carefully consider, in conjunction with your healthcare provider, whether to attend CaBa Camp at this time.

CaBa Camp has a flexible refund policy and can work with you in order to fulfill these considerations. Contact the admissions office to learn more.

As you make travel plans, please inform yourself and plan for any requirements on your itinerary that may apply (for example, additional COVID-19 testing).

You’ve arrived! In consultation with health authority recommendations, we have introduced enhanced wellness practices and hygiene protocols to minimize the spread and exposure to COVID-19.

Monitoring Student’s Health

Upon arrival, we will monitor students' health. If anyone begins showing symptoms of COVID-19, we will separate that individual from the group and seek medical advice. Students who test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of course start will not be allowed to go on the course.For these measures to be effective, we need commitment and diligence from our students and staff. Students who, in our judgement, do not comply with these expectations may be expelled from the course.

Unexpected Symptoms or Illness on an Expedition

If a student develops symptoms of COVID-19, they will be isolated from the group. Staff will seek medical advice and follow our COVID-19 illness guidelines, which may include evacuation from the course. If a student is evacuated, it is unlikely they will be able to rejoin their course due to remoteness and logistics, though this may be considered on a case-by-case basis.We have very limited ability to accommodate evacuees. They will need to stay in local lodging at their expense until they are able or allowed, per medical advice, to return home. They will also need to make their own travel arrangements to return home. CaBa Camp may be able to provide some assistance in finding lodging or arranging travel.