COVID-19 Pre-Camp Test

If you have not yet completed Gold Arrow Camp’s COVID-19 Pre-Camp Testing Selection Form, please complete it ASAP!

If you have already completed the testing selection form, thank you.

This page includes information for families who selected the following testing option:

My child is unvaccinated and will be taking an at-home COVID-19 test using Gold Arrow Camp’s testing partner, Total Swab, the day before camp begins.

We have partnered with Total Swab to offer an affordable ($65) and accurate test for COVID-19 administered by a parent at home on the day before the camp session begins (Saturday).  The Lucira LAMP molecular test has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA for at-home use.  This PCR-quality molecular test is considered a highly sensitive test in it’s detection of COVID-19 virus, and is currently being used by many organizations including schools, universities, and several NBA teams. 

The test is minimally invasive and consists of a swab being placed into only the front part of each nostril and twirled around.  The procedure comes with easy-to-read instructions and a link to an instructional video (if needed). 

The ability for parents to perform this easy-to-use test at home on the day before camp begins is an advantage to other tests because of the timing.  We will have results from a sample collected within 24 hours of arrival at the camp or a bus stop rather than 72 hours.  

Step 1: Order Test Kit

Order your test kit from Total Swab ($65 + tax & shipping) at least two weeks prior to your child’s session start date. Instructions, including a link to an instructional video, will be provided.

Please complete Step 2 immediately following Step 1.


Step 2: Select Test Date & Complete Profile

Use this link to select the test date that is one day prior to your child’s arrival at camp and choose “I am scheduling this appointment for: ONLY my children or dependents.” For example, if your camper starts camp on Sunday, June 27, you will select Saturday, June 26 for your appointment date. This is NOT a live appointment and the information provided during this step is used to group campers arriving the same day for test results to be sent from Total Swab to Gold Arrow Camp. Do not administer the test prior to this date but the test can be done at any time before 5:00pm PT on Saturday before arrival at camp.


Step 3: Submit Results

ON THE DAY BEFORE CAMP BEGINS, after you administer the test, you will take a photo of the results, electronically sign, and submit the results and photo to Total Swab using the online Results Form. Total Swab will notify Gold Arrow Camp of your child’s test results.

Please contact Total Swab at 619-320-5006 or if you need assistance of have questions regarding your child’s pre-camp COVID-19 test.