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.

If you ordered a Lucira LAMP test from Total Swab before July 1, please click here for information on how to submit your results.  Because of supply issues, this Lucira test originally offered by Total Swab is not available currently. Total Swab is offering an alternative PCR test product in which the sample is collected at home by a parent and is couriered to a laboratory.  Instructions on how to order this PCR test are found below.

You still have the option to find your own local lab that will administer a PCR (not rapid antigen) test and provide GAC with the results before Saturday at 5:00 PM (the day before your child’s camp session).  If you would like to change your testing option at any time, please call (800-554-2267 x0) or email ( the camp office.  If you want to purchase the Total Swab PCR test kit and have that sent to your home, you should do so no later than the Monday (6 days) before your child goes to camp.  The cost of the at-home PCR test is $125.

The PCR test is minimally invasive and consists of a swab being placed into only the front part of each nostril and rotated around.  The test kit comes with easy-to-read instructions.

Step 1: Order Test Kit

Order your test at-home PCR kit from Total Swab ($125 + tax & shipping) at least six days (Monday) prior to your child’s session start date.

Step 2: Collect The Sample and Send

Administer the test on the Thursday morning prior to your camper’s arrival at camp.  Pack the sample as directed, using the prepaid shipping label, and take it to a FedEx drop off location no later than 2:00 PM on Thursday.  

The lab will receive the test kit on Friday and email the results to you later that evening.  The camp will receive a copy of the results, so there is no need for you to forward or send us a copy.  

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