COVID-19 Testing Procedures 2022

For the summer of 2022, all campers, regardless of vaccination status, must submit the results of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken prior to arrival at camp.  The test must be administered no earlier than the Thursday* morning before the beginning of the session.  The PCR test results must be received at Gold Arrow Camp prior to noon PDT on the Saturday* before the session.  In addition to the PCR test, out of an abundance of caution, we are also requiring a negative rapid antigen test to be performed at home by a parent on the Sunday* morning the session begins.  Gold Arrow Camp staff will confirm your negative rapid antigen test result at camper check-in.

The one exception to this testing requirement occurs when a camper has had a documented case of COVID-19 within 60 days of arrival at camp.

As a convenience, Gold Arrow Camp has partnered with Heed Health to provide an easy solution for the ordering, delivery, and record keeping for both PCR and antigen tests utilizing your personal health insurance for $19.99 plus shipping and handling. Heed meets all HIPPA requirements, and GAC recommends this option as the results are reported to GAC directly from Heed.

You may use a lab of your own choice for the PCR test, but the lab report needs to be emailed to the GAC office no later than the day before (Saturday*) camp begins at noon PST. Additionally, you must be sure your lab performs a PCR test. If you have any question about whether your lab’s test is considered a PCR test, please call the camp office. You must also purchase a rapid antigen test (available at drug stores) ahead of time for use on Sunday* morning.

Please review the ordering information below from Heed Health.

Heed Health & Sovereign Laboratory are excited to offer our Covid-19 testing services to your camp!

As the preferred testing vendor for Gold Arrow Camp we are the most reliable and stress-free option for your pre-arrival Covid-19 test. Benefits of testing through us:

● Concierge-level support at preferred partner rates
● Coordination of all test supplies and instructions directly to your home
● We help you test correctly and in accordance with camp’s testing policy
● We share results directly with camp so you don’t have to

REGISTER HERE for pre-arrival Covid-19 PCR and rapid antigen tests.


Session Start

Order Deadline

June 12, 2022 May 29, 2022
June 19, 2022 June 5, 2022
July 3, 2022 June 19, 2022
July 18, 2022 July 4, 2022
July 31, 2022 July 17, 2022
August 14, 2022 July 31, 2022
August 21, 2022 August 7, 2022


Please review the “What to Expect” document HERE for important details on when you’ll receive your test and how to access results.

If you have any questions regarding your order please contact the Heed Team, Sovereign Laboratory will be analyzing your sample, so testing or portal related questions please email or call 201-933-3028.