COVID-19 Policies and Protocols


Mars Hill Cycling Camp is dedicated to being as transparent as possible regarding camp’s operations, especially as it pertains to camp’s planning, processes, and procedures regarding COVID-19. We may adjust information and requirements as we learn more about about best practices regarding COVID-19.


Pre-Arrival Testing
We want families to be aware that we will be requiring pre-arrival COVID-19 testing before your child can attend camp. Your child will need to have a molecular (most commonly referred to as PCR) COVID-19 test result from a test administered no more than 5 days before your child’s scheduled arrival at camp. Documentation of a negative result must be submitted either electronically or in person along with other required camp paperwork.

Pre-Arrival Quarantine
We ask that all campers self-quarantine for two weeks prior to arriving on campus and avoid all high-risk COVID exposure activities. This is a key strategy to limit exposure to COVID in the two weeks before campers arrive—think of a family bubble. If campers and immediate family members create this bubble for those two weeks, then all of us are far more likely to arrive without COVID.

Expectations around that period include the following behaviors:

  • Wearing a mask when outside of your home

  • Using standard hygiene and washing hands frequently

  • Staying at home as much as possible

  • Limiting visitors in your home

  • Not attending indoor gatherings or large gatherings such as concerts or parties

Camp COVID Protocols
There will be screening and temperature checks on a daily basis for all campers and staff. Campers and staff will socially distance and wear facial coverings inside all buildings and when unable to socially distance outdoors. When riding, we will adhere to a “foot down, mask up” protocol. Campers will not need to wear a mask in their rooms when alone. Each camper will have their own room. There will be enhanced cleaning protocols in common areas and vehicles. Hand sanitizer will be readily available.

If a camper knowingly or regularly violates camp’s COVID protocols then camper will be expelled and parents/guardians will be notified to pick up their child within 24 hours.

If a camper develops symptoms, the camper will be isolated to their room, parents/guardians will be notified to consult on diagnostic and treatment options. Parents/guardians should be prepared to pick up their camper within 24 hours after notifcation of onset of symptoms.

We are continuing to monitor the developments and updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and will be seeking ways to make the vaccine available to camp staff as quickly as possible as is appropriate within the prioritization structure for the vaccine rollout.

Health Insurance

Campers must have and provide proof of current health insurance.