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COVID-19 Testing

Each camper, staff member, and volunteer MUST present a negative PCR test upon arrival to enter the camp population. Tests must be completed no more than 5 days prior to the beginning of the camp session. PCR tests are generally non-rapid and take anywhere from 48 hours to 5 days to receive results. Please bring a paper copy of these results with you to check-in. In order for these tests to be a more accurate screening tool, we ask campers to follow low-risk behaviors 5 days prior to their test and continue to follow them until they arrive at camp. This means campers and families should minimize contact with those outside their immediate family. Masking, distancing, outdoor ventilation, and hand washing continue to be behaviors that keep everyone healthy and safe.

Tests are NOT required for fully vaccinated campers and volunteers. Fully vaccinated means: two weeks after 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna and two weeks after single-dose Johnson & Johnson.

Testing at QLC

In conjunction with Cone Health, Quaker Lake will be offering free drive-thru COVID-19 PCR testing onsite at Quaker Lake. Testing will be available on the Thursday morning, three days prior to your camper’s session check-in date from 9am-12pm (Testing for Session B will occur Monday June 14 from 9am-12pm). This service is available to those campers who would like to participate, and no reservation is required. For those campers who are nervous about the test, this test is a non-invasive nose swab (tip of the nose). The test will be administered by Cone Health medical staff.


Session B test date: Monday June 14

Session C test date: Thursday June 17

Session D test date: Thursday June 24

Session E test date: Thursday July 8

Session F test date: Thursday July 15

Session G test date: Thursday July 22

Session H test date: Thursday July 29


If you need any help finding a COVID-19 PCR test or have any questions, please call us at (336) 674-2321.

Need Help Finding A Test Near You?

Proof of a negative PCR test will be required for your camper to attend camp.

CVS Pharmacy

Be sure you register for the Lab Testing (Drive-Thru) option, which is their PCR test.


Be sure you register for the Diagnostic Lab Test, which is their PCR test.

StarMed Healthcare

Offers PCR testing events at various locations throughout the state.

Vault Health

This is a saliva test; it does not involve a nasopharyngeal swab. It is ordered and returned by mail, so plan to order at least 10 days before the date your camper needs to take the test and allow time for the sample to be returned to the lab plus 24-48 hours after it’s received to obtain results. Remember, the test must be administered no more than 5 days prior to arriving at camp.

Some Things to Remember:​

  • Most tests can be scheduled online or by phone. 

  • Tests are available at a variety of locations including: pharmacies, urgent care centers, primary care physician offices, and, community testing sites

  • Make sure to request a PCR test, not to be confused with an antigen test.

  • Make sure you acquire a paper copy of your negative results and bring them to check-in.

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