Coronavirus Safety Precautions

North Cascades Institute is committed to the safety of our staff, guests and community.  

Vaccinations, boosters and masks are required for our in-person participants until further notice, including Field Excursions and programs at the Environmental Learning CenterBring your vaccination card with you to your program. If your children are unable to be vaccinated due to age, you may substitute a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 24 hours before your program starts. Please photograph the card showing negative results. Bring the photographs or your PCR test result document to your program check in. Children two years old and younger are exempt from this policy. 

If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition, you may request an accommodation here. Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause North Cascades Institute undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. Not all requests for accommodations can be granted.

If you have a positive test result or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please cancel your registration to receive a full refund. 

For 2022 programs at the Environmental Learning Center, we've made several modifications to operations that serve to enhance everyone's safety in a positive way, including.

  • All of our staff are vaccinated and boosted!
  • Lodge rooms are private or limited to household groups currently living together
  • Come prepared to wear masks anywhere indoors other than your own room. 
  • Classrooms and the Wild Ginger Library are open on a limited basis
  • Programs and activities are held outdoors whenever possible and organized to allow physical distancing
  • Institute staff will provide hand sanitizer, regularly disinfect surfaces and make sure the safety plan is being followed

These modifications are fluid and evolving in concert with the changing guidelines and rules as outlined by the Governor's office. Feel free to call us with any questions: (360) 854-2599.