COVID-19 Information

What COVID-19 Precautions Will be Taken This Summer?

  • Our modifications are fluid and evolving. These are our plans as of February 2023, and we will update students throughout the spring and summer if anything changes.  
  • Since YLA mostly takes place outdoors, we can run our trips with very little disruption. 
  • Modifications we have made to enhance safety:  
    • All students will be administered a rapid test on Day 1 of their trip
    • All students will sleep in their own 1-person tent
    • Increased hygiene practices with shared items and when cooking
    • Limited time indoors
    • Health check-ins each day

    Will you require vaccination for staff?

    • Yes, the North Cascades Institute requires all staff to be vaccinated (booster not required).

    Will you require vaccinations for participants? 

    • No, vaccinations are NOT required for YLA students.  

    What happens if someone tests positive? 

    • If someone tests positive for COVID-19, they will unfortunately have to leave the trip.  Any other group members will have the option to leave the trip as well.  We will make every effort to find an opportunity for them to join a later trip.