SGSC Covid Policy and Safety Plan

Sex Geek Summer Camp’s COVID-19 Policies

These are Camp’s policies as of 03/12/24.

Policies are subject to change/updating as we continue to monitor the current situation according to the CDC* and Oregon’s Columbia County guidelines. Should policies change, all registered Campers will be notified by email.

*We recognize that the recommendations regarding Covid-19 from the CDC and WHO will most likely continue to change. And we recognize that many of Camp’s attendees will have registered before whatever the most current recommendations will be when Camp’s actual dates arrive. Unless things regarding Covid “get worse,” the updated Camp policies listed on this page will remain in place for SGSC24. Rather than try to make last-minute changes that “loosen up” these policies, we feel there is more integrity (and informed consent) in keeping these policies in place for this year’s event.

Risk Awareness

  • Proof of previous vaccination continues to be mandatory to attend Camp as it was at previous events. Camp is still a high-risk activity, and we strongly recommend being fully vaccinated, which includes the latest vaccine (Info HERE and why it’s NOT considered a booster).
  • Events, such as Camp, where people engage in behaviors such as interacting with others from outside their own household, singing, shouting, not maintaining physical distancing, or not wearing masks consistently and correctly, increase risk; Camp is a high-risk activity.
  • If contracting COVID-19 isn’t within your personal risk tolerance, you absolutely should not attend Sex Geek Summer Camp, or you should take appropriate precautions to further limit your risk such as wearing N95 or KN95 masks, social distancing, asking others to wear their masks when you’d like to lessen the social distancing, limiting unmasked breath contact to trusted Campers whose risk profiles match your risk tolerance, and availing yourself of being outside in the open air when you can, and considering tenting so that you aren’t sharing bedroom space. If your risk tolerance is lower than what’s needed to attend this year’s Camp, we understand and we are grateful that you’re taking care of yourself in the ways that you need to.
  • Everyone attending must consider not just their own risk, but the risk to others by being near them after Camp; this includes others on transportation, people with whom we live, and anyone whom we may interact with in person for 5 to 10 days after Camp (Though the CDC recently lowered the duration).
  • Remember, other people cannot consent to your activity without your explicit disclosure about your risk; it is not feasible to inform every person (eg, public transportation), therefore please keep their risk in mind when making your decisions.

Camp’s Commitment to Safety


  • Will post a link to this page on the SGSC website; explicitly stating Camp is a high-risk activity
  • Will provide transportation information for those who may need to leave mid-camp
  • We recommend being fully vaccinated, which includes having gotten the latest vaccine — Please do your research AND we recommend, if possible, getting the latest vaccine if you can.
  • Will require proof of full vaccination before confirming attendee registration (We also recommend getting the latest vaccine (Info HERE and why it’s NOT considered a booster).)
  • Will maintain the following refund policy:
    • Full refund within 30 days of ticket purchase, unless registering within 30 days of event
    • After $$$ refund period expires — Can transfer ticket to another person, roll your amount over into Reid Bucks, or can access Camp Archives (A.K.A. Camp’s Video Vault).
    • Reid’s I Won’t Waste Your Time Guarantee only applies to folks who attend all of Camp in person
  • Will keep abreast of the science regarding COVID and other emerging virus strains
  • Will follow advisement from CDC and Columbia County, OR (where Camp is located)
  • Will encourage people experiencing illness and symptoms to stay at home
  • Will keep a list of attendees legal first and last names, phone numbers, and addresses, which will be shared with the local Columbia County health department should anyone at Camp test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19

At Camp

  • Will have on hand a print-out that gives information differentiating between allergies, cold, flu, and coronavirus that causes COVID-19
  • Will provide KN95 or N95 masks, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and tissues 
  • Will stock bathrooms with enough hand soap and single-use towels
  • Will provide on-site rapid testing for those who cannot bring their own testing kits
  • Will provide a designated SICK BAY area (in one of the separate bunkhouse areas) for those feeling symptomatic
  • Will designate spaces in the teaching hut, outdoor areas, and dining room for social distancing (people who want more space)
  • Will provide hand sanitizing stations in walkways
  • Will encourage teachers to use the microphone and for all attendees to avoid singing or shouting
  • Will designate someone(s) to be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns; everyone will have information about who this person is and how to contact them


  • Will invite attendees to take a rapid test at the conclusion of event
  • Will follow-up event with email asking people to test themselves 5-7 days post-event and report results

Everyone’s Commitment to Safety


  • Everyone will provide proof of vaccination (via photo, scan, or screenshot) before being accepted to attend camp — We recommend getting boosted. The prescribed number of shots for the type of vaccine you received for you to be fully vaccinated is required to attend Camp.
  • Everyone is encouraged to get a PCR test within 72 hours of traveling to camp OR take a rapid test 48-24 hours before leaving home to travel to camp
  • Anyone experiencing illness and symptoms agrees to stay at home
  • Monitor where the coronavirus viral activity maps are indicating hotspots are the week prior and week of camp
  • Everyone is encouraged to research if hospitals in their community and at Camp’s destination are overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases
  • We recommend that attendees limit contact with those outside their households for 10 days before traveling and 10 days after traveling.
  • We recommend that attendees properly wear N95 or KN95 masks when venturing outside of their households the 10 days before traveling and after traveling to and from Camp.
  • Prepare for the possibility of you or someone else becoming sick during camp; before leaving for camp, establish plans for isolation, medical care and travel home

At Camp

  • Everyone will be given a rapid test upon arrival at Camp if arriving by car or before being allowed on the Camp Bus.
    • Anyone who tests positive on the 1st test will be given a second test.
    • If a second test is negative, you will take a 3rd test, and if the 3rd test is also negative, you will be allowed on to the Camp Bus and into Camp.
    • If the second or third tests are positive, you may not board the bus to camp or be allowed into Camp.
  • People are encouraged to mask in cafeteria while getting food for safety of staff
  • Everyone may mask anywhere else they desire
  • Everyone is encouraged to ask others to wear their masks when in close proximity
  • Social Distancing Wristbands: We will encourage those who would like social distancing to wear one of Camp’s social distancing wristbands to help others have a visual cue signaling their request for social distancing
  • In case someone gets sick at Camp, they will be relocated to the designated Sick Bay area to make it easier for Camp Staff to bring them meals and support them while lowering the risk of spread to the other attendees. Those who get sick at Camp will also have the choice to leave Camp at that time.

After Camp

  • Everyone is recommended to take a rapid test 5–7 days after the last day of Camp and let Reid know if they test positive

In Case Someone Gets Sick at Camp (according to the CDC)

  • Isolate and Transport Those Who are Sick
    • Immediately separate people with COVID-19 symptoms (for example, fever, cough, shortness of breath) at the event. People who are sick should go home or to a healthcare facility, depending on how severe their symptoms are, and follow CDC guidance on how to isolate.
      • People who are infected but asymptomatic or people with mild COVID-19 should isolate through at least day 5 (day 0 is the day symptoms appeared or the date the specimen was collected for the positive test for people who are asymptomatic). They should wear a mask through day 10. A test-based strategy may be used to remove a mask sooner.
      • People with moderate or severe COVID-19 should isolate through at least day 10. Those with severe COVID-19 may remain infectious beyond 10 days and may need to extend isolation for up to 20 days.
      • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should isolate through at least day 20. Use of serial testing and consultation with an infectious disease specialist is recommended in these patients prior to ending isolation.
    • People who have had close contact with a person who has symptoms should monitor their status, consider wearing a mask, and be advised to follow CDC’s guidance. People who have been exposed to someone with known or suspected COVID-19 should follow CDC guidance on When to Quarantine.
    • Work with venue administrators, local officials, and healthcare providers to identify an isolation area to separate anyone who has COVID-like symptoms. 
    • Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone sick or identified as a close contact to their home or hotel room or to a healthcare facility. If you are calling an ambulance or bringing someone to the hospital, call first to alert them that the person may have COVID-19. Other transportation should be by private vehicle. Public transportation should not be used.
  • Clean and Disinfect
    • Close off areas used by a sick person and do not use these areas until after cleaning and disinfecting them (for outdoor areas, this includes surfaces or shared objects in the area, if applicable).
    • Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible. Ensure safe and correct use and storage of cleaning and disinfection products, including storing them securely away from children.
  • Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts
    • In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, event planners should notify local health officials of any case of COVID-19.
    • Advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and quarantine, self-monitor for symptoms, and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
    • Keep a list of attendees and their contact information for potential future contact tracing needs.