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Get Ready For Camp: Health & Medications

This post includes information about everything health-related at camp, including:

  • Covid Testing Plan

  • Medications

  • Pre-camp screening questionnaire

  • Motion sickness

  • Glasse

  • Lice

  • Preventing illness at camp

  • Treating illness at camp

If you have questions about anything, always feel free to reach out to us! Thank you for your help ensuring a safe and healthy summer!


Covid Testing Plan

Test 1 - Pre-Camp: All campers are required to present a negative PCR Covid test from within 72 hours ahead of the start of the session. Families should organize their own tests. Check out local county sites and pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS, etc.) to book.


Test 2 - First Day of the Session: We will be testing all campers on the first day of the session, using a PCR test with results within a few hours. Tests will be done at each of the bus dropoff locations and then analyzed at the testing lab at the Silverlake JCC (SIJCC). We are grateful to the SIJCC, who we will be partnering with to provide this testing.


We are coordinating this test - all you need to do is stop at one of the locations!

Please do not eat or drink 30 mins ahead of the test! Water is fine up to 10 mins before.

First Session (starting July 7th)

  • Campers taking the bus from LA will be tested before getting on the bus.

  • The San Diego bus will pick up campers in San Diego and then stop in Redlands to pick up campers there. All campers on this bus will be tested in Redlands.

  • Families driving campers to camp should plan to stop at one of these locations for testing:

  • Gilboa Office 8339 West 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048 - between 8:30-9:15am

  • Silverlake JCC 1110 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 - between 9:30-10am

  • Inland Empire: Congregation Emanu El 1495 Ford St, Redlands, CA 92373 - between 11-11:45am

  • If stopping at these locations is logistically impossible for your family, there is the option to be tested at camp, but we ask that you arrive no later than 1pm in order for us to get the tests to the lab and receive the results in time.

For 2nd Session (starting July 28th)

Campers will all be tested at the Silverlake JCC (9:30-10am) or Congregation Emanu El in Redlands (11-11:30am). Please plan to stop at one of these locations on your way to camp.

If stopping at these locations is logistically impossible for your family, there is the option to be tested at camp, but we ask that you arrive no later than 1pm in order for us to get the tests to the lab and receive the results in time.


Campers will remain masked, distanced and engage in outdoors activities only until these test results have been delivered.


If a camper tests positive in test #1, their arrival to camp will have to be delayed until two consecutive negative tests are presented and Gilboa’s medical staff determines it is safe for them to be at camp. Camp fees will be prorated according to the number of days the camper has been approved to participate.


If a camper tests positive in test #2, the camper will have to be picked up by the parents that same day. They will be permitted to return to camp once two consecutive negative tests are presented and Gilboa’s medical staff determines it is safe for them to be at camp. Camp fees will be prorated according to the number of days the camper has been approved to participate.


Test 3 - Four Days Into the Session: On day 4, a second test will be conducted for all campers at camp. Samples will be analyzed at the SIJCC lab.