SUMMER 2021 health & safety

Now more than ever, we are finding ourselves needing the magic of the Trybal community and a place to unwind, unplug, and recharge. While the world has changed in many ways these past 14 months, our commitment to creating safe, fun, and meaningful experiences has only strengthened.


We believe in our ability to run programs this summer in a manner that meets Trybal’s, our camps’, as well as CDC safety standards. We have been working closely with a team of extraordinary advisors, agencies, and camp professionals to prepare for our summer 2021 camp experiences. The information below is based on the latest guidelines available, so as conditions evolve, we will offer updates to ensure a safe experience that doesn’t compromise Trybal’s mission. All COVID-19 FAQs are subject to change.


Do I need to be vaccinated in order to attend camp?

Yes, in an effort to create a “bubble”-like environment at camp, all participants and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated to attend. You must have received your second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least 14 days prior to the first day of the camp program.

This being said, we recognize that some individuals may not be fully immunized for reasons that are biophysical (e.g., the individual is allergic to a serum component). Please reach out to us if this applies to you and we will discuss testing and quarantine procedures on a case-by-case basis.

How do I provide proof of my vaccination?

After you register, you’ll receive a link to upload a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card. If you aren’t yet fully vaccinated, that’s okay, you’ll be able to submit a photo of your card up until 14 days before the first day of camp.

Will I need to take a COVID test prior to coming to camp?

As an extra precaution, at this time, we are asking each participant and staff member to provide a negative PCR test taken three days before arrival to camp.

Will masks be required?

We are creating as many filters as possible to mitigate risk this summer, with the most vital requirement being vaccination. Our camps take place on exquisite properties that will transport you into the heart of nature. By design, our programs largely take place outdoors. Based on regulations at this time, we will not be requiring you to wear a mask outdoors, at meals, or in your cabin, but to comply with CDC guidelines will ask you to wear one during any indoor programming in enclosed spaces.

Is there a limit on how many people can attend each experience?

To comply with current state regulations and each property’s guidelines, we are currently offering 125 tickets per overnight camp (Berkshires and SoCal) and 150 tickets for each Day Camp (Chicago and Atlanta). We will add more tickets as capacity is increased. If tickets sell out, a waitlist will appear on Eventbrite and additional spots will be release on a first-come first-serve based.

How many people will be in each cabin?

Cabin sizes vary, but in general cabins will be capped at 6-8 people, which is below their physical capacity. If you prefer to have a private room in the retreat center, a limited number of single and double-occupancy rooms are available at each overnight camp. As always, you will be able to request a same gender cabin, co-ed cabin, and if you know others coming to camp, you can request bunkmates. A group of 6 or more may request a private cabin.

At day camps, you will be placed in similarly-sized groups of peers who will serve as your bunkmates for the day! Despite there not being a physical cabin or overnight component, you will occasionally meet up with this “family” group throughout the experience (and hopefully beyond!).

How are meals being served?

All meals are served family-style in spacious, well-ventilated dining halls or hosted outdoors. All camp servers and chefs will also be vaccinated and wearing PPE throughout. Whole fruit and individually wrapped snacks will be available throughout the day. We will provide you with a Nalgene, which we encourage you to carry around with you and refill from water stations.

What is Trybal’s cancellation/refund policy?

All tickets are 100% refundable up until one month before the camp's start day. That means you can register with confidence and save your spot risk-free. We will continue to share information with you leading up to the experience and welcome your questions at any time.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

You can reach out to our Program Director, Brian Mitchell, at any time. We will continue to send email updates leading up to camp and provide more detailed information after you register. You can also check out our general FAQs here.