Reconnect Earth Summer 2021 COVID Policies

Reconnect Earth is committed to the safety of our participants and staff. Based on what we know about the COVID virus and its spread at this time, we believe we will be able to run this summer’s trips safely by following the precautions outlined below. If the COVID situation get unexpectedly worse between now and our trip dates, there is a possibility we might have to cancel trips. You will receive a 100% tuition refund if you register for a trip that gets cancelled.

As part of our effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you not come on a trip if you experience any of the following symptoms (not attributable to other causes) within five days of the start date:

  • Dry cough (not coughing up phlegm or other liquids).
  • Chills.
  • Congestion/runny nose not related to allergies.
  • Abnormal significant fatigue.
  • Sore throat (lasting longer than 24 hours).
  • Muscle or body aches not associated with exercise.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Shortness of breath while at rest.
  • Persistent new diarrhea (lasting longer than 24 hours).
  • New loss of taste or smell.

If you have had any of these symptoms within five days or less of your trip start date, please send us a doctor’s note or other documentation and we will provide a full tuition refund.

Reconnect Earth is also implementing several new policies to prevent the spread of germs on our trips. These include, but are not limited to*:

Group size: In Summer 2021 we are limiting our group sizes to seven participants, rather than ten.

Sleeping arrangements: Participants who aren’t members of the same household will not be sharing tent space (single-person tents are available for loan at no additional cost).

Meal preparation: All group meals will be prepared by staff wearing masks, gloves, and/or other personal protective equipment.

Mask wearing : Participants and staff will be asked to wear masks during designated times at campsites and other stationary locations.

If you have questions about our COVID policies, please email

Ready to join us on a trip this summer? Apply here!

*Our COVID policies are subject to adjustment pending new recommendations from state or national health authorities