COVID Guidelines, Protocol, and FAQ (UPDATED: 10/19/22)Tennis & Life Camps

2023 Tennis & Life Camps COVID Policies:
Tennis and Life Camps will be following COVID-19 protocols put in place by the Gustavus Adolphus College institution. At this time, we will not be requiring masks, proof of COVID-19 Vaccination, or negativie COVID-19 tests. Gustavus continues to use evidence-based information from the Minnesota Department of Health and Centeres for Disease Control & Prevention in making their decisions on the expected behaviors of all members and visitors of the Gustavus community. Although Tennis and Life Camps, and the greater Gustavus community, will NOT be requiring masks at this time, we continue to support individuals in their choice to continue to mask when masking is not required. As part of the Gustavus community this summer, we are called to continue our commitment to the safety, health, and wellbeing of every member of the campus community, which included Tennis and Life Camps staff and campers. If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please test before attending camp. If you test positive, please do not attend camp, nor send close contacts. If you have any symptoms of colds, etc., we request you wear a mask in all indoor activities. If you have symptoms that arise during camp, please contact Neal Hagberg, Director, or Cal Carlson, Operations and Marketing Coordinator, to get tested. If you have any additional questions regarding our current COVID-19 protocols please visit Gustavus' website ( or contact our Director, Neal Hagberg ( 

 UPDATED 10/19/2022: Please review these guidelines. Please note that if you choose to participate at TLC, these guidelines must be followed. Any violation of these guidelines may result in an early dismissal from TLC with no refund.


What protocols is Tennis & Life Camps following to ensure camper and staff safety?

  • We are currently planning to run summer camps at 100% capacity! In the event Gustavus or the MDH installs more restrictions, we will reduce camp size accordingly by canceling and refunding the full camp fee (including the normally nonrefundable $100 registration fee) to the last campers to register, until we reach the percentage we are allowed. 

Are roommates and/or triple rooms allowed this summer? 

  • Yes, roommates are allowed! Triple rooms are also allowed this year, though we are limited with numbers, so it is first come, first served. You can request roommates during online registration. 

What is your policy on masking?

  • At this time, masks are not required on the Gustavus campus, and masking will be an individual decision in public spaces, but it is always okay to wear a mask if a person so chooses. 
  • Campers are welcome to wear a mask indoors and outdoors if they would like, even if protocol does not require them at time of camp. 

What will happen if a camper is exposed to someone with COVID?

  • If a camper tests positive during camp, that camper will need to go home.
  • Close contacts (someone who has spent 15 minutes within 6 feet of the camper who tested positive) who are unvaccinated, not up to date on their vaccine, or within 90 days of testing positive will also need to return home to complete their CDC recommended 5-day quarantine. Campers who are vaccinated will only be sent home if they are experiencing symptoms 

What happens if a camper has COVID symptoms while at camp?

  • Each day campers will be expected to review a list of possible COVID symptoms. If symptoms start, the camper will need to be removed from activities and be away from others.
  • The emergency contact person listed on the registration will be notified immediately. Your child (or any child who shows symptoms) will be moved to a quarantine area until it is determined if they need to leave camp or if they will be able to stay. We will also have a limited number of over the counter rapid Covid tests available for campers should they show symptoms.

What happens if just before coming to camp a camper has symptoms, is a close contact, or has a COVID test?

  • A camper should not come to camp if they have any COVID symptoms that cannot be explained, have a recent known exposure and are in quarantine, or are awaiting COVID test results.

What is the cancellation policy if a camper tests positive or cannot attend camp for any other reason? 

  • If you test positive for COVID in the three days prior to camp, that will act as a doctor's note and you will receive a full refund minus your $100 non refundable deposit.
  •  If you have to cancel for any other reason, you must do so four weeks or longer before your camp starting date to receive any refund. 

What is the refund policy if a camper is sick or in quarantine prior to camp?

  • The regular refund will apply with a doctor’s note, and you will receive all but the $100 registration fee back.

Will the swimming pool be open for campers to use during free time? 

  • Yes, the swimming pool WILL be open during most of our camps this summer! 

What happens if a staff member gets COVID?

  • We will follow CDC and MDH guidance at the time of camp.