COVID-19 Protocols

COVID-19 Protocols

During the 2021 camp season, we’re putting special protocols in place to help mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. You can find a list of these protocols at the bottom of this page.

Legendary Lodge COVID-19 Protocols for 2021 Season

Working closely with Missoula County Environmental Health, our staff will monitor Covid-19 requirements regarding event and gatherings found at:

During the 2021 camp season, in order to mitigate the inherent risk to exposure to the Coronavirus, Legendary Lodge will observe the following Covid-19 safety protocols

(Please note: the COVID-19 pandemic presents a dynamic situation, so please bear with us as these items may need to change based on the recommendations of local health authorities).

Prior to Camp

  • Asking that campers please stay home if:
    • they have tested positive for COVID-19, or live in the same household with, or have had close contact with someone who in the past 14 days has been in isolation for COVID-19 or had a test confirming they have the virus (Close contact is defined as less than 6 feet away for 15 minutes or more)
    • they experience any of the following symptoms of COVID-19: fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, sore throat, new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for campers with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline), diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and new onset of severe headache.

At Drop-Off

  • Scanning for body temperature before coming across to camp. Any camper with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be scanned again to confirm the reading. If the camper has a confirmed temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, the party will be asked to please leave camp.
    • Should a camper receive a negative COVID-19 test result after leaving camp, that camper will be allowed to re-enter camp.

During Camp


  • Using face coverings and observing social distancing where applicable
  • Sanitizing equipment between uses, gathering spaces daily, and all surfaces prior to the start of each camp


  • Using face coverings when social distancing is not possible
  • Sanitizing equipment between uses and between each camp

In the Event of Symptoms During Camp

  • Moving any camper who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 (outlined in the “Prior to Camp” section) to a designated area away from other campers and staff, and contacting their parents/guardians to come and pick them up from camp.
    • Should a camper receive a negative COVID-19 test result after leaving camp, that camper will be allowed to re-enter camp.


  • Closely monitoring any changes in the manner gatherings are to be safely conducted as defined by the Missoula City/County Health Department
  • Adhering to the Covid-19 protocols of the Diocese of Helena (Found Here)
  • Restricting short-term visitors to include only individuals who provide services/work that is essential to the operation of camps
  • Dismissing any camper or party who refuses to comply with the procedures set forth here
  • In the event of a confirmed case in a camp: providing contact tracing information to appropriate Missoula County Health Officials
    • Missoula Health Officials would then conduct contact tracing to inform the families of anyone exposed/potentially exposed to an active case.