Covid Safety at DWeb Camp

Together, we want to create a safe environment for everyone at this year’s DWeb Camp.

To achieve a culture of safety, here are our Covid Requirements:

  1. We do not require that campers provide proof of vaccination before attending DWeb Camp. However, we strongly encourage you to get all available vaccines and boosters before arriving, especially the bivalent booster. Please consult the latest recommendations from the CDC. We understand that the latest boosters are not available in all parts of the world. It is our belief that the best way to protect our campers is to require pre-camp and on-site testing plus indoor masking.


  1. Within 24 hours before reaching Camp Navarro, we ask you to take a PCR or rapid test. You will be asked to provide proof of a negative PCR or rapid Covid-19 test when at Camp registration. If you are a guardian bringing children, please test them as well. (Attendees can provide a time stamped photo of their negative results to present when they arrive at the campsite.) If you do not have a test, you can purchase one for $10 at registration.


  1. In the week leading up to Camp, please be careful about COVID exposure. For those traveling to San Francisco, we ask that you wear a high-quality mask when on all forms of transportation, even if it is not required.


  1. Campsite activities and programming will take place primarily outdoors or in well-ventilated tents. There are a few large indoor spaces where participants gather and we suggeset masks to be worn. (These indoor spaces include cabins, bathrooms, the Hackers Hall, and library.)


  1. If any attendee experiences symptoms similar to or related to Covid-19, they are required to report immediately to the on-site nurse. They will then receive a rapid Covid test. We will also test their campmates or individuals they’ve had close contact with. (They will need to isolate themselves from other people during this process.)


  1. If a camper tests positive, the DWeb Camp team will assist in coordinating lodging or transportation to their home from the event. If this is not possible, they will be quarantined for the remainder of the event. However, costs of travel and lodging for the isolation period after departing from the camp will be the responsibility of the camper. (Furthermore, we suggest all attendees have a backup plan in mind–should they come down with Covid at the camp.) 


  1. For those staying overnight at the Internet Archive the night before the Build & Camp, we will require all guests to test before entering the building. This will be a large indoor gathering, albeit in a huge space. We also suggest that all guests mask indoors. If you have medical concerns, we encourage you to find alternative housing. We are happy to help.


  1. We are helping to organize casual carpooling and a charter bus to and from camp. You will be required to take a COVID test before entering the bus and we require all bus passengers to wear a mask during the trip.


Our proactive steps
to protect your safety

  1. There will be a 24/7 nurse on site, with a nursing station for first aid.

  2. We will hold as much of the camp outside or in well-ventilated outdoor tents.

  3. We will have Rapid Covid tests and masks on site if you need them.

  4. We will carefully monitor the COVID situation and keep you up to date on any changes.


Our asks of you

We ask campers to be thoughtful about public exposure in the days leading up to DWeb Camp. The last day for refunds is July 6, 2024 (11:59pm PST) which means we will not be able to offer refunds to those who cannot attend due to COVID. We will offer those with proof of infection a free pass to the next DWeb Camp.

Thank you for your part in keeping everyone safe. See you among the redwoods!

If you have any questions related to Covid safety at DWeb Camp, please contact us at [email protected].