Health Practices

At Hume New England

These are our most current plans for our New England location, updated on March 18, 2022.
If you are joining us at our Hume Lake location, please see our Hume Lake Health Practices.
If you are joining us at our Hume SoCal location, please see our Hume SoCal Health Practices.

COVID-19 protocols can change rapidly, and as a result, we will keep this page updated with the latest information.

Screening for Youth Camps

  • Although we no longer require a negative COVID test to attend camp, we are still testing symptomatic campers. If you have any suspicion that a camper or counselor might have COVID, we recommend that you test before coming to camp.
  • All participants are asked to self-monitor for COVID symptoms and to strive to minimize exposure to anyone with possible COVID exposure.
  • Complete a pre-arrival health screening.

Screening for Guest Groups

  • All participants are asked to self-monitor for COVID symptoms and to strive to minimize exposure to anyone with possible COVID exposure.
  • To help prevent the spread and early departure from a Hume experience, Hume strongly recommends all adult and family guests, obtain a negative NAAT/PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or a negative Antigen test no earlier than 24 hours prior to arrival regardless of vaccination status.


  • Face coverings are optional for all guests.

Cleaning & Disinfection

  • Our Staff performs thorough cleaning in high-traffic areas and public areas using cleaning agents approved for use against COVID-19 on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved list and responsibly used according to product instructions.


  • Hume employs the use of Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Technology™ units in Hilltop, the Old Chapel, Bethel Game Room, and the Nurse’s Station, to purify indoor air, reducing up to 98% of airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • For HVAC filtration, we will utilize MERV-13™ and MERV-8™ filters in high trafficked areas.
  • HVAC systems, internal fans, and operable windows will be kept functioning and operational to maintain good air circulation within the camp buildings throughout the season.

Hume is committed to the health and safety of all our guests and staff.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
info@hume.org1 (413) 528-3604.



What happens if my test is positive?
Anyone who tests positive within 10 days prior to coming to camp, is required to stay home. Additionally, anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to stay home.

No, at this time Hume does not conduct randomized testing.

  • The individual is immediately isolated from others and will be sent home.
  • When a camper or entire cabin/cohort/family is sent home, the church or family of the camper is asked to coordinate pick-up and associated costs.
  • Hume Registration will prorate the cost of camp by the number of nights the camper was in camp before testing positive or being sent home early due to close contact with an individual who tests positive.

May We Pray for You?

Prayer is one of the pillars of everything we do—and in these trying times, we have unceasing faith in the Creator of the universe. He encourages us to bring our troubles and praises to Him. In that same light, we would love to pray for you. The Hume staff brings every single request before the Lord.

Let us know how we can pray for you.