UPDATE: March 2022


Grand Canyon Youth is looking forward to connecting youth to the rivers and canyons of the Southwest this season. With help from our Health Advisory Task Force, we’d like to share a few of the COVID-19 mitigation strategies we are implementing this year: 


  • A risk assessment during the expedition planning process
  • Pre-expedition testing (depending on test availability)
  • Vaccination requirements for all adults on expedition (excluding exemptions)


Before applying for an expedition, please review our 2022 COVID-19 Health Agreement, which outlines GCY’s new requirements and protocols due to the pandemic. 


Thank you for your continued support of these measures for the health and well-being of our participants, staff, volunteers, and community. 






Emma Wharton

Executive Director

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