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2020 Summer Leadership Camp - RECORDINGS


Watch the 2020 Virtual CADA CAMP Recap Video

2020 Virtual CADA Camp Recap Video on YouTube

The Recordings + More

Access to the 2020 Virtual CADA Camp event, includes:

  • All available recordings with over 35 hours of content (see sidebar)
  • Advisors gain access to the Advisor Google Drive folder with lessons and other resources, plus recordings of the Advisor Council sessions with discussions about the upcoming school year. 
  • Camp Links, including resources developed by camp councils for the coming year. 
  • Contact information for speakers and camp staff 

For CADA member schools which did not attend Virtual CADA Camp July 13-17, 2020, access to the Virtual Camp content can be purchased for $150 for the first advisor log-in and $100 for each additional student or advisor log-in. 

When registering, CADA members will need to provide the first and last name plus a personal email address for each registrant. 

Individual access will be created weekdays by 5:00pm upon receipt of payment. 



Missed Virtual CADA Camp?

For the first time ever, you can be a part of CADA/CASL Leadership Camp after camp!

CADA members can purchase access to recorded content and be able to view:

  • Keynote addresses from Joe Beckman, Dillon Mendes, and Lori L. Hayes
  • Curriculum Lessons focused on communication, collaboration, and creativity
  • High School Officer training sessions (including ASB Presidents, ASB Vice Presidents, Secretaries, Senior Class Presidents & VPs, Non-Senior Class Presidents & VPs)
  • Middle School Officer training sessions (including Executive Officers and General Leadership)
  • Panel Discussion: The Student Leader's Role in Creating Equity on Campus featuring student leaders and educators discussing this important topic
  • How to Train Your Leadership Team session with Scott Backovich
  • Student created Camp Council Projects which can serve as models for your school in the fall or are full of ideas
    • High School Virtual Rally
    • Middle School Virtual Rally
    • Virtual Talent Show
    • Virtual Recognition
    • Self-Care & Wellness
    • CADA Camp Slam!
    • End of Year Celebration/Yearbook
    • Daily Large Group Virtual Activities
  • Twenty-one workshop sessions
    • Empathy and Open-Mindedness to eliminate stereotypes
    • Mindfulness
    • Online fact-checking and safety
    • Self-confidence
    • Level up social media
    • Virtual recognition
    • Connect with freshman and senior classes
    • Activities for any budget
    • Use technology to your advantage
    • Virtual clubs
    • Community service
    • Examine smaller acts of leadership
    • Staff involvement
    • Gratitude
    • Homecoming in a virtual world
    • Athletic recognition
    • Resilience and personal growth
    • Equity on campus
    • Mental health and digital wellness
    • Week of Welcome virtually
    • Digitize your organization
  • ADVISOR-ONLY content includes:
    • "How Do We Meet the Challenge of Virtual Activities?" Discussion
    • Equity vs. Equality presentation plus Q&A with Tei Street
    • "Training Your Leaders" advisor presentation by Scott Backovich/ENVOLVE Schools
    • SWAP/Brainstorm: Large Scale Events
    • SWAP/Brainstorm: Fundraising
    • Flipgrid Tutorial
    • Social Emotional Learning/Relationships-Based School Presentation
    • Resource Share: Pear Deck, Nearpod, EdPuzzle, Jamboard, Minga

Meet our 2020 Keynote Speakers

Joe Beckman: Happy Caveman


Joe Beckman: Happy Caveman!
Hi! I'm Joe! Our schools are experiencing an unprecedented shift. Student loneliness is at an all-time high, while self worth and belonging are at all-time lows. And the culprit is a lack of human connection.

Over the last 15+ years I’ve spoken in educational settings all over the world with one simple mission… to reclaim human connection. Whether it’s a middle school in Minneapolis, a professional development workshop in Montana, or an international conference in Malaysia…people are craving connection.

It’s only when we stop and slow down and truly listen to each other’s stories, that we can course correct, and give our youth the best chance to leave their mark on this world.

Dillon Mendes


Dillon Mendes
Dillon was your average student when he was in high school. He did well enough to keep his parents happy, but was not focused on the right aspects of life. He was indulged in social media, trying to win the popularity contest and following the status quo. Long story short, Dillon did whatever his peers did… that was until he had a pivoting conversation with his parents at the end of grade 11. They shared their experience of immigrating to Canada in order to give their children a better life. After this conversation, Dillon made a decision that he was going to step outside of his box, be his authentic self and give back to his community. 


Lori L. Hayes:
Building an Army of Leaders!

Lori L Hayes can be described using three words: Relevant, Real and Raw.  Drawing from over 20 years in education, Lori L says the things that need to be said in a manner that audiences can relate and begin to make necessary life changes.  She uses her comedic personalty to engage students and inspire them to achieve greatness using a direct approach.  

As the wife of a high school administrator, mother, former classroom teacher and Student Activities Coordinator, Lori L has first hand knowledge to be able to relate to students, parents, faculty and administration.  Her creativity affords her the skills necessary to create engaging and fun programs while delivering the message that we each have a responsibility to achieve greatness in order to fulfill our purpose in this world.  She has purposed in her life to recruit students, parents, teachers, administrators and anyone willing to challenge themselves into Building an Army of Leaders.


CADA/CASL Summer Leadership Camps:

  • Are a great setting to develop personal and interpersonal skills.
  • Help to ensure future success in high school, college and the 21st century work force.
  • Are staffed by professional and credentialed educators.
  • Have been training California student leaders since 1984.

CADA/CASL Camp Helps Your Students to Become...

  • Dynamic Student Leaders
  • Well-rounded team players
  • Creative Problem Solvers
  • Effective Communicators
  • Successful Presenters
  • Visionary Planners
  • Prepared for College & Career Studies

After acquiring these skills your student leaders will be prepared to promote a positive school climate, involving and connecting more students on your campus.

Take a look back at the 2019 camp recap videos

2019 UCSB HS Camp #1

2019 UCSB HS Camp #2

2019 UCSB HS Camp #3

2019 UCSB HS Camp #4

2019 UCSB MS Camp

2019 Santa Clara MS/HS Camp


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