Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ's related to virtual camp program
CADA Camp 2021 FAQ
I can’t get in! How do I access the CADA/CASL Events app?
The easiest way to access the CADA/CASL Events app is to simply click the link in your email on the device you’ll be using. For most CADA Campers, this will likely be a computer (Mac, PC, or Chromebook).
You should have received an email from RD Mobile (email@example.com)sent to the email address you gave us when you registered. You can also access it on your computer by visiting cada1.org/camp or visit the App Store/Play Store to download the CADA/CASL Events app on your mobile device.
In the email account you submitted when you registered, check both your Inbox and your spam/junk folder for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve done this and you still haven't found your confirmation email, visit us at the Help Desk and we’ll make it right.
It would be a great idea to add email@example.com to your contacts and address book to ensure access and informational emails don't go to your spam/junk folder.
What are we doing during camp? What’s the schedule?
Visit the CADA/CASL Events app either on your computer or mobile device to access the full schedule of events.
Will we get to see and interact with each other during camp?
Absolutely! Premium students get the most interaction, since they will be working and interacting directly with their Councils throughout the week. For all campers, there will be workshops and events throughout the week where you can interact with your fellow student leaders from across California and beyond!
Are we required to attend all sessions? What if we have to leave early or have another commitment?
You were chosen as a student leader to attend this leadership training. Your school, your Advisor, your family, and your peers are counting on you to participate in this experience to the fullest extent you are able, to help make your school a better place for the upcoming school year. If you are unable to participate in some or all of the experience, speak to your Advisor on the best way to handle this. Additionally, if you are in the Premium level, your Council may be counting on you to do part of the work toward your Council project. Speak to your Council Leader if you are not able to attend, as we do take attendance and report this attendance to advisors.
How do I know which Council number I’m in? Who is my Council Leader?
For the Premium Level training check your name in the Directory for your Council number. There is also a listing of which Tuesday morning training you will attend.
Why can’t I see the Premium sessions on the CADA/CASL Events app?
If you are signed up for the Premium training but you do not see the Premium-only events (mostly taking place in the morning) on your schedule, talk to your Advisor to confirm that you are in fact signed up for Premium training. Your Advisor can then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I sign up for the Talent Show?
Our annual Talent Show is a fun way to show off your skills. One of our councils will work to produce the show, which will be broadcast on Friday, July 16. If you would like to "try-out" for the show, you just need to submit a video of your performance by Sunday, July 11. Check out our CADA Camp Talent Show Guidelines and submit your info on the Talent Show Application. The deadline to submit your act is Sunday, July 11.
What’s up with Flipgrid? Am I required to record a Flipgrid video? How do I get connected with that?
The CADA Camp Flipgrid is back! Introduce yourself. We will be broadcasting your Flipgrid messages throughout the week during our session warm-ups. You can also click through and "meet" other campers directly on Flipgrid, and even leave positive comments or video replies! Visit flipgrid.com/cadacamp (You will need to log-in with a Google or Microsoft account).
When will the Help Desk be open for live help?
Need Help? CADA Camp staff members are standing by to help LIVE via Zoom!
Mon, July 12 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Tue, July 13 - 8:00 am - 11:45 am and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed, July 14 - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 am and 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu, July 15 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am and 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri, July 16 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am and 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Live Zoom (staffed during above hours):
Call/text the Help Desk: 831-854-7449
Non-Urgent Matters, email email@example.com
Always include your name and school when sending texts/emails.
What's the difference between Premium & Standard Training?
Premium training more closely mirrors our traditional in-person camp program. Students will have an opportunity to work directly with other students in the camp program on a council project, under the guidance of an adult council leader (a CADA member from another school). In addition, there will be sessions provided just for our Premium campers, too! Think of your main officers and leaders with big responsibilities for the coming year for the premium training. Your students registered for the Premium level should also display a strong commitment to your leadership program and a willingness to devote their time during camp week to "going all-in!" These students should expect to be "cameras on" and ready to network and collaborate each day.
The Standard Training is available for your "up and coming" student leaders, who may be new to your program or perhaps have other commitments during camp week, where they will not be able to devote as much time to camp activities. Sessions will be primarily in the afternoon hours and include more "watching and learning" like one would at a conference, rather than hands-on collaborating that the premium level training involves.
From the Camp Coordinator: I typically took 16 student leaders to camp each summer. In the virtual format, I would have sent those 16 to premium and then opened up the opportunity for the rest of my leaders to attend the standard training to be able to walk away from our week of summer training and bonding to have a common experience to build from.
We are still early in our election process. I don't know which students to send to camp! What should I do?
Camp registration is a 2-step process. Step 1 is to reserve your school's spots in the program. You can do that now, and start talking up Camp to your student leaders to get them excited about summer. Student information needs to be submitted by June 17, which should give you plenty of time to finish your election cycle and students to figure out their availability in mid-July.
My students and I are pretty Zoom-fatigued right now...
One of the benefits of camp is it's in mid-July, so most students and teachers will have had a 4-6 week break from "online school components" by the time it starts. The energy and excitement we felt from students last summer after their early summer break was amazing. And advisors were excited to get together to collaborate and come up with tangible ideas to start the new year. Everyone was able to form a support system to help navigate the new year. After hosting numerous virtual events this year, our CADA & CASL attendees have come away from the conferences, webinars, and conventions rejuvenated and excited for their next steps. We do not doubt that our camp attendees will have the same feelings this July!
I have a question!
Questions about virtual camp? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQ's related to our traditional in-person Camp Program
How will I know if my students completed the Online Information Form?
We will organize the submitted entries and notify advisors by email of missing students. Emails will come from email@example.com. Please make sure that address is in your address book to avoid emails being sent to spam/junk mail. After submitting the Online Information Form, an email from Google Forms "firstname.lastname@example.org" will be sent to the email address provided on the form. You should also ask your students to forward or show that email to you for verification purposes.
What do I do if a student is no longer going to camp and I want to replace that student?
Send an email to Jeff Culver at email@example.com with the name of the student to remove and the name of the new student attending. After the end of May, the replacement student must be of the same gender. Then have the new student complete the Online Information Form. After the end of May, there is no guarantee that t-shirt size can be changed.
What if I have students back out of going to camp, but have nobody to replace them?
Contact CADA Central at 831-464-4891 as soon as possible. In the event of a waiting list situation, this may open up an opportunity to allow a school/students to attend camp who otherwise would not able to due to a sell-out situation. Also email Jeff Culver at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know which student to remove from the main list.
What if I have a student back out of going to camp and I wish to sell that spot to another school already going to camp?
If this situation arises, please let Jeff Culver know, so we can adjust the numbers and information on our end prior to camp starting. You can then handle the exchange of funds school to school. No need to process through CADA Central.
What time does camp start? End?
Be sure to read through the Code of Conduct & Camp Information document for answers to these questions and LOTS more. But check-in starts at 11:00 a.m. on the first day of camp. At this time, you and your students will rotate through the check-in tables, obtain your room keys, drop off luggage, grab lunch, and enjoy check-in activities. The structured program begins at 1:30 p.m. On the last day of camp, structured activities will end at 11:15 a.m. (SCU & UCSB High School) and 12:30 p.m. (UCSB Middle School). Please schedule transportation to leave after 11:15 (SCU & UCSB High School) or 12:30 p.m (UCSB Middle School). *Note: A revised AmTrak schedule has the train departing Goleta at 12:35 p.m. We will accommodate any UCSB Middle School group taking that train.
The Camp Document says you're not collecting key deposits, but there's a form to collect key deposits. Which is it?
CADA/CASL will NOT collect key deposits. The form is available for you if YOU choose to collect the deposits from your students. If you or one of your students loses a key and you did NOT collect key deposits, we will give you an invoice on site for your school to pay the $60 (UCSB) or $15 (SCU). If you or one of your students loses a key and you DID collect deposits, you can give us the deposit on the last day of camp to cover the fee.
What is the process for the Medical Forms?
To streamline the medical form process and eliminate the need to send items in the mail, you need to have your students complete the medical form and make a second copy. At Camp check-in, you will provide our Camp office staff with one copy of the medical form per student. We will keep that on file in the Camp office. The second copy will be folded and inserted inside the student's name badge holder. We also recommend adults complete the medical form, so we have information on file in case of an emergency.
When can I see the final Camp Schedule?
The final camp schedule will be available shortly before camp begins on the CADA/CASL Events mobile app. Attendees will also receive a hard copy of the schedule during check-in. In the meantime, sample schedules for both middle school and high school are available on the Camp Information Document.
Summer Leadership Camp Coordinator