Camping and Volunteering Adventures
FAQs For Parents
1. Why does CAVAKids Exist?
We exist for three reasons. Firstly, we exsist to teach kids about the environment and how important it is to protect it. Secondly, Every month we give thousands of 6 -18 year olds the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life. Lastly, we believe that to change the world for the better we need to help of every child.
2. What can I expect from a group camping trip with CAVA?
Group camping with CAVA is an extraordinary camping experience. We are a community that does some amazing things together!! You will have fun cooking in a group, preparing meals for everyone, playing games and doing woodcraft activities. All activities are optional and open to everyone. We are a very diverse group of people from all walks of life. We love to simply relax, do some good, make friends and enjoy the fantastic natural surroundings.
3. How do you keep children safe on group trips?
We keep children safe in three main ways. Firstly, there is an extensive risk assessment done before the approval of any trip. Secondly, all leaders undergo extensive child protection training before being allowed to lead a family camping adventure. Thirdly, we have a maximum of only three children per adult and all adults on the adventure are responsible for looking after kids.
4. Is the camping trip expensive? What’s included & what’s not included?
We are a non-profit organization hence we’re trying our best to make each camping trip as cheap as possible. The contributions from you are for things like the campsite fees, boat transfers, food and drink throughout the trip, all cooking equipment, activities, equipment transport, equipment repair, tents, tarps and website fees. Transportation to the trip meet-up point is normally not included as we encourage a car-pooling system. This helps lessens our environmental footprint by reducing the number of cars on the road and saves you money. Lastly, you can also make your own arrangements for transport and we will always help you find transport.
5. How do I register and pay for a camping adventure?
We will open the registration one to two weeks before the trip. The registration link will be sent to you by email, WhatsApp and it will also appear on the event page. Everything is very clearly explained on the form and if you have any problems there is a number to message.
6. Can my children attend without me?
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
One adult can be responsible for a maximum of 3 children. (under 18s)
CHILDREN MUST BE aged over 6 years old to attend an ADVENTURE.
7. What if my stuff goes missing during a camping trip? Is there a lost and found?
Yes, we will keep anything left behind at the camping trip as lost and found. But be careful with your valuables and keep them safe.
8. How big is each camping trip and is there any maximum number of participants?
We limit the number of participants to sixty for each trip but we have several groups that do trips at the same time. So you are sure to find a space!!
9. What if I injure myself at the camping trip?
Depending on how serious the injury is, it is possible to have basic first aid treatment for light injuries at the camping trip. For anything more serious we have a designated medical person who can look after you and take you to hospital if need be. But this has never happened!!
10. How to car-pool?
You could be a passenger but you could offer yourself as a driver too!! All costs can be shared among the passengers and the driver. Drivers decide how much you would like to split the cost by. Passengers offer to help by sharing the costs of fuel and any tolls along the way. The car-pooling spreadsheet with instructions will be available when registration opens. Look at the locations and then contact the driver that is closest to you. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ADVICE.
11. Which adventures can I bring my kids to?
You can only bring your kids to a CAVAKids event.