Statewide Youth Organizers Retreat

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Participants attending this conference will not have any out of pocket costs. Your travel to and from the event, lodging, and 3 healthy meals a day (vegan & vegetarian options available) and snacks will be provided.

Your CAC or staff will contact you to help coordinate your travel arrangements and answer any questions or concerns you have with your travel plans. 

Do you have an android or apple mobile device? All registrants to the event will receive a link to add the first ever CYC Virtual Membership Card to your mobile wallet. You will also receive a virtual ticket for your entry into CYC Statewide Youth Organizers Retreat. Collect participation points/organizer points and trade them in with a CYC staff for exclusive CYC NFT avatars to add to your virtual member card. Scan into the training and bonding activities to record your participation.

To initiate the process, check the box at the end of the Statewide Youth Organizing Retreat Registration form to request a text message to your phone with a link to enroll in the virtual membership card program. Chapters who enroll in the program as a group could receive comm supplies for local engagement and organizing. Individuals who enroll will be put in a drawing to win CYC swag. You can opt out of the point system as well.  If you want to opt in to the point system at a future date, request one by sending an email message to the Communications Department at

New point about COVID19 San Diego

As a precaution in order to protect those most vulnerable in our community, we will require PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing 72 hours before leaving to attend the CYC Statewide Youth Organizer Retreat. PCR results may take 1-3 business days. Click here to find a testing site near you and schedule your appointment. Prior to traveling to the retreat, please send your PCR results to CYC will provide Rapid Tests for each day for members, supporters, and CYC staff to test each morning before returning to the event space. 

***Please send your daily rapid test results to

If you test positive for COVID19 during the retreat, please contact CYC staff, Trisha Carnero immediately at 510-685-5607 as well as your listed emergency contact.

***Please ensure the listed emergency contact(s) is available during the duration of the retreat as they are solely responsible for picking you up. 

The use of N95 facial coverings is strongly encouraged for all participants, but required for those who are not vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated you do not have to wear a mask outdoors or while you are eating. This is all to ensure everyone feels safe and validated to show up as your authentic selves. 

If you have any questions or concerns about CYC’s testing requirements and COVID19 protocols, please email

The virtual workshops over the span of the weekend will be live-streamed via 360 Conference Cameras to provide an accessible and engaging experience for members of the youth organizing network of CYC+FYIA.

You will be able to Indicate your desire for virtual participation on the application form. We will make sure the links reach your inbox.

CYC will provide on-site childcare from a CPR/First Aid Certified Member of the CYC Community. You can request childcare accommodations by checking the box on your Statewide Youth Organizer Retreat Registration Form. Parents must provide a playpen and baby food if needed.

Participants will be staying at the university dorm, one room, two beds and one bathroom inside the room, and a small refrigerator. If you have questions or concerns around lodging, please reach out to your CAC or staff.