Questions & Answers

How secure is my data at eCamp?

In addition to the development, the core team also maintains a freely usable instance. The server is operated as a best-effort. For the operation of the server we use modern cloud solutions. This includes regular backups and server updates. Nevertheless we cannot guarantee uninterrupted availability.

What will happen to eCamp v2?

The original eCamp v2 can be used at until further notice. However, the code is getting old and difficult to maintain. That’s why we only fix critical bugs at most.
No data is migrated from v2 to v3. After we’ve also implemented the course functionality in eCamp v3, we will probably put eCamp v2 into a read-only mode and make it no longer editable.

I have a question about eCamp v2

For questions/support about eCamp v2 please use the support function in eCamp v2 directly. No questions about eCamp v2 are answered on this page.

Who is behind eCamp?

eCamp is developed by a core team of volunteers. The source code is published as open source. Community participation is actively encouraged.

Can I add tasks/todos in eCamp?

No. We have decided not to support task lists anymore, as they were rarely used in the past and better alternatives are available. If you have used the eCamp v2 schedule list, you can now use the Calendar Generator in Hering.

I miss the feature…

We will not be implementing all the features from eCamp v2 in eCamp v3 in the future.
What we currently have planned: Special daily responsibilities, material checkbox, and displaying block status in the overview program.

Does anybody support you financially?

Operating costs are funded by the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement. This landing page is powered by the open source plan of Netlify and our application translations are managed on Crowdin.

Are past camps also visible on eCamp v3?

Only camps created on eCamp v3 are visible on eCamp v3. Past camps from eCamp v2 are not visible, but can still be viewed on eCamp v2.

How can I add images, files or tables?

Images/Files: Currently it is not possible to upload files directly to eCamp v3. It would take us precious time and money and would never come close to the features of Google Drive etc. You can however upload images/files to an external service like Google Drive or Dropbox and then add a link to it.

Tables: Currently it is not possible to insert tables directly into eCamp v3. Some experiments with simple tables have taken place, but for more complex cases we are currently blocked by the PDF export #2.

I did not receive an invitation email to a camp. What can I do?

The person who invited you can click your email address on the team page and resend the invitation email. Caution: Only the last sent invitation email to your email address is valid. In case the email never arrives in your inbox nor in your SPAM folder, the camp leader can also invite another email address of yours. They can even invite an email address of their own, and forward you the invitation email. As soon as you get a valid invitation email through any means, you can use it to join the camp with your account.

I did not receive an activation email. What can I do?

You can reset your password, or log in via MiData, CeviDB, jubla.db or Google using an account with the same email address as your eCamp v3 account. In doing this, your account is also activated. We are currently working on a feature to trigger another activation email.

My question is not answered here, where can I ask my question?

Don’t hesitate to ask your question via our support form. We will try to answer your question as soon as possible.