CSQ - 2004 Miscellaneous Information


Miscellaneous Information


Camp Lapihio at Umstead State Park has three and four person cabins, divided into four groups, with a latrine at each group. There is a shower house near the mess hall for all participants. The cabins have bunks with mattresses. The mattresses are on top of plywood, so they are firm. All are lower bunks and the mattresses can be placed on the floor, if desired. Everything else you need for your comfort you must provide: pillows, sheets, blankets or sleeping bag. There is no heat in the cabins, washrooms, or recreation hall. Come prepared for the changeable April weather.

Tent camping will be permitted for those who desire the privacy. Since our costs are the same either way, no discount is given for tenting. We can park automobiles near to the cabins.


Omnivorous and vegetarian meals will be provided from Friday evening through Sunday noon. Participants with special dietary needs should indicate them in the space provided for special needs on the registration form.


Parking is allowed near the cabins. We will be able to drive to near the cabins for unloading. Keep in mind, as you plan, that what goes to the cabin must come back from the cabin. You might leave some gear in your vehicle.


Vendors will have permitted hours of operation from 8:00 AM until midnight and be located in a single area to help promote foot traffic. The fee for vending is $10.00 and a donation of an item for our Magickal Auction is required. Indoor space, seating, tables, or tents are not provided, however electricity is available for a $5.00 fee. Limited space is available in the CSQ tents for smaller vendors who may be unable to provide their own tent. Your vendor fee includes a free link to your website on the CSQ web site as soon as you register and it will remain there for one year. Pre-registration is required to vend at CSQ. For more information please contact Liz Grimes at lgrimes@triad.rr.com.

In An Emergency

In case of any emergency onsite, please contact Security. We expect to have personnel trained in emergency medicine available on site. Security will be able to contact the Park Rangers.

There are no phones in Camp Lapihio. There is a pay phone at the visitor center, but that is some distance away from our site. If you must be in touch with office or sweetheart, bring your satellite phone.

Health Care

We want everyone to have a healthy Spirit Quest. You are responsible for your medications (if any), and your own health. If you have any conditions that might require immediate attention, inform the staff when you register. If an emergency should arise, please let the staff know immediately.

Choose Your Community Service Shift Early

Each person attending Spirit Quest is required to sign up for at least one two-hour community service shift. It is necessary that everyone take part in this shared labor for the gathering to function pleasantly for all participants. Please sign up for a job at Check-In when you arrive.

Site Cleanup

It is very important that we return the Site to the condition it was in before we arrived for Spirit Quest. The Staff consists of volunteers, who also pay to attend the event. In order to encourage all of the participants to help in this last community effort, we require that all registrants include a separate $25 check as a refundable deposit for site cleanup. This check will be returned at 3:30 PM on Sunday to all participants who have helped clean the site. Those who do not wish to participate in the cleanup will donate their checks to the Bart Wendell Scholarship Fund for attendance at CSQ '03. Checks that are not returned WILL be cashed. If you absolutely must leave before 3:30 PM, please make separate cleanup arrangements to allow your check to be returned to you.


  • Site Clean-Up is separate from the mandatory Community Service shift. Completion of a Community Service shift during the weekend does not count towards cleaning the site on Sunday. Donating your clean-up deposit to the Bart Wendell Scholarship Fund does not exempt you from a Community Service shift during the weekend.
  • Site Clean-Up is also separate from cleaning cabins and camp sites. Before leaving, please be sure you leave your cabin or camp site as clean as the way you found it.


No one can guarantee your safety. Read and honor the rules created for your own protection. We want everyone to have a safe Spirit Quest. There will be NO flame or fire of any kind in the cabins, this means no incense, candles, or smoking. There is no smoking allowed inside any camp structure.

What to Bring

  • A sense of humor and good will.
  • Sleeping bag or bedding that will keep you warm in temperatures that may approach freezing. Pillows and extra blankets as you may need for your comfort.
  • Warm clothing for cold weather; cool clothing for warm weather; rain gear for you and your stuff in case of wet weather. Umbrellas and waterproof foot gear could be welcome additions.
  • Towels, biodegradable soap and shampoo, personal care items.
  • A lawn chair or something to sit on.
  • A flashlight, or electric lantern (non-flame-oriented lighting method).
  • Insect repellant and sunscreen.
  • Special dietary items and/or necessary medications.
  • Drums, rhythm and musical instruments, vocal abilities.
  • A gift for the "Spirit Gift Exchange."
  • Festive decorations and decadent stuff for your campsite and for the dining hall.
  • Sacred dress, outrageous costuming, and lots of glitter.
  • Respect, compassion, understanding, trust, enthusiasm, authenticity, honesty, and above all, love.
  • Sacred objects to put on the Community Altar. These items will go home with you after the event.
  • Items to be included in the Magickal Auction (and/or money to buy items or services!).


Adult participant shirts will be Stonewashed Blue with the CSQ'04 Our Magical Paths, Our Sacred Community logo in black ink.
Children's shirts will be Gold Nugget with black ink.
Shirts for core staff will be Copper with white ink

These Hanes Beffy-T shirts must be ordered when you send in your registration. Sizes and prices are on the registration form. Adult 2XL and 3XL cost $15. All other adult and children's sizes are $13. T-shirt orders on registrations received after March 30, 2004, will not be filled.

Quest's Rules

  • No drugs or alcohol
  • No pets
  • No firearms
  • Consent Requirement - "It is the responsibility of the initiator of any sexual or other physical contact to positively ensure that consent is given before engaging in such contact."
  • Carolina Spirit Quest prides itself in being a multi-generational family event, and in this spirit we offer a wide range of workshops and programs for children from infant to young adult.
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of all our members, we ask that parents maintain supervision of their children at all times unless other arrangements have been made. If a child is overly disruptive during the Children's Learning Circle times, the parent will be notified within their own learning circle and requested to remedy the situation.
  • Certain areas - such as the kitchen - can be dangerous for our younger participants, and because of this, these areas will be placed off limits. We request that, for your children's safety, you make sure that they abide by these rules.

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Last updated 3/6/04