CSQ - 2005 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 — and no electricity in cabins. Come prepared for the changeable April weather.

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. We can park automobiles near to the cabins. Tent camping is not permitted by the park.


Omnivorous and vegetarian meals will be provided from Friday evening through Sunday noon. Friday lunch is optional and requires a $5.00 fee in addition to normal registration. Participants with special dietary needs should indicate them in the space provided for special needs on the registration form. Click here for more information on registration.


Parking is allowed near the cabins. We will be able to drive to near the cabins for unloading. Keep in mind 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. In addition, either 5% of gross sales are to be paid before departure from site, OR a donation of an item to the Magical Auction is required. Tents are not allowed on the site. Lighted indoor space of approx. 6' x 8' will be provided. However, additional electricity will be unavailable. Vendors are expected to bring their own tables and/or displays. 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 before March 30 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.


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.
  • Towels, biodegradable soap and shampoo, personal care items. Insect repellant and sunscreen.
  • 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.
  • Sacred dress, outrageous costuming, and lots of glitter.
  • A lawn chair or something to sit on.
  • A flashlight, or electric lantern (non-flame-oriented lighting method).
  • 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 porch and cabin
  • 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!).

Umstead State Park and Carolina Spirit Quest Rules

  • No drugs or alcohol! No exceptions!
  • 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.

For more information about Carolina Spirit Quest, please contact info@carolinaspiritquest,org.
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Last updated 3/12/05