Carolina Spirit Quest - Winter Quest 2006 Miscellaneous


Miscellaneous Information

Winter Quest 2006 Schedule

Friday PMSign-in4:00 PM7:00 PM
Dinner5:30 PM6:30 PM
Opening Ritual6:30 PM7:00 PM
Learning Circles7:30 PM9:30 PM
SaturdayBreakfast7:30 AM8:30 AM
Learning Circles9:00 AMNoon
Lunch12:30 PM1:30 PM
Learning Circles2:00 PM5:00 PM
Dinner6:00 PM7:00 PM
Main Ritual7:30 PM9:30 PM
Social Time, Drumming, etc9:30 PM
Sunday Breakfast and clear out cabins7:30 AM 8:30 AM
  Learning Circles9:00 AM11:00 AM
  Closing Ritual11:15 AM11:45 AM
LunchNoon1:00 PM
  Clean-up and depart1:00 PM2:00 PM

Consider Bringing . . .

  • Clothes: The weather could be mild (mid 50s) or chilly (low 40s to low 30s) and rainy or snowy. Please bring comfortable clothes for all possibilities. Bring outdoor gear and sturdy hiking shoes/boots if you plan on doing any hiking. Remember your ritual clothes if that is part of your path.
  • Bedding & Towels: Bedding and towels are provided by the Park. Bring your own comfort items such as pillows, blankets, teddy bears, etc.
  • Bring a blanket, pillow or camp chair for when we circle together.
  • Bring items for a community altar and decorating the lodge. Remember to bring any beautiful cloth you own.
  • Bring a chalice, goblet or your favorite mug.
  • Bring your drums, rattles and noisemakers.
  • Bring handwork, knitting, crocheting, etc. if you do that stuff.
  • Journals, pens and art supplies for journaling, if that's your thing.
  • Bring a massage table if you wish to exchange massages.
  • Anything you think you will need to be comfortable over the weekend.
  • Chocolate in any form will be shared and consumed!
  • Snack foods and beverages if desired.

Housing Information

The Fairy Stone Lodge and Cabins are heated and air-conditioned. Linens are provided. Full kitchens and bath facilities are incorporated in the lodge and each cabin. The lodge is handicapped accessible. Lodge accommodations will be filled first, then cabins. Most of the beds are bunks, so if you have problems climbing into a top bunk, please indicate this on your registration (also indicate if you prefer an upper bunk). We will do our best to accommodate everyone. Participants staying in the cabins need to clear out of them Sunday morning before we start the workshops.

CSQ Rules

  • No illegal substances
  • 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."

Contact Information:

Director: Dick Merritt
Home: (919) 644-6310
Cell at Fairy Stone (919) 452-5059

Kitchen Managers: Tamia Buckingham
Home: (919) 644-7810
Cell at Fairy Stone (919) 906-2380

Abby Spears
Home: (919)
Cell at Fairy Stone (919)

Ritual Coordinator: Kara Mueller
Home: (703) 858-7231
Cell at Fairy Stone: (252) 395-0104

CSQ President: Becky Starr
Home: (919) 620-5832
Cell at Fairy Stone: (919) 475-6542

Park Phone Numbers for use in case of emergency. First try to contact the staff via their cell phones:
276-930-2424 Park Office (9:00 -4:00)
276-930-2212 Asst Manager-All hours
276-930-2028 Park Manager-Emergency Calls, all hours

For more information, contact Dick Merritt (Director) at

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Last updated 11/21/05