Centers for Spiritual Living Purchases Camp Cedar Ridge
Centers for Spiritual Living has completed the purchase of property in Vernonia, Oregon, which is the site of Camp Cedar Ridge.
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This 32-acre property is located about 45 minutes west of Portland and can sleep up to 225 indoors with another 80 in canvas platform tents and lots of space for additional tent camping. The property is also ideal for hosting weddings, picnics, concerts and other events.
We have been fundraising for 2 years and in that short amount of time, we have raised over 1.1 million dollars to support this project! What an amazing response from our community and confirmation that acquiring this property is “an idea whose time has come.” We are deeply grateful for the community support that has led to this historic step of purchasing the first CSL camp and retreat facility. We are now in the process of setting up the not-for-profit 501c3 structure and Board that will oversee the operations at the camp, while CSL will remain the owner of the asset/land.
One of the most important reasons for the decision to purchase Camp Cedar Ridge is that our CSL Teen Camp now has a permanent home! This was the site of the CSL Teen camp in 2004-2007, at which time the teens built a beautiful, large labyrinth, that we will now restore and make a prominent feature at the location. We are excited that the CSL Teens will be holding their camp at Camp Cedar Ridge this summer! Learn More
We are also pleased to announce that we are recruiting for a CSL Summer Internship program. If you know a former CSL Teen Camp graduate or member of a Center who would be interested, they can read about it and apply here.
We are looking forward to booking and hosting CSL and other New Thought groups and we will be welcoming donations and volunteers. There are still available dates for both the spring and fall in 2023. We invite you to check out the Camp Cedar Ridge website and like and follow Camp Cedar Ridge on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok (@CampCedarRidgeOR) where you will be able to keep up with what is going on at camp and updates about projects that you and your Center can be involved with.
Camp Cedar Ridge is a 32-acre property that can accommodate events for 30 to 500+ guests. Whether it is a small retreat, company picnic, large youth camp, or wedding, we have the expertise, space and amenities to make your event successful.
Covered by trees in the gorgeous coastal range of northern Oregon, Camp Cedar Ridge is a year-round facility located about 45 minutes from Portland, in Vernonia, Oregon. During your stay at Camp Cedar Ridge, you will very likely see deer, elk, eagles, great blue herons, foxes and coyotes.
A Brief History
The current owner of Cedar Ridge Camp has a longstanding relationship with Centers for Spiritual Living and our CSL Teen Camps. He believes CSL is the organization to carry on this good work in the world through its ongoing ownership and oversight.
A brief overview of the camp’s history:
• We honor and acknowledge that the land on which Camp Cedar Ridge stands is the indigenous land of the Chinook and Tillamook peoples.
• November 29, 1886
Homestead Certificate signed by President Grover Cleveland
Property used as farm and home
Location of Perry’s Basketball Camp
Location of Cedar Ridge Camp & Retreat Center
• May 12, 2022
CSL’s purchase of the property is recorded and Camp Cedar Ridge officially opens!
Camp Cedar Ridge
18062 Keasey Rd.
Vernonia, OR 97064
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We Are Planted There
CSL Teen Camps are very familiar with this location, as it was frequented by our groups from 2004-2007. Our teens created a sacred labyrinth at the Camp Cedar Ridge as a team-building service activity. This labyrinth remains today as a testament of collaboration and teamwork that are part of the CSL Teen Camp experience.
Our teens felt so connected with the campground that they chose to plant a tree on the site of Camp Cedar Ridge and this tree stands more than 20 feet tall today.