CSL Summer Internship Program at Camp Cedar Ridge

Three Internships Still Available!

Camp Cedar Ridge is seeking four seasonal staff members to live, work and train at the facility during the 2023 summer months. We prefer individuals who have attended a CSL Teen Camp or have otherwise been involved with a Center for Spiritual Living.


Lifeguard/Pool Maintenance/Maintenance: 1 opening

Certified Lifeguard to supervise youth in the pool and maintain the pool according to county regulations. Assist in the maintenance department as needed. Assist with housekeeping changeovers as needed (see below).

Food Service Workers: 2 openings

Two individuals to assist the Food Service Director to provide meals throughout the summer. Tasks include prepping and cooking, cleaning the kitchen and dining room, serving food to campers, and preparing and serving for weddings and other special events. This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in the food service and hospitality industry to gain hands-on experience and training. Assist with housekeeping changeovers as needed (see below).

FILLED: Office/Store/Social Media: 1 opening 

One person to work in guest services by checking groups in, receiving payments, working in the camp store, and helping with the camp social media platforms. Assist with housekeeping changeovers as needed (see below).

Housekeeping Changeovers

To support the timely check out and check in process of large groups, all interns and employees will support the process of cleaning, changing and washing linen, emptying trashcans and preparing the facility to receive check ins.


Interns will stay in cabins with up to four people per cabin. These cabins are close to the dining room but do not have private bathroom facilities. The bathroom is a short walk away. There is a beautiful view of the creek and the sunset from the staff housing area.


Interns will be provided with food from the dining room. The dining room can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Dates and Hours

June 21-August 24, 2023

Interns should be prepared to work at different times and days depending on group requirements.


Interns will receive room and board and be paid $450 per week.


Interns will be provided with training to complete their tasks. They will be provided with a mentor to work with throughout the summer for additional coaching in the areas of leadership and spiritual development.

Applicants must be:

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Must have some experience with New Thought teachings

Work the summer at CSL’s Camp Cedar Ridge and build memories and friendships that will last!


More About Camp Cedar Ridge

Camp Cedar Ridge is a 32-acre property that can accommodate events for 30 to 500+ guests. We provide a venue for a wide variety of events: small retreats, company picnics, large youth camps, family reunions, and weddings.

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.

Camp Cedar Ridge

18062 Keasey Rd.
Vernonia, OR 97064

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We Are Planted There
CSL - Camp Labyrinth

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.

CSL - Tree Planting
CSL - Camp Tree Today