Who can participate in Camp?
Camp is for teens 13 through 18 associated with a local CSL Center. To find a center, visit CSL.org/map. Advisors are trained adults (19+) who facilitate the camp experience.
What age range is camp for?
We define teens as anyone between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of camp. 18 year old participants are considered teens and are given some additional responsibilities as well as opportunities at camp.
If a participant is 19 and wants to be involved, we recommend they reach out to their center in order to serve as an advisor.
How are medications handled at camp?
All medications, including over-the-counter medicines, must be in original containers and should be placed in a zipper bag with the camper’s name and center clearly written on the bag. Medicines will be turned in to the medical staff at camp.
Neither youth nor advisor will be allowed to keep any medications with the exception as follows: Asthma inhalers, insulin and epi-pens will be allowed to be carried by the participant but will still need to be recorded in CampDoc prior to arrival.
Any medications prescribed and/or required after registration completes still need be submitted through CampDoc. An extension can be requested on CampDoc to update medications.
What should I bring to camp?
Please see CSL.org/teencamp/packing-list
I'm having issues with online registration!
Please use CampDoc’s FAQ and feel free to contact their extremely helpful support. If you have further issues, please reach out to us, though our response time may be slower.
What happens at camp?
Camp is comprised of a series of experiences planned by our elected teen leadership and adult leadership teams. Participants are broken into groups of around 8 people called families, each with a set of adult advisors that facilitate most of the “workshops” for the duration of camp.
Please see https://csl.org/teencamp/camps/ for more information.
What if I don't have a center?
We require linking up with a center for a variety of reasons. We are happy to help connect you with a center who could help get your teen to camp. See CSL.org/map/ for a list of CSL centers!
I have special dietary needs, will there be food for me at camp?
By default we typically have regular, vegetarian, and vegan options. We will work to accommodate all dietary restrictions and will work with you to make sure you are well fed at camp. Please make note of such restrictions in your registration.
What does bunking look like?
Each cabin will have at least two advisors and typically 8-10 teens and are grouped by the gender on their registration. We also have non-binary bunking. For more information please see our Gender & Inclusion policy.
We recommend bringing a bedroll or sleeping bag and pillow to augment the mattress.
Where can I get a copy of the Local Center Authorization form?
Right here! CSL Teen Camp – Local Center Authorization 2023
This form is required for all participants to register and will be uploaded to CampDoc upon registration. You can scan and upload it or use the digital signing features. It is fully fillable and e-signature compatible. Most browsers do not support the signature feature of PDFs, you must use Acrobat Reader.
Where can I find the Code of Conduct and Dress Code?
Code of Conduct:
Centers for Spiritual Living Teen Camp is dedicated to the purpose of self-discovery through the awareness of the Oneness of the Divine using the principles of the Science of Mind. The agreement to the Code of Conduct is required. Parents/Guardians, please have your teen participant read and commit to the following Code of Conduct. Adult participants please read and commit to the Code of Conduct.
- 100% attendance & participation is required at all activities.
- All youth will remain within designated camp boundaries.
- Clothing must be appropriate per camp’s regulations and CSL dress code. (see dress code)
- No alcohol, drugs, medical marijuana, nicotine, e-cigarettes, vapor products, weapons or fireworks are permitted on camp grounds or in possession of youth or adults.
- No sexual activity of any kind (including kissing) is allowed at any time during this event.
- Harassment of any kind, including unwelcome physical or verbal sexual conduct, is not permitted
- All defamatory, abusive, profane, pornographic, offensive and/or illegal materials are not permitted
- Bed check hour shall be observed by all.
- Respect shall be shown for all public and private property.
- Visitation of dorms/tents other than that of the camper’s selected gender at time of registration is prohibited.
- Cell phone use at camp is permitted, providing it does not interfere with scheduled camp activities.
- Ground rules of the host Camp shall be observed.
Failure to comply with these agreements will result in consequences that could include being sent home at my expense or my family’s expense.
Participants must be dressed appropriately for outdoors in the Pacific Northwest and expect to be seen by others. The type and style of clothing and hair are individual and personal.
CSL shall be concerned only when clothing choices are extreme and/or could cause disruption or be unsafe.
Examples of clothing/materials not allowed at camp include, but are not limited to:
- Clothing, hats, backpacks and other accessories which show obscene words/pictures, hate language, slurs, sexually suggestive statements, or that promote illegal crew, tagging or gang-related activities, weapons, or the use of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drugs.
- All tops should completely cover the chest area.
- All bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts, other) should completely cover underwear, butt cheeks, and genitals.
What is your refund policy?
- $100 non-refundable deposit required to register
- Remaining $225 due by June 6th, 2023
- Late payments or late or incomplete forms will result in forfeiture of your space without refund.
Cancellation and Refund
- Before June 6th, 2023, you will get a refund less the $100 non-refundable deposit.
- After June 6th, 2023, refunds will be offered minus the $100 non-refundable deposit only if the participant must stay home to isolate due to COVID protocols.
How to get to camp?
Our campers typically travel with their local center, and many fly into Portland Airport (PDX). For summer camp, we have bus transportation available. See here for details.
What are your COVID policies?
Please see our COVID policy at CSL.org/teencamp/COVID-19
How can I run for Teen Leadership?
Please see the 2022-2023 Teen Leadership application
This FAQ is a work in progress! If you have any questions please contact us!