Accessibility & Mobility
Although we hope that everyone who cares to is able to join us at Idyllwild Pines, the camp does not have accessibility for wheelchairs or similar mobility-assistance devices. By registering, you understand that there will be some walking involved throughout the weekend - such as to attend meals in the mess hall across camp and to participate in activities that may be located in different areas throughout the camp.
Cabin Placement & Overflow
Cabins within Creekside Camp where most campers will be staying are assigned by gender on a first-come, first-served basis. At this time, cabins will be filled at 50% capacity (4 campers to a room) to promote health & safety as COVID measures continue to ease.
Campers who are not yet comfortable with shared cabin sleeping may register as a tent camper. Choose this option during online registration or note this along with your check/money order. Tent camping is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If tent camping registration fills and you're unsure of your options, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID Measures & Physical Distancing
As California and the US continue to ease COVID-related health measures, Camp Spiritfire has implemented several health and safety guidelines. Since masks are no longer mandated outside, and since inside spaces will be at a limited capacity, we will not be mandating that masks be worn inside either.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds, unless camp is cancelled by Idyllwild Pines or Camp Spiritfire. However, transfers are permissable.
May I bring my family/kids?
Camp Spiritfire is open to all who identify as a person in A.A. recovery and who is at least 18 years of age.
May I bring my pet/ESA/Service Dog?
Service dogs who have been trained to perform tasks related to a camper's ADA-qualifying disabilty are permitted at camp.
As we've said before, we strongly discourage late arrivals. Idyllwild Pines Camp is located in the mountains and is very difficult to locate in the dark. This, and our limited ability to assist anyone with arrivals or check-in after registration ends at 6 p.m. since all counselors will be participating in the programming under way at that time is the reason we have registration scheduled from 2-6 p.m.
What about Early Arrivals?
If you’d like to arrive early, no problem – just email us so we can coordinate your arrival to keep us from incurring a cost for early arrivals.
What to Bring / Packing List
- Sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bag
- Shower shoes
- Bug repellent
- Camping chair for field games and campfire meetings
- Refillable water bottle, coffee mug, & reusable camp utensils
- Your favorite snacks
- Bathing suit (pool, Zoom Flume)
- Close-toed shoes
- Casual active-wear for field-games (capture the flag, relay races, tug-of-war in mud pit, etc.)
- Warm clothing for the evening as temperatures get cooler
- Team spirit in your team color (this will be emailed closer to event) - e.g. socks, hat, tutu, costume, etc.
- Yoga mat
- A.A. books if you'd like, and journal and pen.
Consider bringing: musical instruments, earplugs, costumes and props for the talent/no talent show, money for activities requiring extra fee (archery, paintball), a small meaningful token to place in the intention-setting circle (you can take it back after : ).
Weekend Activity Schedule
Camp Spiritfie activities are subject to change as we continue the planning process.
"Color Wars?" Isn't that competetive? Sounds so "war-like!"
NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? We want everyone to join us for this incredible weekend. That might not be possible, but we hope finances won't be the barrier. If you would like to attend but require financial assistance, full or partial scholarship funds may be available. Email us at email@example.com.
GIVE A SCHOLARSHIP! If you are able to contribute to the scholarship fund, you may do so either by check/money order or via online registration - any amount helps!
Transportation & Carpooling
We encourage carpooling and ridesharing! To assist anyone wanting to carpool, campers will receive an invitation to join our private camper Facebook group after registering to coordinate shared rides with other campers.
Do people come alone?
Absolutely! Many folks might be afraid to attend an event like this without knowing anyone, but we assure you that you will make a ton of friends while you're here. In fact, everyone will participate in get-to-know-you games and even "speed fellowship" to break the ice.
Will you have A.A. or GSR-type workshops or trainings, like on being a treasurer, intensive step studies, or sponsorship?
No - the focus of CSF is on how each individual relates themselves to our three legacies (unity, service, and recovery) and how we can bring these into every area of our lives in a way that inspires and invigorates us.
We might look at how we deal with critics and personalities (ourselves and others : ), how we model service & recovery to those in our lives, what holds us back, how our connection to ourselves impacts our perspective on what's possible in our lives, and the impact of intentions to create change and more fully live all three legacies.
We are offering t-shirts this year! T-shirts are $15 and are sweatshop free and fair trade - both the tees and silk screening are done in in Los Angeles by local vendors.T-shirts are unisex jersey t shirt that fit like a well-loved favorite, crew neck, short sleeves and designed with superior combed and ring-spun cotton that is comfortable - and really good for tie-dying! Both white and heather grey are available in most sizes which you can find during registration check out.
I'm leaving at 5 p.m. after work on Friday - that should be fine, right?
Travel to Idyllwild Pines from Los Angeles usually takes about 2 hours without traffic. However, leaving at 5:00 pm will add 2 or even 3 hours to your travel time. We recommend leaving by 12 p.m. so you can arrive early and without stress.
Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The pool will be open then, too, there's a meeting at 5 p.m., and the Welcome Festival with food, music, fun, and fellowship is from 6-8 p.m. Arrive early - you're worth taking time off work!
Terms & Conditions
1. Registration Cost & Tent Camping
Tent camping spaces are reserved for those who are not yet comfortable with shared cabin arrangements due to COVID;
As such, tent camping registration cost is the same as regular registration since these spaces are offered as a one-time accommodation to those not yet comfortable with staying in a cabin with others due to COVID;
Tent camping spots are rustic and you will be responsible for clearing your site and setting up your tent;
If you change your mind at any point after registering or upon check in on Friday 9/3, there may not be a cabin bunk available - please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you know you have changed your mind so we can see if re-assignment is possible.