Counselor Camp

A Workshop for Chemical Dependency Professionals


Ages 18+ |  September 20 - 22, 2019 | Program Details  | Other Programs  | Return to Community Events & Workshops

Registration IS NOW open for 2019!

Counselor Camp is an inspiring weekend of seminars and activities for Chemical Dependency Professionals who work with Adolescent and Young Adult Prevention, Intervention, Counseling and Treatment Systems.  

2019's theme is "Healing the Adolescent: Mind, Body, Spirit." We will explore methods of healing for adolescents and how we as counselors and mentors can help young people and continue our own healing process along the way.

Counselor Camp is sponsored by Rite of Passage Journeys, the Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington State (CDPWS), and other local agencies. This event is designed to offer the best evidence-based theory and time-tested practice from a variety of professionals in our own backyard. Earn 13 CEUs for your general conference attendance.

The beautiful camp setting and relaxed camaraderie also provide the opportunity for rest, renewal and healing for those 'doing the work!'

A Pre-Conference Ethics Workshop will take place on Friday, 9/20, from 1-5pm. This workshop is offered for $25 on top of the registration fee, and you'll earn 4 ethics-specific CEUs for attending.

Read this if you've never been to Counselor Camp before.  

Information about this year's workshops coming soon!

Find the 2019 Request for Proposals here! Due date is June 30.

Making a program payment will reserve your space. If you have questions first, you can contact us.




Ages 18 +
All Genders


Friday, September 20, 5pm to
Sunday, September 22, 12:30pm

Cispus Learning Center
Randle, Washington
Directions >


$130 before August 1st, $145 after
Due at Registration

Counselor Camp: 13 CEUs
Pre-Conference Ethics Workshop: 4 ethics CEUs


Questions? Check out our general FAQ page, our program-specific FAQs below, or send us a message!



  • Is there cell reception at Cispus?

    No - you will be enjoying an unplugged weekend! A landline is available in the main office for emergencies.

  • Is there WIFI at Cispus?

    No - get ready for a rustic adventure!

  • Are there outlets in the cabins for machines, such as C-pap?

    Yes, the cabins have several regular outlets in each area, but not necessarily convenient to all bunks. Get there early to claim a bunk near an outlet or contact us early to make arrangements.

  • can we save BUNK space for our group?

    There are separate cabins/bunk houses reserved for women and for men. Bunking is communal style, and “campers” wanting to bunk with their friends, colleagues and companions can simply stake out a group of bunks in the overall space. If your “buddy” isn’t with you at check in, feel welcome to leave a note holding space for them on a nearby bunk. Counselor Camp is a supportive environment, and there is plenty of space!

  • What workshops will be offered in 2019?

    We have an exciting initial line-up of workshops scheduled for this year. Click below for the full list of topics!

  • Is it possible to upgrade to more private accommodations?

    Yes - you can rent trailers from Cispus for $45/night for two people, plus $5 per extra person. Contact Sue at to reserve and pay. The trailer ammenities include: running water, toilets and showers; electricity and outlets; bunk beds, couches and chairs; closets with hangers; a kitchenette and table. You will need to bring your own toiletries, towels, pillows and bedding. It is both comfortable and rustic!

  • ARE scholarships available?

    Yes! Financial Aid is available to support access to training at Counselor Camp. To apply for financial aid, please register here, and include in the “Comments” field your brief statement (one paragraph) outlining your financial need and your interest in attending Camp this year. Journeys will forward your request to Counselor Camp’s Planning Committee. Their goal is to review and respond within one week. Please note that they typically award half-scholarships.

  • can I attend if i’m not a counselor?

    If you are in the field of working with teens experiencing substance abuse challenges - or are considering the field - this conference/retreat is definitely appropriate for you. Seminars and activities are geared toward prevention, intervention, counseling and treatment. You do not need to be at any particular level of training to attend. It’s a great opportunity to connect with people in the field, learn and share best practices, and nourish yourself.


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