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welcome to

Clearwater Forest

A stunningly beautiful camp and retreat setting on Clearwater Lake in central Minnesota, Clearwater Forest has been changing lives in God’s woods and waters since 1954.  Come find beauty, peace, renewal, joy, connection and spirit, while enjoying acres of pristine forest and lake shore. Clearwater is a place to unplug and rejuvenate with the power of nature.

Clearwater Forest has programming available for all ages including summer camp, retreats, family events, senior programs and team building opportunities.  We host family reunions, small and large group retreats, corporate picnics/events, business meetings and weddings, all year round with a variety of facilities to offer.

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Clearwater Forest is thrilled to announce Doug Snaza will serve as the next Director of Outreach and Programs. He will begin his work with us on December 1, 2019. 

Doug is excited to return to Clearwater after spending five years working in youth ministry for churches in the Twin Cities. Before that, Doug spent nearly every summer of his life at Clearwater as a camper, counselor and eventually as Program Director. 

We can’t wait to see what Doug has in store for Clearwater Forest as he takes on this new role!

Doug Snaza


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Rooted in Tradition, Growing for Tomorrow. Clearwater Forest is embarking on a new journey in the form of a capital campaign to reach our goal of raising $2.2 million! The money will go towards the renovation of the kitchen and dining hall, a replacement building for Osprey House and the updating of the Carriage House.

Click here to learn more about the campaign and how you can support us.

at clearwater forest we have

Something for Everyone

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Find out more about our exciting summer camp opportunities for campers from elementary school to senior high!

Event Center

Event Center

We have everything you need to make your next retreat, conference, or gathering a success!


Our Facilities

We have seasonal and year round facilities to accommodate all of your needs and activities!

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Clearwater Forest Camp & Retreat Center