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.
Clearwater Forest provides programming including summer youth camps, women’s retreats, spiritual renewal events, non-summer youth retreats, family events, senior adult programs and teambuilding opportunities for all types of groups.
Family reunions, weddings, small group retreats and corporate picnics/events all enjoy using the variety of facilities Looking to unify your group and have fun together? Check out the teambuilding options, both on land and water!
Seeking Executive Director
An 1100-acre year-round camp and retreat center set in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota is seeking a highly skilled and motivated leader to work in close partnership with the Board to provide leadership to staff and develop the potential of the camp to serve all ages into the future.
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding adventure? For a Position Description, click here. Interested parties should send their resumes and application letters to:
Mary Kes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Synod of Lakes and Prairies
2115 Cliff Drive
Eagan, MN 55122.
The deadline for receiving resumes is December 15, 2013.
Support Staff and Counselors, May 29 – Aug. 10, approximately 25 positions are to be filled. Phone 218-678-2325 or email to email@example.com.
Clearwater Forest Hymn Writing Contest
Deadline for Clearwater Forest Hymn Writing Contest is Easter 2014. Winner announced at the Friend’s Day 60th anniversary celebration on July 12, 2014. Learn more …
Clearwater Forest is community-creating!Mike H
When I come here, it’s a chance to take a breath… to just breathe.Doug
I have long term relationships with confirmands that I’ve built here [through retreats].Wendy
“At the [summer camp] worship services in the Pavilion, the front row fills first.”Steve
Kids aren’t afraid here to say what’s on their heart or mind- open and accepting here.Pastor who has brought confirmands to retreats at CF
This is a place that allows you to let God in and you can listen… a place to listen.Wendy
The summer staff are connecting and do things they think are important and their energy is contagious.Chase
I like to hike to be quiet and listen to God.Anastasia
So many college-aged people who don’t go to church, but kids who come to camp, you don’t have to tell them how valuable and powerful a community of believers it.Will
The environment we have… God’s creation in purest form. His presence feels closer here than anywhere.Brittney
I’ve always felt such a calling to camp, to be here. I was so lost this past year, but I was meant to do this job here. Hard to be devoted and open Christian at my school, but easy here.Hannah H.
When I come to camp, it reinvigorates my faith. Sorta like “Oh, this is why I go to church!” Kids here have fun with God.Alex
January 24-26, 2014. Experience the beauty of Clearwater Forest in the winter at Snow Camp. Highlights of Snow Camp include playing broomball, reading books by the fire, drinking hot chocolate, and spending intentional time in community and with God. More Information Chrysalis Winter
February 14-16, 2014 (17th optional day). Until we are at peace with ourselves, we cannot become instruments of peace to others. Come discover how to identify what sort of situations or conversations wound you, and keep you separated from your soul. More Information