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SUMMER CAMP

At Clearwater Forest each session of camp for children, youth, adults and families is rich in a variety of activities, fresh air, engaging worship, and connection building. The loving, enthusiastic and dedicated summer staff provide guidance and support for campers to take healthy risks through fun, challenging and adventurous activities. Whether its learning to paddle a sea kayak or completing the high ropes course, these activities help any camper stretch and grow in a safe Christian community. Leadership opportunities abound for all ages – from choosing daily activities, participating in planning and leading worship, to leading a cabin or quest group through the various daily activities.

SUMMER CAMP 2020 UPDATE

With information regarding community and local health restrictions in a state of flux and with changing expectations, one thing has become clear to us: any Clearwater program this summer will only be a faint echo of what we know and love about Clearwater programs. Ultimately it comes down to safety and protecting the ones we love, especially the ones most vulnerable in our communities.

As a result, we are taking the following steps: 

  • Summer camp programs at Clearwater Forest are suspended in 2020: This includes summer overnight camps; Grands Camp; the Camp in a Van program; Creative Arts Festival, and Chrysalis. Clearwater will remain open for rental groups that follow the state health department’s guidelines.
  • Summer Staff: Our 2020 summer staff have been safely quarantined together at Clearwater and are hard at work, developing their leadership skills, spiritual connection, and content to share with all of our campers at home.
  • Virtual Camp: Check out our virtual camp portal to find out what you can expect and how to join in on the fun. Week 1: Jun 28 – Jul 3; Week 2: July 6-10
  • Fall 2020 and Summer 2021 Programming: We are currently planning on operating our fall and summer 2021 programming. Please visit our website for continued updates on all of our programs.

We all look forward to the day when Clearwater Forest will be back to providing a safe space, lifelong memories, friendships, and faith formation that our kids deserve.

Read our COVID-19 Update FAQs and Updated Cancellation Policy

2020 summer staff

TRANSFORMATIVE DEVELOPMENT

2020 Summer Staff
The Clearwater summer staff have been quarantining together at camp since June 7th, and our focus with them this summer is a time of transformation. We are not just training them to be camp counselors – we are working on their spiritual development and relational ministry (as opposed to transactional). We are partnering with Kelli Gotthardt, a spiritual director in Santa Cruz, Paul Young, the author of The Shack, and many local pastors in the PC(USA). All of these professionals are working with the staff to dissect Luke 10:27 within the context of today’s divisive society and how to have hard conversations rooted in love.
We have already seen such tremendous growth in these young adults, and we are incredibly excited to see how this development will take shape when they are working hands-on with children and youth next summer.

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Tailored towards young campers looking for a week of making friends and getting active in the outdoors…

Jr. High Camp

Jr. High Camp

A week of action packed activities and games, outdoor experiences and bonding with cabinmates…

Sr. High Camp

Sr. High Camp

Take an active role in camp with more freedom to plan and choose activities while developing leadership skills…

Grands Camp

Grands Camp

Come to Clearwater with your grandchild(ren) or first time camper and make memories that will last a lifetime …

2020 Pricing

At Clearwater we believe every kid should get to experience summer camp, regardless of their family’s financial situation. For this reason, we use a 3 Tier pricing structure (see below). Each family can decide for themselves which level suits their needs. The level you choose is completely confidential and has no impact on the quality of your child’s camp experience.

Full Week
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Tier 1

Pricing
$455
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Tier 2

Pricing
$515
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Tier 3

Pricing
$575
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QUICK LINKS

Clearwater Forest Camp & Retreat Center