clearwater forest

2021 Sumer Staff

Summer Program Coordinator

Abbey Luhrs

Hey Everyone! I’m Abbey and I’m from South St. Paul, Minnesota. This is my 4th official Summer on staff but 16th summer at Clearwater Forest. I’m currently pursuing a graduate degree and licensure in counseling psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and am excited to apply what I’ve learned in school to the camp setting. Some of my favorite camp activities include Quest, Yoga, Sailing, Disney Dance Parties and Worship!

Abi Thompson

Howdy y’all, I’m Abi! I’m from Minnesota but am currently attending university in Colorado. At camp I love kayaking, nature walks and crafts. I am excited to be back at Clearwater this summer working with kids in this amazing place!

DeShawn Estes-Collins

Hi, my name is Deshawn. I’m from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I’m looking forward to my first year on staff!!
I’ve been coming to camp for 10 years. I’m excited to be on the lake and to be in nature for the summer.

Assistant Summer Program Coordinator

Dylan Struwe

Hi, everyone! I’m Dylan, and I’m from Minneapolis! This is my 13th summer at camp and my 3rd year on staff, but my first year as the assistant summer program coordinator. I recently graduated with a degree in family social science from the U of M. My favorite camp activities are all things waterfront and worship! I am so excited to see kids back at camp this summer!

Finn Miller

Hi, I’m Finn, I am from St. Paul and I study sports marketing at the University of South Dakota. This is my first year on staff here at camp, and I’m excited for all camp has to offer!

Waterfront Director

Geffen Chang

Hi, my name is Geffen. I’m from San Jose, California. I am the Waterfront Director and a counselor. I am very excited to work at Clearwater this summer!

Ian Bromander

Hi! I’m Ian. I am from Saint Paul and this is my third summer on staff. I have been going to camp here since I was 8. I am currently taking a gap year but I plan to study music therapy or education in the future. My favorite activities at camp are Ultimate Frisbee, High Ropes, and Mighty Mighty. I hope to see everyone back at camp this summer!!!!

Isaiah Weekes

Hi, I’m Isaiah. This is my first year on staff at camp but my 9th year at Clearwater. I’m practically a Spikeball pro, feel free to challenge me to a game! I go to the University of Minnesota and study environmental sciences. I’m excited for all of the activities at camp this year and also meeting everyone!

Jack Luhrs

Hey! My name is Jack, I am from South Saint Paul Minnesota. This is my first year as a counselor but I have been attending Clearwater since I was in 6th grade! I attend Saint Norbert college where I am blessed to play football and hockey there. I am a sociology major and love to hang out with all the campers.

Linnea Frisk

Hi, I’m Linnea and I’m from Duluth, MN. This is my first year as a counselor and I’m very excited to be here. I’m a rising junior at Gustavus Adolphus College, where I double major in history and theater with a focus in costume technology. This summer, I’m looking forward to spending as much time on the lake as possible and avoiding spiders at all costs.

Macey Whitlock

Hello! My name is Macey! I am from Baxter, Minnesota. In the fall I will be double majoring in biology and geology, while swimming for Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, MN. My favorite part of camp is the waterfront.

Madee Luhrs

Hey I’m Madee! I’m from around the St. Paul area. I’ve been coming to camp since I was nine. I’m studying elementary education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. My favorite camp activities are paddle boarding, night worship, and all camp games.

Malia Knoblauch

Hey guys! My name is Malia, and I am from Minneapolis, MN. This is my first year at Clearwater. My favorite things to do at camp are anything in the water, archery, and high ropes. I can’t wait to meet you all!

Scotlyn Carver

My name is Scotlyn and I’m very excited to be a counselor this summer! I grew up around Clearwater forest and was a camper myself for 10 years. I will be a student at MSU Mankato in the Spring of 2022.

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