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Discovery Camps are tailored for young campers looking for a week of making friends, getting active in the outdoors, and experiencing the compassionate leadership of their caring cabin counselor. Children ages 8 to 11, entering 3rd – 6th grade will discover fun, good food, and worship designed for them! Camp sessions begin Sunday afternoon and continue through Saturday morning. During the week campers enjoy the comfort of a structured program led by well-trained staff. The standard daily schedule includes such things as three balanced meals, fun cabin time, group challenges, morning and evening worship with singing and skits, camper’s choice activities, free time, and Quest Bible study groups. At the conclusion of each week, parents are invited to the pavilion for the Saturday morning closing program, featuring a slide show and singing camp songs. Come to Clearwater to discover the best week of the summer!

summer 2019


Do you know someone who is entering 3rd-6th grade next year and has not been to a sleep-away camp? Consider sending them to Clearwater Forest’s First Timer’s Camp this summer. This three-night stay is a perfect introduction to camp that allows your child a safe and fun environment to grow in independence and Christian community. For more information please call 218-678-2325.

Come spend a week taking specialty classes, where you can sign up for in-depth sessions of photography, girl empowerment, art, mountain biking, orienteering, and more! At night, you will be in a cabin with other Discovery-aged campers, and during the day, you will participate in whichever sessions you select! This is a perfect opportunity for independent thinkers or campers looking to try new things in a safe environment.

Join us during this exciting week where we will explore all corners of Clearwater Forest, learn about our local ecology in both land and water, observe Clearwater’s wildlife, and find ways to be faithful stewards of God’s creation. Don’t fret; we will still have time to engage in the usual camp activities (with an Eco-friendly twist)!

If you are the type of camper whose favorite activities include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, slip and slides, fishing, and paddle boarding, this camp is definitely for you! We may even move worship to the lake and splash around as we dance and praise God!

Spend the week doing all the traditional activities of camp. We will head to the archery range, spend time on the lake kayaking and canoeing, worship with your friends, play hilarious games, swim in Clearwater Lake, create many fun crafts, and make life-long memories.

We like to go out with a bang at Clearwater, and if you have not made it to this camp yet, now is your chance! The last week of the summer is something to be experienced. Incredible worship, many opportunities to make new friends, and huge all-camp games are all part of this amazing, spirit-filled week!


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

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Tier 2

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Tier 3


A Typical Day in Discovery Camp

7:00 AM
Early Morning Options: Kayaking, Nature Hike, Polar Bear Swim

8:00 AM

9:00 AM
Morning Worship: This is a high energy worship with music sing alongs, skits and the theme of the day.

9:45 AM
Quest Groups (Bible Study)

11:00 AM 
Cabin Time

12:00 PM

1:00 PM
Rest Hour: Time to rest, read a book or write home.

2:15 PM 
Camper’s Choice Activity: Choose between a wide variety of activities from water sports to lawn games, high ropes, archery or arts and crafts.

4:00 PM
Free Time: Campers can choose to go swimming, have access to the store, play field games and more!

5:45 PM

7:00 PM 
All Camp Game

8:30 PM 
Evening Worship: More mellow than in the morning time, but plenty of music and sing alongs.

9:00 PM 
Cabin Devotions followed by Bedtime

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