Frequently Asked Questions
Our compassionate and dedicated summer staff make sure every camper is given individual attention and is included in the experience at camp. Your child will be in a cabin with others of similar age, and our counselor-to-camper ratio ensures their needs will be met. Our highly trained counselors emphasize the importance of teamwork, safety, and respect, and build a strong culture of inclusion throughout the week. We provide a safe and encouraging place for your child to learn and grow in their spirituality and relationships with others!
We will contact a parent or guardian if the following occurs:
- Any time a camper is sent off-site for professional medical treatment.
- When a physician prescribes a prescription medication or at the discretion of a physician.
- When a camper has significant bumps, bruises, or cuts with the potential for scarring (especially in the facial area).
- Any time there is something out of the ordinary (i.e. seizure).
- When a camper is involved in a vehicle accident.
- When a camper has had exposure to a contagious disease, bug or parasite.
In order to manage minor issues with sun exposure and hydration, please send sunscreen with your camper. Our counselors will ask them to re-apply sunscreen after lunch if the cabin is scheduled to be outside. We also encourage campers to bring a reusable water bottle to camp. There are drinking fountains in the summer camp area and the dining hall. We provide a water cooler at the high ropes/archery area.
If your child has special needs, we ask that you make camp aware. There is an area during online registration that can be completed with details about your child’s needs. Please note that we are not licensed as a specialized camp, but will do our best to accommodate what we can. It may also be helpful to call ahead of time and discuss any questions you may have with the director (218-678-2325).
If your child has special dietary restrictions, we can accommodate! During the registration process, please fill in the information completely regarding what your camper can and cannot eat. We have provided for gluten/casein/soy free diets; a wide variety of allergies, including but not limited to nuts; and all types of vegetarian options.
All medications need to be turned in to the health officer in the original container during check-in on opening day. Counselors will be given a list of camper medications and the time they need to take it. During the camp week, medication will be distributed at mealtimes. If medications are taken outside of a mealtime, the health/medication coordinator will ensure that the camper receives the medication. The staff is very aware of medical needs and is in communication with the support staff and director at all times.
Clearwater Forest has instituted a voluntary three-tier fee program. You may choose the tier that is most suitable for your financial situation. All participants receive the same Clearwater Forest experience no matter what they pay.
Tier I ($455/week*) is our historically subsidized rate and does not reflect the true cost of operating summer camp programs.
Tier II ($515/week*) is our partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little more but still cannot afford the actual cost of camp.
Tier III ($575/week*) more closely accounts for the true costs of camp, including wear and tear of facilities and grounds.
You can pay by cash, check or credit card. A $100 deposit is required to register. If you have not paid in full, the final payment will be withdrawn on or around June 1, from the financial institution that you provided during the registration process. If you register within 10 days of the start of a session, you will need to pay for camp in full.
We also offer a variety of scholarship options to those who are unable to afford the Tier I cost of camp. Please contact the office to inquire about scholarship possibilities. Phone:(218) 678-2325 Email:email@example.com
*These are the rates as of 2020, subject to change year over year.