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2020 Summer Staff

program coordinator


Hey Everyone! I’m Abbey and I’m from South St. Paul, Minnesota. This is my 3rd Official Summer on staff at Clearwater Forest. I’m currently pursuing a graduate degree and licensure in counseling psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and I 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! I miss having all of you at camp this summer and hope you enjoy the content we’ve been working on for you!


Howdy, y’all! I’m Abi! I’m from Minnesota but I go to school in Colorado. My favorite things to do at camp are kayak, high ropes, and soccer. I am super stoked to be here at Clearwater this summer!


Hello! My name is Avery, and I am a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, studying Human Resources and Business Administration. This will be my 12th summer at Clearwater Forest, but my first summer on staff as a counselor. My favorite things to do at camp are kayaking, canoeing, and any/all worship services! I hope to see everyone at camp next summer!


Hi I’m Betsy! This is my 13th summer at Clearwater and my 3rd year on staff. I am studying Design and Production for the Theatre at University of Minnesota Duluth. Some of my favorite activities at camp include high ropes, canoeing, camp outs, and meeting new people! I can’t wait to meet you at camp!


Hi! My name is Daley and this is my first year on summer staff at Clearwater. I am studying psychology at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. I love going on high ropes, kayaking, and beginning and ending the day with worship. We miss all of the campers dearly and I can’t wait to see your smiling faces next summer!


Hello! My name is Evan and I am from Plymouth, Minnesota. I am a student at UW-Madison studying Chemistry. This is my first year as a summer staff but I have known and loved Clearwater as a camper for many years. Clearwater is a joyful and beautiful place to explore, laugh, and worship in Creation. I love high ropes, kayaking, asking hard questions, playing silly games, and singing camp songs around the campfire. For me, Clearwater is home. I’m so grateful to serve everyone I come in contact with here.


Hi, I’m Garrett! I’m thrilled to be back for my 3rd summer on staff at Clearwater Forest! I hail from the Twin Cities area and I am studying psychology at UW-Stout in Wisconsin. This summer, I have the privilege of being Grands and Family Camps Coordinator. When at camp, my favorite activities to participate in are worship, archery, sailing, kayaking, and high ropes.

waterfront director

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Hi, my name is Grace, and I am your waterfront director for this summer! I’m from South St. Paul and am currently studying Biology Medicine and Chemistry at University of Wisconsin – River Falls. I have been coming to Clearwater as a camper for 10 years and this is my first year on staff. My favorite part about camp is being able to come together as a family.  I look forward to seeing you all next year.

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HI! I’m Grace. I’m from South St. Paul, Minnesota, and I’m so excited for my first summer on staff! I’m going into my second year at Cornell College in Iowa, where I’m studying Musical Theatre and Spanish. I’m looking forward to games, kayaking, and fun camper’s choice activities like dancing and nature hikes.


Hi! I’m Ian. I am from Saint Paul and this is my second 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 next summer!!!!


Hello! My name is Jack and I am from St. Paul. I study environmental engineering at Loyola University Chicago and someday I want to help build sustainable buildings around the world! I also like playing guitar and doing art. At Clearwater I love canoeing on the lake and avoiding high ropes at all costs. Check me out in the cool videos on Clearwater’s social media and I hope to see you all next summer!

worship coordinator


G’day everyone! My name is Kate and I’m from Sydney, Australia. This is my eighth summer at camp, although not all in a row! I’ve been living in the States the past few years working on music, ministry, website building, and graphic design. My favorite things about camp are kayaking, worship, people’s stories and the sound of the wind in the trees!


Hi, I’m Libby! I’m from Minneapolis, MN and am currently studying Chemistry at College of Wooster in OH. I have been a camper for 11 years and am excited to spend my summer on staff. I am so excited to see all of your faces next summer and am ready to meet new campers as well.


Heyyo! My name is Molly and this is my first year on staff at Clearwater! I’m from the Iron Range area in northern Minnesota. I am studying Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of Minnesota! I have been coming to camp since I was 8 years old and consider this place my second home. I am so excited to be back on camp grounds soaking up the sun and the beautiful scenery!


Hi my name is Sarah and this is my second year on staff. I am going into my third year at Inver Hills Community College for elementary education. My favorite things at camp are dance parties and cabin time.


Hi! My name is Sophie. I’m from Saint Paul and I go to school in Canada to study Anatomy and Cell Biology. My favorite camp activities are quest and archery!

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