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Clearwater Forest Loon Point

Clearwater Forest serves hundreds of summer campers, hosts many church groups, and provides facilities for retreats, reunions, and other events every year. In order to serve so many, to maintain and improve our facilities, and to be good stewards of this beautiful, natural setting, we depend on contributions from individuals, as well as volunteer support.

How can you help?

We invite you to partnership with our ministry to allow more people to experience our amazing facility and programs.

Whether it be volunteering, praying, contributing to the annual fund, designating Clearwater Forest in your estate plans, or donating to one of our designated funds, there is a way for you to be truly connected to our ministry.

Use the links to the right for quick navigation, or see our suggestions below for some great ways to support our ministry and help Clearwater Forest continue to flourish for generations to come.

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    Capital Campaign

    Learn about our plans for the renovation of the Hallet Dining Hall. Learn More

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    Donate Today

    Support our ministry with a monetary donation. Donate Now

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    Our Wish List

    Help us continue to make our program and facilities grow! Learn More

1. Give

To our capital campaign, “Rooted in Tradition, Growing for Tomorrow,” to help us raise $2.2 million to renovate the kitchen and dining hall, replace Osprey House with a new retreat building and update the Carriage House. 

To our annual fund. So we can promote and achieve our mission, faithfully continue to manage the 1,016 acres of property and the 40 plus buildings, hire the best quality staff and provide fun, exciting and enriching programming.

To our scholarship fund. We are committed to helping any child who wants to attend summer camp do so regardless of financial situation. Each year we strive to provide over $11,000 in scholarship funds.

Support our wish list with an outright gift or if you have a gently used item that fits our needs, we will be happy to accept it.

2. Volunteer

Spend a day or more at Clearwater Forest! We need volunteers throughout the spring/summer/fall to help maintain and improve our facilities.

  • Bike mechanics to keep our mountain bikes in good working order
  • General maintenance work
  • Kitchen help during summer camp
  • Gardeners
  • Wood splitters
  • Painters to help keep our buildings fresh and clean inside and out
  • Loon nesting platforms – click here to learn more!
  • Shoreline restoration

3. Amazon Shopping

Support Clearwater by doing all of your online shopping through Amazon Smile. When you shop on Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a percentage of your payment to Clearwater Forest at no extra cost to you! It’s that simple!

4. Eagle Society

Be part of Clearwater’s long-term vision/mission by joining the Eagle SocietyThese amazing individuals have recognized how important Clearwater Forest has been in their lives and have included our ministry in their estate planning.

5. Charitable Donation From Your Retirement Account

Consider a distribution directly from your retirement account. People older than 70½ can transfer up to $100,000 per year from their traditional IRAs. Your investment company, lawyer or tax accountant can help.
Tax-Free Charitable Donations

6. PRAY!

Pray for our staff, the summer programs, our retreat guests, our ministry partners, and the Clearwater Forest Board of Directors.

Our ministry relies on faithful people who recognize the vital ministry that Clearwater Forest plays in our campers, summer staff, and retreat groups’ lives. We invite you to partner with us as we change lives in God’s woods and waters.



Thank you for your support!

Clearwater Forest Camp & Retreat Center