welcome to

clearwater forest

A stunningly beautiful camp and retreat setting on Clearwater Lake in central Minnesota, Clearwater Forest has been changing lives in God’s woods and waters since 1954.  Come find beauty, peace, renewal, joy, connection, and spirit, while enjoying acres of pristine forest and lakeshore. Clearwater is a place to unplug and rejuvenate with the power of nature.

Clearwater Forest has programming available for all ages including summer camp, retreats, family events, senior programs, and team-building opportunities.  We host family reunions, small and large group retreats, corporate picnics/events, business meetings and weddings, throughout the year with a variety of facilities to choose from.

As a non-profit, Clearwater Forest relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors like you!

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday   8 am -  4 pm

Registration for Summer Camp 2024 is Now Open!

Join us this summer to learn about how we are all Linked by Love!

Clearwater Forest Fest  July 13, 2024!

Free Event Open to the Public!

Exciting Job Opportunity!

Clearwater Forest is seeking applicants for a Program Manager who will be a pivotal part of the Clearwater Forest team! If you are interested, please email a cover letter resume, and three letters of recommendation to Erin Anderson, Executive Director at

Program Manager Job Description

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RETREATS for 2023-2024
Clearwater Forest will be hosting several retreats throughout the year. Click on the 'Retreats' tab to see more details. Click on 'Register for All Programs' to register. We look forward to seeing you soon! Contact the office for more information or to make your reservation today: or (218) 678-2325



We are actively seeking camp counselors, lifeguards, and more for the next summer season. It will be here before you know it! Interested individuals can apply HERE!


Welcome Statement
Clearwater Forest welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ. We seek to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation which, by the power of the Holy Spirit, invites all people to grasp how wide and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ. View full Welcome Statement!

at clearwater forest we have

Something for Everyone

summer camp

Find out more about our summer camp opportunities for campers from elementary to senior high!

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Events & Rentals

We have everything you need to make your next retreat, conference, or gathering a success!

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We have seasonal and year round facilities to accommodate all of your needs and activities!

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program spotlight

women's chrysalis

Clearwater Chrysalis is a balanced, faith-building program at Clearwater Forest. We welcome adult women from all Christian traditions. Our vision is to nourish and support the body, mind and spirit in community with other women.

The first Clearwater Chrysalis in 1984 featured speakers, exercise classes, Bible study, and workshops. Chrysalis has been held every summer since and an annual winter gathering since 1990.

Summer Chrysalis will be August 15 - 18, 2024, with an Optional Service Day on Wednesday, August 14th

Theme: To be Announced

With any questions, please call Barb Wasmoen at 612-669-9700.

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