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Clearwater is not just for summer camp! Take advantage of all the opportunities Clearwater has to offer year-round by joining a retreat or planning your own. We offer the hermitage and Woodchuck cabins for year-round solo and couples retreats as well as our larger lodges, Leaning Tree and Eagle, and the recently renovated Carriage House where you can host larger groups.

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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.

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Fall Youth Retreat

Early in the morning he (Jesus) came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” ~ Matthew 14:25-27

October 27-29th, 2023

Join us in the forest to be reminded by Jesus, "Do not be afraid!"
$150/person | Registration is Open Now!

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snow camp

Save the date for Snow Camp 2024 happening January 12-14th you won't want to miss it!
We can't wait to see you ALL this winter!

January 12-14th, 2024

$150/person | Registration Open Now!

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spiritual renewal


An endowment was created in early 2012 to support Spiritual Renewal at Clearwater Forest. Now more than ever, there is the need for places to come away to and draw strength and rejuvenation from time in God’s creation, with the Creator.

We invite you to consider a personal retreat- for 2 hours or 2 days or 2 weeks- at Clearwater Forest. Stay in the Hermitage, paddle beautiful Clearwater Lake, read, hike, pray, rest, walk the Labyrinth… we can provide other suggestions too.

Please contact the camp office today to put your spiritual renewal time on our calendar and yours. It is important!

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

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A week of creative arts fun for the entire family! Clearwater offers programs for the younger members while the teens and adults try their hand at beading, woodworking, stained glass, stamping, cards, quilting, pottery, photography and more! Enjoy the pristine beauty of Clearwater Lake and the trails, as well as traditional dances every night and singing each day. Worship by the lake, stay in a lodge, cabin or bring your tent/RV. At Creative Arts there is something for everyone!

For more information, contact Larry Pearson: (952) 835-9480

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