clearwater forest

summer camp + Youth Camp Create

At Clearwater Forest each session of camp for children, youth, adults and families is rich in a variety of activities, fresh air, engaging worship, and connection building. The loving, enthusiastic and dedicated summer staff provide guidance and support for campers to take healthy risks through fun, challenging and adventurous activities. Whether its learning to paddle a sea kayak or completing the high ropes course, these activities help any camper stretch and grow in a safe Christian community. Leadership opportunities abound for all ages – from choosing daily activities, participating in planning and leading worship, to leading a cabin or quest group through the various daily activities.

If you have an emergency and need to get a hold of your camper, please contact the camp office at 218-678-2325 or between 8 am-4 pm.

Please note that all week-long camps will end at 3 pm on Fridays. Families are welcome to join us for the closing program at 2!

FULL: 2024 Sailing Camp for Girls is Full (session 2/3 Senior High) (please waitlist or register for a different week).

Send Your Camper Mail! Camper Name (Camper), 16595 Crooked Lake Road,  Deerwood, MN 56444-8328

2024 Summer Camp Info + Pack List

2024 Summer Camp Brochure

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Please Waitlist or Register for a Different Week

FULL: 2024 Sailing Camp for Girls is Full (session 2/3 Senior High)!




Summer camp programs at Clearwater Forest 2024 will include Grands Camp, Sailing Camp, and 10-Day Camp, as well as the traditional Discovery, Adventure, and Senior High Camps. Campers can also participate in Camp Create, a new camp hosted by an award winning author/artist along with other art and drama opportunities. The Summer 2024 theme will be Linked By Love! Come join us!!
Registration for Summer 2024 now open! CLICK HERE!


Consider a life-changing summer at Clearwater Forest! Working at Clearwater Forest is more than just a job you can put on your resume… It is an experience that will build character, affect hundreds of young lives, improve life skills, impact career decisions, and provide friends from all over the world that will keep in touch for years to come. Click here to learn more or apply!

discovery camp

Tailored towards young campers looking for a week of making friends and getting active in the outdoors…

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Adventure Camp

A week of action packed activities and games, outdoor experiences and bonding with cabinmates…

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senior high camp

Take an active role in camp with more freedom to plan and choose activities while developing leadership skills…

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family programs

Come to Clearwater with your grandchild(ren) or first time camper and make memories that will last a lifetime …

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Summer Camp Pricing

At Clearwater, we believe every youth should get to experience summer camp, regardless of their family’s financial situation. For this reason, we use a three-tier pricing structure (shown below). Each family can decide for themselves which level suits their needs. The level you choose is completely confidential and has no impact on the quality of your child’s camp experience. Pricing shown below is for summer 2024 and is representative of one week of camp. *Camps longer than one week are priced proportionally to the rates listed for full-week camps. Family and Grands camp rates can be found on the Family Programs page of our website.


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join us for this summer's theme:

Linked by Love

    We know that love comes from God, and sometime we experience it directly. More often, God's love is manifest in relationships of all kinds that weave in and out of our lives. We see God's love in close friends and family - those we are born into and those we choose along the way. We see God in quiet moments where we are present with each other and in acts of profound grace when we have been far apart. We hear God in life-guiding and life-changing words of truth from those who know and love us. We know that such love links our lives, teaching us about commitment, intimacy, grace, and faith. As we seek to create and strengthen life-giving relationships, we remember that such love flows from God and links us all together!

    join us for Camp Create 2024:

    Treetop Tales

      Camp Create is a new camp that will provide opportunities to explore and learn many fun forms of art!

      Chad Elliott, international award-winning author and artist. To learn more about Chad, go to his website.

      We are also going to be offering traditional Clearwater Creative Arts opportunities, such as stained glass, pottery, and puppets.

      This week of camp is open to youth campers - Discovery, Adventure, and Senior High. It is also open to people of all ages, including families who would like to lodge together.

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      To register for summer camp you’ll need to set up an account in CampBrain, our NEW secure online database, by clicking the ‘Register Now‘ button below. This account is for your whole family and can be used year after year. You will use this account to register for summer camp, retreats, and other events at Clearwater. All forms, permissions, and waivers for any camp or retreat will be completed within your account.

      2024 registration now open!

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      Registration FAQs

      Fees are due paid in full 10 days before any camp session begins. If registration occurs within 10 days prior to the start of the session, all fees are due with registration.