Dear    !

We are off to an incredible summer!  

Camp is in full swing!  Grands, campers, and families are staying busy with activities, we're seeing the loons grow, and of course the campers and staff are making the experience come alive for all who attend!

Below are just a few highlights of the exciting things going on.  We are grateful for your prayers and support as we enter our summer programming season.
Summer is HERE!  Have you signed up yet?
Studies have shown that a summer camp or retreat experience does more for youth for self-esteem, growth, and trying new things!  Clearwater has those experiences available for youth entering grades three through 12!

We are excited to share some of the new experiences that this year's campers are enjoying:
 
- new archery equipment
- all new mattresses in the cabins
- a phenomenal sunset swing circle adjacent to Eagle Lodge perfect for
   Quest groups!
- upgraded high ropes equipment
- new program areas including a rec room and nature nook

It's not too late to sign up for camp!  Here's the summary of upcoming weeks that have a few beds still available:

Week 3 - July 10-16
   Discovery 3
   Jr. High 3
   Jr. High/Sr. High Sailing
   Grands 3

Week 5 - July 24-30
   Discovery 5
   Jr. High 5

Week 4 - July 17-23
   Discovery 4
   Jr. High 4
   Sr. High Beach Camp


Week 6 - July 31-Aug 6
   Discover 6
   Jr. High 6
   Senior High Endless
A reminder, scholarships are available!  Financial reasons are not a reason to have a camper miss the opportunity to change their life!

Here's the link to week one video!
Clearwater Forest Week One!
Clearwater Forest Week One
Camping at Clearwater
We have two amazing campgrounds available for families to use on weekends and mid-week!  Campsites all have a picnic table, fire ring, access to the lake at Leaning Tree Lodge, and canoes and a few sit-on top kayaks.  Firewood is also available for a donation of $5/night.

Electric sites at Grouse Circle $26/night
Non electric sites at Grouse and Loon Point $21/night

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.  We have great neighbors to camp alongside and amazing campsites to make memories!

For more information, please contact us at office@clearwaterforest.org or 218-678-2325.
Support our ministry
We are so grateful for the generous support of the congregations, individuals and the presbyteries and synod for their ongoing support!  We are blessed with so many opportunities to change lives, make life-long friends, and build relationships.

There are easy ways to continue to support the ministry.

1.  Send a check to Clearwater Forest
2.  Use GiveMN.org for your donation. 
     A new feature to GiveMN.org allows donors to pay the online processing fee ensuring 100% of your donation goes directly to Clearwater Forest. 
3.  Consider a long-time gift of stocks, annuities, and other investments to our endowment fund. 
Clearwater Forest remains a sacred space for so many people.  Your support is truly what makes this place so special!  We have had several large donations to special projects that are listed above.  Those projects make the program stronger, however we need your financial assistance for our operational expenses!  Please consider making a gift to help cover the cost of a staff member, utilities, or our monthly expenses.

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a visit, please feel free to contact us. 

In Christ,

Rich Swartwood
Clearwater Forest