Guide To Summer Camps
Clearwater Camp for Girls
What we're all about...
Since our founding in 1933, Clearwater Camp for Girls has been committed to teaching girls and young women the value of confidence, courage, compassion, and community for the cultivation of a rich and meaningful life. Noting that girls have enough pressure and competition in their lives through school, sports, and peers, a summer at Clearwater becomes a special place where campers can try new things in a supportive environment without fear of failure.
Clearwater provides a well-rounded program of activities designed to help campers grow their self-confidence as they strive to achieve their personal best. Additionally, living together in a natural, rustic setting, our campers learn the value of being part of a community where they can develop important skills like problem-solving, creativity, flexibility, working with a variety of people, communications, and leadership skills.
Nestled into a 200-acre conservancy area in Minocqua, Wisconsin, Clearwater is lucky to be located on beautiful Tomahawk Lake (3,392 acres), providing an incredible backdrop for a summer where your daughter will develop a healthy sense of independence, stretch herself in new ways, and gain friends for a lifetime.
Our camp address
Clearwater Camp for Girls
7490 E. Clearwater Road
American Camp Association
What we offer...
Archery, Arts & Crafts, Canoeing, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land Sports (soccer, basketball, etc), Mountain Biking, Photography, Horseback Riding, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Waterskiing, and MORE!
In addition, Clearwater is a tripping camp where our campers spend a number of nights in the wilderness away from camp. They may hike, canoe, kayak, or mountain bike to their locations with their counselors and outdoor guides to set up camp (tents!), cook meals over the fire, and enjoy nature's beauty.
Cost & Sessions
2022 Rates will be posted soon on our website at: https://www.clearwatercamp.org/dates-rates/
How do we screen staff?
Ratio of campers to staff?
Our cabins have 1 counselor per 6 campers. The activities have a similar ratio to maintain safety and to support individualized instruction.
What are our safety & security policies?
How do we handle disciplinary issues?
What medical resources are available?
Our R.N. and Rest Cabin Staff are onsite 24/7; and there are medical facilities within 10 miles of the camp for emergencies or major illnesses.
What's our typical daily schedule?
A Typical Day: Breakfast, Cabin Clean-up, 2 Activity Periods, Lunch, Rest Hour, 2 Activity Periods, Dinner, Evening Activity -- see more at: https://www.clearwatercamp.org/about/activities/
How do we help campers with homesickness?
What percentage of campers return to camp?
What kind of food is served?
All meals are homemade and served family-style.
Can parents visit camp?
How do campers communicate with parents?
Campers communicate with their families by writing letters.
Are references available?
What's our policy regarding phones and digital devices?
No electronics are allowed.
Is tuition assistance available?
Yes, see our Campership application on our website at: https://www.clearwatercamp.org/dates-rates/campership-program/