Thursday afternoons are highly anticipated at Clearwater. At that time, groups of campers “packout” for the entire afternoon on a special trip. Packouts can range from a long ride on a nearby trail to strawberry picking to sailing across the lake. In the evening, campers cook their meal over an open fire.
Packouts are a wonderful way to appreciate an activity for a longer, unhurried period of time, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow campers and practice campcraft cooking skills for longer, out-of-camp trips. Packouts are assigned to campers, although camper preferences are taken into consideration.