Canoeing • Fishing • Kayaking • Sailing • Swimming • Water Skiing & Wake Boarding 

Imagine…it’s a perfect diamond day at Clearwater, and Tomahawk Lake is twinkling right in front of you, full of possibilities. Our waterfront program is impressive, meeting the comprehensive safety standards established by the American Camp Association. All aquatic activities are supervised by staff certified in American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification. Campers pass a preliminary swim test to be able to safely participate in waterfront activities.


The classic summer camp activity, and no wonder–there’s no better way to travel. It’s all in the stroke; learn smooth moves in our protected cove, then have the opportunity to take extended overnight canoe trips.


Cast your line into Tomahawk Lake and develop a skill that could turn into a passion for a lifetime!


There’s nothing like skimming across the water in a kayak, so close to the water you feel part of it. Learn to do a ‘wet exit’ then you can join this favorite camper activity. For more skilled kayakers, the Eskimo roll is a great goal to achieve. Develop your skills on Tomahawk, then progress to using sea kayaks on trips.


Sailing at Clearwater

Clearwater’s sailing program has 15 boats: two “E” scows, seven “C” scows, two “X”s, one M-16 and three Sunfish. Campers may earn”crew” status up to the rank of “skipper”; which involves learning knots, parts of the boat, sailing strategy, sailboat maintenance, and rowing.

Skills progression begins at crew and goes up to regatta skipper. All campers are invited to participate in Sunday regattas – a favorite activity at camp! Campers progress from sailing with a counselor to skippering their own boat under supervision.


Need some help with your swimming? Tomahawk Lake is the perfect place to perfect your stokes. Swimming is a combination of instructional swimming, water games, synchronized swimming, diving, and fitness.

Water Skiing & Wake Boarding

Clearwater has three ski boats dedicated to teaching campers how to ski and wake board. You can even try to “wake surf” behind our newest Nautique that creates a special wake, just for that purpose! Every camper may sign up, and older campers may sign up for Extended Water Skiing. Once campers master the basics, they can practice dropping a ski and slaloming. Advanced skiers love skiing on trick skis, including a canoe paddle!