Foundation Mission

What is the bond that binds us?

The mission of Clearwater Camp is to foster confidence, courage, compassion and community – four points on Clearwater’s compass – by providing a traditional sleepaway camp experience for girls.  By supporting the Clearwater Camp mission the foundation seeks to preserve and perpetuate the traditions and spirit of Clearwater Camp for Girls for present and future generations of young women.

The Clearwater Camp Foundation was incorporated in 2003 to help ensure that Clearwater Camp for Girls will continue to operate in the spirit that has guided it since its founding in 1933. In collaboration with the camp directors and staff, the Foundation board acts to protect the camp’s natural environment, manage the camp’s facilities and support the camp’s programming–with the over-arching goal being to develop the whole self in every camper.

The Foundation recognizes that the culture at Clearwater is its most valuable asset. That unique culture has been nurtured since the camp’s inception and is referenced in the camp’s mission statement. There are countless ways in which these concepts are put into action. These actions are critical in that they create the intangible culture that is at the very heart of Clearwater Camp’s essence.

Recently, the Foundation successfully completed an eight-year, $7.5 million capital campaign to complete the purchase of camp from several private owners, enhance and repair camp’s facilities and establish a scholarship program for young women whose families might not otherwise be able to afford the Clearwater Camp experience. More information about these activities and more is available on our FAQs page.

The Clearwater Camp Foundation is a private, nonprofit 501 ( c ) 3 organization. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. The Clearwater Camp Foundation bylaws are available upon request.