Since 1933, Clearwater Camp has been developing strong, capable girls and young women, guided by its mission to foster confidence, courage, compassion, and community – the four points on the Clearwater compass. This timeless and enduring mission is the bond that binds us; it’s also the inspiration that drives the Clearwater Board of Directors.
Who We Are
Members of the Clearwater Board of Directors come from a variety of professional backgrounds, skills, ages, and strengths. We are a mix of camper alums, former staff, and camper parents. Some of our board members work full-time, others part-time, and some are active volunteers. All board members have at least one thing in common: we take our camp stewardship responsibilities seriously.
Core to all we do as a board lies in our commitment to camp’s vision: to provide the Clearwater Camp experience to as many girls as possible, knowing it makes a difference in their lives, and they will make a difference in the world.
What We Do
The board’s most essential functions can be categorized in three main categories: foresight, oversight, and insight. The board of directors acts to protect camp’s natural environment, set direction and strategy, provide financial oversight, and ensure resources for all aspects of camp, including facilities, programming and staffing. In addition to providing guidance to camp, board members play significant roles as Clearwater ambassadors to our community.
We are a working board, engaged, and committed. Clearwater’s board consists of 11 – 17 members who meet quarterly as a full board. Separately, members are active on at least two committees, and meet several times between board meetings. Board committee work involves long-term efforts that support strategic goals.
Our board committees are a practical way to structure and manage the board’s work, and include Board Development, Buildings & Grounds, Campership, Finance, Fundraising, Inclusion & Belonging, Personnel & Policy, and Marketing & Communication.
In addition, board members will join teams or time-limited task forces, which utilize board members’ time, interest, and expertise in efficient, meaningful ways.
How to Get Involved
The board is a dynamic group, sharing a love for Clearwater Camp and a commitment to its future. We welcome members of our Clearwater community who are interested in becoming involved with the board to consider a committee or team-based project as a first step.
We seek people who are camp supporters with professional experience in such areas as finance, fundraising, marketing and PR, healthcare, law, strategic planning, management, organizational development, human resources, and environment and sustainability.
Qualities we look for in board members are to be open-minded, accepting, responsive, and collaborative. Additionally, we seek people who are willing and able to commit the time to do the work of the board.
We encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest, ask a question or share an idea.
The Alum Action Team (AAT) is another way to become active in the Clearwater community through short-term projects. More about AAT can be found under the Alumni tab.