Wellness & Safety

ACA Accreditation

As a camp accredited by the American Camp Association, we take pride in displaying this sign of approval. ACA accreditation means that Clearwater cares enough to undergo a comprehensive review of its operation, with over 300 standards ranging from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. By maintaining the rigorous standards of ACA, we are ensuring that Clearwater meets the strictest codes of safety and excellence.

Our safety standards include having a low ratio of campers to counselors in cabins. Red Cross certified Waterfront Lifeguards supervise all waterfront activities. Trip leaders are trained in Wilderness First Aid. During pre-camp, our staff undergoes extensive training on how to prevent and respond to emergencies.

Campers line up on dock to learn kayak safety
Counselors teach campers proper paddling

The Rest Cabin

Clearwater has a Registered Nurse and Health Care Coordinator who live on-site during the camp season in the health center, called the Rest Cabin. If a camper has a health issue, the Nurse or Health Care Coordinator communicates with parents. If additional medical care is needed, the Marshfield Clinic and Howard Young Medical Center, an acute level care hospital, are 8 miles away.

Food at Camp

Our food is made from scratch and never frozen. We can accommodate most camper and staff dietary needs (i.e. gluten free, vegetarian, allergies).

Camp Check-In Process

Prior to the opening day of each session, Clearwater staff review health care information and meet with pertinent counselors about camper specific individual needs. Once campers arrive for the first day of camp, they receive a professional lice check and undergo a health check-in with our Nurse.