Master Site Plan

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Last updated: March 22, 2024


Clearwater launched an ambitious plan to update and upgrade our entire campus for the benefit of our campers today and well into the next 90 years! The Master Site Plan will become a reality over the next three to five years by implementing:

  • a special fundraising effort to secure approximately $6 million
  • a coordinated effort to build and complete the projects around summer camp operations and the harsh winter weather of the Northwoods.

Clearwater board and staff have been working together — with input from campers, summer staff, and the broader community — to develop a comprehensive site plan since 2018. Construction commenced on the first phase of projects in May 2023.  The work is being expertly guided by Blake Theisen, architect and principal of Parkitecture + Planning, and general contractor, Jimmy Rein, owner of Lee Construction Company. This map provides a basic overview of the entire plan and the phases of construction are outlined below.

Phase One (launched in Spring 2023 and set for completion in Summer 2024)

  • Backstay (new Maintenance Building) 
  • Mainstay (new Welcome & Wellness Center, including a new storm shelter)
  • Sport Courts
  • Land Sports and Waterfront “Expansion”

The next phase of projects will be launched once sufficient funds are secured and final design and construction documents are completed.

Future Projects

  • Dining Hall Expansion & Kitchen Re-Build
  • Staff Housing
  • Wetlands Classroom
  • Ropes Course
  • Shoreline Erosion Control
  • Island Storm Shelter Upgrade
  • Additional Bathrooms on the Mainland

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