Support FAQs

What are donations used for?

Financial donations from our supporters are used to support high quality programs and activities, maintain facilities and grounds, and camperships (scholarships for campers whose families may not have been otherwise able to afford the Clearwater Camp experience). Undesignated donations are allocated to the most important projects determined by the strategic initiatives overseen by the Board of Directors.

Why don’t tuition and fees cover camp’s needs?

Clearwater Camp remains financially sound. However, while tuition and fees cover the annual costs of running camp, that revenue is not enough to fund our goals of maintaining scholarships, undertaking large maintenance projects for camp’s venerable buildings and grounds and forging capital improvements that promise to usher Clearwater Camp into the next generation. Donations are critical to these important efforts to maintain Clearwater in perpetuity.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

YES, as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Camp can accept tax-deductible donations. Our EIN is 43-2024465. Please consult your own tax advisor for the proper and legal consideration of your gift for deduction purposes.

For detailed information about giving to Camp, please see the “Donor Policies and Other Contributor Information” section after the FAQ’s.

How can I donate or support Clearwater Camp?

We are grateful for all donations and support we receive. You may consider a variety of ways to support camp. A direct contribution can be made online through our donation page or send checks payable to:

Clearwater Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 152
Minocqua, WI 54548-0152

Who can answer additional questions about financial support?

Please contact our Director of Development and Communications, Sheila Ferguson, CFRE at or 901-830-7896.

When and why did Clearwater Camp become a nonprofit?

The nonprofit Clearwater Camp Foundation was established in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) in order to purchase Clearwater Camp from six shareholders and run it as a girl’s camp into perpetuity. The foundation supports quality programming and activities; maintains and improves camp’s buildings and grounds; and supports a scholarship fund for campers whose families may not have been otherwise able to afford the Clearwater Camp experience.

In 2008, the Clearwater Camp Foundation successfully purchased the camp and the scholarship program was launched in 2011. In winter 2012, the foundation successfully completed a $7.5 million capital campaign, the Voyageur Campaign.

Who previously owned the property?

There were six shareholders, including Sunny Moore, her family members and the family of a former camper and counselor, Lynne Hales Jacob.

Donor Policies & Other Contributor Information

For more information, please contact Executive Director Liz Baker.