clearwater forest


General inquiries about Clearwater Forest, rentals, and more can be sent to or call 218-678-2325 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are interested in making a contribution (of dollars, time, or used goods) please reach out to us at

Interim Program Director

Dr. Angie Fay, Ed. D 

Dr. Fay comes to Clearwater Forest with over 20 years of educational experience and many years of camp director experience. She has educated and facilitated camp experiences for youth of all ages and has also taught at the undergraduate level. We are so excited to have Dr. Fay with us for summer 2022 and look forward to exploring how "Creation Speaks!" with all of you.


director of facilities

lance baumann

Lance Baumann joined Clearwater Forest’s ministry in early 2016 as the maintenance manager with his expertise and experience in carpentry, plumbing and general construction. He is a native of Aitkin, MN where he lives with his wife and three teenagers. Lance is active in the community with 4-H, construction, volunteering, and more. His favorite thing about Clearwater: “I mostly enjoy meeting people and learning everybody’s stories.”

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Shelley Watson

Shelley joined our Clearwater staff as official hostess earlier this year. She moved into the gate house and loves living at camp, meeting new people and enjoying the wildlife! Shelley grew up in the Brainerd Lakes area and has 4 children and 9 grandchildren. When she is not spending time with family or busy hosting Clearwater guests, she likes to sew and paint watercolors.

employment Opportunities

Current Openings:

We are looking for a few great people to assist with the housekeeping and kitchen departments. These positions are part-time, 15-20 hrs per week for housekeeping, and varied hours for kitchen staff.

Summer Employment