If your child is planning a future trip to Clearwater Cove or is here right now, we want you to have the information you need to rest easy while he or she is away. There are many activities at camp in which your child may be participating. Whether they are challenged on the adventure course, playing on the waterfront or spending time in the game room, their safety is our top concern.

What to Bring:

  • Wyldlife and Young Life - Bed Linens: sleeping bag or twin sheet and blanket and pillow
  • Bedding provided for YoungLives
  • Bathing suit and beach towel
  • Casual clothes
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Close-toed shoes for some activities
  • Medications (if needed)
  • Warmer clothes for cold evenings
  • At least one pair long pants for some activities
  • Spending money for snack bar, store, and coffee shop
  • One themed outfit - ask your Young Life leader!
  • Messy outfit (that can be thrown away)
  • Toiletries
  • Camera (not a phone)
  • Rain jacket


Young Life and Clearwater Cove maintain the highest level of safety standards in operation of all our activities at camp.

All of Clearwater Cove's challenge course elements (adventure course) are inspected annually by a registered Preferred Vendor Member of The Association of Challenge Course Technology. All elements are operated and supervised by our staff who have been fully trained and certified to do so, ensuring your child's comfort and safety.

Clearwater's waterfront program is also facilitated by trained and experienced lifeguards. Your child will be in good hands while at Clearwater Cove.

In the event of an unexpected accident, there is always a qualified medical professional on call to tend to your child's needs. Also, if needed, the local hospital is only a short drive away.


We welcome kids of all abilities to our camps. At Clearwater Cove, all of our main buildings are accessible to strollers or wheelchairs, and we have a handful of cabins that are designed to be accessible (special housing needs may be requested by your child's trip leader).

Walkways around camp are paved. We will also do our best to help every guest participate in activities. We want every kid to have the best week of their life as they come to camp!

Contacting Your Child



Physical and Mailing Address:

2565 Highway H
Lampe, MO 65681

Office Hours

Summer Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST ​ ​ ​ Daily

School Year Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ​ CST ​ ​ ​ Monday through Friday ​

Sign Up for Camp

For summer and weekend camps, all spots are given out to individual Young Life areas and retreat groups. These areas and groups fill their allocated spots with students from their local town. If you are interested in attending camp or finding out how to send your child to Young Life camp, contact your local Young Life office. They might not be attending camp at Clearwater, but they most likely have a trip planned to one of Young Life's other fabulous properties! To find the Young Life office nearest to you, go here: younglife.org/find

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This form is for general questions. If you’d like to book a retreat, please do so here.

If you want to sign up for a retreat or camp trip, please contact the organizer of the trip. For Young Life trips, use our locator to find your local website.

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