Summer Program

The Summer Program, which runs from May through October, is The Clearing’s oldest and the one that most closely resembles Jensen’s original folk school vision. The mainstay of the Summer Program is week-long classes, with 25 to 35 students and instructors living at The Clearing, eating family-style meals and renewing their spirit through close contact with the native landscape. The Clearing experience is made up of many special components. The classes, sense of community, forests, meadows, water, sunsets, home-cooked meals, traditions and history all blend to create a wonderful place to learn, relax, reflect and make new friends.
“Jens Jensen Visitor Center Mural” Ram Rojas

2020 Summer Program Calendar

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2020 Summer Program Update

Although it hurts to say it, the situation with the COVID-19 virus has made it necessary for us to cancel our 2020 Summer Program season. This decision is both difficult and easy. It is difficult because we will very much miss seeing you and we know how much you will miss being here. But the decision is also easy because nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our guests and staff.

Your Clearing Experience Reimagined

Clearing classes may be cancelled, but you still have the opportunity to stay at The Clearing! From now through December 19, The Clearing is open for a new program called Clearing Retreats. Create your very own, personal, 128-acre retreat at The Clearing this Summer and Fall! Call 920-854-4088 to reserve your place.
Explore the All New Clearing Retreat Program!