Camp Deerhorn

is set within 100 acres of woodlands carved out of the Wisconsin wilderness and rests on the bank of North Pelican lake.

Boys live in small rustic log cabins called koogees with three to eight other boys and a counselor. Meals are served family style in the dining area of our lodge and activities are taught with an emphasis on fun and improvement. We consider our activities to be lifetime sports that each boy can continue to enjoy throughout his life.

Improvement in social skills are also an integral part of Camp Deerhorn. Making friends and working with counselors and peers toward common goals allows each boy to grow as an individual.

  • Deerhorn is a medium-sized camp
  • Ages accepted are from 7 to 16
  • Many different session lengths available
  • Father/Son camps

In recent summers, boys came to Deerhorn from over 30 U.S. states as well as Austria, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Republic of Singapore, and Spain.


Interested in learning more?

Attend a Deerhorn video presentation!

Deer Tracks

  • Gratitude

    Three years ago today I was bald…bald and just finishing

  • Good Enough

    I love this quote. It so perfectly sums up one

  • To Lose Gracefully

    There is a line of The Deerhorn Creed that says

When we took [our son] to camp for the start of his third year at Deerhorn, he wanted to walk back to the stables to see the horses. As we walked through the woods, he stopped and said, ‘Shhhh. Do you hear that?’ What? We asked. ‘Don’t you hear the wind in the Northwoods? I’ve been waiting all year to hear that.’ [Our son] has come home to us a changed man, as in previous years. He positively glows recounting his adventures at Deerhorn. I don’t know what exactly you do up there, but whatever it is it really works wonders on our [son]. He comes home so positive and upbeat. He told his dad that next year they would have to do the father/son outing because it is so cool…Thank you so very much for this wonderful boyhood adventure.

Parent St. Charles, IL