Lessons Learned

We are in high gear preparing for the summer of 2017. But before we begin, it’s fun to look back and hear what campers had to say about the summer of 2016. Here are some of their comments from surveys … Continued

The Importance of Community

The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” This is a … Continued

Choosing Kindness

It has been a long road to get to November 8th, 2016. To say that it has been an emotional roller coaster would be a dramatic understatement. Most of us are just glad that it is over. But now that … Continued

The Case for Deerhorn

Many thanks to our guest blogger today, Mark Deacon. We are so grateful that Mark and his family are part of the Deerhorn Family. If you would like to write a guest blog post, please email it to amy@deerhorn.com. My … Continued

Monkeys Take Over Deerhorn!

WHAT A DAY! Again, we were blessed with beautiful, warm, sunny weather. Our morning started with french toast for breakfast at 9, followed by some free time around camp. This morning there was no shortage of things to do! Kids and … Continued

Slip & SLIDE

Our E session boys arrived today, our “Spike Bucks”. They are 7-10 years old and are coming to Camp Deerhorn for the first time. They bring an energy and excitement into camp with them, as well as LOTS of questions. … Continued


It was a warm, beautiful day at Deerhorn, packed full of fun and excitement.  Since the Lake Superior Trip was still gone, we slept in an hour this morning and had breakfast at 9am. (pancake wrapped sausages on a stick … Continued


B Session ended today and we had our awards breakfast (waffles with strawberries) this morning. Lots of awards were given out, including patches for stars earned in activities, and Most Improved patches in each activity as well. The ping pong … Continued


It’s the last full day of B session and today has been just as busy as the days before. After bagels for breakfast, kids had the last three periods of activities this morning. After chili for lunch, and the longest … Continued