The Glue

Saturday night will go down in history as one of those epic Deerhorn nights. About 100 of us gathered in Chicago to celebrate the 50th birthday of a Deerhorn legend, Brian McFadden.   Brian applied to work at camp in 1986, and was told by Big D that he didn’t need any more staff.  Lucky […]

“All Boys Should Go to Deerhorn”

Today’s blog post is another essay written by a Deerhorn camper, Will Matthei-Schmidt.  Truly, we love reading these and hearing a camper’s first person perspective about what life at Deerhorn is like.  I love Will’s essay, because it shows such growth.  Will came to Deerhorn for the first time this summer, as a 10 year […]


Today’s blog post comes from an essay written by Matt Mastrapa.  Matt was a camper for 6 years and returned in 2015 to be an assistant counselor.  He wrote the essay after the summer of 2014, his last as a camper.  Thanks, Matt, for sharing what you learned at Deerhorn! I woke up with my […]