Don’t Blink

This session flew by in a flash. No sooner were we welcoming kids off the bus than we were packing them up to go home. You blink and you might miss it!  A session goes by so fast, but we pack a lot into those 9 days. I’ve heard Deerhorn called “saturated,” and I think […]


When you ask a first-year camper what the best part of Deerhorn is, he will usually answer with an activity. But it doesn’t take many years at camp for that answer to change to something like, “Getting to see the friends I only see at Deerhorn.”   Many kids come to camp with buddies, but there […]

Your Boys

You always wonder, as a parent, what your kids are like when they are not with you.  You hope they are not the whiney, tired, grouchy, creatures that you have seen emerge at home. You have taught them manners, polite words, patience, and kindness. You hope they remember all you have taught them when they are at […]


Koogee pictures are so fun…it’s always a little like wrangling cats, trying to get all of them at the koogee at the same time…trying to get them to cooperate and all get in the photo. But I always love how they turn out because you get to see personalities come through…and you get to see […]

Sundays Fun Days

Sundays are a little different at Camp Deerhorn. We all welcome the extra hour we get to sleep in since breakfast is at 9.  This morning’s breakfast was pancakes.     After breakfast, campers enjoyed some rare free time around camp. There were lots of kids who chose to play ultimate frisbee on the soccer […]

It’s Team Time!

It’s always an exciting day at camp when the leaders have drafted teams and the kids get to find out which team they are on. And with the massive amount of excitement these kids contain, this session was no different. They run EVERYWHERE…to activities, from the koogee (at 4:45am on the first morning of camp!), […]

The Happiest Place on Earth

My husband, Patrick, did the meeting after lunch today, where he went over rules and expectations for Deerhorn. No one likes this meeting, and we know that, but obviously it’s necessary to keep everyone safe. At the end of the meeting, he talked about the Deerhorn Creed and how that is what guides everything we […]

It’s Go Time!

Our A session is off and running, and camp is bustling with excitement and energy once again. The kids who stayed over from Father Son 3 did activities this morning like sprout ball, basketball, and tennis. As campers arrived by car, they joined the activities already in full swing. We all enjoyed cinnamon rolls for […]

Endings and Beginnings

Our third Father Son camp ended this morning. We had activities running until 11 so dads and sons could get that last horseback ride or rifle shoot in before they left. We all enjoyed waffles for breakfast and pizza for lunch. The sun shone brightly once again and we count ourselves lucky!   We had […]

Fun and Fish

I am running out of adjectives here…brilliant…idyllic…beautiful…incredible. This weather has been amazing, with yet another day of blue skies and sunshine. Today was our guided fishing day and although there weren’t a lot of fish caught, we did have two muskies landed. Jack Tully caught a 32 inch musky and John Mock caught a 38 […]