A Day Full of Sunshine

I lost count of how many times today I heard, “It just doesn’t get any better than this!” The weather has been unbelievable this summer, especially for this session. We had some storms last night that got rid of some of the humidity, leaving us with blissful blue skies, cool breezes, and a day full […]

One Fine Day

Well, it’s surely a beautiful day in OUR neighborhood! We kicked off our third Father Son camp with amazing weather. The temperatures reached up into the high 80s and the winds blew off the lake all day. It made for great sailing weather, as long as you could keep your boat upright the whole time! With […]

Big Fish & Big Steaks!

Cloudy skies this morning gave way to beautiful blue this afternoon. The sun shone and we basked in an incredible day at Deerhorn. So once again for the afternoon, the beach was the place to be…lots of sailing, skiing, swimming, and trips down the slide!   And of course, many, many awesome gravity defying launches […]

Small Moments, Big Victories

There are many small moments that happen around camp that might not strike you as momentous.  But those small moments happen all the time at Deerhorn, and it’s part of what makes this place so magical.   For instance, you might watch Jacob Thomas walk up to Katniss and squat down to pet her and […]

You’re Never Too Old

One of my favorite pictures to take at camp is dads (and grandpas) going down the slide.  I love the look of surprise and delight on their faces as they take that first trip down, but I also love the fact that they are even willing to do it at all. As adults, we often […]

What Brings You Joy

We ended our first Father Son camp this morning, and said goodbye to new friends and old. Everyone had a great time last night playing Scalp, and there were so many wonderful performances at the last campfire of the session.   This morning we had waffles and sausage for breakfast and then a few dads […]

Fishing and Fun

It was another perfect day at Deerhorn. The sun shone, the sky was clear, and the smiles spread from ear to ear. Breakfast this morning was cinnamon french toast. Lunch was sloppy joes, and we are having ham for dinner. Today was our guided fishing day, and though there were no lunkers caught, big enough […]

What a Day!

Just WOW! The beach was for sure the place to be today at Deerhorn. With temperatures in the high 80s and a great wind off the lake, the waterfront was a busy place all day. We could not have asked for better weather…though we could have asked for more sunscreen on the counselors. 😉   […]

Let the Summer of 2016 Begin!

The day dawned bright and beautiful for the start of our first Father Son camp and the beginning of the summer of 2016. Dads started rolling in this morning around 10, and most of their kids barely let their dads stop the car before they were off and running to activities! We have lots of […]

A Look Back at Leaders- Andrew Hausdorff

Our final installment in this blog series is Andrew Hausdorff. He is returning to camp for his 4th summer from Davie, Florida, to lead the Iroquois just like his two older brothers. Here’s what his parents have to say about his Deerhorn experience. Andrew’s first exposure to Camp Deerhorn occurred long before he ever stepped […]