Pure Joy

What do you get when you combine a giant blue tarp, a hill, soap, water, and a hot 85 degree day? The answer is most definitely pure joy. Pictures most definitely ARE worth 1000 words when it comes to slip & slide in Sports and Games. It started as Slip & Slide kickball, but now […]

Monkey Comeback!

Well, today was definitely a day for the Deerhorn history books. It dawned bright and sunny and we made the mistake of commenting that it was the first time in several years that it has not rained for the Monkey Relays. We totally jinxed it. It was gorgeous and sunny and perfect weather…until 3:00. Then […]

Back in Action

Our Voyagers are spending the morning cleaning up from their trip. Cleaning boats, tents, sleeping bags, and getting everything put away for the winter. The stories are still flowing from their incredible trip. Breakfast this morning was bagels, lunch is fish sandwiches, and dinner is chicken alfredo. We are loving this weather pattern we’re in […]

Our Boys are Back!

We were sad to say goodbye to our E session boys as they headed home this morning…but we were SO excited to welcome the Voyagers back to camp! When the announcement is made that the Voyagers are back, we all come running! It’s so awesome to watch the homecoming, the hugs, the shouts of joy. […]

The Brothers

I made the announcement today at lunch, “If you are here with your brother, please meet me out in front of the lodge to get photos.” Some show up, some have to be tracked down, some are out of camp on the Voyager trip. Some are brothers, some are cousins, and some say things like, […]

The Rain is Gone

We woke this morning to cloudy skies and it rained most of the morning. Some activities, like arts & crafts and riflery, continued in the rain. Other activities played board games, ping pong, or rafter ball in the lodge. We also had a movie going in the lodge this morning. But by lunch the clouds […]

Fun in the Koogees

Though today’s temperatures were a little cooler, campers still had a great time in activities. Sports & Games played a game called Star Wars, which is a version of dodgeball with a few variations. (You’ll find there are lots of variations of dodgeball at Camp Deerhorn!) We managed to get all the koogee photos taken […]

The Beauty of Routine

Our C session has been so busy from the beginning, that this is the first full week of just regular activities! We are happy to settle into the routine of day-to-day camp, and E session kids have learned the ropes quickly. Today was the re-ration for the Voyagers, so two leaders paddled back to the […]

Attack of the Sioux

Today’s weather is cloudy and a little cooler, but we were glad there was no rain. We slept in this morning until 8:15 and had pancakes for breakfast at 9. After breakfast, campers enjoyed some rare free time around camp. Our Spike Bucks and juniors played sprout ball on the baseball field, and there were […]

The Spike Bucks Are Here!

Today we welcomed 11 kids, who are 7-10 years old, who are coming to camp for the first time! They are excited to be here and we are excited for our E session “Spike Bucks” to learn all about Camp Deerhorn this week! Sports and Games played baseball today on DK field. Breakfast was bagels, […]