Winding Down?

The session is winding down, but the last day never feels like it! Kids had three final activity periods this morning, then it was time for lunch (pulled pork) and following a HUGE walk through of lost and found, kids spent rest hour in their koogees packing up. I will insert here another plea to […]

The Age Factor

I love this photo because it exemplifies one of the best parts of Camp Deerhorn. Age is irrelevant. Navin is a 9 year-old camper, Henry is a 16 year-old leader, and Mike is a 19 year-old counselor. (These three are also the perfect example of how, at Deerhorn, we are surrounded by the best humans […]

The 2018 Monkeys

Today is the biggest day of the summer…the grandaddy of them all, the Monkey Relays! Leaders and their teams have been preparing for days, practicing carrying ping pong balls, strategizing which team members to put where, planning how to build the best sandcastle at the end. It is a huge day of competition! We woke […]

A Wisconsin Summer Day

A typical Wisconsin summer day dawns crisp and cool, and warms to a perfect 70-80 degrees. We’ve had lots of mornings this summer that have dawned muggy and humid, so we are grateful for cooler sleeping weather again, and the beauty of a typical Wisconsin day. The Voyagers spent the entire morning cleaning after returning […]

Hellos and Goodbyes

Today we had to say goodbye to our E session kids. From the smiles on their faces all week, we think they will be back next year to stay longer! And while we were sad to see them go, saying goodbye to them means we got to say hello to our Voyagers who arrived home […]

A Thousand Words

Most of my blog posts include small details about what we ate for meals, or what the weather is, or what Sports and Games is playing today. But some days I like to just share a few fun photos as my daily blog. We’ve had parents in the past see photos of their son and […]


It’s always fun getting koogee photos. Kids love hanging out with their friends in their koogees, where there are stories told and laughter shared. It’s fun to see personalities of kids come out in koogee photos. Photos will be posted to Shutterfly tomorrow, but in the meantime you can see the rest of the koogee […]

This Weather!

This summer has been the warmest on record in recent years. We’ve had 40+ days over 80 degrees, while last summer there were only about 15. The warmth means our lake (which is iron-laden) has heated up nicely and is great for waterfront activities. The humidity has stayed lower these past couple of weeks, which […]

The Beauty of Routine

We are thrilled to settle into this week of simply the routine of normal activities. There aren’t trips departing or new groups coming in. We get to enjoy the benefits of a 3 week C session and kids are working hard earning stars. Our E session boys have adjusted to camp like Deerhorn naturals. They […]

Sunday and the Sioux

We all get pretty excited for Sundays at camp. We get to sleep in an extra hour and have breakfast at 9. Plus, a break from the routine is always a fun change. Breakfast this morning was scrambled eggs, bacon, and potatoes. After breakfast, kids had some free time to do some activities or just […]