Dear Friends

Dear Friends, The week has gotten away from me. Every year, camp ends in such a whirlwind of taking docks out, packing equipment away, cleaning koogees, and saying goodbyes. And then the whirlwind of packing up our own house to move back home. Suddenly it’s five days later and I never wrote that final blog. […]

The Perfect Ending

The morning dawned cloudy and cool, but we were all pretty happy to wear sweatshirts for just a little while. By lunchtime, the clouds had burned off, taking the humidity with them, and left us with the perfect Northwoods afternoon to end our Father Son session.  Breakfast this morning was french toast, scrambled eggs, and […]

Another Beauty of a Day

This weather is pretty incredible for August in the Northwoods! Dads who were here last year at this time are amazed at how warm the water is and how hot it is outside! Luckily nights are still cool for good sleeping weather. There were lots of takers for archery and riflery, but the waterfront was […]

Ready to Go!

Our fourth and final Father Son camp started this morning with foggy skies and the threat of rain this afternoon. But as dads arrived all day, the clouds burned off and gave way to sunshine and warm temperatures yet again. We are grateful for our streak of good weather, and the dads from last year […]


That sight never gets old. (and yes, it’s real) That incredible bird sat at the top of the tree above the waterslide for half the morning. Maybe he was drawn by the fishing boats coming into the dock every hour. Maybe he was laughing at our amateur attempts to land one. Whatever the reason, it […]

Another Beauty

It was another beauty of a day here at Deerhorn, this time with a perfect breeze off the lake to make sailing a popular destination. The waterfront was once again busy, keeping our ski boat drivers occupied all afternoon with a line on the dock, and seeing many kids launched off the Rave. Today’s heat […]

A Perfect 10

What a day! We could not have asked for a better start to our third Father Son session. Some of us might request that it wasn’t quite so hot, but that just meant that the waterfront was the perfect place to spend the day…swimming, riding down the slide, paddling kayaks, launches off the Rave, and […]

A Beautiful Ending

What an incredible 24 hours it has been. The Water Campfire was full of amazing speeches and plenty of tears shed. It was a beautiful way to end the session, but today’s awards breakfast was the icing on the cake. We gave out all the usual awards for each awards breakfast, but the last one […]

The 2018 Water Campfire

This day always has a way of surprising us. When June arrives, the summer seems stretched out ahead of us, but then one day we wake up and it’s the day of the Water Campfire, and we are wrapping up our summer. We do still have two Father Son sessions, which we are very much […]

Never a Dull Moment

Many of our staff members have been here all summer. They have done an incredible job, spending extra time with kids, finding new ways to make activities fun, and spreading sunshine wherever they go…like Jake. He’s been in the craft shop all summer, and he even opens it sometimes during General Swim or on Sunday […]