Goodbyes are Hard

What a session it’s been and what an awards breakfast this morning! We handed out rifle awards to the Sharpshooter in each age division for high scores. Walker Dulaney won juniors, Alonso Vera won intermediates, and Leo Daly won seniors. The tennis tournament winners were Hugh Wagoner for 11 and under, and Sam Thompson for […]

Wrapping Up

Today was the last full day of C session, and there was lots to do to wrap things up. The Pioneers have been working on their service project, an awesome bench for in front of the upper bathhouse. We think it turned out amazing and they were super proud of their hard work. After breakfast […]

The 2019 Monkey Relays

Today’s weather dawned bright and sunny, perfect for the Monkey Relays! The relays encompass every activity in camp, and involve team members carrying a ping pong ball on a spoon all over camp, to each activity. There are traditional activities involved in the relays, like sailing, archery, and arts and crafts. But then there are […]

Change of Plans

Remember when I said yesterday that the Monkey Relays were happening today? Apparently I was just kidding. 😉 For some reason, over the last several years, it has always rained on the day of the Monkey Relays, and this year was no exception. Some years we have started the relays and had to stop and […]

Still Having Fun

It was another beautiful day at Camp Deerhorn today! It’s hard to believe the session is winding down, and there are only a few more days in C session. Breakfast this morning was chocolate chip pancakes (crowd favorite!), lunch was turkey wraps and chips, and dinner was meatloaf, pasta, peas, and cheesecake for dessert! The […]

Home Sweet Home

Our E session boys left this morning after breakfast. (sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches, and tater tots). Judging by the smiles on their faces on the waterfront yesterday, we think they had a pretty great week at camp! We hope they want to come back next summer for even longer! After lunch of Philly cheesesteaks, […]

Your Tribe

“When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks, but celebrate them with glad cries of ‘Me too!’ be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.” Koogee life is one of kids’ favorite part of a summer at Deerhorn…late night stories told, laughter shared, games invented to pass the time during […]

All Good Here!

Well, friends, the sun continues to shine and kids are busy in activities! It was another great day at Deerhorn. Breakfast this morning was scrambled eggs, sausage, and hash browns. Lunch was sub sandwiches and chips. We are all looking forward to tonight’s Thanksgiving dinner, with turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie. We […]

A Beauty of a Day

The sun is shining, the temperature is a perfect 75 degrees, and there’s a great breeze off the lake. It doesn’t get any better than this. For breakfast this morning, we had french toast and sausage, and lunch was gyros and homemade hummus. Activities are in full swing and the E session boys are loving […]


After weeks of heat and humidity uncommon in the Northwoods, bliss is 75 and sunny, with very low humidity. It changes everything around here. The dining room is way more pleasant, everyone is kinder to each other, and sleeping in koogees is WAY easier. This weather is simply bliss.Life is always great at camp, but […]