My Fondest Childhood Memory

Last spring, we were contacted by Phil Cottell, who was a Deerhorn camper from 1957-1961. Here, he shares about his fondest childhood memory, his time at Deerhorn. Thanks so much to Phil for sharing these memories with us! When I consider this question, my mind immediately goes to the summers I spent at Camp Deerhorn.  […]

So Much Gratitude

And just like that, our final Father Son camp has come to an end, wrapping up an incredible 2023. Everyone always talks about how amazing Camp Deerhorn is. But the truth is, the main reason that Deerhorn IS so magical is because of the people who call it home.  Our staff this year was simply […]

Fishing Finale

We woke to cloudy skies, but eventually the sun peeked its way out by lunchtime and it turned into a beauty of a day. We are always grateful when we have good weather for our guided fishing day. Dads and sons had a great time all day, going out with our guides for an hour […]

After The Rain

We woke to dark skies and a rainy morning. Dads and sons spent the morning playing games in Deerhorn Hall, getting crafty in the craft shop, and playing games in the lodge. Luckily, the rain only lasted a couple of hours and by lunch, the rain had stopped and the sun was beginning to peek […]

Father Son 4 Ready for More!

Our final session of the summer of 2023 kicked off today with beautiful sunshine and blue skies. Dads and sons arrived throughout the day, with kids running to activities as soon as their car pulled in. We had activities running from 9am-11:30am and 1:30pm until 4:30pm. Dads and sons water-skied, canoed, kayaked, shot bows and […]

Fishing, Friends, and Fun

The third day of Father Son 3 dawned just as beautiful as the two before it! We are SO grateful for the amazing weather we’ve had this week. Today is our guided fishing day, so dads and sons had a great time heading out with our guides for an hour throughout the day. Some even […]

Fathers and Sons and So Much Fun

Day 2 of Father Son 3 was another picture perfect Northwoods summer day. Highs in the 80s, sun shining, blue skies, and lake of glass this morning for skiing. Breakfast this morning was waffles and sausage, and lunch was buffalo chicken wraps and watermelon. By the afternoon, the waterfront was hopping again as dads and […]

Hooray for FS3!

We love Father Son 3 and 4 at the end of the summer. We aren’t gearing up for a summer of action, and we can more fully enjoy hanging out with some amazing dads and sons. It’s a great group of returning families and families brand new to Deerhorn. We say you can arrive to […]

The Last Goodbyes

It’s the saddest day of the summer. Today ends the last regular camper session for the summer of 2023. Some staff will stay on for our two Father Son sessions, but many of our staff left today, along with the Leaders, and 135 other campers. If ever there was a testament to how deep love […]

Second to Last

Here we are…the last full day of D session and the second to last day of all of our camper-only sessions for the summer of 2023.  Summers at Deerhorn remind me of those early days of having a baby…the days and nights can be so long, and you’re so tired…but suddenly, you blink, and they’re […]