2017 Team Comp from Camp Deerhorn on Vimeo.

Every year we pick four 16 year old campers to lead our four camp teams: the Apache, Chippewa, Iroquois, and Navajo. These four boys have shown loyalty and service to Deerhorn and have proven themselves to already be leaders and role models.  Kids look up to these leaders as they strive to live their lives according to the Deerhorn Creed.

Even kids who aren’t as focused on competition enjoy being part of the team and competing together in the evening activities and Sunday afternoon all-camp events. They are proud to be part of their team, and wear their colors proudly.


Each camper can also earn stars in each activity: red, blue, & gold. The points earned help him earn a patch at the end of the session, and also contribute toward the team total. Many kids report that the team competitions are their favorite part of camp.


Meet the Deerhorn Leaders of 2020


Charlie Halpin hails from Winnetka, IL, and this summer will be his 5th as a Deerhorn camper.  He is proud to be leading the Apache.



Eli Whitney is the proud leader of the 2020 Chippewa.  He comes to Deerhorn from San Anselmo, CA, and this summer will be his 5th as a camper.



JP Koehl is proud to be the Iroquois leader for 2020, and he is from Chicago, IL.  This summer will be his 7th as a camper.


Inigo Banos  is returning to camp for his 10th summer.  He will be leading the Navajo, and comes from Mexico City, Mexico.


The Summer of 2019

The Apache have won the summer of 2019! Congratulations to the ‘Che!

1st Place- Apache 120,575

2nd Place- Iroquois 106,325

3rd Place- Navajo 102,413

4th Place- Chippewa 97,538