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 2022

We are thrilled to introduce the incredible Leader crew of 2022! They have 31 years of Deerhorn loyalty between the four of them. We know they are going to help campers have the most amazing summer at Deerhorn!

Emmett Nomellini is from Winnetka, IL, and this summer will be his 8th at Deerhorn. He is so excited to be leading the Apache in 2022.


Vincent Mangat is the proud Leader of the 2022 Chippewa.  He comes to Deerhorn from Boulder, CO, and this summer will be his 9th as a camper. 



Teddy Koehl is proud to be the Iroquois Leader for 2022, and he is from Chicago, IL.  This summer will be his 8th as a camper.

Hayden Cheyne  is returning to camp for his 6th summer.  He will be leading the Navajo, and comes from Sammamsih, WA.


The Summer of 2022

Chippewa have pulled ahead and won the summer of 2022!

1st Place- Chippewa 132, 450

2nd Place- Apache 129,900

3rd Place- Navajo 115,450

4th Place- Iroquois 104, 550