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 2021
2021 will be a summer like no other. For the first time in Deerhorn history, we will have 8 Leaders at camp. The four Leaders from 2020 will join forces with the Leaders chosen for 2021 to give Deerhorn campers the most amazing summer yet! Meet the 2021 Deerhorn Leaders!
Jack Pavia is from Wilmette, IL, and this summer will be his 5th as a Deerhorn camper. He is proud to be co-Leading the Apache with Charlie .
Charlie Halpin hails from Winnetka, IL, and this summer will be his 5th as a Deerhorn camper. He is so excited to be co-Leading the Apache with Jack.
Owen Flom is the proud co-Leader of the 2021 Chippewa. He comes to Deerhorn from Chicago, IL, and this summer will be his 8th as a camper. He is excited to get to lead the Chippewa with Eli.
Eli Whitney is the proud co-Leader of the 2021 Chippewa with Owen. He comes to Deerhorn from San Anselmo, CA, and this summer will be his 5th as a camper.
Will Strickland lives in Los Altos, CA, and this summer will be his 8th as a Deerhorn camper. He is proud to be co-leading the Iroquois with JP .
JP Koehl is proud to be the Iroquois co-Leader for 2021 with Will, and he is from Chicago, IL. This summer will be his 7th as a camper.
Nate Affolter is returning to camp for his 6th summer. He will be co-Leading the Navajo with Inigo, and comes from Chicago, IL.
Inigo Banos is returning to camp for his 10th summer. He will be co-Leading the Navajo with Will, 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