2017 Team Comp from Camp Deerhorn on Vimeo.

Every year we pick four 16 year old campers to lead our four camp teams: the Wolves, Eagles, Bears, and Bobcats. 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. (Note, our team names changed in 2023. We are proud of our history and traditions, but sometimes change is necessary.)

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 2023

We are thrilled to introduce the incredible Leader crew of 2023!
We know they are going to help campers have the most amazing summer at Deerhorn!

Connor Wood lives in Madison, Wisconsin. This summer will be his 5th as a camper, and he is so excited to be leading the Deerhorn Bears.


Walker Bruce is excited to be leading the Deerhorn Eagles and is from Park Ridge, Illinois. Next summer will be his 8th as a camper.



Nelson Goodrich lives in Winnetka, Illinois. He will be leading the  Deerhorn Wolves for his 7th summer as a camper.

Next summer will be Dylan Tackett’s 8th as a camper. He hails from Mentor, Ohio, and will be leading the Deerhorn Bobcats.



The Summer of 2022

Eagles pulled ahead and won the summer of 2022!

1st Place- Eagles 132, 450

2nd Place- Bears 129,900

3rd Place- Bobcats 115,450

4th Place- Wolves 104, 550