Settling Into Deerhorn

As the summer is drawing ever closer, we hope you are getting excited to spend a few weeks with us this summer. This blog is a continuation in our series geared toward our first-year campers. It may seem a little … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders-Soren

Our “Look Back at Leaders” series continues today with Soren Thompson. Soren will be leading the Navajo this summer for his 7th summer at Deerhorn. Here is what his parents have to say about his years at Deerhorn. We were … Continued


Your First Day at Deerhorn

This coming summer, we have over 100 kids who will be coming to Camp Deerhorn for the first time. Even those who have attended Father Son camp with their dads will find that the schedule for regular sessions is quite … Continued


The Power of Empathy

This past year has been hard on the Deerhorn Family.  We lost Rooster, and then Derek, and in November we lost Gabe. And now Andrew. All of those things left me feeling cracked wide open. I felt deeply their losses, … Continued


Goodbye to a Friend

It is with heavy hearts that we once again have to share news of the passing of one of our own. Andrew Block, who was a longtime camper and then counselor, passed away in his sleep two days ago. As … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders:Ryan Kennedy

Every spring, we ask our Leader’s parents to submit a blog, looking back on their son’s years at Deerhorn. It’s a fun way for everyone to get to know our new group of leaders. This group promises once again to … Continued


Camp: The Ultimate Internship

Every summer, we are lucky enough to be able to work with some of the best young men and women out there. We are blessed that more than 90% are returning staff or former campers. However, there are always guys … Continued


The Stretch Zone

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about the importance of connection, and I discussed an article that had run in the Chicago Tribune. It talked about a camp for adults, called Fireside, which was started by two … Continued


Derek’s Legacy

It has only been nine months since we lost our friend, Derek. It has been hard for all of his friends to comprehend that he is gone. But for his parents, it is a daily struggle to find that light … Continued