Two Things Are True

Two things are true. This has become my new favorite mantra in recent months. It’s so applicable to so many things in life. So often in life we use “but” when we should use “and.” “I love my kids, but they can drive me crazy.” “My job is so fulfilling, but it can be so […]


Struggle

A summer at Deerhorn is full of fun. There is no doubt about that. Kids wake up before the sun rises, ready to get the fun started. Days at Deerhorn are full of all of the fun things that make a true Boyhood Adventure…swimming, kayaking, sailing, horseback riding, mountain biking, archery, trips down the slide, […]


The Goal is Resilience

Have you heard of Dr. Becky Kennedy? She is a clinical psychologist and founder of Good Inside. Her latest book is “Good Inside: A Guide to Being the Parent you Want to be.”  I first heard of her on Glennon Doyle’s podcast back in September, “We Can Do Hard Things,” when she talked about how […]


Tools of our Humanity

One of the speakers at a recent camp conference I attended was Catherine Steiner Adair. She is a clinical psychologist whose mission in her work is “Ensuring that today’s students – our children – have not just the technological tools they need as they inherit the AI future, but the tools of our humanity – […]


The 2023 Deerhorn Leaders

Every year, we count ourselves incredibly lucky to get to work with some of the most incredible teenagers. For most of our 15 year olds, it’s their last year as a camper, so the end of their session is always bittersweet. Some of our 15 year olds spend five weeks with us doing the Voyager […]


2023 D Session

Our 2023 application went live less than a week ago, and we are thrilled to already see over 500 applications come in. We are so glad that so many kids want to join us for 2023, and we want to do our best to give everyone a chance to come to Deerhorn. To this end, […]


Grateful

And just like that, the summer of 2022 has come to a close. It was an amazing summer filled with friendships, fun, and boys just being boys. It has been a hard two years for kids, and we know that they need camp more than ever. We are so glad that we are able to […]


A Fun-Filled Finale

The weather didn’t exactly cooperate for our final full day of the summer of 2022. It dawned grey and cloudy and raining. Luckily most of the rain stopped by breakfast, though it did continue to just kind of spit off and on for the rest of the day. But dads and sons didn’t let a […]


Full Days

One of the things that I often hear at Father Son camp is how astonished dads are at how much you can pack into a day at Deerhorn. Today dawned cool and windy, and it remained so most of the day, but the rain held off. But the cool weather didn’t stop the fun, even […]


Best for Last

Dads at Father Son 4 like to say we save the best for last. We can’t officially say that, but one thing we do love about Father Son 4 is that we are able to be even more fully present than other sessions. There is nothing left to get ready for or prep. The last […]