Finding Happiness

There are times in our lives when happiness comes easily…weddings and babies, parties and graduations. We are happy without thinking about it, caught up in the joy and excitement that naturally happens during exciting events. But life is made up … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders-Henry

Henry McQueen is leading the 2018 Apache this summer. Here’s what his parents had to say about his years at Deerhorn. When asked to write a blog post about Henry’s experience at Deerhorn, I was sent down a proverbial rabbit … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders-Philip

Our second in our Look Back at Leaders series is Philip Meyers. This will be Philip’s 9th summer at Deerhorn and he is leading the 2018 Navajo. Here is what his parents have to say: It’s hard to express in … Continued


A Letter Of Thanks

April 24, 2018 From the family of Derek Harms… Dear Camp Deerhorn Community: For the past 11 years, Mr. Harms and I helped our boy pack for Camp Deerhorn. We missed him before he ever got there, but we saw … Continued


True and Beautiful

Yesterday was one of the hardest, most powerful, most beautiful days of my life, yet another day when I was overwhelmingly grateful to be a part of the Deerhorn Family. Of the over 500 people who attended Derek’s service, at … Continued


Grief

I wrote a blog two month ago called The Force of a River, about flowing with the events in life, instead of fighting against them, and the importance of helping kids learn this skill. And then last month I wrote … Continued


Remembering Rooster

Washington Irving said, “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” It is this overwhelming grief … Continued


Nick Charlton-ready to lead the 2018 Quois!

A Look Back at Leaders-Nick Charlton

Every year, we ask the parents of our Deerhorn leaders to look back at the early years of their son’s Deerhorn careers. It’s always fun to hear about their initial impressions and how they’ve grown at camp. Nick Charlton is … Continued


Understanding Boys

Our kids are now 9 and 11, in third grade and sixth grade. I have friends who are just starting out and who have littles who are potty training, not sleeping, throwing tantrums. They have asked me, “Does it get … Continued


The Force of a River

There is a book called Everest to Enlightenment, written by Alan Hobsen. In it, he details how he took the failure of two previous expeditions to Mount Everest and turned them into a resounding personal triumph. In one section, he … Continued