The 2024 Deerhorn Leaders

This day every year is always both the best and the worst. It’s the easiest and the hardest.  It is the best because we get to introduce you to four incredible kids who will lead our 4 camp teams next summer. It’s the worst because introducing them means also having to send emails to all […]

Expect Greatness

At the end of last summer, we were between sessions and a group of us went out to dinner before the next Father Son session started the following day. While at the restaurant, we noticed a group of two dads and two sons also having dinner. Knowing they were likely heading to Father Son camp […]

My Fondest Childhood Memory

Last spring, we were contacted by Phil Cottell, who was a Deerhorn camper from 1957-1961. Here, he shares about his fondest childhood memory, his time at Deerhorn. Thanks so much to Phil for sharing these memories with us! When I consider this question, my mind immediately goes to the summers I spent at Camp Deerhorn.  […]

So Much Gratitude

And just like that, our final Father Son camp has come to an end, wrapping up an incredible 2023. Everyone always talks about how amazing Camp Deerhorn is. But the truth is, the main reason that Deerhorn IS so magical is because of the people who call it home.  Our staff this year was simply […]

Fishing Finale

We woke to cloudy skies, but eventually the sun peeked its way out by lunchtime and it turned into a beauty of a day. We are always grateful when we have good weather for our guided fishing day. Dads and sons had a great time all day, going out with our guides for an hour […]

After The Rain

We woke to dark skies and a rainy morning. Dads and sons spent the morning playing games in Deerhorn Hall, getting crafty in the craft shop, and playing games in the lodge. Luckily, the rain only lasted a couple of hours and by lunch, the rain had stopped and the sun was beginning to peek […]

Father Son 4 Ready for More!

Our final session of the summer of 2023 kicked off today with beautiful sunshine and blue skies. Dads and sons arrived throughout the day, with kids running to activities as soon as their car pulled in. We had activities running from 9am-11:30am and 1:30pm until 4:30pm. Dads and sons water-skied, canoed, kayaked, shot bows and […]

Fishing, Friends, and Fun

The third day of Father Son 3 dawned just as beautiful as the two before it! We are SO grateful for the amazing weather we’ve had this week. Today is our guided fishing day, so dads and sons had a great time heading out with our guides for an hour throughout the day. Some even […]

Fathers and Sons and So Much Fun

Day 2 of Father Son 3 was another picture perfect Northwoods summer day. Highs in the 80s, sun shining, blue skies, and lake of glass this morning for skiing. Breakfast this morning was waffles and sausage, and lunch was buffalo chicken wraps and watermelon. By the afternoon, the waterfront was hopping again as dads and […]

Hooray for FS3!

We love Father Son 3 and 4 at the end of the summer. We aren’t gearing up for a summer of action, and we can more fully enjoy hanging out with some amazing dads and sons. It’s a great group of returning families and families brand new to Deerhorn. We say you can arrive to […]