Through It

We used to have a cheer at camp that we would do in the dining room before we had a competition with another camp. It was called “We Are Warriors.” Lines like, “We came upon a mountain. We could not … Continued


What if?

Schools are closed across the nation, kids are learning virtually at home, and parents are doing their best to juggle all of their new roles. We worry that they are falling behind, or that they are missing out on so … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders-JP Koehl

Today’s blog looks back at the Deerhorn career of JP Koehl, Leader of the 2020 Iroquois. Many thanks to his parents for sharing their thoughts with us! One April, we were driving our boys to school and John Paul said … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders-Eli Whitney

We continue our Look Back at Leaders blog series by introducing you to the 2020 Chippewa Leader, Eli Whitney.  It was around this time five years ago that Eli became focused on the reality that in the coming summer he … Continued


Tether Yourself

I read an article recently called “Tether Yourself: The Enlightening Talk Parents Aren’t Having Can Keep Teens from a Damaging Drift.” It was on a website called Hands Free Mama, authored by Rachel Macy Stafford. It talked about the dangers … Continued


What I Know for Sure

One of the hardest things about this pandemic is the uncertainty. We had plans. Plans fell apart. We erase our calendars, lose track of what day it is, and wonder how long this will last. The not knowing can be … Continued


The Best We Can

“What a long year this week has been.” These are extraordinary times we find ourselves in, as we all struggle to navigate the new normal. I am sorry it has taken me this long to write a post, as I … Continued


Deerhorn’s Coronavirus Response

As we prepare for our 91st summer of boyhood adventures, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our campers and staff is our top priority. As information about Covid-19 dominates the news, the Deerhorn directors are … Continued


Balance

At the end of last year, a helicopter crashed in Kauai. We listened to the news and were saddened by the news. As the story emerged, we learned that two of the victims were from Madison, where we live. The … Continued