The Deerhorn Summer of 2020

To the Deerhorn Family It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of the rest of our camper-only sessions this summer, B,C,D,E, and … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders-Inigo

Our final post in our “Look Back at Leaders” series is Inigo Banos, leader of the 2020 Navajo. He is from Mexico City, and this summer is his first at Camp Deerhorn. Here’s a funny story his parents recount from … Continued


Mid-May Deerhorn Update

Hello Deerhorn Family, We know you have been waiting to hear from us about our decision about this summer, and we thank you for your patience.  The information on this pandemic is ever-changing, which has made decision-making extremely difficult.   The … Continued


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