Just Show Up

On Tuesday, the Deerhorn Family said goodbye, once again, to one of our own. The service was beautiful, the church was packed, and there were quite a few Deerhorn staff and campers in attendance. I would expect nothing less. Gabe … Continued


Problem Solving

Last Friday, I shared an article on our social media sites entitled, “Lawnmower Parents are the New Helicopter Parents.” I shared it not to accuse or label. The article simply hit home for me. I think that all of us, … 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


Homesickness Round 2

As camp directors, we have faced homesickness hundreds of times. We know that it is usually most common in first year campers, but that even returning kids can struggle with it for a few years. We know how to distract … Continued


In Your Shoes

Every day during the summer I write a blog. And some days I just write about the day’s activities, the weather, and the menu for the day. And other days I focus more on the amazing benefits of a summer … Continued


The Importance of Community

The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” This is a … Continued


Three of a Kind

Many thanks to our guest blogger for today, Patty Knox. Her three boys, Charlie, Andrew, and Michael, have been Deerhorn campers for years. We love having them as part of the Deerhorn Family! If you would like to be a … Continued


Choosing Kindness

It has been a long road to get to November 8th, 2016. To say that it has been an emotional roller coaster would be a dramatic understatement. Most of us are just glad that it is over. But now that … Continued