Losing Well

Last week, I shared an article that really spoke to me as a parent. You can read the whole article HERE. She told the story of her 12 year-old son, after a devastating loss to a much better team. “After … Continued


Parent Support

Over the past year, we’ve shared several blogs that help explain our no electronics policy at camp. You can find some those blogs here and here. Our policy is that all cell phones and electronics should be left at home, … Continued


The Gift is Camp

Summer is fast approaching, and camp will be here before we know it. For some, the summer of 2019 will be their first at camp, maybe even their first time away from home by themselves. We understand that it’s hard … Continued


Camper Questions

May is here, which means camp starts next month! This is the third in a series of blog posts geared toward 1st year campers. Check out the first two if you missed them. They can be found HERE and HERE.  … Continued


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