Two Things Are True

Two things are true. This has become my new favorite mantra in recent months. It’s so applicable to so many things in life. So often in life we use “but” when we should use “and.” “I love my kids, but they can drive me crazy.” “My job is so fulfilling, but it can be so […]


Struggle

A summer at Deerhorn is full of fun. There is no doubt about that. Kids wake up before the sun rises, ready to get the fun started. Days at Deerhorn are full of all of the fun things that make a true Boyhood Adventure…swimming, kayaking, sailing, horseback riding, mountain biking, archery, trips down the slide, […]


The Goal is Resilience

Have you heard of Dr. Becky Kennedy? She is a clinical psychologist and founder of Good Inside. Her latest book is “Good Inside: A Guide to Being the Parent you Want to be.”  I first heard of her on Glennon Doyle’s podcast back in September, “We Can Do Hard Things,” when she talked about how […]


Tools of our Humanity

One of the speakers at a recent camp conference I attended was Catherine Steiner Adair. She is a clinical psychologist whose mission in her work is “Ensuring that today’s students – our children – have not just the technological tools they need as they inherit the AI future, but the tools of our humanity – […]


His First Year at Deerhorn

We can’t believe it’s already April! Summer will be here before we know it, and we will welcome home hundreds of  campers who know how awesome Deerhorn is.  But we also have 183(!) campers who will be joining the Deerhorn Family, coming to camp for their first summer at Deerhorn on their own. And we […]


A Look Back at Leaders-Nate Affolter

Next up in our Look Back series is Nate Affolter, co-Leader of the 2021 Navajo. This is his 6th summer at Deerhorn and he hails from Chicago, IL. Here’s what his parents have to say about his years at Deerhorn. Summer 2015.  We packed up the car and took a family trip to Rhinelander, Wisconsin […]


His First Year at Deerhorn

We can’t it’s almost May! It won’t be long before Deerhorn will open its doors again to  hundreds of excited campers, many of them returning for another unbelievable summer of fun.  But we also have 150 campers who will be joining the Deerhorn Family, coming to camp for their first summer at Deerhorn on their […]


Hopes and Plans

I read a quote once that said “Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.” That felt like such an accurate description of hope, holding onto the idea that no matter how hard life felt right now, eventually things were going to get better. Ten years ago this month I […]


The Long Haul

This blog is a repost of an article from the Washington Post, written by Christine Koh. It spoke to me deeply as a parent, and was a good reminder that I wasn’t alone. With warmer weather and more vaccines on the horizon, and cases on the decline, there are many reasons for hope. But the […]


March 1 Deerhorn Update

It always feels hopeful when we turn the calendar to March. The days are getting longer, and we’ve made it through a dark, cold winter, though it will be many more weeks before all the snow is gone at camp!  We are still busily planning for the summer of 2021, and we wanted to update […]