Who They Are

This is Katniss. We adopted Katniss in the spring of 2015. She came to us from a rescue, as had Rooster several years before. But while Rooster was gregarious and social from the very beginning, Katniss was a different kind … Continued


The 2021 Deerhorn Leaders

We all know that 2020 has been one for the history books…not exactly in the best of ways. But in keeping with that theme, the Deerhorn summer will look a little different, in the best of way. For the first … Continued


A GoFundMe for Deerhorn

Dear Friends, Today we are announcing the launch of a Deerhorn GoFundMe campaign. We are grateful for the support of the families who are sponsoring this campaign for us. We have been overwhelmed by the love and support of the … Continued


Chetan’s Memorial

Many of you have been asking for details about Chetan’s service and celebration of life. Below is an email from his wife, Deborah, detailing how it all will be done, in light of the pandemic. Questions can be emailed to … Continued


In Memory of Chetan

It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we have to share the news that the Deerhorn Family has lost one of the greats. Chetan Phadnis has been a pillar in the Deerhorn community for over a decade, … 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


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


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