The Unimaginable

There are moments that the words don’t reach. There is suffering too terrible to name. You hold your child as tight as you can, And push away the unimaginable. The moments when you’re in so deep, It feels easier to … Continued


2019 Leaders

It’s hard to believe that this day has arrived once again. Every summer, we are lucky  enough to spend at least five weeks with some of the most incredible 15 year olds you could ever hope to meet. It’s the … Continued


Dear Derek

Dear Derek, If life were fair and just, you would be here right now. We would be playing ultimate frisbee with you on the soccer field on Sunday mornings, and listening to you and Papa sing at the campfire.  We … Continued


The Best Yet

Friends, we are all crazy excited for the summer of 2018! We’ve had a crew of 7 guys here for a couple of weeks working on big pre-camp projects, and the rest of our staff arrived yesterday. We are painting, … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders-George

Our final look back at Leaders focuses on George Landsberg, leader of the 2018 Chippewa. Many thanks to his parents for sharing their thoughts on George’s years at Deerhorn! George’s letters home from Camp Deerhorn are infrequent and sparse, to … Continued


Finding Happiness

There are times in our lives when happiness comes easily…weddings and babies, parties and graduations. We are happy without thinking about it, caught up in the joy and excitement that naturally happens during exciting events. But life is made up … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders-Henry

Henry McQueen is leading the 2018 Apache this summer. Here’s what his parents had to say about his years at Deerhorn. When asked to write a blog post about Henry’s experience at Deerhorn, I was sent down a proverbial rabbit … Continued


A Look Back at Leaders-Philip

Our second in our Look Back at Leaders series is Philip Meyers. This will be Philip’s 9th summer at Deerhorn and he is leading the 2018 Navajo. Here is what his parents have to say: It’s hard to express in … Continued


True and Beautiful

Yesterday was one of the hardest, most powerful, most beautiful days of my life, yet another day when I was overwhelmingly grateful to be a part of the Deerhorn Family. Of the over 500 people who attended Derek’s service, at … Continued


Grief

I wrote a blog two month ago called The Force of a River, about flowing with the events in life, instead of fighting against them, and the importance of helping kids learn this skill. And then last month I wrote … Continued