Here’s to 90 More

Our 90th summer was an incredible one. Our staff was incredible, the four Leaders did an amazing job, and we were surrounded all summer with the best kids you could ever hope to meet. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to … Continued


Derek’s Legacy

It has only been nine months since we lost our friend, Derek. It has been hard for all of his friends to comprehend that he is gone. But for his parents, it is a daily struggle to find that light … Continued


Light in the Darkness

I just finished reading a book called “Everything Happens for a Reason-(and other lies I’ve loved)” by Kate Bowler. She was diagnosed a few years ago with stage 4 colon cancer, and her book is frank and honest and beautifully … Continued


Campfires and Conclusions

Our first Father Son camp was a wonderful way to kick off the summer of 2018. We are grateful for all of the fantastic families who made Father Son 1 so special. On a personal note, it was pretty great … 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


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 Letter Of Thanks

April 24, 2018 From the family of Derek Harms… Dear Camp Deerhorn Community: For the past 11 years, Mr. Harms and I helped our boy pack for Camp Deerhorn. We missed him before he ever got there, but we saw … Continued


The Best is Yet to Come

The summer of 2017 was incredible.  We had an incredible staff, supportive parents, and fun, energetic campers. We broke records for total enrollment, and 2018 is on track to break those records again. Because of our enrollment numbers, and due to … Continued


Anton and friends having a blast on the Rave

A Regular Fellow

“What is a ‘regular fellow?’” This is the question posed by Walt Szafran, leader of the 2017 Apache, in his Water Campfire speech this year. (Walt’s speech starts around the 10 minute  mark on the video.) He was referring to … Continued