This is Where We Are

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost July. Our first two Father son sessions and A session should already be in the books. We should be well into B session already. But instead, the docks still rest on the beach and camp is quiet and still. Life is not as it should be. But this […]

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 Deerhorn families over these past few months, and especially since we announced we had to […]

The Deerhorn Summer of 2020

To the Deerhorn Family It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of the rest of our camper-only sessions this summer, B,C,D,E, and F.  We remain hopeful that August Father Son 3 & 4 is a possibility. We […]

What if?

Schools are closed across the nation, kids are learning virtually at home, and parents are doing their best to juggle all of their new roles. We worry that they are falling behind, or that they are missing out on so much, learning from home rather than at school. We put pressure on ourselves to find […]

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 overwhelming and lead to fear and panic and anxiety…if we let it. But in every […]

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 have wanted to come to this blog space bringing hope and strength, not my own […]

A Look Back at Leaders-Charlie Halpin

Every spring, we ask the parents of our four Leaders to write a blog post looking back at their son’s years at Deerhorn. It’s fun to get to know our Leaders a little better and to see how they’ve grown into the incredible young men we know today. Our first in this series is Charlie […]

A Grateful Parent

I wanted to pass on this wonderful, powerful little story before I forget and get too busy. Having him gone for 5 weeks was pretty hard for our family because he seems to be a staple who keeps us all entertained whenever he’s around. He was adamant about going for the full 5 weeks when […]

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 be a part of the lives of so many wonderful families. Whether you worked at […]

Andrew Berghoff Memorial Scholarship Fund

Two years ago this month, we lost an incredible member of the Deerhorn Family. Andrew Berghoff had come to Father Son camp with his dad, brothers, and grandfather for several years. He lived the line of the Creed “To greet the dawn with a smile, and the mess call with a laugh.” Andrew was always […]