An Ending & A Beginning

The Water Campfire Friday night was a beautiful evening of speeches and song, complete with the loons serenading us from the lake.   We are so proud of our leaders, and the job they did this summer.

Yesterday morning was the end of D session and we wrapped up with our awards breakfast. We are so proud of all of our D session kids. They all did a great job and most of them won most improved patches in activities, patches earned for stars, and lots of them were first time skiers & wakeboarders.  Sharpshooter riflery awards went to Drew Bagnoli for juniors, Miguel Osuna for intermediates, and Patrick Drake for seniors.  Ryan Hoying ran a tetherball tournament during D session, which was won by Pato Montemayor.  The ping pong tournament champions were John Osuna for juniors and James Anderson for seniors.  Tennis trophies went to Colin Giroux for the 11 and under tournament, and Daniel Toal for the 12 and over tournament.

Deerhorn spirit awards went to Mac McCarthy for juniors, Nick Charlton for intermediates, and Ryan Hoying for seniors.  Outstanding Camper trophies went to Thomas Beacom, George Landsberg, and Andrew Hausdorff.  The end of the summer also means some prestigious camp trophies being awarded as well.  The David Richey Memorial Swimming award is given every year to the boy every summer who improves the most in his swimming abilities. This award went to Charlie Pargeter.  The Lloyd Richmond Memorial Sailing award went to Frank Mayfield.  The Robinson Knife award is given to the senior boy who has show the most service and loyalty to Camp Deerhorn. This year’s recipient is Charlie Stelnicki.  And finally, every summer we give the Deeley Award in memory of Deeley Lyons, who was an outstanding counselor and friend.  This year’s recipient for an outstanding staff member was Luke Funk.

The Iroquois held onto their lead to clinch the summer win. Second was Navajo, third Chippewa, and fourth Apache. We are proud of all of our camp teams this summer!

So now our regular sessions are over and it’s time for our 3rd and final Father Son camp.  We have dads arriving from all over the country today, and they will be greeted by a great staff, warm sunshine, and blue skies.  We had 10 boys stay over from D session and they are super excited to be able to now share camp with their dads.  We have all regular activities running this afternoon. The waterfront is an especially great place to be, as it’s warmed up nicely.  Breakfast was muffins, lunch was pulled pork, and dinner spaghetti.  After dinner, we’ll have a meeting to introduce the staff, then there will be team sports to participate in, followed by our first Father Son 3 campfire.

2 thoughts on “An Ending & A Beginning

    Thanks for a great D session. Roark and Mac had the time of their life – they can’t stop talking about their time at Deerhorn. They are both already looking forward to their return next summer! Great time and thanks again!!
    The McCarthys

    Thank you for the note! We LOVED having those two at camp. They embody the Deerhorn spirit and their energy and enthusiasm are contagious! Thanks for sharing them and we can’t wait to have them back next summer!

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