The Deerwood Foundation was created in 1994, the Camp’s fiftieth season, as a memorial tribute to Ferris Thomsen, founder and director of the Camp for its first thirty-five years. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to provide financial aid to eligible families who wish to send their sons to Deerwood. The summer of 1995 saw the first of our Foundation Campers enrolling who benefited directly from the foundation’s effort and money. Since then we have supported 25 - 30 campers each summer.
“I just wanted to write this letter that I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to come to Deerwood. I truly enjoyed camp. I hope that I can come back to enjoy many more summers at Camp. If I do not come back, the memories that I have will stay with me forever. ”
Sincerely (Camper during summer of 2018)