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.
Thank you for an amazing summer at Deerwood! I really enjoyed being there. I especially loved the chance to try new things like water skiing and forge. I learned that I could stay away from home. My counselors were awesome. I know we were able to be there partly because of gifts from other people, and I am grateful for that. I’m going to miss camp. Hopefully, I will see you next summer. Camper 2021