We are in the middle of our summer season and we are pleased to report that for the First Session (June 24 – July 18) we are sponsoring 15 boys – three of whom are full-timers! In the Second Session we will be sponsoring 11 boys. For the summer we will support the camperships of 26 boys! 20 of these boys have returned for multiple years.
Early Spring 2018
The ice on Squam was officially declared as “out” on April 27th this spring. Our Momma bear emerged from her winter den with her 4 one year-old cubs in mid-March. Spring marches on toward another summer at Camp Deerwood, and our work is now in full swing with getting the remnants of winter picked up and the cabins and waterfront ready for the arrival of the campers. We have 22 “Foundation Campers” coming for all or 1/2 of the summer. We have been lucky to have had a strong applicant pool and enough funds to provide substantial aid to the families of the boys who will be arriving in June and July. We thank everyone who has helped make this a special summer for these young men. The magic of Deerwood will continued to be shared!
As promised in the recent Annual Newsletter we are working on modernizing our website and database. With the launch of this new website we are hoping to make it easier for you to stay in touch with us and we with you. We will continue to send out just an Annual Appeal for donations (with minimal reminders), but we also want to communicate with you about “all things Deerwood” without asking for money! To this end we are maintaining three forms of media that allow us to share with you the magic that is Deerwood. Visit us here, on Instagram and on FaceBook. Share your ideas and stories as well via email. Thanks!
Check out a tour of Camp in winter:
This picture was taken days before he/she dug a hole in the ground to escape the frigid weather that followed days after taking this picture. We’ll see her/him in March!