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 sole purpose is to provide financial aid to eligible families who wish to send their sons to Deerwood. The summer of 1995 saw the first campers enrolling who benefited directly from the foundation’s effort and money.
“More than any other experience, camp is where I learned who I was and what I could do.” Dave Schowalter, Deerwood Foundation president
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