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Campers are divided by age into 3 sections by age. Within sections, campers are divided into housing groups, again by age. Each section works in the same instructional area together.


Age Group

DL-ADK Camp (NY)

DL-BR Camp (NC)

Woodsmen: Live in log cabins.
Woodsmen: Live in log cabins.
Pioneers: Live in log cabins.
Pioneers: Live in log lean-tos.
Indians: Live in canvas teepees.
Mountaineers: Live in tree-houses.

The Voyager Program

After being in camp for less than 24 hours, the Voyagers depart together for adventures in some of the most remote and pristine wilderness in the United States. Theses 16 and 17 year old campers remain on the trail together, living and working as a team, for a week and a half before they return to camp. The Voyager Program is designed to offer a high degree of challenge which will greatly sharpen wilderness skills, build self-confidence and strengthen a young man’s relationship with God. Applicants must have previous Deerfoot experience for the trip.

Father/Son Weekend

Deerfoot Lodge Blue Ridge is hosting a Father/Son weekend on April 12 – 14 2024. For more information follow the link below.

This unique Deerfoot experience is for fathers and their sons. Friday afternoon/ evening will be time to get situated and we will have a short bonfire to welcome everyone. Saturday morning to middy some camp activities will be open (fishing, canoeing, archery, riflery, ballfield, hiking, camp store). Saturday afternoon there will be a ball game for the sons and the dads will meet with Chief Ron Mackey (Deerfoot’s Executive Director) and Chief Nick Dotti (Deerfoot Blue Ridge Director). There will be an optional Breaking of Bread service Sunday morning.

For more information follow this LINK.

The Guide Program

This staff training program is the primary source of Deerfoot’s excellent staff. Guide candidates must be 17 or 18 years of age by the first day of session 1. Candidates complete a standard four-page staff application and are interviewed by the Summer Camp Director. Selections are based on leadership readiness, spiritual maturity, and camping skills. Besides learning how to be counselors, Guides take extended trips (10+ days) to the Great Smoky Mountains, and train for Life Guard, CPR, and First Aid certifications. Guides will also gain experience serving in maintenance, the kitchen, and as assistant counselors. Leadership responsibility and personal challenge are provided as we seek to build godly men and future staff for Deerfoot.

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