A camp is more than buildings, equipment and scenery – it is a community. A vibrant community where each camper contributes to the cooperative spirit that makes camp such a magical place.
When Irwin and Mildred Rhodes founded Deerkill (Dutch for “deer stream”) Park Day Camp (as it was originally known) in 1958, they wanted to create a community where campers would be happy to explore their curiosity, develop new skills, form lifelong friendships, and, of course, have fun.
Now, 59 years and 3 generations later, Deerkill Day Camp is still owned and directed by the Rhodes family and it is still that special place. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us soon to learn more about why so many children have come to Deerkill to find the community, tradition and fun that only summer camp can provide.