3845 Perkins Road | Thompson’s Station, TN 37179 | 615.794.2918 |


1st Place Sizzle Award for Best Summer Camp in Williamson County, 2015–2017
Nashville Parent’s Best of Parenting Award for Best Day Camp, 2012–2016 


Deer Run is a traditional camp where everyday distractions are removed enabling campers to discover their strengths, explore new adventures, forge friendships and complete challenges. 

Passionate staff and counselors lead your child to authentically grow in faith, character, confidence, respect and leadership. The staff-to-camper ratio is higher than required standards allowing for closer supervision, deeper relationships with the counselors and other campers, plus a more powerful camper experience.

Deer Run is a nondenominational, Christian Camp & Retreat Center located in middle Tennessee — only 10 miles southeast of historic downtown Franklin — and situated on 100 acres of scenic wooded property.



If a camp session is full, consider registering for an alternate session or add your camper to a waiting list which is available during online registration.

DAY CAMPS: age 5 to completed grade 5

ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS: completed grades 6-8

OVERNIGHT CAMPS: completed grades 3-12

Open Houses for Camper Families

We welcome campers and their families to visit during an Open House (March, April and May) from 2 to 4 p.m. for come-and-go walking tours of our facilities. Also meet the camp director and some of the summer staff. No reservation is needed! Exact dates for 2018 will be published in January.


Multi-Child or Multi-Session
$10 off each camper when more than one child from the same household registers OR $10 off each session when a camper registers for multiple sessions of summer camp. This discount is not available for those receiving a scholarship.

Group/Church Discount
Campers from churches can come as a group or individually and receive $10 OFF each camper registration. A church leader must call 615.794.2918 to receive a promo code for your group or individual church families to use during online registration.

Friend Request

We understand campers may desire to be together during their time at camp. We want all our campers to feel as comfortable as possible while also encouraging campers to make new friends. With that being said, we allow each camper 1 friend request for their time at camp. Both campers should have each other's names listed as their one friend request when submitting their online registration. Be sure to register at least 2 weeks before the camp start date to ensure your camper is placed with their friend.

Summer Camp Nurses

A registered nurse or a doctor is needed during each summer camp session: day camps, overnight camps and an overnight mission camp.

Deer Run shows appreciation for a camp nurse’s time and professional skills by providing a barter that can be used for payment towards summer camps or family events at Deer Run.

INFORMATION about requirements, responsibilities and training



Email NurseManager@DeerRun.camp or call 615.794.2918 if you have questions.