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SUMMER CAMPS

near Nashville, TN

ABOUT DEER RUN CAMPS

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 non-denominational Christian Camp & Retreat Center located in middle Tennessee — only 10 miles southwest of historic downtown Franklin — and situated on 100 acres of scenic wooded property.

REGISTRATION

Camper spaces fill up quickly! Register today to reserve your spot! 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.

OPEN HOUSE

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.

 

DISCOUNTS

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. This discount is not available for those receiving a scholarship. Group/Church Discount: A church leader must call (615) 208-3718 to receive a $10 OFF per camper promo code for your group or for individual church families to use during online registration. 

FRIEND REQUEST

We absolutely understand friends wanting to be together during their camp week! And we want all our campers to feel as comfortable as possible while also encouraging them to make new friends. With that being said, we allow each camper ONE friend request for their camp week. 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.

AGE 5 TO COMPLETED GRADE 5

Day Camp activities include: Lake Activities [water slide, aqua park, swimming, round Corcl boats, kayaks, canoes, zip line] • Pedal Kart Races • Recreational Games • BB Guns • Archery • Crafts • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Obstacle Course • Creek Wading • Human Foosball • Nine-Square-in-the-Air • GaGa Ball • Carpetball • Tetherball • Noah’s Park Playground • Fun Songs • Worship • Interactive Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study

COMPLETED GRADES 6 TO 8

All campers learn Outdoor Education and Survival Skills plus participate in Lake Activities [water slide, aqua park, swimming, round Corcl boats, kayaks, canoes, zip line] • Archery Range • Obstacle Course • Leap of Faith • Nine-Square in-the-Air • GaGa Ball • Carpetball • BB Guns • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Interactive Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study.

Campers are grouped into smaller “learning groups” during their adventure skills time to better learn and participate in activities which include shelter building, fire starting, fire building, knot tying, navigation, archery, lashing, knife safety, fire competitions and archery competitions.

COMPLETED GRADES 3 TO 5

Cabin Group Activities: Zip Line Adventures • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Paintball • Archery Range • Rec Games • Human Foosball • Leap of Faith • Giant Swing • Archery Tag • Lake Activities [waterslide, aqua park, swimming, round Corcl boats, kayaks, canoes, zip line] • Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study

Large Group Activities: Large-group Games • Challenging Cardboard Boat Regatta • Nightly Worship and a Dynamic, Challenging Speaker

Tracks: Campers choose ONE track for the week to develop abilities in specialized areas such as fishing, wilderness skills, self-defense, drama, percussion, ukulele and more

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A REGISTERED NURSE or DOCTOR is needed during each summer camp session. 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. Apply or read more information regarding the requirements and training for Summer Camp Nurses. Questions? Email NurseManager@DeerRun.camp or call us at (615) 208-3718.

COMPLETED GRADES 6 TO 12

Cabin Group Activities: Zip Line Adventures • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Paintball • Archery Range • Rec Games • Human Foosball • Leap of Faith • Giant Swing • Archery Tag • Lake Activities [waterslide, aqua park, swimming, round Corcl boats, kayaks, canoes, zip line] • Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study

Large Group Activities: Large-group Games • Challenging Cardboard Boat Regatta • Nightly Worship and a Dynamic, Challenging Speaker

Tracks: Campers choose ONE track for the week to develop abilities in specialized areas such as fishing, wilderness skills, self-defense, drama, percussion, ukulele and more

RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 5 & UP

A LIFE-CHANGING — everything-planned-for-you — VACATION EXPERIENCE!

Long-lasting Memories • Fun Outdoor Adventures • Strengthened Relationships • Meaningful Family & Couple Time

Your family has a summer staff college student assigned to you to assist with your kids as needed plus participate with your kids in camp activities while you and your spouse are in couple sessions.

Family Challenges to Compete for the Annual Deer Run Family Camp Trophy

Numerous Recreation and Activity Choices for Your Family!

  "My church's youth group went here on spring break. This place will change your life."

Gage Downs

A Google+ Review

  "A hidden treasure- right outside of the city, yet you feel hundreds of miles removed. There are so many activities & options for children (& families, couples, etc) to do at the camp. Also, very clean and well manicured."

April Connell

A Google+ Review

  "My child went here last year and she loved it. The staff were great with her."

Quoizel Bryant

A Google+ Review

CONTACT US

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DEER RUN CAMPS & RETREATS
(615) 794-2918
contact@deerrun.camp
3845 Perkins Rd
Thompson's Station, TN. 37179
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BUSINESS HOURS
MON - FRI, 8 AM - 5 PM

DIRECTIONS FROM

FRANKLIN/ BRENTWOOD, TN

Get on I-65 N from Murfreesboro Rd Continue on I-65 N to Nashville Take Exit 212 from I-40 E Follow Fesslers Ln to Lebanon Pike

DIRECTIONS FROM

NASHVILLE, TN

Get on I-40 E/ I-65 S Follow I-65 S to TN-246 N/ I-840 W/ TN-840 Take Exit 23, Continue on TN-246 N Turn Left onto Perkins Rd

DIRECTIONS FROM

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN

Follow Ewingville Dr to Murfreesboro Rd Follow W Main St/ TN-246 S/ Carter's Creek Pike to Perkins Rd Turn Right onto Perkins Rd

DIRECTIONS FROM

LOUISVILLE, KY

Get on I-65 S from W Liberty St Follow I-65 S to TN-246 N Take Exit 23 from I-840 W/ TN-840 Continue on TN-246 N, Turn Left on Perkins Rd

DIRECTIONS FROM FRANKLIN/BRENTWOOD, TN

Get on I-65 N from Murfreesboro Rd Continue on I-65 N to Nashville Take Exit 212 from I-40 E Follow Fesslers Ln to Lebanon Pike GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE -->

DIRECTIONS FROM NASHVILLE, TN

Get on I-40 E/ I-65 S Follow I-65 S to TN-246 N/ I-840 W/ TN-840 Take Exit 23, Continue on TN-246 N Turn Left onto Perkins Rd GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE -->

DIRECTIONS FROM WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN

Follow Ewingville Dr to Murfreesboro Rd Follow W Main St/ TN-246 S/ Carter's Creek Pike to Perkins Rd Turn Right onto Perkins Rd GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE -->

DIRECTIONS FROM LOUISVILLE, KY

Get on I-65 S from W Liberty St Follow I-65 S to TN-246 N Take Exit 23 from I-840 W/ TN-840 Continue on TN-246 N Turn Left on Perkins Rd GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE -->

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Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
Statement of Faith

DEER RUN

"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." - Psalm 42:1 (NIV)