A SUMMER CAMP & RETREAT CENTER
ABOUT DEER RUN
Deer Run is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry created to host day and overnight Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Kentucky summer camps, homeschool day camps, family camps, married-couple romance weekends, father-son adventure weekends, & mother-daughter weekends. We also run as a year-round retreat center, as we plan custom retreats for church & business groups. School age groups can even host a Birthday Party here or learn Outdoor Education skills.
HISTORY OF DEER RUN
Deer Run Camps & Retreats was founded in 1998 by David and Liz Gibson. While in their mid-30s and after 15 years of marriage, the Gibson’s believed God was calling them to do something far more significant with their lives. After two years of prayer, it was confirmed that God wanted them to open a retreat center and begin a summer camp ministry near Williamson County Tennessee. One Sunday morning in August 1996, David walked the property and received a clear vision from God about what His plan was for Deer Run and the property it resides upon that had been sitting dormant for more than 15 years. God’s presence is strong at Deer Run. During your stay at Deer Run you will experience a deep connection with others and with God, as well as create long-lasting relationships with the people you meet. At Deer Run, God changes lives. You truly will experience the meaning of our motto, “Deeper Faith. Greater Adventures.”
Deer Run gives back by providing scholarships for camps and family events to children and families in need. Our scholarships ensure that no one is unable to attend Deer Run due to an inability to pay. Deer Run is a member of CCCA (Christian Camp & Conference Association).
Come enjoy traditional summer camp experiences for age 5 to completed grade 12: day camps, adventure day camps, preteen overnight camps, and youth overnight camps. And Family Camps for age 5 & up.
Customized retreats for your church, ministry group, leadership team, school/university, or family including a variety of accommodations, meeting facilities, 5-star meals, team building and recreation options.
Looking for a unique birthday party experience? With a large offering of outdoor activities and water play not available at other places in Tennessee, Deer Run Camps is a one-of-a-kind party spot!
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.
"My church's youth group went here on spring break. This place will change your life."Gage Downs
"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
"My child went here last year and she loved it. The staff were great with her."Quoizel Bryant
DIRECTIONS FROM LEXINGTON, KY
Get on KY-9002 W from US-60 W. Follow KY-9002 W and I-65 S to TN-246 N. Take exit 23 from I-840 W/TN-840. Continue on TN-246 N. Drive to Perkins Rd. GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE –>
DIRECTIONS FROM LOUSIVILLE, 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. Drive to Perkins Rd. GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE –>
DIRECTIONS FROM BULLITT COUNTY, KY
Get on I-65 S. Follow I-65 S to TN-246 N. Take exit 23 from I-840 W/TN-840. Continue on TN-246 N. Drive to Perkins Rd. GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE –>
DIRECTIONS FROM BOWLING GREEN, KY
Get on KY-9007 S. Take I-65 S to TN-246 N. Take exit 23 from I-840 W/TN-840. Continue on TN-246 N. Drive to Perkins Rd. Get on GA-10 Loop W, follow GA-10 Loop W to GA-316 W. Take exit 1. Get on I-85 S. Follow I-75 N. Take exit 23 from I-840 W. Continue on TN-246 N. Drive to Perkins Rd. GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE –>