SUMMER CAMPS & RETREATS
NEAR NASHVILLE TN
ABOUT DEER RUN
We created Deer Run Summer Camps & Retreats near Nashville TN as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry to host homeschool day camps, family camps, married-couple romance weekends, father-son adventure weekends, mother-daughter weekends, and day/overnight summer camps. We also serve as a year-round retreat center where we plan completely custom retreats for church & business groups alike. Our camp is even available for school age groups to host a Birthday Party at or learn Outdoor Education skills.
HISTORY OF DEER RUN
Founded in 1998 by David and Liz Gibson, Deer Run Camps & Retreats has followed God’s plan from the beginning. During the Gibson’s 15th year of marriage, while they were in their mid-30s, David and Liz believed God was calling them to do something far more significant with their lives. With two years of steadfast prayer, it was affirmed that God wanted the Gibson’s to open a retreat center and summer camp ministry near Nashville Tennessee. Later on, on one August Sunday morning in 1996, David walked the property and was given a clear vision from God in regards to what His plan was for Deer Run and the property it resides upon. The property had been sitting dormant for more than 15 years; it is dormant no longer. God’s presence is strong at Deer Run. 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 during your stay. At Deer Run, God changes lives. You truly will experience the meaning of our motto, “Deeper Faith. Greater Adventures.”
Deer Run is happy to give back by providing scholarships to children and families in need to be able to attend camps and family events. Our scholarships ensure that no one misses an opportunity at 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 –>