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


The following recreational activities require an additional fee and must be scheduled in advance since they require Deer Run facilitators. Ask your Guest Services representative about adding these to your customized retreat package. There is a minimum number for some recreational activities.

Team-Building Initiatives including a Low or High Challenge Ropes Course Experience • Spring Valley Lake • 45-ft Climbing Tower • 33-ft Leap of Faith • Paintball • Archery & BB Guns • Giant Swing

All participants must complete a Liability Release Form.

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Group Leaders: Download the PDF and email to each participant in your group. Or print and provide to each individual before arriving at Deer Run.

Team Building / Ropes Courses
When your group leader provides the goals or emphasis for your retreat, your experience will be customized to help meet the needs of your group.

Trained and experienced facilitators will lead your group to focus on accomplishing specific tasks through cooperation, teamwork, goal setting, communication, and creative strategy. Scriptural truths can be applied to each initiative within the challenge. Your group will establish new relationships and improve already existing ones.

Deer Run Retreat’s courses are built to ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) standards.

Spring Valley Lake
The 3-acre spring-fed lake includes swimming, zip line, 100-ft Wet Willie waterslide, aqua park, canoes and kayaks. The swim area also has a large pavilion and sand beach.

Life jackets are required by ALL participants of any swimming level and are provided by Deer Run. Note: Beach towels are not provided.

Climbing Tower
45-ft climbing tower with easy and advanced routes plus an interior bouldering cave.

Leap Of Faith
Climb the challenging 33-ft pole, balance yourself on the small platform at the top, then take the Leap of Faith by jumping into the air and floating safely to the ground.

Wooded course with natural bunkers and hideouts. Session includes instruction from the paintball facilitator, equipment rental and 100 rounds of paint. Chest protectors/vests and extra paint will be available for purchase. This activity is only available for ages 9 and up.

Archery & BB Guns
Test your skills at this covered range located by the creek.

Giant Swing
After your “team” pulls you 50 feet upward, release your own rip cord — if you dare — and fly high above the game field.