Camper Bus Transportation

Policies | Location | Schedule

Camper Bus Transportation

Deer Run offers camper transportation to and from day camps via a bus from 9 area locations. Locations and schedules are listed below.

$59 per week per camper, Monday a.m. to Friday p.m.
Seating is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Add during online registration, or at any time, by logging into your account.

For questions related to bus safety and seat belts, visit www.nhtsa.dot.gov/School-Buses.

**ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR MONDAY MORNING CHECK-IN**

  • Plan for extra time at Monday morning check-in.
  • Always arrive 10 minutes before the bus arrival time.
  • Get out of your vehicle and form a line, keeping space between families, to prepare for the check-in process.
  • Bus commanders will walk you through the check-in details and give you a camper hangtag (on the first day) to use for camper pickup once your pick-up code is verified.
  • Note, Camp Bucks cannot be added at check-in.

IMPORTANT: ONLY campers who have completed the following can check in at the bus location on Monday morning (1st day of camp):

  1. Signed up for bus transportation
  2. Paid in FULL
  3. Completed the medication list form if meds are being brought to camp

For additional info on bringing meds to camp, go here.

Call (615) 794-2918 if you have questions.

The person picking up a camper should be at the location at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

  • Form a line for pickup.
  • Show your hangtag (received at check-in) or your camper pick-up code.
  • Bus commanders will call campers off the bus after seeing one of these and release them to the pickup person.

 

Campers are not released without a hangtag or pickup code. A camper will not be released to someone even if the staff recognize them and have seen them each day of pick up.

If the person picking up your camper(s) does not have the hangtag or camper pickup code, they will be asked step out of the line to contact the parent or guardian of the camper to retrieve the code.

The bus cannot wait if the parent or guardian does not answer the phone and it is time to move on to the next stop. In this case, the camper(s) will not be released and will need to be picked up at camp by the parent, guardian, or person who has the hangtag or camper pickup code.

SHARING CAMPER PICK-UP CODE WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS
Your camper pickup code is chosen by you and set during the registration process.

You are welcome to share your camper pickup code with any friend or family member who will be picking up your camper but please know Deer Run staff are not permitted to disclose the code to anyone at any time.

If your camper needs to be picked up in the morning at one location and dropped off in the afternoon at a different location, both locations need to be selected in the online registration and each paid for to reserve a seat on the vehicle at both locations.

A minimum of two Deer Run Bus Commanders are on each vehicle. Bus Commanders check-in and check-out campers at each bus stop plus supervise campers and monitor behavior on the ride to and from camp.

Summer Camp Bus Driver

Serving as a bus driver to pick up and drop off day campers (age 5 to completed 6th grade) is a key role in our ministry. Your smiling welcome in the morning and cheerful goodbye in the afternoon make riding the bus an enjoyable experience for the campers.

Each bus has two bus commanders (camp staff) every morning and afternoon to check-in and check-out campers at their bus location. Bus commanders assist with being sure campers stay seated and make the bus ride fun for the campers.

  • Serve from as little as 1 week up to 9 weeks during summer camps.
  • Routes run Monday-Friday, 6-9am and 3-6pm (Hours can vary depending upon number of bus riders, but are within these times.)

If interested, contact Josh Barrera at (615) 484-5370. Or email CampStaff@DeerRun.camp.

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“Every Monday at 6 a.m. for eight weeks I’m greeted with 2 bus commanders then 50 new campers. It’s hello and welcome to Deer Run with each introduction. By Friday of each week we all became family. To me that’s very rewarding with new friendships, and love. So why do I love driving for Deer Run?? I do it for all of God’s blessings and the amazing gifts I receive daily.”

Gerry, Summer Camp Bus Driver

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Locations and Schedules are Subject to Change.
If a change is made to the schedule, you will be contacted by email at least 1 week prior to the camp start date.

FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY (FRA)

4700 Franklin Road
Nashville, TN 37220

Bus Location: Front parking lot at the school entrance

7:00 a.m.

Bus departs
location at
7:10 a.m.

5:05 p.m.

Bus departs
location at
5:15 p.m.

BRENTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH

7777 Concord Road
Brentwood, TN 37027

Bus Location: Far west lot

7:30 a.m.

Bus departs
location at
7:45 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

Bus departs
location at
4:45 p.m.

CHURCH OF THE CITY, FRANKLIN

828 Murfreesboro Road
Franklin, TN 37064

Bus Location: Parking lot off Hwy96/M’boro Road

8:15 a.m.

Bus departs
location at
8:25 a.m.

3:45 p.m.

Bus departs
location at
3:55 p.m.

EMBASSY SUITES &
CONFERENCE CENTER

1200 Conference Center Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Bus Location: Parking lot to left of the front of the hotel

7:00 a.m.

Bus departs
location at
7:10 a.m.

5:15 p.m.

Bus departs
location at
5:25 p.m.

INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL

1776 Declaration Way
Thompson’s Station, TN 37179

Bus Location: Parking lot in front of School

7:40 a.m.

Bus departs
location at
7:50 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

Bus departs
location at
4:40 p.m.

BERRY FARMS, PUBLIX

5021 Hughes Crossing
Franklin, TN 37064

Bus Location: Parking lot in front of Publix

8:00 a.m.

Bus departs
location at
8:10 a.m.

4:15 p.m.

Bus departs
location at
4:25 p.m.

FOREST HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH

2101 Old Hickory Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215

Bus Location: Rear parking lot

7:50 a.m.

Bus departs
location at
8:00 a.m.

4:45 p.m.

Bus departs
location at
4:55 p.m.

FIELDSTONE FARMS,
HUNTERS BEND ELEMENTARY

2121 Fieldstone Parkway
Franklin, TN 37069

Bus Location: First large parking lot when entering school

8:10 a.m.

Bus departs
location at
8:20 a.m.

4:15 p.m.

Bus departs
location at
4:25 p.m.

WESTHAVEN TOWN CENTER, KROGER

411 Whitman Road
Franklin, TN 37064

Bus Location: Parking lot in front of Kroger

8:30 a.m.

Bus departs
location at
8:40 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

Bus departs
location at
4:10 p.m.