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CAMP DATES & AVAILABILITY

ABOUT DEER RUN CAMP IN TENNESSEE

Deer Run is a traditional, summer camp in Tennessee 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 their 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.


 

2019 SUNDAY OPEN HOUSES
2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

March 3 • April 7 • May 5
Come-and-Go Walking Tours, No Reservation Needed — Open House is a great way to get to know us before you arrive at camp. We invite you to tour the camp facilities and to meet the camp directors and some of the summer staff! Open house is a come-and-go walking tour with refreshments, staff who can answer your questions, and summer staff who are excited to show you around.

On Sunday, April 7, we also have Family Day from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with lots of fun activities for all ages for just $10 per person; ages 4 & under are free. Go here to find out more and to register.

FRIEND REFFERAL

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS: YOU GET $20 + THEY SAVE!

After you register for camp, you get $20 for EVERY friend you invite to camp who registers and who is a new camper at Deer Run!

  • That’s a $20 credit to your account for each new camper and for every session of camp.
  • Plus, after your friend registers, they can invite friends and get the same $20 for every friend who registers and is a new camper.

When registering as a new camper family who has not ever been to Deer Run:

  1. Enter the name of the referral person. Referral person MUST be a registered Deer Run camper or parent. 
  2. Enter one of the following discount codes at checkout:
  • REF19DC: $25 off Day Camp
  • REF19ON: $50 off 1-week Overnight Camp
  • REF19TW: $100 off 2-week Overnight Camps
How does the referral credit on my account work?
  • A referring family must be registered in order to receive the $20 credit. The Referring Family credits are processed on a weekly basis, thus they are not effective immediately.
  • Your credit MUST be used BY THE END OF YOUR WEEK OF CAMP or the credit will be forfeited. Your credit can be used in one of the following ways: 1) automatically goes towards balance if camp week is not paid in full, 2) applied to early registration for 2020 camps, or 3) applied to register for a fall parent-child weekend — the August Father-Son Adventure Weekend or the September Mother-Daughter Getaway Weekend.
  • The referral credit cannot be used as a credit for the Camp Store.

FRIEND REQUESTS

Bringing friends with you makes a week at camp even more fun! We updated our Friend Request Policy so you can invite more friends to be in your cabin!

  • Day Campers: Request as many friends as they would like (no limit) — as long as all friends are within one-year of age of each other.
  • Overnight Campers: Request up to 5 friends to be in their cabin — for a total friend group of 6 campers! Campers must be the same gender and within one-year age difference.
How do I make a Friend (Cabin Mate) request for my child and his/her friend?

Requests may be made by using the “Friend Request” button in the "Camp Services" section of your online registration account.

  • From your account dashboard, click “View My Registrations.”
  • Find the current registration for your child and click on their name. You will find the Friend Request button on that screen.
  • Only ONE friend should initiate the Friend Request and the other(s) accept. You will need the name and email address associated with the friend’s account.
  • When making a request, an email with instructions will be sent on your behalf to the other
  • To accept a request, follow the same procedure above and then enter the code in the “Accept a Request” section.

Friend Requests MUST BE ACCEPTED NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK prior to the camp session start date.

Why the maximum of 6 campers in an overnight friend group?

Our intent is to create the best environment and experience possible for all campers — those coming alone or with friends. Thus, no more than 6 total campers can request to be in the same cabin.

If you have more than 6 campers in your friend group, we suggest splitting into two groups. We believe choosing to limit cabin requests to six per cabin sets the cabin up for success — providing an opportunity for unity within the whole group and with the counselor.

For requests above 6 per cabin, call the office at 615.794.2918. We will do our best to accommodate when possible!

Day Camp

AGE 5 TO COMPLETED GRADE 5

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

Dates & Availability

2019 Day Camp Sessions

Session Dates

Female Status & Price

Male Status & Price

June 03 - June 07 (2019 Day Camp - Session 1 - Pre-K:)

OPEN
$319.00

June 03 - June 07 (2019 Day Camp - Session 1 )

OPEN
$319.00

June 10 - June 14 (2019 Day Camp - Session 2 - Pre-K:)

OPEN
$319.00

June 10 - June 14 (2019 Day Camp - Session 2 )

OPEN
$319.00

June 17 - June 21 (2019 Day Camp - Session 3 - Pre-K:)

OPEN
$319.00

June 17 - June 21 (2019 Day Camp - Session 3 )

OPEN
$319.00

June 24 - June 28 (2019 Day Camp - Session 4 - Pre-K:)

OPEN
$319.00

June 24 - June 28 (2019 Day Camp - Session 4 )

OPEN
$319.00

July 01 - July 05 (2019 Day Camp - Session 5 - Pre-K:)

OPEN
$319.00

July 01 - July 05 (2019 Day Camp - Session 5 )

OPEN
$319.00

July 08 - July 12 (2019 Day Camp - Session 6 - Pre-K:)

OPEN
$319.00

July 08 - July 12 (2019 Day Camp - Session 6 )

OPEN
$319.00

July 15 - July 19 (2019 Day Camp - Session 7 - Pre-K:)

OPEN
$319.00

July 15 - July 19 (2019 Day Camp - Session 7 )

OPEN
$319.00

July 22 - July 26 (2019 Day Camp - Session 8 - Pre-K:)

OPEN
$319.00

July 22 - July 26 (2019 Day Camp - Session 8 )

OPEN
$319.00

July 29 - August 02 (2019 Day Camp - Session 9 - Pre-K:)

OPEN
$319.00

July 29 - August 02 (2019 Day Camp - Session 9 )

OPEN
$319.00

Call the office at 615.794.2918 to add your camper to a wait list for camp sessions that are full.

Adventure Day Camp

COMPLETED GRADES 6 TO 8

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Adventure Camp Activities: 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.

Dates & Availability

2019 Adventure Day Camp Sessions

Session Dates

Female Status & Price

Male Status & Price

June 03 - June 07 (2019 Adventure Day Camp - Session 1)

OPEN
$339.00

June 10 - June 14 (2019 Adventure Day Camp - Session 2)

OPEN
$339.00

June 17 - June 21 (2019 Adventure Day Camp - Session 3)

OPEN
$339.00

June 24 - June 28 (2019 Adventure Day Camp - Session 4)

OPEN
$339.00

July 01 - July 05 (2019 Adventure Day Camp - Session 5)

OPEN
$339.00

July 08 - July 12 (2019 Adventure Day Camp - Session 6)

OPEN
$339.00

July 15 - July 19 (2019 Adventure Day Camp - Session 7)

OPEN
$339.00

July 22 - July 26 (2019 Adventure Day Camp - Session 8)

OPEN
$339.00

July 29 - August 02 (2019 Adventure Day Camp - Session 9)

OPEN
$339.00

Call the office at 615.794.2918 to add your camper to a wait list for camp sessions that are full.

Preteen Overnight Camp

COMPLETED GRADES 3 TO 5

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INDIVIDUAL CABINS [maximum of 12 campers; same age & gender]: Zip Line Adventures • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Paintball • Archery Range • Rec Games • Leap of Faith • Giant Swing • Archery Tag • Lake Activities (waterslide, aqua park, swimming, round Corcl boats, kayaks, canoes, zipline) • Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study • GaGa Ball • Carpetball • Nine-Square-in-the-Air

ALL CABIN GROUPS: Large-group Games • Challenging Cardboard Boat Regatta • Nightly Worship and a Dynamic, Challenging Speaker

CAMPER 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.

Dates & Availability

2019 Preteen Overnight Camp Sessions

Session Dates

Female Status & Price

Male Status & Price

June 02 - June 08 (2019 Preteen Overnight - Session 1 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

June 02 - June 08 (2019 Preteen Overnight - Session 1 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

June 23 - June 29 (2019 Preteen Overnight - Session 2 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

June 23 - June 29 (2019 Preteen Overnight - Session 2 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

July 21 - July 27 (2019 Preteen Overnight - Session 3 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

July 21 - July 27 (2019 Preteen Overnight - Session 3 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

Call the office at 615.794.2918 to add your camper to a wait list for camp sessions that are full.

Youth Overnight Camp

1-WEEK CAMPS: Completed grades 6 to 12
2-WEEK CAMPS: Ages 12-15

INDIVIDUAL CABINS [maximum of 12 campers; same age & gender]: Zip Line Adventures • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Paintball • Archery Range • Rec Games • Leap of Faith • Giant Swing • Archery Tag • Lake Activities (waterslide, aqua park, swimming, round Corcl boats, kayaks, canoes, zipline) • Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study • GaGa Ball • Carpetball • Nine-Square-in-the-Air

ALL CABIN GROUPS: Large-group Games • Challenging Cardboard Boat Regatta • Nightly Worship and a Dynamic, Challenging Speaker

CAMPER 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.

Dates & Availability

2019 Youth Overnight Camp Sessions

Session Dates

Female Status & Price

Male Status & Price

June 09 - June 15 (2019 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 1 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

June 09 - June 15 (2019 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 1 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

June 16 - June 22 (2019 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 2 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

June 16 - June 22 (2019 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 2 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

July 07 - July 13 (2019 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 3 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

July 07 - July 13 (2019 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 3 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

July 14 - July 20 (2019 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 4 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

July 14 - July 20 (2019 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 4 )

OPEN
$749.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$749.00 (Boys)

2019 2-Week Overnight Camp Sessions

Session Dates

Female Status & Price

Male Status & Price

June 09 - June 22 (2019 2-Week Overnight Camp - Session 1 )

OPEN
$1,619.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$1,619.00 (Boys)

June 09 - June 22 (2019 2-Week Overnight Camp - Session 1 )

OPEN
$1,619.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$1,619.00 (Boys)

July 07 - July 20 (2019 2-Week Overnight Camp - Session 2 )

OPEN
$1,619.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$1,619.00 (Boys)

July 07 - July 20 (2019 2-Week Overnight Camp - Session 2 )

OPEN
$1,619.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$1,619.00 (Boys)

Call the office at 615.794.2918 to add your camper to a wait list for camp sessions that are full.

Family Camp

ALL AGES

A LIFE-CHANGING VACATION WITH A PURPOSE: An all-inclusive everything-planned-for-you experience!

Long-lasting Memories • Fun Outdoor Adventures • Strengthened Relationships • Meaningful Family & Couple Time • Numerous Recreation & Activity Choices • Family Challenges

Your family has a personal college-age assistant to help with your kids when needed, engaging them in fun camp activities, so you and your spouse can enjoy couple time.

Dates & Availability

2019 Family Camp Sessions

Session Dates

Female Status & Price

Male Status & Price

June 02 - June 08 (Pkg 1: First 3 Family Members - price per person)

OPEN
$649.00

June 02 - June 08 (Pkg 2: Additional Family Members - price per person)

OPEN
$389.00

August 30 - September 02 (Pkg 1: First 3 Family Members - price per person)

OPEN
$359.00

August 30 - September 02 (Pkg 2: Additional Family Members - price per person)

OPEN
$229.00

July 05 - July 08 (PKG 1: First 3 Family Members - price per person)

OPEN
$359.00

July 05 - July 08 (PKG 2: Additional Family Members - price per person)

OPEN
$229.00

June 21 - June 24 (PKG 1: First 3 Family Members - price per person)

OPEN
$359.00

June 21 - June 24 (PKG 2: Additional Family Members - price per person)

OPEN
$229.00

Call the office at 615.794.2918 to add your family to a wait list for sessions that are full.


“My church’s youth group went here on spring break. This place will change your life.”

Gage Downs

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

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

Quoizel Bryant

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Summer Camp in Tennessee – DATES & AVAILABILITY

Deer Run is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian ministry. It can be found just near Franklin and Spring Hill. The summer camp is nestled between rolling hills, it is the perfect spot for young children to experience nature in all its glory. To the East of Deer Run, you can find Franklin and to the South East is Spring Hill and Thompsons station

How to get to Deer Run Camps from Nashville

Deer Run Camps & Retreats
3845 Perkins Road
Thompson’s Station, TN
37179
Contact no: 615-794-2918
Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

 

Directions From Nashville

  • Head southwest on Church St toward Anne Dallas Dudley Blvd
  • Follow I-65 S and US-31 S to Franklin Rd in Franklin
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-31 S/Franklin Rd
  • Continue straight onto Franklin Rd
  • Continue onto E Main St then head straight onto Public Square
  • At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Main St/Public Square
  • Continue straight onto W Main St
  • Continue onto TN-246 S/Carters Creek Pike
  • Turn right onto Perkins Rd

 

 

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DEER RUN CAMPS & RETREATS
(615) 794-2918
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3845 Perkins Rd
Thompson's Station, TN. 37179
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