Camps at Deer Run

Day | Overnight | Family

We Exist for Your Family!

Deer Run offers premier Summer Camps for your kids, preteens, teens and youth to experience “Deeper Faith. Stronger Relationships. Greater Adventures.”

A few things we’re sure of at Deer Run: Being outside is good. Being outside with friends, growing closer to God, and trying new things is really good.

Deer Run provides a place where campers have FUN, are ADVENTUROUS, UNPLUG, and CONNECT with each other to discover strengths, forge friendships, deepen relationships, complete challenges, and create lifelong memories! Camps are fun-filled and action-packed yet allow campers to experience the stillness and beauty of nature.

In addition to summer camps, Deer Run has programmed day camps for kids, age 5 to 6th grade, during winter school holidays (January and February) and during spring break. 

Deer Run is a nondenominational Christian Camp and Retreat Center situated on 150 acres of private scenic wooded property in middle Tennessee only 10 miles southwest of historic downtown Franklin and less than 40 miles from downtown Nashville.

2024 Summer Camp Theme

Deer Run 2024 Summer Camp Theme Set Apart
Set Apart
Navigating the Path of Purpose

Campers will navigate what it means to be in the world but not of the world and develop the tools to know and understand the call of Christ on their lives to make a difference in their generation.

Our key verse is 1 Peter 2:9: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

What your camper will be learning:

Level 1. Lower elementary 

  • God cares for all His children and wants them to be a part of His family. 
  • Because God cares for us, He calls us to a life of loving and caring for others so that more will join His family.  

Level 2. Upper elementary to lower middle school 

  • God has given us purpose. 
  • How to respond to the Great Commission and be a light in a dark world.

Level 3. Upper middle to high school

Campers are challenged to:

  • Move outside their comfort zone.  
  • Walk in boldness.  
  • Take responsibility for their faith.

Deer Run has been voted one of the BEST day camps by parents!

age 5 to completed grade 6
Day campers are in small groups by age/grade
Younger campers have a better camp experience if they have been involved in a preschool environment before attending camp. 

During June and July, “The Valley” comes alive with summer camps. Campers participate in outdoor adventures, unplug from their electronics, and connect with each other. Although campers are tired at the end of day, they don’t want to leave … and they want to come back again and again because of the relationships and community they find at Deer Run.

Deer Run makes it a priority for camp staff to actively engage each camper and create a fun and safe environment. Counselors and staff are the heart of Deer Run and a large part of what makes your child’s experience so amazing. They genuinely love spending time with campers. They listen with understanding and get to know each camper, encourage them, and provide them with positive role models. In fact, many campers are greeted by name year after year by returning counselors.

Bus transportation is available from 9 area locations: Brentwood/South Nashville, Franklin/Spring Hill, and Murfreesboro.

9 WEEKLY SESSIONS
If a camp week is full, you can choose to be added to a Wait List during online registration.

Session 1: Mon-Fri, May 27-May 31
Session 2: Mon-Fri, June 3-7
Session 3: Mon-Fri, June 10-14
Session 4: Mon-Fri, June 17-21
Session 5: Mon-Fri, June 24-28

Session 6: Mon-Wed, July 1-3*
Session 7: Mon-Fri, July 8-12
Session 8: Mon-Fri, July 15-19
Session 9: Mon-Fri, July 22-26

We have special celebrations for campers during these two sessions of camp: 
Patriotic Week, Session 6: July 1-3
Christmas in July, Session 9: July 22-26

$399.95 per week 
$249.95 week of July 1*
(shorter camp session due to Fourth of July holiday)

Includes a $54.95 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session [$50 + $4.95 registration fee].

  • Affordable monthly payments for registrations completed prior to May 1.
  • For registrations after May 15, the full balance is due.
  • Registration pricing includes a camp shirt, recreation, and activities. No add-on pricing for specific recreational choices. Activities, recreation, and daily schedules vary by age/grade.
  • Deer Run can provide lunch for your day camper for $55 per week per camper, or you may bring your own lunch. CLICK HERE to view a sample menu.
9 WEEKLY SESSIONS

If a camp week is full, you can choose to be added to a Wait List during online registration.

Session 1: Mon-Fri, May 29-June 2
Session 2: Mon-Fri, June 5-9
Session 3: Mon-Fri, June 12-16
Session 4: Mon-Fri, June 19-23
Session 5: Mon-Fri, June 26-30
Session 6: Mon-Fri, July 3-7
Session 7: Mon-Fri, July 10-14
Session 8: Mon-Fri, July 17-21
Session 9: Mon-Fri, July 24-28

We have special celebrations for campers during these two sessions of camp: 
Patriotic Week, Session 6: July 3-7
Christmas in July, Session 9: July 24-28

$349.95 per week

Includes a $54.95 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session [$50 + $4.95 registration fee].

  • Affordable monthly payments for registrations completed prior to May 1.
  • For registrations after May 15, the full balance is due.
  • Registration pricing includes a camp shirt, recreation, and activities. No add-on pricing for specific recreational choices. Activities, recreation, and daily schedules vary by age/grade.
  • Deer Run can provide lunch for your day camper for $49 per week per camper, or you may bring your own lunch. CLICK HERE to view a sample menu.

Day Camp Schedule Overview

MORNING DROP OFF at CAMP
Monday Check-in 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Tuesday – Friday Check-in 8:00-8:30 a.m.

UPON ARRIVAL Camper Games
8:45 a.m.  Camp Starts: Morning Celebration
9:15 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  Activity Rotations: recreation, games, lunch, Bible study
3:00 p.m.   Afternoon Fun at The Fortress
3:15 p.m.  Bus Riders Load Buses
3:30–4:00 p.m.  Camper Pick-up (after camp buses leave)

RECREATION & ACTIVITIES

Activities, recreation, and daily schedules vary by age/grade.

  • Water activities: swimming, water slide, aqua park, round Corcl boats, canoes, zip line
  • Archery & BBs Range
  • Obstacle Course, 45-ft Climbing Tower, Pedal Kart Races
  • Recreational Games, Human Foosball, Nine-Square-in-the-Air, GaGa Ball, Carpetball, Tetherball
  • Creek Wading, Noah’s Park Playground, Fun Songs
  • Worship, Interactive Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study
  • Axe Throwing, Giant Swing, Canopy Zip Lines (5th & 6th grade only)

Lake Safety: Every camper, any swimming level, is required to wear a life jacket at all times for lake and pool activities. Lifeguards are present during lake time.

“Townes will be coming back to day camp for another week and he can’t wait! It’s his favorite camp of the summer!”

“[My son] has not had as much religion as we would like in his life up until this point because of his autism. He cannot pay attention to things for long and has a much lower than average understanding when we do try to explain things to him. God has been a big missing piece. Yesterday on his way home, he asked me “What is God?” and later asked, “What is a Bible book?” I was overjoyed! Please tell his counselor this great news…”

“Emmett loved camp so much after day 1 that he’ll be coming back next week!”

Voted the #1 Overnight Camp Experience by parents!

1-WEEK CAMPS: completed grades 3 to 10
2-WEEK CAMPS: completed grades 6 to 10

Check-in on Sunday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Check-out on Friday, 5:00-5:30 p.m. (Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m.)

Each activity throughout the week provides unique opportunities to encourage campers to become confident and remain grounded and strong when life’s challenges arise.

Campers are in cabin groups by age/grade and biological gender for activities, Bible study, and recreation; then come together for large groups games, worship, and daily speaker session.

Deer Run makes it a priority for camp staff to actively engage each camper and create a fun and safe environment. They listen with understanding and get to know each camper, encourage them, and provide them with positive role models. In fact, many campers are greeted by name year after year by returning counselors.

Campers love the meals at Deer Run, do not want to leave at the end of the week, and want to come back again and again. That’s what makes Deer Run Overnight Camps so awesome!

We have special celebrations for campers during these two sessions of camp:
Patriotic Week: Session 6: June 30-July 4
Christmas in July: Session 9: July 21-26

1-Week Sessions
If a session is full, you can choose to be added to a Wait List during registration.

A 5-night experience for campers who have completed grades 3 to 10

Session 1: Sun-Fri, May 26-31
Session 2: Sun-Fri, June 2-7
Session 3: Sun-Fri, June 9-14
Session 4: Sun-Fri, June 16-21
Session 5: Sun-Fri, June 23-28
Session 6: Sun-Thurs, June 30-July 4* (4-nights, check-out at 10 a.m.)
Session 7: Sun-Fri, July 7-12
Session 8: Sun-Fri, July 14-19
Session 9: Sun-Fri, July 21-26

$849.95 per week
$679.95 week of June 30*
(shorter camp session due to Fourth of July holiday)

Includes a $104.95 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session [$100 + $4.95 registration fee].

  • Affordable monthly payments for registrations completed prior to May 1.
  • For registrations after May 15, the full balance is due.
  • Registration pricing includes a camp shirt, recreation, activities, 5 nights lodging and meals (4 nights week of June 30). No add-on pricing for specific recreational choices. Activities vary by cabin group.

All camper cabins are air-conditioned.

2-Week Sessions
If a session is full, you can choose to be added to a Wait List during registration.

2-Week Camp — Session 1: June 16-28
2-Week Camp — Session 2: July 14-26

Two-week, 12-night camps, for those who have completed grades 6 to 10, provides a longer camp experience for your child to:

  • acclimate to the camp experience,
  • establish deeper relationships with their cabin group,
  • spend more time with their staff leader (who invests additional time mentoring them),
  • participate in more outdoor recreation,
  • have a longer period-of-time with less distraction from the outside world, and
  • have more time to learn about God’s love and truths.

Two-week camps also include an off-site adventure excursion.

$1,989.95 per 2-week session

Includes a $204.95 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session [$200 + $4.95 registration fee].

  • Affordable monthly payments for registrations completed prior to May 1.
  • For registrations after May 15, the full balance is due.
  • Registration pricing includes a camp shirt, recreation, activities, 12 nights lodging and meals, in addition to an Outdoor Adventure Weekend Excursion. No add-on pricing for specific recreational choices. Activities vary by cabin group.

All camper cabins are air-conditioned.

9 ONE-WEEK OVERNIGHT SESSIONS

If a camp week is full, you can choose to be added to a Wait List during online registration.

Session 1: Sun-Fri, May 28-June 2
Session 2: Sun-Fri, June 4-9
Session 3: Sun-Fri, June 11-16
Session 4: Sun-Fri, June 18-23
Session 5: Sun-Fri, June 25-30
Session 6: Sun-Fri, July 2-7
Session 7: Sun-Fri, July 9-14
Session 8: Sun-Fri, July 16-21
Session 9: Sun-Fri, July 23-28

We have special celebrations for campers during these two sessions of camp: 
Patriotic Week, Session 6: July 2-7
Christmas in July, Session 9: July 23-28

$799.95 per week

Includes a $104.95 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session [$100 + $4.95 registration fee].

  • Affordable monthly payments for registrations completed prior to May 1.
  • For registrations after May 15, the full balance is due.
  • Registration pricing includes a camp shirt, recreation, activities, 5 nights lodging and meals. No add-on pricing for specific recreational choices. Activities vary by cabin group.

All camper cabins are air-conditioned.



2 TWO-WEEK OVERNIGHT SESSIONS
If a session is full, you can choose to be added to a Wait List during registration.

2-Week Camp — Session 1: June 11-23
2-Week Camp — Session 2: July 16-28

Two-week, 12-night camps, for those who have completed grades 6 to 10, provides a longer camp experience for your child to:

  • acclimate to the camp experience,
  • establish deeper relationships with their cabin group,
  • spend more time with their staff leader (who invests additional time mentoring them),
  • participate in more outdoor recreation,
  • have a longer period-of-time with less distraction from the outside world, and
  • have more time to learn about God’s love and truths.

Two-week camps also include an off-site adventure excursion.

$1,749.95 per 2-week session

Includes a $204.95 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session [$200 + $4.95 registration fee].

  • Affordable monthly payments for registrations completed prior to May 1.
  • For registrations after May 15, the full balance is due.
  • Registration pricing includes a camp shirt, recreation, activities, 12 nights lodging and meals, in addition to an Outdoor Adventure Weekend Excursion. No add-on pricing for specific recreational choices. Activities vary by cabin group.

All camper cabins are air-conditioned.

Girl campers smiling with their counselor at Deer Run Camps & retreats overnight camp.

Visit the Parent Information Page for What to Bring, FAQ’s & Camp Policies

RECREATION & ACTIVITIES
Activities Vary by Cabin Group
  • Water activities: swimming, water slide, aqua park, round Corcl boats, canoes, zip line, fishing
  • Thrilling Adventures: Zip Lines, Aerial Quest, 45-ft Climbing Tower, Giant Swing, Leap of Faith
  • Group Games: Field Games, Archery Range, Axe Throwing, Disc Golf, Human Foosball, GaGa Ball, Carpetball Tournaments, Nine-Square-in-the-Air, Laser Tag
  • Cabin Group Bible Study
  • 2-week camps include an exciting, off-site Outdoor Adventure Excursion

ALL CAMPERS participate in large groups games, worship, and daily speaker session.

Lake Safety: Every camper, any swimming level, is required to wear a life jacket at all times for lake activities. Lifeguards are present during lake time.

Brock Gill

Illusionist / Stunt Artist / Evangelist / TV Host / Author

Whether he is riding a motorcycle blindfolded or escaping underwater from a labyrinth of chains, Brock Gill is always living on the edge. Touring in over 20 countries since 1997, Brock has one clear and evident purpose — sharing the love of Jesus. 

Brock is full of adventure wherever he goes and spends most weekends on stage in churches doing his show. He has been seen on tours with Newsboys, Skillet, and For King and Country — to name a few. His documentary, The Miracles of Jesus, was watched by millions of people on Discovery Channel, BBC, Hulu, and Netflix. He has produced 10 long-form video projects and been a guest on dozens of TV shows including Fox and Friends. His latest book and video series, Don’t Believe your Eyes, seeks to answer the ultimate question: “Am I loved?”

Brock loves anything adventurous … anything artistic … anything creative. He can be found riding motorcycles on any given “sun” day, exploring mountains and deserts. Brock’s passion is to make sure every person on earth hears this message: “You are loved.”

 
Session 1: May 29–June 3

Nic Allen

Rolling Hills Community Church, Nashville, TN

After over 20 years spent in church ministry, Nic Allen has seen God move in mighty ways. He first felt called to pursue vocational ministry when he realized there was no better place to use his faith, education, and God-given gifts than the local church. As the Nashville Campus Pastor for Rolling Hills Community Church, what he loves most is seeing transformation in people’s lives. Nothing beats watching someone come alive in Christ.

Outside of work, Nic loves spending time with his three kids—Nora Blake, Lillie Cate, and Simon—and his wife, Susan, whether they’re trying new restaurants, making new DIY projects, or hanging out with their Goldendoodle! (If he wasn’t a pastor, he thinks he may be a Goldendoodle breeder). What may surprise you is that Nic has been skydiving—all for a sermon illustration! He’d highly recommend everyone try it out sometime.

Session 2: June 5–10
Session 3: June 12-17
Session 9: July 18-22

Matt Holmes

Deer Run Camps & Retreats, Family Camp Director

Matt was raised in a small country town in Upstate New York. Thanks to his family-oriented home and years spent at summer camp, he became a witness for Christ by being a true friend to others. While pursuing his Youth Pastorate degree, he met the love of his life, Mindy, the only woman who could handle his craziness.

Matt and Mindy followed God’s call to Colorado where they served in several youth groups and started their family. Three kids and ten years later, they were back in New York, hosting church bonfires and community events on their family farm. Another call from God led their family to seek a ministry opportunity out of their comfort zone. Their love for summer camps ultimately brought them to Deer Run.

Their Deer Run family vacation in March 2021 turned into a summer-long service opportunity, which turned into full-time Family Camp director roles. Since being at Deer Run, Matt has been stretched as a husband, father, and follower of Christ in more ways than he had anticipated. God has proven numerous times over the past year that He loves and desires his family’s life to be kept in His hands no matter where He calls.

Brock Gill, Illusionist, Guest Speaker at Deer Run Events
Session 4: June 19–24

Sam Barnhart

Journey Franklin, Franklin TN

After 10 years working as a church planter in Seattle and Chicago, Sam returned to Franklin, Tennessee in 2015 and re-joined the staff at Journey Church. Before working in full-time pastoral ministry, Sam toured all over the world and released seven albums with his band, Bleach. Now Sam’s primary role at Journey is to oversee the individual care needs of church members. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Christian University.

Session 5: June 26-July 1

T. Lusk

Rolling Hills Community Church, Columbia, TN

Originally from Southern Louisiana, T. Lusk is blessed to be the husband of Rebecca, his bride of 17 years, and father to his three kiddos, Cooper, Quinn, and Kate. His family is his greatest blessing outside of God’s gracious restoration and redemption of his life.

God called T. into vocational ministry when he was in ninth grade, and over his past 20 years of ministry he has served in many roles across several states. Before transitioning into his current role as Campus Pastor for Rolling Hills Columbia, T. served as the College & Young Adults Pastor director of Rolling Hills Leadership Pipeline for three years. He also helped lead the Men’s Ministry & Sports “With a Purpose” at Rolling Hills Franklin. T. loves proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, seeing the Lord transform lives, and discipling people so their faith in Christ deepens.

T. enjoys trying out new restaurants with his family, playing an occasional round of golf, watching LSU and the Saints when he can find the games on TV, and eating ice cream from anywhere (and just about any time).

 

Session 6: July 5-9

Jacob Thomas

Rolling Hills Community Church, Nolensville TN

Jacob Thomas is passionate about many things, but his biggest passion is investing in the next generation. That’s what led him to his current role as the Nolensville Student Director and Leadership Pipeline Associate at Rolling Hills Community Church. He often works with the students at the Nolensville Campus and the young adults at the Nashville and Franklin Campuses.

After graduating from college, Jacob felt the Lord calling him into ministry time and time again. God’s call brought him to the Nashville area where he became a part of the Leadership Pipeline Residency Program. Now, in his current roles, he loves sharing the Gospel with the next generation of leaders and watching them grow in their relationships with Christ.

This Arkansas native is a big Hogs fan, and his favorite sport to watch and play is baseball. He’s also an avid reader (he’s read over 60 books just this year!) and loves all things music, including Bon Iver, concerts, and playing guitar.

Session 7: July 10 -15

Ethan Nieman

Maury County Young Life

Ethan is the Area Director of Young Life in Maury County and a Young Life leader at Columbia Central High School. His favorite part about working for Young Life is meeting high school kids in their current seasons of life, offering them friendship, and sharing with them the hope of the Gospel. He is married to his better half, Abby, and they have one daughter, Evie. Ethan went to high school just down the road at Independence and both he and Abby graduated from the University of Tennessee (GO VOLS)!

In his free time, he enjoys exercising, being outside, and hanging out with Abby and Evie.

Session 8: July 17-22

Kristoff Hart

Crosspoint Franklin, Franklin TN

In a world bent with isolation, filled with anxiety, and led by feelings, we could all use some encouragement. That’s where Kristoff comes in. Kristoff Hart is a pastor, speaker, and creative who loves to encourage people to live a life that is fully known, fully accepted, and fully free—as free as it can be on this side of Heaven.

His approach is warm yet direct, humorous yet vulnerable, and he’s got a knack for meeting people right where they are. He’s happily married to his wife, Makenna, and is a father to two beautiful baby girls. He currently serves as the Next Gen Creative Pastor at Cross Point Church in Franklin, Tennessee.

Session 9: July 24-29

TBA

Session 7: July 10 -15

Ethan Nieman

Maury County Young Life

Ethan is the Area Director of Young Life in Maury County and a Young Life leader at Columbia Central High School. His favorite part about working for Young Life is meeting high school kids in their current seasons of life, offering them friendship, and sharing with them the hope of the Gospel. He is married to his better half, Abby, and they have one daughter, Evie. Ethan went to high school just down the road at Independence and both he and Abby graduated from the University of Tennessee (GO VOLS)!

In his free time, he enjoys exercising, being outside, and hanging out with Abby and Evie.

Overnight Camp Schedule Overview

SUNDAY 5:00 p.m. CAMP BEGINS

  • Cabin Time: Get-to-know-you Games, Welcome & Intros
  • Dinner & Recreation (group rotation), Worship & Speaker, Evening Activity
  • Small Group Time, Showers (group rotation)

 

11:00 p.m. Cabin Lights Out

DAILY SCHEDULE

7:15 a.m. Get Up & Get Ready! followed by daily activities…

  • Breakfast, Devotions, Morning Celebration
  • Morning Activities, Lunch & Bible Study (rotations), Afternoon Recreation Rotations
  • Camp Store, Group Rec Games, Dinner
  • Evening Worship
  • Evening Activity, Showers (group rotation)

 

11:00 p.m. Cabin Lights Out

Check-out/Pick-up: FRIDAY at 5:15 p.m.
*Pick-up time may be delayed depending on the number of baptisms we have. We appreciate your patience as we celebrate decisions of faith with campers and their families!

  • Click here for info on camper pick up and your camper pick-up code in Overnight Camper FAQs.
  • Any unused medications will be given to you during pickup at Camp.

“My daughter was made for overnight camp! She was geeking out in line so much! I didn’t know a person could breathe so little. HAHA”

“”I know Drew is going to have a great week! Your check in process today was wonderful! Thank you!!””

RECREATION & ACTIVITIES
Activities Vary by Cabin Group
  • Water activities: swimming, water slide, aqua park, round Corcl boats, canoes, zip line, fishing
  • Zip Line Adventures, 45-ft Climbing Tower, Paintball, Giant Swing
  • Rec Games, Leap of Faith, Archery Range, Archery Tag, Axe Throwing
  • Human Foosball, GaGa Ball, Carpetball Tournaments, Nine-Square-in-the-Air, Disc Golf
  • Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study
  • Two-week camps include an exciting, off-site Outdoor Adventure Excursion

ALL CAMPERS participate in large groups games, worship, and daily speaker session.

Lake Safety: Every camper, any swimming level, is required to wear a life jacket at all times for lake and pool activities. Lifeguards are present during lake time.

AVALANCHE
Winter Day & Overnight Camps

2025 Winter Camps for School Holidays

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday & President’s Day

Christmas break might be over, but there’s still time for an AVALANCHE OF FUN at Deer Run!

Avalanche (av·​a·​lanche): a sudden great or overwhelming rush or accumulation of something

AVALANCHE Winter Camp is a great rush of excitement, fun, and discipleship poured into an action-packed winter weekend. 

Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 17: President’s Day

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |  Check-in and check-out from your vehicle

Lunch Provided  |  Space is limited

Age 5 to 7th grade

Younger campers have a better camp experience if they have been involved in a preschool environment before attending camp.

$89.95 per day per camper per session

Includes a $4.95 non-refundable deposit per camper
Sibling discount:  $5 off after payment on first child



Campers are unplugged and connect with each other through fun adventures like these:

  • Exciting recreation such as climbing tower, archery & BBs range, pedal karts, roller racers, and more
  • Worship & small group devotionals
  • The Loft Game Room with ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, carpetball, crafts, and more!
  • Perfect Tennessee winter campfire with toasted s’mores, hot cocoa, apple cider!
  • Cozy wagon rides through camp
  • Fun Camp Store visits for treats and camp goodies!


Christmas break might be over, but there is still time for an
AVALANCHE of FUN at Deer Run!

Extend your summer camp experience by coming to camp in the winter. Different weather. Same amazing fun with new friends and new adventures planned specifically with your kids in mind!

We will be outdoors for recreation as weather permits. Be sure your child dresses appropriately for cooler weather and wears sturdy shoes.



Bus Transportation from 3 locations
$15 per child per day

Brentwood Baptist
morning drop off 7:30 a.m. • afternoon pick up 4:30 p.m.
Bus Location: front right, side parking lot

Church of the City, Franklin
morning drop off 7:45 a.m. • afternoon pick up 4:15 p.m.
Bus Location: parking lot off Hwy 96/Murfreesboro Road

Berry Farms, Publix
morning drop off 8 a.m. • afternoon pick up 3:45 p.m.
Bus Location: parking lot in front of Publix

3-Night Winter Camp
Grades 3-8

This 3-night camp is also a great introduction for campers who have not experienced our 5-night summer camp!

January 17-20: Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
February 14-17: President’s Day Weekend
$409.95 per camper per session

Includes a $54.95 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session [$50 + $4.95 registration fee]. If a camp session is full, you can choose to be added to a Wait List during online registration.

Check-in on Friday at 5 p.m.
Pick-up on Monday at 4 p.m.


Campers are unplugged and connect with each other through fun adventures like these:

  • Guided Adventure Recreation such as zip lines, giant swing, & night-time laser tag
  • Small group devotionals & cabin time
  • The Loft Game Room with ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, carpetball, crafts & more
  • Exciting cabin group challenges like minute-to-win-it games and others with prizes
  • Perfect Tennessee winter campfire with toasted s’mores, hot cocoa & apple cider
  • Cozy wagon rides through camp
  • Fun Camp Store visits for treats and camp goodies!


Christmas break might be over, but there is still time for an
AVALANCHE of FUN at Deer Run!

Extend your summer camp experience by coming to camp in the winter. Different weather. Same amazing fun with new friends and new adventures planned specifically with your kids in mind!

We will be outdoors for recreation as weather permits. Be sure your child dresses appropriately for cooler weather and wears sturdy shoes.

Registration pricing includes 3 nights lodging, 9 meals, long sleeve camp shirt, recreation, and all activities. There is no add-on pricing for specific recreational choices.


  • Affordable monthly payments for registrations completed prior to January 1 (for Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Camp) and February 1 (for President’s Day Weekend Camp).
  • For registrations after January 1 (Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend) and February 1 (President’s Day Weekend), the full balance is due.
  • Note, all camper cabins are climate controlled
Two girl winter day campers smile for a photo by a tree at Deer Run Camps & Retreats.

Visit the Parent Information Page for What to Bring, FAQ’s & Camp Policies

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IGNITE: Spring Break Day Camp

March 10-14, 2025
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  | age 5 to 6th grade
Lunch provided  |  Space is limited

Younger campers have a better camp experience if they have been involved in a preschool environment before attending camp.

Register for one day, multiple days, or the entire week of camp!

Entire Week/5 days: $409.95 per camper
Individual Days:
$89.95 per camper per day

Kids who register for the full week of camp receive a nice quality long-sleeve tee. Those who register for one camp day or multiple camp days can purchase the tee for $20 during online registration.

Includes a $4.95 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session.
Sibling discount:  $10 off after payment on first child

Register for one day, multiple days, or the entire week of camp!
2023 Early Registration Discount

Save $30 off the regular registration pricing below for each 5-day camper registration. Offer ends May 15, 2022.

Entire Week/5 days: $399.95 per camper
Individual Days: $85.95 per camper per day

Sibling discount: $10 off after payment on first child

Kids who register for the full week of camp receive a nice quality long-sleeve tee. Those who register for one camp day or multiple camp days can purchase the tee for $20 during online registration.

Registration fee includes a $4.95 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session.

Looking for something fun that your kids can do for spring break? At Deer Run, your kids will participate in exciting outdoor adventures, unplug from their electronics, and connect with each other — whether they come for the week, a few days, or only one day of camp.

Expect your camper to discover strengths, have loads of fun, forge friendships, deepen relationships, and create lifelong memories through fun camp adventures:

  • recreation such as climbing tower, archery & BB range, pedal karts, and more
  • crafts
  • games
  • worship
  • fun songs
  • Bible study
  • camp store time

Our staff, along with the great activities, make your child’s camp experience amazing.

We will be outdoors for recreation as weather permits. Be sure your child dresses appropriately for cooler (or rainy) weather and wears sturdy shoes.

Camp check-in and check-out is from your vehicle as you drive through for drop off and pick up.

Bus Transportation from 3 locations
$15 per child per day or $59 per child for the entire week
West Haven Town Center, Kroger 
morning drop off 7:30 a.m. • afternoon pick up 3:30 p.m.
Bus Location: parking lot in front of Kroger
 
Church of the City, Franklin 
morning drop off 7:50 a.m. • afternoon pick up 3:50 p.m.
Bus Location: parking lot off Hwy 96/Murfreesboro Road
 
Berry Farms, Publix 

morning drop off 8:15 a.m. • afternoon pick up 4:15 p.m.
Bus Location: parking lot in front of Publix

girl holding four-leaf-clover at IGNITE Spring Break Day Camp

Visit the Parent Information Page for What to Bring, FAQ’s & Camp Policies

RECREATION & ACTIVITIES
  • Water activities: swimming, water slide, aqua park, round Corcl boats, canoes, zip line
  • Archery & BBs Range
  • Obstacle Course, 45-ft Climbing Tower, Pedal Kart Races
  • Recreational Games, Human Foosball, Nine-Square-in-the-Air, GaGa Ball, Carpetball, Tetherball
  • Creek Wading, Noah’s Park Playground, Fun Songs
  • Worship, Interactive Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study
  • Axe Throwing, Giant Swing, Canopy Zip Lines (5th & 6th grade only)

Activities and daily schedules vary by age/grade.
Lake Safety: Every camper, any swimming level, is required to wear a life jacket at all times for lake and pool activities. Lifeguards are present during lake time.

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Deer Run Camps & Retreats is proud to be a Partner in Prevention, locking arms with Davis House Child Advocacy Center and Darkness to Light to help make our community safer for all of our children. 

For more information about Davis House Child Advocacy Center and their mission visit davishousecac.org.

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