Camps at Deer Run

Day | Overnight | Family

We Exist for Your Family!

Deer Run offers premier Summer Camps for your kids, preteens, teens, youth and family 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 family and friends, growing closer to God, and trying new things is really good.

Deer Run provides a place where campers and families 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 and families 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

2022 Summer Camp Theme

This summer your camper will learn about what it means to hear God’s voice and obey His word when the journey is long, the command is strange, and the risks are high. It’s definitely a wild adventure, but it’s always worthwhile to follow God.

We’ll ask these key questions and study a biblical character of faith each day.

Day 1: Will you GO?
Abraham

Day 2: Will you TRUST?
Gideon

Day 3: Will you RISK?
Jonathan

Day 4: Will you LISTEN?
Daniel

Day 5: Will you LEAD?
Esther

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 30-June 3
Session 2: Mon-Fri, June 6-10
Session 3: Mon-Fri, June 13-17
Session 4: Mon-Fri, June 20-24
Session 5: Mon-Fri, June 27-July 1

Session 6: Tues-Fri, July 5-8*
Session 7: Mon-Fri, July 11-15
Session 8: Mon-Fri, July 18-22
Session 9: Mon-Fri, July 25-29

$339.95 per week
*Session 6: $269.95 (4-day Camp 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 $45 per week per camper, or you may bring your own lunch. CLICK HERE to view a sample menu.


We have special celebrations for campers during these two sessions of camp: 

Patriotic Week, Session 5: June 27-July 1
Christmas in July, Session 9: July 25-29

Day Camp Schedule Overview

MORNING DROP OFF at CAMP
Monday Check-in 7:30-8:30 a.m.
(for Session 6, check-in on Tuesday, July 5 )

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!”

Day Camper Parent

“[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…”

Day Camper Parent

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

Day Camper Parent

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.
Session 6: Check-in Tues July 5 at 7:30 a.m.; check-out Sat July 9 at 11 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 5, June 26-July 1
Christmas in July: Session 9, July 24-29

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 29-June 3
Session 2: Sun-Fri, June 5-10
Session 3: Sun-Fri, June 12-17
Session 4: Sun-Fri, June 19-24
Session 5: Sun-Fri, June 26-July 1
Session 6: Tues-Sat, July 5-9 (check-in 7:30 a.m.; check-out at 11 a.m.)*
Session 7: Sun-Fri, July 10-15
Session 8: Sun-Fri, July 17-22
Session 9: Sun-Fri, July 24-29

$779.95 per week
*Session 6: $629.95 (4-night camp 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-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 12-24
2-Week Camp — Session 2: July 17-29

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.

$1,709.95 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.

Deer Run female summer camp staff smiling with 3 campers

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
  • 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.

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

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 5:00 p.m.
*For Session 6: July 5-9, check-out is SATURDAY at 11 a.m.

  • 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”

Overnight Camper Parent

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

Overnight Camper Parent
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.

A Life-Changing, Memorable Weekend Getaway for Your Family

We plan Family Camp with a plethora of recreation and activities for you to be fully engaged and spend intentional time with your kids having fun.

Get away from the busyness of your regular routine and spend a focused weekend vacation with each other where you create long-lasting memories, experience new adventures together, explore nature, and strengthen your relationships. Your Family Camp experience is a life-changing getaway where you will have fun, relax, and enjoy time together.

At Deer Run you’ll be treated to delicious meals freshly prepared by our chef, games and guided outdoor recreation, upscale accommodations, and incredible hospitality in an amazing setting located on 150 beautiful, wooded acres just south of Nashville, Tennessee.

You may schedule your guided rec activities in advance at a reduced price OR after you arrive. If needed, our team members can help you with planning your recreation choices. Just give us a call at (615) 235-5588 or email Contact@DeerRun.camp.

SUMMER FAMILY CAMP
2-nights, from Friday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at 2 p.m.

Session 1: June 10-12
Session 2: June 24-26
Session 3: July 15-17
Session 4: July 22-24

LABOR DAY FAMILY CAMP: September 2-5
3-nights, from Friday at 5 p.m. to Monday at 2 p.m.

During online registration, please register ALL family members even those age 3 and under.

SUMMER FAMILY CAMP SESSIONS  

WITH OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
Upscale accommodations in one of Deer Run’s Lodges, at Eagle’s Nest, or in a Lakeview Cabin. Deer Run staff assign housing based on registrations and availability.

  • $379.95 per person for first 2 family members
  • $269.95 per person for each additional family member
  • age 3 & under are free


WITHOUT OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Your family will attend during the day — all activities and meals included — then return home at night.

  • $259.95 per person
  • age 3 & under are free



LABOR DAY FAMILY CAMP   

WITH OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
Upscale accommodations in one of Deer Run’s Lodges, at Eagle’s Nest, or in a Lakeview Cabin. Deer Run staff assign housing based on registrations and availability.

  • $549.95 per person for first 2 family members
  • $339.95 per person for each additional family member
  • age 3 & under are free


WITHOUT OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Your family will attend during the day — all activities and meals included — then return home at night.

  • $329.95 per person
  • age 3 & under are free

Non-refundable Deposit:
$54.95 per person, age 4 & up [deposit includes $4.95 registration fee]

Your balance can be divided into affordable monthly payments!

NOTE: If you register in August, the automatic payments will begin in September and the remaining balance will be paid in 9 equal monthly payments. Balance payments will vary depending on registration date.

  • Private family lodging
  • Delicious meals 
  • Deer Run t-shirt for each paid family member
  • $10 Camp Store coin (one per family)
  • Included Recreation: volleyball, carpetball, gaga ball, cornhole, wiffleball, creek wading, human foosball, Noah’s Park playground, basketball, catch & release fishing
  • Programmed Weekend Fun:
    • Lake & pool time: swimming, canoes, corcl boats, inflatables, ziplines, water slides
    • Bank Fishing
    • Cornhole, Gaga Ball, Carpetball, Hiking, Human Foosball, Sand Volleyball, Wiffle Ball, and more
    • Challenge Course
    • Family Competition
    • Family Bingo with prizes
    • Crafts
    • Wagon Rides
    • Pedal Karts
    • Archery & BB Range
    • Outdoor Family Movie
    • Campfire & S’mores
    • Devo & Conversation Starters
    • Game Night
    • Speaker & Worship

Save when choosing these recreation choices during your online registration. Regular pricing applies when registering for these recreation choices after checking in at Family Camp.

Axe Throwing / Giant Swing / Climbing Tower
Regular Price per activity: $12 per person
Online Registration Price per activity: $10 per person

Paintball / Archery Tag / Zip lines
Regular Price per activity: $19.95 per person
Online Registration Price per activity: $15 per person

parents with 3 boys at family camp standing with harness and helmets at the climbing wall at Deer Run Camps & Retreats

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

“We felt like just being here with our family is what mattered the most! We really enjoyed everything but especially the lake and carpetball! I especially appreciated how the staff helped me when my wife got a severe migraine!”

L. Preston, Family Camp Attendee

“We found that the schedule was fun & allowed for plenty of down time too. The recreation activities were our favorite! Thank you for having so many fun options! We enjoyed being able to experience as much as we could while here.”

Webb Family, Family Camp Attendee

A Life-Changing Getaway for Your Family

There are times when you just wish you could go to camp with your kids and experience all the fun they are having. Well, you can! Family Camp is an opportunity to be fully engaged with your kids in numerous recreational choices and a variety of family-strengthening activities. Get away from the busyness of your regular routine and spend focused time with each other to create long-lasting memories, share adventures, explore nature, and become powerfully united. This life-changing getaway is great for all ages.

Experience a customizable getaway for you and your family… delicious meals, recreation, games, movie night (outdoors when weather permits), upscale accommodations, and incredible hospitality in an amazing setting with over 150 wooded acres. Also, enjoy relaxation time on the porches of The Lodge or on the sand beach at Spring Valley Lake.

Offered in June & July, this 2-night (Fri-Sun) camp allows you to choose activities that your family enjoys. Our staff can help guide you in making decisions. Schedule your guided rec activities in advance at a reduced price or after you arrive.

Why choose Family Camp?
Together your family will …

  • create memories.
  • share adventures.
  • grow strong.
  • have fun getting outdoors.
  • explore nature.
  • be powerfully unified..
FAMILY CAMP SESSIONS IN JUNE & JULY
Family Camps are 2-nights, from Friday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at 2 p.m.

Session 1: June 10-12
Session 2:
June 24-26
Session 3: July 15-17
Session 4: July 22-24

During online registration, please register ALL family members even those age 3 and under.

WITH OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
Upscale accommodations in one of Deer Run’s Lodges, at Eagle’s Nest, or in a Lakeview Cabin. Deer Run staff assign housing based on registrations and availability.

  • $379.95 per person for first 2 family members
  • $269.95 per person for each additional family member
  • age 3 & under are free

WITHOUT OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
Your family will attend during the day — all activities and meals included — then return home at night.

  • $259.95 per person
  • age 3 & under are free

Non-refundable Deposit: $54.95 per person, age 4 & up [deposit includes $4.95 registration fee]
Your balance can be divided into affordable monthly payments!

  • First 2 family members: $27.50/month August-May
  • Additional family members/no overnight: $17.50/month August-May

 

NOTE: If you register in August, the automatic payments will begin in September and the remaining balance will be paid in 9 equal monthly payments.

  • 2-night Accommodations (if applicable)
  • 6 Meals
  • Deer Run T-shirt for each paid family member
  • $10 Camp Store coin (one per family)
  • Included Recreation: volleyball, carpetball, gaga ball, cornhole, wiffleball, creek wading, human foosball, Noah’s Park playground, basketball, catch & release fishing
  • Programmed Weekend Fun:
    • Lake time: swimming, canoes, corcl boats, inflatables, ziplines, water slides
    • Cardboard Regatta
    • Family Bingo with prizes
    • Crafts
    • Pedal Karts
    • Archery & BB Range
    • Campfire & S’mores
    • Devo & Conversation Starters
    • Game Night

Save when choosing these recreation choices during your online registration. Regular pricing applies when registering for these recreation choices after checking in at Family Camp.

Axe Throwing / Giant Swing / Climbing Tower
Regular Price per activity: $12 per person
Online Registration Price per activity: $10 per person

Paintball / Archery Tag / Zip lines
Regular Price per activity: $19.95 per person
Online Registration Price per activity: $15 per person

parents with 3 boys at family camp standing with harness and helmets at the climbing wall at Deer Run Camps & Retreats

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

Family Camp Sample Schedule 

Activities & Times are Subject to Change

FRIDAY

10:00 a.m. Check-in at The Camp Store

  • Included Recreation
  • Spring Valley Lake, Swimming Pool open


5:00 p.m. Check-in

  • Included Recreation, Swimming Pool, Lawn Games
  • Family Photo
  • Cardboard Regatta Construction


5:00 p.m. Dinner followed by…

  • Family Game Night, Bingo, Board Games
  • Campfire with S’mores

SATURDAY 

8:30 a.m. Breakfast followed by…

  • Included Recreation, Selfie Scavenger Hunt
  • Spring Valley Lake, Swimming Pool


11:45 a.m. Lunch followed by…

  • Family Craft
  • Spring Valley Lake, Swimming Pool
  • Pedal Karts, Archery & BBs
  • Cardboard Regatta


6:30 p.m. Dinner followed by…

  • Wagon Ride, Carpetball
  • Family Movie on the Lawn

SUNDAY

9:00 a.m. Breakfast followed by Family Session

11:00 a.m. Final Family Challenge

12:30 p.m. Lunch & Closing

Included Recreation

These activities are included as part of your family camp package.

*Scroll down to see guided rec options you can add to your camp experience.

HOVER over or CLICK on image for details.

ARCHERY & BB RANGE

Test your skills at this covered range located by the creek.

CARPETBALL

A favorite for adults and kids of all ages.

CORNHOLE

Tournament areas are scattered throughout the property.

OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a family movie on the big screen. Indoors during cooler weather.

FISHING

Catch-n-Release Bank Fishing for large mouth and hybrid striped bass, catfish and bluegill.

GAGA BALL

A fast-paced, fun spin on the game of dodgeball! Gaga ball is a crowd favorite. Think dodgeball in an octagon pit and hours of fun!

GAME FIELD

80-yard flat field with golf-course grass provides a great place for games, soccer, and fun recreation.

HIKING TRAILS

Easy, moderate, and strenuous trails through the wooded property and around the lake.

HUMAN FOOSBALL

Put yourself in the game!

9 SQUARE IN THE AIR

It’s like 4-square combined with volleyball for hours of fun! This could be your family’s new favorite game.

NOAH’S PARK

Themed after Noah’s Ark and the animals onboard this playground has winding levels for climbing and crawling plus three slides for exiting.

PEDAL KARTS

Pedal-powered fun! Paved track with curves and room to pass. A thrilling adventure, lots of fun, and good stories afterwards.

Recommended for ages 5 & up.

SAND VOLLEYBALL

Daytime or lighted at night.

SPRING VALLEY LAKE

Mid-May to mid-Sept:
3-acre spring-fed lake with swimming, zip line, 100-ft Wet Willie water slide, aqua park, canoes, Corcl boats, and pavilion overlooking the sand beach and waterfront.

TETHERBALL

Always a fun game for the family.

WAGON RIDE

There’s nothing more fun & relaxing!

WIFFLE BALL
& KICK BALL

You’ll find your inner kid when you connect with your kids during a wiffle ball or kick ball game.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED ACTIVITIES (not pictured):

  • Creek Splashin’
  • Soccer/Football/Game Field

Guided Recreation

Add these exciting guided rec activities to customize your family camp experience.

Save money by reserving these during online registration! If you aren’t quite sure right now, then you can sign up once you arrive at Deer Run.

HOVER over or CLICK on image for details.

ARCHERY TAG

$15 per person
in online registration/
$19.95 per person on site

A multi-player activity similar to paintball or dodge ball using bows and soft-tipped arrows.

AXE
THROWING

$10 per person
in online registration/
$12 per person on site

6 lanes of fun competition to hit the bullseye!

Recommended for ages 9 & up.

CLIMBING TOWER

$10 per person
in online registration/
$12 per person on site

45-ft tower with easy and advanced routes plus an interior bouldering cave

All ages.
Child must be able to fit the harness.

GIANT SWING

$10 per person
in online registration/
$15 per person on site

After you are pulled 50 feet upward, release your own rip cord and fly high above the game field!

Weight limit: 275 lbs
Recommended for ages 6 & up.
Child must be able to fit the harness.

PAINTBALL

$15 per person
in online registration/
$19.95 per person on site

Wooded course.
Natural Bunkers. Includes equipment, sanitized mask, 200 rounds of paint.

Recommended for
age 9 & up.

ZIP LINE ADVENTURES

$15 per person
in online registration/
$19.95 per person on site

An 800-ft ride across the valley & back.
$10.00 ADD CANOPY ZIPS:
Six progressive zip lines!

Weight: min 60 lbs/max 250 lbs
Child must be able to
fit the harness.

AVALANCHE
Winter Day & Overnight Camps

2023 Winter Camps for School Holidays

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday & President’s Day

Make new friends. Enjoy the laughter.

School holidays are a perfect time to come to camp and burn off some energy! We have an abundance of fun activities, recreation, and adventure — both outdoor and indoor — waiting for your kids.

Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 20: President’s Day

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  |  Lunch Provided
age 5 to completed grade 6  |  Space is limited
Younger campers have a better camp experience if they have been involved in a preschool environment before attending camp.

$85.95 per day per camper

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:

  • recreation such as climbing tower, archery & BBs range, pedal karts, roller racers, and more
  • crafts & games
  • campfire & s’mores
  • wagon rides
  • worship
  • fun songs
  • Bible study
  • camp store time

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

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

Check-in and check-out from your vehicle.



Bus Transportation from 3 locations
$15 per child per day

Brentwood Baptist
morning drop off 7:15 a.m. • afternoon pick up 4:45 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 8:15 a.m. • afternoon pick up 3:45 p.m.
Bus Location: parking lot in front of Publix

3-Night Winter Camp

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

January 13-16: Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
February 17-20: President’s Day Weekend
$399.95 per camper

Completed grades 3 to 7 (kids who are in grades 4-8 in Jan/Feb 2023)

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

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



All campers get a long-sleeve camp shirt.

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

  • Adventure Recreation such as Zip Lines, Giant Swing, Archery & BBs Range
  • large group games
  • small group bonding including Bible study and cabin time
  • large group worship and speaker
  • glow dance party
  • campfire & s’mores
  • wagon rides
  • camp store time

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

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


  • 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.
  • Registration pricing includes 3 nights lodging, 9 meals, camp shirt, recreation, and all activities. There is no add-on pricing for specific recreational choices.
  • Note, all camper cabins are climate controlled.
two girls on roller racers at Deer Run Spring Break Day Camp

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

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IGNITE: Spring Break Day Camp

March 13-17, 2023
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: $399.95 per camper
Individual Days:
$85.95 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 $55 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

two girls on roller racers at Deer Run 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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