Summer Day Camp

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!"