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We invite you to join us in our 3-year campaign (2015 to 2018) to raise 2.8 million dollars so the impact can be more far-reaching.

Our expansion plans include The Refuge — a 20,000 sq-ft facility with a commercial-sized kitchen, a dining facility with a capacity for 400 guests and a climate-controlled auditorium for worship or meetings which also accommodates 400.

Additionally, there will be a larger health center which will provide a much-improved space and resources for camp nurses to give the best of care for your kids while at camp, two meeting rooms and a larger, walk-in Camp Store.

And, to accommodate more campers, we are building several new cabins.

See our INSPIRE. INVEST. IMPACT. brochure for more information about this campaign.
Watch our 2017 “Story of Impact” & Staff Testimonial on the impact of Deer Run on those who visit.
Watch our 2017 Donor Update Video w/ Transcript given by David Gibson, President of Deer Run Camps & Retreats.

A special thanks to Nature Nate’s Honey for sponsoring The Refuge Dining Facility.

SPONSORSHIPS: Individual and Corporate Sponsorships are available for the auditorium, health center and cabins.

Contact David Gibson, Founder & President, at (615) 566-0026 or by email at [email protected] if you are interested in sponsorships.

God is Moving. Lives are Changing. Will You Make a Difference?


Deer Run Camps & Retreats is a God-inspired camp and retreat center planted on 100 wooded acres of some of God’s most beautiful creation.

Faith, character-building, community, and adventure are the cornerstones upon which Deer Run was founded in 1998, and while the “why we do it” hasn’t changed, the campers, events, staff, volunteers and budget have grown to reflect a thriving, year-round ministry.

Deer Run is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry and is structured so that operating expenses are covered through program and facility fees. This allows us to allocate donated dollars exclusively to our MISSION 42:1 Scholarship Fund and to the types of capital improvements necessary to expand the ministry.

It is impossible to meet the ongoing needs at Deer Run without the faithful financial support of individuals, families, sponsors and others who share our heart for using the beauty of God’s creation to tell His story, glorify His name and impact lives for all eternity.

Please join the story by contacting David Gibson, Founder & President, at (615) 566-0026 or by email at [email protected].

View the summary, mission & impact, programs, governance, management and financials for Deer Run at which is a database of high-quality, comprehensive information of reviewed profiles for middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations.

DONATE: Schedule a one-time donation or a recurring donation to our Ministry Expansion, the MISSION 42:1 Camper Scholarship Fund, or the Special Missions Project Fund.

Per IRS Guidelines: All contributions to Deer Run Retreat Center (dba: Deer Run Camps & Retreats) are income tax deductible and made with the understanding that Deer Run Retreat Center has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.


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(615) 794-2918
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3845 Perkins Rd
Thompson's Station, TN. 37179
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"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." - Psalm 42:1 (NIV)

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