Father-Son Adventure Weekend

near Nashville, TN

Set Aside Some Time with Your Son for the 18th Annual Father-Son Adventure Weekend

August 26-28, 2022
Friday 4 p.m. to Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Dads truly are a boy’s hero! Boys look up to you, learn life lessons from you, and build a deeper relationship and mutual respect for you by “playing” together and having some fun father-son competitions — both with you and with other guys. This exceptional father-son weekend offers plenty of recreational choices, fun games and more which create life-time memories and a stronger bond.

Deer Run’s private 150-acre scenic wooded property with first-class accommodations just south of Franklin, TN is a perfect setting for your father-son weekend together. Everything is planned — so just show up, choose the activities you want to participate in, and enjoy yourself!

This father-son adventure is great for all ages and multi-generations! For boys who do not have a dad or whose dad cannot attend, this weekend is awesome for uncles, foster dads, and mentors to be alongside the boys.

2022 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

Offer ends Monday, November 15, 2021
Savings does not apply to Guided Recreation add-ons.

Save 10% off the weekend package price

That’s a minimum of $28 to $76 savings depending on the lodging package chosen. 
See pricing listed below with accommodation choices.

  • Amateur Fishing Tournament: This is a favorite activity for boys and their dads. Expect some great stories to remember for a lifetime as father-son teams compete for a trophy. You’ll enjoy bank catch-and-release fishing at our two spring-fed lakes with plenty of small mouth bass, brim, and catfish. This is a great opportunity to teach your son angling skills. Bring your own tackle and bait.
  • Wiffle Ball Games & Father-Son Home Run Derby
  • Included Recreation: Lake Activities (swimming, zip line, water slide, aqua park, Corcl boats, canoes), Bank Fishing, BBs Range, Sand Volleyball, Hiking Trails, Archery Target Practice, Human Foosball, Cornhole, Gaga Ball, Carpetball, Tetherball, Basketball, Nine-Square-in-the-Air, Campfire & S’mores, Nighttime Wagon Ride
  • Father-Son Project & Deer Run Racing Derby: Work together to create your very own derby car in preparation for the Deer Run Racing Derby on Sunday morning!
  • Conversation Starters: We provide a guide for father-son time spent in conversation and devotion.
  • 2 Nights Lodging, Campsite, or No Overnight Accommodations: Your father-son package price is based on your lodging choice (see below). Once a facility is completely booked, it will no longer be available as an option during online registration. You may choose to be added to a waiting list for a specific lodging facility during registration or call  (615) 794-2918 to add your name to a waiting list.
  • Deer Run shirt: Provided for each father-son attendee
  • 5 Hearty & Delicious Meals: Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast … Let us serve you!

"Can’t even put a price on how valuable the time together was!"

Snow Family, 3rd Year Father-Son Adventure Weekend Attendee

"Best weekend you could have with your son."

Father-Son Adventure Weekend Attendee

"Great opportunity to invest in your relationship with your son through time, fun & shared exciting experiences."

Father-Son Adventure Weekend Attendee

Special Guests

At 16 years old, Sean Emory did the unthinkable—and up to this point—seemingly impossible. Born with a severe speech impediment, Sean could barely talk. One day he walked to the front of his high school cafeteria and performed an impromptu magic show. When he closed, the students erupted in applause. From that moment forward, life for Sean changed. The miracle of that day was not simply in his performance, but the fact that, in front of everyone, he spoke fluently for the first time in his life.

Sean created an effect used by many professional magicians today, which made his name a staple in the world of creative magic. This led him to Las Vegas where he studied alongside some of the greatest names in magic, as well as catching the attention of audiences. Sean’s experience there heightened his interest, as well as his work ethic and discipline. But the true epiphany came when Sean realized he could combine illusion with the one reality he was even more passionate about—sharing the gospel of Jesus with everyone he could. Once you see him for yourself, you’ll know one thing: Though trained and skilled in the art of illusion, his heart is all about the Truth.

Visit seanemory.com to learn more about Sean and his ministry.

Steven Cade Illusionist Deer Run Father Son Weekend

Steven Cade is a Nashville based, award-winning modern country artist and singer/songwriter. Originally from Texas, Steven arrived in Nashville by way of California. His sound is frequently compared to Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes, and Rascal Flatts.

Cade has captivated and energized crowds across North America with his signature sound. He infuses contemporary pop elements into country-influenced songs, creating a unique slant on traditional country music. “My goal is to write, create, and perform music that speaks to people about everyday life and hopefully inspires them and helps them through the challenges we all face in life, while spreading a positive message,“states Cade.

His last CD What I Really Want to Say debuted in the iTunes Top 100 Country Chart. Cade has been considered for 6 Grammy nominations

Visit stevencade.com to learn more about Steven and his ministry to bring instruments of inspiration to organizations working to break the cycle of poverty in our country, Giving Guitars.

At 16 years old, Sean Emory did the unthinkable—and up to this point—seemingly impossible. Born with a severe speech impediment, Sean could barely talk. One day he walked to the front of his high school cafeteria and performed an impromptu magic show. When he closed, the students erupted in applause. From that moment forward, life for Sean changed. The miracle of that day was not simply in his performance, but the fact that, in front of everyone, he spoke fluently for the first time in his life.

The same faith that taught him to speak and perform, led him to realize he was fully focused on knowledge and not on belief. Sean shares, “I felt I needed to ‘know,’ but then I realized I didn’t have to know—all I had to do was believe.  That was when I knew I was called to be a minister of the Gospel.  From that point to today, I work to use the gifts God has given to reach people for Him.”

Sean created an effect used by many professional magicians today, which made his name a staple in the world of creative magic. This led him to Las Vegas where he studied alongside some of the greatest names in magic, as well as catching the attention of audiences. Sean’s experience there heightened his interest, as well as his work ethic and discipline. But the true epiphany came when Sean realized he could combine illusion with the one reality he was even more passionate about—sharing the gospel of Jesus with everyone he could. Once you see him for yourself, you’ll know one thing: Though trained and skilled in the art of illusion, his heart is all about the Truth.

Visit seanemory.com to learn more about Sean and his ministry.

Brad Brown Magic Father Son Weekend

Brad Brown Magic Father Son Weekend

Brad Brown is a Christian entertainer who travels from coast to coast delighting audiences with his unique blend of comedy and magic. More than mere entertainment, Brad uses his programs to present the gospel of Jesus Christ. His programs can include anything from sleight of hand to mind reading, levitation, making objects appear or disappear, card magic, or most any impossible thing you can imagine. It’s all presented with Brad’s unique sense of humor, creating an experience that goes beyond mere “magic tricks.”

He got his start in magic as a child, when he found a box of magic apparatus in his grandmother’s attic. “Like many kids, I went through a phase where I liked magic,” says Brad, “but I just never outgrew it.” After becoming a Christian in the seventh grade, Brad became involved with the Fellowship of Christian Magicians, and started presenting the Gospel through his magic performances.



Brad earned a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Liberty University. Now, he works as a Christian entertainer in partnership with churches, camps, conferences, and other Christian organizations across the nation. He has also taken his magic on tour overseas numerous times, using his comedy and magic to share the love of Jesus across the country and around the world.

Ben Calhoun, Citizens Way, Worship Leader at Deer Run Events

Ben is the founder and lead singer of the CCM band CITIZEN WAY whose songs you can hear on any Christian radio station.

He started Generosity Rocks as a fundraising platform for musicians in ministry calling them “musicianaries,” and he founded JetFeather records to help develop young artists.

Ben lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife and three daughters. He is a proud supporter of Deer Run Camps and endorses them completely. #JesusSavesBro

Citizen Way can be heard at citizen-way.com/music or on Spotify.

Guided Recreation

There are 7 Guided Recreation options to add to your weekend package. 

HOVER over or CLICK on image for details and pricing.

Required to participate in Guided Rec activities: tennis shoes/hiking boots OR sturdy closed-toe athletic shoes with a back strap for safety. Keens are great! No open-toe shoes, flip flops, or sandals.

PEDAL KARTS

$5 per person

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

30 minutes.
Recommended for ages 5 & up.

AMATEUR ARCHERY TOURNAMENT

$5 per person

Life-size, 3-D archery tourney on our wooded course includes 8-pt buck, black bear, strutting gobbler, and more! Prizes awarded to the top beginner and advanced teams. Equipment provided OR bring your own.

All ages.

CLIMBING TOWER

$8 per person

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

All ages.
Child must be able to fit harness.

GIANT SWING

$10 per person

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 age 6 & up.
Child must be able to fit the harness.

PAINTBALL

$15 per person

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

Recommended for ages 9 & up.

AXE
THROWING

$12 per person

6 lanes of fun competition to hit the bullseye!

Recommended for ages 9 & up.

VALLEY ZIP LINES

$19.95 per person

Soar like an eagle from peak to peak across the valley and back on the twin 800-ft zip lines!

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

Accommodations

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The Lodge at Deer Run

$389 per person • Age 18 & up

$369 per person • Age 17 & under

Pricing includes 2-night accommodations, 5 meals, and included activities.

  • The Lodge at Deer Run is a premier facility designed and decorated with an elegant simplicity and ambiance of mountain lodges.
  • Each guest room has scenic views of the surrounding woods. An outdoor fire pit in the backyard, plus upper and lower back decks, provide outdoor relaxation and conversation areas.
  • Well-appointed guest rooms have a king, queen, or full bed plus a twin bed and/or log bunk beds.
  • Linens and toiletries are provided.
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Timber Ridge Cabin

$249 per person • Age 18 & up

$229 per person • Age 17 & under

Pricing includes 2-night accommodations, 5 meals and included activities.

  • Timber Ridge is a 2-story, climate-controlled bunkhouse-style cabin. There are two bunk rooms on the second floor which can be entered via ground level on the back of the cabin. Each bunk room has 8 sets of wooden built-in bunks (16 beds) with premium mattresses.
  • On the first floor, on each side of Timber Ridge, is a private restroom and shower facilities.
  • A large, comfortable meeting space is positioned between the bunk rooms. Downstairs is a second meeting space with wall mounted, flat screen TV, kitchenette with counter, full size refrigerator, microwave and coffee station.
  • Timber Ridge is conveniently located near The Creekside Eatery, Spring Valley Lake, and the recreation areas.
  • Linens and toiletries are provided. One set of linens per person includes sheets, blanket, pillow, towel, and washcloth.
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Lakeview Cabins

$219 per person • Age 18 & up

$199 per person • Age 17 & under

Pricing includes 2-night accommodations, 5 meals and included activities.

  • Two Lakeview Cabins overlook Spring Valley Lake.
  • Each cabin has 1 queen bed, 4 sets of wooden built-in bunks with premium mattresses plus a loft area with 2 twin beds (11 beds total). 
  • The cabins have air conditioning, ceiling fans, a shared sink/vanity area, 2 private toilets, and 2 private showers. Additionally, there is a kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, and small refrigerator.
  • Linens are not included. Bring a twin-sized set of sheets and blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and washcloth plus toiletries.
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Cedar Point Cabins

$199 per person • Age 18 & up

$179 per person • Age 17 & under

Pricing includes 2-night accommodations, 5 meals and included activities.

  • 14-person cabins have 7 sets of wooden built-in bunks (14 beds) with premium mattresses. These cabins also have a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and single-cup Keurig machine. 
  • 10-person cabins have 5 sets of wooden built-in bunks (10 beds) with premium mattresses.
  • 16-person cabins have 8 sets of wooden built-in bunks (16 beds) with premium mattresses.
  • Cabins have air conditioning, ceiling fans, electrical outlets, and storage units with shelves.
  • An air-conditioned shower house is adjacent to the cabins.
  • Cedar Point Cabins are conveniently located near The Creekside Eatery, Spring Valley Lake, and the recreation areas.
  • Linens are not included. Bring a twin-sized set of sheets and blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and washcloth plus toiletries.

Tent Camping

$169 per person • Age 18 & up

$149 per person • Age 17 & under

Pricing includes 2-night campsite (no electric or water hookups), 5 meals, and included activities.

  • Electrical and water hook-ups are not available.
  • Check-in early to choose your campsite in the wooded setting by the creek with air-conditioned shower house nearby.

No Overnight Accommodations

$149 per person • Age 18 & up

$129 per person • Age 17 & under

Pricing for included activities, 5 meals, without overnight accommodations. 

Upcoming Events

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.    Check-in
                     Father-Son Photo
                     Included Recreation & Activities
5:30 p.m.    Dinner
6:00 p.m.    Fishing Tournament
                     Wiffle Ball Game
                     Flag Football Game                                                         Included Recreation & Activities
7:30 p.m.    Welcome, Door Prizes, Games               
8:30 p.m.    Campfire, Wagon Rides, Self-guided                           Night Hikes & more!
10:00 p.m.  Lights Out

SATURDAY
6:30 a.m.    Fishing Tournament
7:00 a.m.    Archery Practice
8:00 a.m.    Breakfast
8:30 a.m.    Personal Devotion Time
                     with Your Son(s)
9:00 a.m.    3D Archery Tournament
10:00 a.m.  Scheduled Guided and Included                                  Recreation & Activities
12:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 p.m.    Scheduled Guided and Included                                   Recreation & Activities
2:00 p.m.    Home Run Derby
3:00 p.m.    Fishing Tournament
5:15 p.m.   Dinner
6:15 p.m.     Door Prizes
6:30 p.m.    Special Guest
8:15 p.m.    Cardboard Regatta Construction
9:15 p.m.    Campfire, Wagon Rides & more!
10:30 p.m.   Lights Out

FRIDAY
7:00 a.m.     Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Personal Devotion Time
                      with Your Son(s)
8:45 a.m.     Cardboard Regatta
10:00 a.m.  Door Prizes, Worship,
                     Father-Son Blessing &
                      Awards Presentation
11:00 a.m.   Pack-up & Check-out

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10 p.m.

Check-in & Father-Son Photo
Included Recreation & Activities

Dinner

Fishing Tournament, Wiffle Ball Game, Flag Football Game, Included Recreation & Activities

Welcome, Door Prizes, Games

Campfire, Wagon Rides, Self-guided Night Hikes & more!

Lights Out

6:30 a.m.

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8  a.m.

8:30  a.m.


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5:15 p.m.

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6:30 p.m.

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Fishing Tournament

Archery Practice

Breakfast

Personal Devotion Time with Your Son(s)

3D Archery Tournament

Scheduled Guided and Included Recreation & Activities

Lunch

Scheduled Guided and Included Recreation & Activities

Home Run Derby

Fishing Tournament

Dinner

Door Prizes

Special Guest

Cardboard Regatta Construction

Campfire, Wagon Rides & more!

Lights Out

7  a.m.

8  a.m.


8:45 a.m.

10 a.m.



11 a.m.

Breakfast

Personal Devotion Time with Your Son(s)

Cardboard Regatta

Door Prizes, Worship,
Father-Son Blessing &
Awards Presentation

Pack-up & Check-out

Father-Son Adventure Weekend Sample Schedule

Activities & Times are Subject to Change

FRIDAY

4:00 p.m. Check-in Begins

  • Father-Son Photo
  • Included Recreation & Activities


6:00 p.m. Dinner followed by…

  • Fishing Tournament
  • Wiffle Ball Game
  • Flag Football Game
  • Included Recreation & Activities


7:00 p.m. Welcome followed by…

  • Door Prizes & Games
  • Campfire
  • Wagon Rides
  • Self Guided Night Hikes & more!


10:00 p.m. Lights Out

SATURDAY

6:30 a.m. Fishing Tournament


7:00 a.m. Archery Practice


8:00 a.m.
Breakfast followed by… 

  • Personal Devotion Time with Your Son(s)
  • 3D Archery Tournament
  • Scheduled Guided and Included Recreation & Activities


12:00 p.m. Lunch followed by…

  • Scheduled Guided and Included Recreation & Activities
  • Home Run Derby
  • Fishing Tournament


5:30 p.m. Dinner followed by…

  • Door Prizes
  • Special Guest
  • Campfire
  • Wagon Rides & more!


10:30 p.m. Lights Out

SUNDAY

7:00 a.m. Breakfast followed by… 

  • Personal Devotion Time with Your Son(s)


9:00 a.m. Deer Run Racing Derby


10:00 a.m. Closing with…

  • Door Prizes
  • Worship
  • Father-Son Blessing
  • Awards Presentation


11:00 a.m.  Pack-up & Check Out
See you next year!