Father-Son Adventure Weekend

near Nashville, TN

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

August 23-25, 2024
Friday 4 p.m. to Sunday 11:00 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.


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!"

"Best weekend you could have with your son."

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

Special Guests

Vic Murphy is a professional BMX rider and evangelist. Vic’s founding involvement in the extreme sports culture has given him a unique platform to share God’s love with young people of all ages. Vic travels the world as a speaker and athlete with the Luis Palau Association and other evangelism and missions organizations, sharing his testimony and performing bike stunts. 

Vic has participated in extreme sports for most of his life, including racing motorcycles and marking the trail on snowmobile for the 1,000-mile Alaskan Iditarod dogsled race as a teenager. After moving to California from Alaska, Vic fulfilled his dream and became a pro bicycle freestyle rider, winning contests and helping revolutionize BMX into one of the sports featured in the X-Games. 

 Vic has a genuine commitment to see young people give their whole lives to Jesus. In 2006, Vic formed Action Sports Outreach, a nonprofit ministry of Christian extreme sports athletes committed to impacting the world with the message of Christ using action sports. He lives with his wife and 3 kids in Nashville, Tennessee.

Visit Vic Murphy’s Instagram account to see photos and videos of his stunts and learn more about Vic and his ministry.

Worship Leader Andy Collins

Andy Collins is a singer, songwriter and worship leader from North Carolina, who now resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Andy began performing and ministering at a young age, learning to play the guitar at age 6 and writing his first song in the sixth grade. At the age of 7 Andy asked Jesus to be Lord of his life and knew at a young age he had a calling to serve the Lord. He attended Brevard College, located near the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he majored in music and learned to be a more creative songwriter and performer.

He has traveled the United States and Canada singing gospel, contemporary Christian, and original music. Andy has had the opportunity to serve in several churches as a student minister and music minister/worship leader. Leading God’s people in worship is the place Andy feels most at home. Andy and his wife Rebecca live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with their two sons, Titus, and Levi.

Visit SongsbyAndyCollins to learn more about Andy and his music ministry.

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 9 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. See our What to Bring page for details on shoe requirements.


$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.


$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.


$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.


$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.


$15 per person

Wooded course. Natural bunkers.
Includes equipment.

Recommended for ages 9 & up.


$12 per person

6 lanes of fun competition to hit the bullseye!

Recommended for ages 9 & up.


$5 per person

This 18-ft climbing wall, under a covered area, has "auto belay assist" making it a great choice for younger participants to test their climbing skills. Two persons can climb at the same time.

Weight: min 22 lbs / max 309 lbs

Child must be able to fit the harness.

Closed toe shoes required.


$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.


$25 per person

A 50-ft multi-level course challenges you while teaches about overcoming challenges.

Two unique levels: 16 elements, 8 ridged walkways, and Quick Flight at the end.

Course: min age 7 yrs / max wt 250 lbs Quick Flight: min wt 50 lbs / max wt 275 lbs

Closed toe shoes required.


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Valley View & Eagle's Nest

$409 per person • Age 18 & up

$389 per person • Age 17 & under

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

  • The Lodge and Eagle’s Nest are premier facilities 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.
  • Guests in Eagle’s Nest may share a hall bath. All guest rooms are private.
  • Linens and toiletries are provided.
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Timber Ridge

$269 per person • Age 18 & up

$249 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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$229 per person • Age 18 & up

$209 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

$209 per person • Age 18 & up

$189 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

$179 per person • Age 18 & up

$159 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

$159 per person • Age 18 & up

$139 per person • Age 17 & under

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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


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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12  p.m.

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5:15 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

8:15 p.m.

9:15 p.m.

10:30 p.m.

Fishing Tournament

Archery Practice


Personal Devotion Time with Your Son(s)

3D Archery Tournament

Scheduled Guided and Included Recreation & Activities


Scheduled Guided and Included Recreation & Activities

Home Run Derby

Fishing Tournament


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.


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


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


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


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!