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Impacting the Kingdom through Deer Run

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Opportunities to Impact Kingdom Growth through Deer Run

Your support helps ensure continued expansion of our mission to provide excellent camps and retreats that inspire a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ and strengthen relationships with family and friends.

With the continued growth in Middle Tennessee, most of our camp sessions have filled up quickly with many families on waiting lists for the past few summers. There is a great need for us to add more cabins, facilities, and recreation to serve our community well.

This is the largest opportunity God has given us in our 25-year history, and we want to continue to inspire revival, equip the next generation to become strong Christian leaders, and encourage children, youth and families to go out into the world and share Christ-like love with others.

Guest on motorcycle at Riders Rally & Car Cruise In

Riders Rally & Car Cruise-In

Raising Money for Camper Scholarships
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 5, 2024, at Deer Run Camps & Retreats

Gather with other motorcycle and car enthusiasts for an exciting, fun-filled day to raise funds for camp scholarships for kids in need! Bring your street-legal motorcycle — or favorite car — Jeep, Hot Rod, Antique, Classic. Or just come for fellowship and to enjoy the day with other enthusiasts! This is a family friendly event, so please respect our no alcohol policy.

Guided Motorcycle Rides • Classic Car Cruise-In • Games & Prizes • Lunch

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens for Guided Motorcycle Rides | Donuts & Coffee
8:30 a.m. Kickstands Up
10:00 a.m. Car Cruise-In Registration & Viewing
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Program
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We ask you to consider your most generous donation to the Deer Run MISSION 42:1 Camp Scholarship Fund which provides a week-long summer camp or parent-child weekend for campers and families who otherwise would not be able to attend because of financial needs or who need emotional support due to a crisis such as the death of a parent or an imprisoned parent.

All donations are tax-deductible and go directly to the Camper Scholarship Fund. No donation is too small or large but we do ask you to consider a minimum donation of $100.

Event shirts and caps will be available for $25 each. All funds go to camper scholarships.

If you aren’t able to attend, but want to give to the scholarship fund, you can donate here.

If you have questions or would like to become a sponsor, contact Jenny Dyer at

Deer Run Vision Dinner 2022

Deer Run's Vision Dinner
Fall 2024

at The Fortress at Deer Run Camps & Retreats
Make an Impact for Christ through the Growing Ministry of Deer Run

God is moving in powerful ways at Deer Run. The summer of 2023, we shared the gospel of Christ with just over 3,600 campers. And many responded to that message in life-changing ways — 157 made a profession of faith, 197 were baptized in Spring Valley Lake, and 66 recommitted their lives to Christ.

Our annual Vision Dinner is a time to celebrate how God is at work through the ministry of Deer Run and to be inspired as our founders share their vision for growth over the next 5 years.

We invite you to come and discover how you can make an impact for Christ through the growth and expansion of Deer Run. You will hear from individuals impacted by the fun, adventure, and Christ-centered ministry of Deer Run as well as our leaders and founders.

If you have questions about a sponsorship for 2024, contact Jenny Dyer at

Ben Calhoun is the founder and frontman for the CCM band CITIZEN WAY. With 2 No.1s and a few Top 10s, he is also now releasing new music to the mainstream and country audiences. A family man from Franklin, TN. he is a proud husband and father of three girls.
He created General Records to assist new artists in writing, recording and releasing their songs while learning the business by owning and administering their own masters. He started Generosity Rocks, a non-profit fundraising platform for musicians, and currently assists more than 20 artists. He has been a proud ambassador for Deer Run on and off since 2021.  
Josh Calhoun is the co-founder, original drummer, and co-writer of CITIZEN WAY’s biggest hits and both No.1s. A multi-instrumentalist and sought after worship leader from Wisconsin where the Calhouns grew up, he is a proud husband and father of 5 children. He and Ben have been touring together in various forms since 2000. A solo artist in his own right, he is an accomplished musician and leader.  

Tees Up! for Deer Run

4-7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

at Topgolf Nashville
Play to Expand the Facilities and Ministry Opportunities of Deer Run

Join us for an evening of summer fun and friendly competition at our first annual Tees Up! Tournament. This is a great opportunity to gather your friends and family for an enjoyable time together playing golf and supporting the ministry of Deer Run! Get to know fellow Deer Run supporters and friends as you partnering together to make an impact for Christ.

Corporate and personal sponsorships are available. Individual player cost is $250 and includes 2 hours of play, food, and coaching tips from Topgolf staff.

If you have questions, contact Josh Barrera at

Can’t attend one of our fundraising events, but still want help us reach our God-sized goals?

Please consider giving a tax-deductible donation. You can donate to Deer Run at any time.
Deer Run is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nondenominational Christian ministry.

Learn more about Deer Run’s development and expansion plans.

Camp Experiences

"From the photos, it looks like [our son] is having a blast. He is getting baptized today during the ending ceremony of Session 4. I can't even begin to express the gratitude to y'all for leading him to this amazing life decision."

"Everything was excellent and well executed. This was our first time and the camp is so beautiful and y'all are so well organized."

"This camp has done wonders for [our foster daughter] mentally. She is smiling in every picture and having fun instead of carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. I appreciate you all so much. Just know your staff are changing this little girl's life."

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