A SUMMER CAMP & RETREAT CENTER
ABOUT DEER RUN
Deer Run is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry that hosts homeschool day camps, family camps, married-couple romance weekends, father-son adventure weekends, & mother-daughter weekends, and day/overnight Summer Camps for Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, & Tennessee kids. Deer Run also runs as a year-round retreat center, planning customized retreats for church & business groups alike, and functions as a Birthday Party and Outdoor Education destination for school age groups.
HISTORY OF DEER RUN
Deer Run Camps & Retreats was founded in 1998 by David and Liz Gibson. After 15 years of marriage, while in their mid-30s, they believed God was calling them to do something more significant with their life. Two years of prayer confirmed that He wanted them to start a retreat center near Williamson County and summer camp ministry. David walked the property on a Sunday morning in August 1996, and God gave him a clear vision of what His plan was for this property, property that had been sitting dormant for more than 15 years. God’s presence is strong at Deer Run. While here you will experience a connection with others and with God and create long-lasting relationships on a deeper level. At Deer Run, God changes lives. You truly will experience “Deeper Faith. Greater Adventures.”
Deer Run gives back by providing scholarships for camps and family events to children and families in need — ensuring no one is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. Deer Run is a member of CCCA (Christian Camp & Conference Association).
Customized retreats for your church, ministry group, leadership team, school/university, or family including a variety of accommodations, meeting facilities, 5-star meals, team building and recreation options.
Looking for a unique birthday party experience? With a large offering of outdoor activities and water play not available at other places in Tennessee, Deer Run Camps is a one-of-a-kind party spot!
A REGISTERED NURSE or DOCTOR is needed during each summer camp session. Deer Run shows appreciation for a camp nurse’s time and professional skills by providing a barter that can be used for payment towards summer camps or family events at Deer Run. Apply or read more information regarding the requirements and training for Summer Camp Nurses. Questions? Email NurseManager@DeerRun.camp or call us at (615) 794-2918.
"My church's youth group went here on spring break. This place will change your life."Gage Downs
"A hidden treasure- right outside of the city, yet you feel hundreds of miles removed. There are so many activities & options for children (& families, couples, etc) to do at the camp. Also, very clean and well manicured."April Connell
"My child went here last year and she loved it. The staff were great with her."Quoizel Bryant
DIRECTIONS FROM BIRMINGHAM, AL
Follow I-65 N to TN-246 N in Williamson County. Take exit 23 from I-840 W/TN-840. Continue on TN-246 N. Drive to Perkins Rd GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE –>
DIRECTIONS FROM MONTGOMERY, AL
Get on I-85 S. Follow I-65 N to TN-246 N in Williamson County. Take exit 23 from I-840 W/TN-840. Continue on TN-246 N. Drive to Perkins Rd GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE –>
DIRECTIONS FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL
Get on I-65 N in Ardmore from AL-53 N. Continue on I-65 N to Williamson County. Take exit 23 from I-840 W/TN-840. Continue on TN-246 N. Drive to Perkins Rd. GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE –>
DIRECTIONS FROM MOBILE, AL
Follow N Water St to I-165 N. Follow I-65 N to TN-246 N in Williamson County. Take exit 23 from I-840 W/TN-840. Continue on TN-246 N. Drive to Perkins Rd. GET DIRECTIONS ON MY DEVICE –>