ADVENTURE RECREATIONat Deer Run Camps & Retreats
The following recreational activities require an additional fee and must be scheduled in advance since they require Deer Run facilitators. Ask your Guest Services representative about adding these to your customized retreat package. There is a minimum number for some recreational activities.
Challenge Course Initiatives • High-Challenge Ropes Course • Obstacle Course for Younger Participants • Spring Valley Lake • 45-ft Climbing Tower • 33-ft Leap of Faith • Archery & BB Guns • Giant Swing• Pedal Karts • Zip Line Adventures • Paintball • Archery Tag
Group Leaders: Each participant must complete a Liability Release Form and wear the appropriate shoes and clothing for adventure recreation. Download both the “Liability Waiver” and the “What to Wear” PDFs, then email to each participant in your group or print and provide to each individual before arriving at Deer Run.
TEAM BUILDING / ROPES COURSES
When your group leader provides the goals or emphasis for your retreat, your experience will be customized to help meet the needs of your group.
Trained and experienced Deer Run facilitators lead your group to focus on accomplishing specific tasks through cooperation, teamwork, goal setting, communication, and creative strategy. Scriptural truths can be applied to each initiative within the challenge. Your group will establish new relationships and improve already existing ones.
Deer Run Retreat’s courses are built to ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) standards.
SPRING VALLEY LAKE
The 3-acre spring-fed lake includes swimming, zip line, 100-ft Wet Willie water slide, aqua park, canoes, kayaks, Corcl boats and a large pavilion overlooking the sand beach and waterfront.
Lake Safety: Every guest, at any swimming level, is required to wear a life jacket at all times for lake activities. Lifeguards are present whenever lake time is scheduled. Note: beach towels are not provided.
45-ft climbing tower with easy and advanced routes plus an interior bouldering cave.
LEAP OF FAITH
Climb the challenging 33-ft pole, balance yourself on the small platform at the top, then take the Leap of Faith by jumping into the air and floating safely to the ground.
Wooded course with natural bunkers and hideouts. Session includes instruction from the paintball facilitator, equipment rental and 100 rounds of paint. Chest protectors/vests are available to rent on site. Extra paint is available for purchase on site.
This activity is for ages 9 and up.
ARCHERY & BB GUN SHOOTING RANGE
Test your skills at this covered range located by the creek.
After your group pulls you 50 feet upward, release your own rip cord — if you dare — and fly high above the game field.
This activity is for 3rd grade & up; max weight 250 lbs.
Deer Run’s Pedal Karts are an unforgettable experience of pedal-powered fun for riders of all ages. The paved track has plenty of curves and room to pass providing a thrilling and safe recreation adventure, fun competition and good stories afterwards.
ZIP LINE ADVENTURES
Six progressive zip lines which begin with a gentle flight across the forest floor! Imagine being a red-tailed hawk swooping through the forest in search of your prey! With each pass through the trees, your pace gradually quickens and your elevation rises as your search intensifies back and forth through the dense forest!
Eventually, your quest leads you to a higher perch with an expansive view of the valley below! As you take flight on the 800-ft zip line from your lofty perch, the panoramic view and the wind in your face are breathtaking!!! You gently glide to a smooth landing just above the creek before making your ascent to your lofty perch hidden high in the towering treetops!
From there you make your final descent through the forest canopy 800 feet back across the creek in the valley below before gently landing at your hilltop destination! Zip Line packages are available for 2, 4 or all 6 zip lines!
This activity is for 3rd grade & up; min weight 60 lbs; max weight 250 lbs.
Deer Run’s Archery Tag is an unforgettable experience of action-packed fun on the grassy recreation field. It is a multi-player activity similar to paintball or dodge ball using bows and soft-tipped arrows.
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Deer Run can help you plan the perfect retreat customized to meet the needs of your group. Book a retreat or contact us!